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Pérez Prado Discography:
Compact Discs


"Jazz" "Mambo In Digital"
"Super Exitos" "International Hits"

Recordings by Dámaso Pérez Prado, El Rey del Mambo.

Original country of first release as [noted]. Many of these CDs are also available on cassette tape.


CDs 1986-2000


    Reissues and Anthologies: Tumbao Cuban Classics

  • 1991 - Orchesta Casino de la Playa (Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD-003) [Switzerland]
    During the 1940's, D. Pérez Prado was the arranger and pianist for this important Cuban group. Four numbers in this collection were arranged by Prado (with Prado playing piano on one), circa 1945-1946.
  • 1991 - Kuba-Mambo (Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD-006) [Switzerland]
    The liner notes say that these are pre-RCA recordings made in Mexico 1947-1949, although Michael Macdonald-Ross reports that they were originally made for the RCA Mexicana label.
  • 1992 - El Barbaro del Ritmo (Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD-010) [Switzerland]
    Mambos by Beny Moré with Pérez Prado and his orchestra.
  • 1992 - Go Go Mambo (Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD-013) [Switzerland]
  • 1992 - Oquesta Casino De La Playa--Memories Of Cuba 1937-1944 (Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD-1503) [Switzerland] and (Rodven RVND-5067)
  • 1993 - Al Compás Del Mambo (Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD-028) [Switzerland]
    Early RCA recordings made in Mexico 1950-1951 and New York City 1951-1952.
  • 1994 - Orlando Guerra--Cascarita--El Guarachero con la Oquesta Casino De La Playa 1944-1946 (Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD-033) [Switzerland]

    Reissues and Anthologies: RCA/BMG Releases

  • 1986 - Golden Years (RCA 7523-2-RL) [US/Mexico]
  • 1989 - L'Album di Perez Prado (RCA ND-90383) [Italy]
  • 1989 - Los Grandes Exitos (RCA 9741-2-RL) [US/Mexico]
  • 1989 - 15 Grandes Exitos De Pérez Prado - Vol. 2 (BMG/Latin 74321-49062-2) [Mexico]
  • 1989 - Que Rico Mambo! (BMG/International 2119-2-RL) [US/Mexico]
  • 1989 - King Of Mambo (RCA ND-90424) [UK] and [Germany]
    Reissue of Big Hits By Prado (LSP-2104) with the track order of The Best Of Pérez Prado (LSP-3732) + 5 bonus tracks.
  • 1990 - Havana, 3 a.m. (RCA/BMG 2444-2-RL) [US/Mexico]
  • 1990 - Los Grandes Del Baile (RCA/BMG 3216-2-RL) [US/Mexico]
  • 1991 - 10 Grandes Exitos De Pérez Prado (RCA 59741) or (BMG/International 9741-2) [Mexico]
  • 1991 - 15 Grandes Exitos De Pérez Prado (BMG/International 6411-2) [Mexico]
  • 1993 - The Mambo King - Vol. 1 (RCA/BMG Tropical/Classic 3495-2-RL)
  • 1994 - Guaglione (BMG 74321-25019-2) [UK]
    A three song EP taken from the King Of Mambo (RCA ND-90424) album. The title song was featured in a Guiness Ale television ad at the time.
  • 1995 - The Mambo King - Vol. 2 - Voodoo Suite (BMG/International 31955-2)
  • 1995 - Las Estrellas Del Fonògrafo (BMG/Latin 32294-2) [Mexico]
  • 1995 - "Prez" (RCA/BMG 26052-2) [Germany] Reissue of "Prez" (LSP-1556) + 5 bonus tracks taken from Pops And Prado (LSP-2028).
  • 1996 - 2 En Uno (BMG/International 32294-2) [Mexico]
  • 1996 - The Mambo King - Vol. 3 (BMG/International 38032-2) [US]
  • 1996 - Tropicoleccion - Vol. 2 (BMG/International 44224-2) [US]
    Includes the songs "Politecnico" and "Perfidia."
  • 1996 - Tropicoleccion - Vol. 2 (BMG/International 44228-2) [US]
    Includes the songs "Cerezo Rosa," "Mambo En Sax," "Patricia," and "Silbando Mambo."
  • 1996 - Pops And Prado (RCA 35743-2) [EC]
  • 1997 - Serie Sinfonola Tropical - Vol. 1: Pérez Prado (BMG/International 46944-2)
  • 1997 - Serie Sinfonola Tropical - Vol. 2: Pérez Prado (BMG/International 48496-2)
  • 1997 - Pops And Prado + 5 (RCA) [US]
    Reissue of LSP-2028 plus five singles as bonus tracks.
  • 1997 - 15 Grandes Exitos - Vol. 2 (BMG/International 49062-2) [Mexico]
  • 199? - Our Man In Havana (BMG 74321 588102) [UK & Ireland]
  • 1998 - Coleccion Original (BMG/US LATIN RINT-0062852)
  • 1999 - Cuban Originals (BMG/US Latin RINT-0070046)
  • 1999 - Epoca de Oro (BMG/US Latin RINT-0066720)
  • 1999 - Lo Mejor De Lo Mejor (BMG/US Latin RINT-0068401) [2-CD set]

    Reissues and Anthologies: Sony Discos/Orfeon Releases

  • 1989 - Mambos (Sony Discos/Orfeon 25CDTR-801) [Mexico]
  • 1989 - International Hits (Sony Discos/Orfeon 25CDTR-810) [Mexico]
  • 1989 - Super Exitos De Pérez Prado (Sony Discos/Orfeon 25CDTR-818) [Mexico]
  • 1989 - Las Novias De Pérez Prado (Sony Discos/Orfeon 25CDTR-819) [Mexico]
  • 1990 - Jazz [Pérez Prado] (Sony Discos/Orfeon 25CDI-162) [Mexico]
  • 1990 - Tesoros Musicales (Sony Discos/Orfeon CDB-80252) [Mexico]
  • 1990 - Mambo Rock (Sony Discos/Orfeon 25CDTR-823) [Mexico]
  • 1990 - Mariachi Mambo (Sony Discos/Orfeon 25CDTR-824) [Mexico]
  • 1990 - Dengue Regaee (Sony Discos/Orfeon 25CDTR-825) [Mexico]
  • 1991 - Cuban Mambo (Sony Discos/Orfeon 25CDTR-826) [Mexico]
  • 1992 - World's Mambo (Sony Discos/Orfeon 25CDTR-828) [Mexico]
  • 1992 - Original Mambo King (Sony Discos/Orfeon 25CDI-1224) [Mexico]
  • 1993 - The Mambo King (Sony Discos/Orfeon JC2D 10-003) [2 CD set] [Mexico]
  • 1995 - Mambo (Sony Discos/Orfeon JC2D 11-909) [2 CD set] [Mexico]
  • 1993 - Serie 20 Exitos Limited Edition (Sony Discos/Orfeon CD20-013) [Mexico]
  • 1996 - Las Inmortales De Pérez Prado (Sony Discos/Orfeon CDA-20090) [Mexico]
  • 1997 - Pérez Prado/Sonor Mantancera, Cuba, Grandes Idolos De Siempre (Sony Discos/Orfeon 13012) [Mexico]
  • 1998 - Orquesta Aragon / Perez Prado (Sony Discos/Orfeon SODO-0013262)
    Part of the series "Cuba Inmortales."
  • 1999 - 20th Anniversary (Sony Discos SOD-0083518)
  • 1999 - Gold Collection (Sony Discos/Orfeon SODO-0021013) [2-CD set]
  • 1999 - Mambo Jams (SONY DISCOS/Promotion SPOW-0083615)
  • 2000 - Recordando A Cuba (Sony Discos/Orfeon SODO-0013775) [2-CD set]

    Reissues and Anthologies: Japanese Releases

    Available from Sound City 2000.

  • 198? - Mambo In Digital (Victor) [Japan]
  • 19?? - Twin Best (JVC MSI-0121728) [Japan]
  • 1988 - Mambo No. 5 (Philips 2 PD-1009) [Japan]
  • 1989 - Mambo Digital 5 (Victor VDP-1477) [Japan]
    Four analogue tracks recorded in October, 1970, plus 12 digital numbers from November, 1987. Said to be Prado's last recordings. Some of these songs were released in 1992 on Mambo in Digital (JAM 9114-2) (see below).
  • 199? - Best Collection (Victor)[2-CD set] [Japan]
  • 199? - Best Of Best (Victor) [Japan]
  • 199? - Best One (Victor) [Japan]
  • 199? - Best Selection (RCA) [Japan]
  • 1992 - Prado In Japan (Victor PDTD-1057) [Japan]
  • 1992 - In His Early Days (RCA BVCP-5043/5053) [11-CD set] [Japan]
    A boxed set containing Prado's entire RCA catalog from 1951-1963 on 10 CDs, plus a bonus disc of Prado In Japan (Victor SLS-5041), a live recording from his 1960 Tokyo concert. Reissued as:
    • 1997 - The Mambo King (Victor BVCM-8701/8711)
  • 199? - Sound Patio Collection: Yoake No Mambo (Philips) [Japan]

    Reissues and Anthologies: All Other Labels

  • 19?? - King Of Mambo (The Entertainers CD-307)
  • 19?? - Greatest Hits (BCD MSI-017346) [Holland]
  • 19?? - Mambo Digital 5 (RGE MSI-0118130) [Brazil]
  • 19?? - Perfida (DVMOR MSI-035845) [Italy]
  • 1986 - Guantanamera (West Side WSCD-4068) [US] or (SonoDisc/Waya CDW-4068)
  • 1989 - Concierto Para Bongo (SonoDisc/Waya CDW-61005) and (WS-Latino CDW-61005) [US]
    Also released as:
    • 1993 - Concierto Para Bongo (PGD/Polygram Latino 314-521074-2)
  • 1990 - Esta Es Mi Historia (Raven Records 7111) [US] and (TH-Rodven TH-7111) [Venezuela]
  • 1990 - Greatest Hits (Bluebird BCD 845 004) [Switzerland]
  • 199? - "Prez" + 5 (ANR)
    Reissue of LSP-1556 plus five singles as bonus tracks.
  • 1990 - Coleccion De Oro Pérez Prado (Promox 5008) [Venezuela]
  • 1990 - Latin Music (JAM 9116-2) [US]
    Includes "Cerezo Rosa," "La Macarena," "Taboo," "Mambo No. 5," "Mambo Jambo," "El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor)," and "Historia de un Amor."
  • 1992 - Latin Dance Party (Seeco/SonoDisc CDSC-9083) [US]
  • 1992 - Mambo in Digital (JAM 9114-2) [US]
    On this recording, half the pieces are played by the New Perez Prado Orchestra and the rest are conducted by Pérez Prado himself. It includes the last recording by Prado in 1987.
  • 1992 - Mambo Jambo (Salamigos CD-62001) [Italy]
  • 1992 - Ciliega Rosa (Salamigos CD-62004) [Italy]
  • 1992 - Mambo (Salamigos CD-62020) [Italy]
  • 1992 - Cuban Fantasy (Salamigos CD-62023) [Italy]
  • 1993 - Cha-Cha-Cha (Salamigos CD-62030) [Italy]
  • 1993 - Besame Mucho (Salamigos CD-62034) [Italy]
  • 1993 - Arriba El Mambo (WS-Latino WSCD-4187) [US]
  • 1993 - Mambos Que Hicieron Historia By Pérez Prado (EPM 99520-2)
    Reissued as:
    • 1996 - Mambos Que Hicieron Historia (EPM Musique/Allegro 99520-2)
  • 1993 - Eartha Kitt, Eartha-quake (Bear Family BCD 15 639 EI) [5-CD set] [Germany]
    An anthology of Eartha Kitt's recordings. Disc 2 includes "Freddy" with Pérez Prado.
  • 1994 - Pérez Prado and Beny Moré (Salamigos CD-62051) [Italy]
  • 1994 - Mambos (Salamigos CD-62060) [Italy]
  • 1994 - Dance Date With Pérez Prado (PGD/Polygram Latino 314-523421-2)
  • 1994 - Mambos By The King (Blue Moon BMCD-2006) [Spain]
  • 1994 - Mambo Mania/Havana, 3 a.m. (Bear Family 15462 2) [Germany]
    Reissue of RCA LPM-1075 and RCA LPM-1257. Includes a 32-page booklet. Available from Roots & Rhythm.
  • 1994 - Voodoo Suite/Exotic Suite (Bear Family 15463-2) [Germany]
    Reissue of RCA LPM-1101 and LSP-2571. Includes a 32-page booklet. Available from Roots & Rhythm.
  • 1994 - Pérez Prado Tesoros De Musica (Somex 7005) [Mexico]
  • 1995 - Grandes Mambos De Pérez Prado (Fonovisa Bertha-5009) [US]
  • 1995 - Perez Prado, El Rey Del Mambo (Blue Moon DMA-5009/BM-514) [Spain]
  • 1995 - Best Of Perez Prado (Planett/WMD WM242109) [France]
  • 1995 - Mondo Mambo! The Best of Perez Prado (Rhino R2-71889) [US]
  • 1996 - Estas Si Viven (PGD/Polygram Latino 31462-2)
  • 1996 - Il Re Del Mambo (Replay 5087 4133-2) and (Dom Disques 41332) [France]
  • 1996 - Rey Del Mambo (DIS3) [Spain]
  • 1996 - Mambo Jambo (La Mejor Musica 50308-2) [Italy]
  • 1996 - Latino (Saludos Amigos) [UK]
  • 1996 - Prez (ANR) [Germany]
  • 1998 - Perfida (Saludos Amigos) [Italy]
  • 1998 - "Besame Mucho" (A World of Music WOME-0062034)
  • 1998 - Mambo Jambo (A World of Music WOME-0062001)
  • 1998 - The Real Mambo King (Music Tone Records MTRI-0000002)
  • 1999 - 100 Percent Oro (UNI/MAX Music UMAX-0722274)
  • 1999 - Cocktail Hour (Columbia River Entertainment CREG-0217001) [2-CD set]
  • 1999 - El Rey Del Mambo (Musica Latina MULA-0055013)
  • 1999 - Mambomania (WEA/Latina/Copacabana CPAC-0044014)
  • 1999 - Our Man In Havana (MSI MSI-0446376) [UK & Australia]
  • 1999 - Siempre En Mi Corazon (RCDS-0000303)

    Compilations (Various Artists)

  • 19?? - Big Band Latino
    Includes "Claudia."
  • 19?? - La Dolce Vita [Soundtrack] (CAM) [Italy]
    The Prado hits "Patricia" and "Why Wait" are included in Nino Rota's score for the film by Federico Fellini. Re-issue of RCA FSO-1.
  • 19?? - Rhumbas, Mambos & Cha Cha Cha
    Includes "Mambo No. 5."
  • 19?? - Tito Puente/Pérez Prado/[Bobby] Capo, Tropicalisimo - Vol. 2 (RCA International 3218) [3 CD boxed set]
  • 1987 - Dance Latino (RCA ND-90054) [Italy]
  • 1988 - Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 50's - Vol. 1 (RCA 8466-2-R) [US]
    Includes "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White."
  • 1988 - Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 50's - Vol. 2 (RCA 8467-2-R) [US]
    Includes "Patricia."
  • 1988/1989 - 20 Years of #1 Hits 1940/1959 (BMG/Reader's Digest 153C) [4-CD set] [US]
    Includes "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White."
  • 1989 - Mambo Night Fever (Ariola-Xpress 295593) [West Germany]
  • 1989 - Sounds Of The Big Bands (USA Music Group) [2-CD set] [US]
    Includes "Patricia."
  • 199? - The Fifties Complete (724381482926) [5-CD boxed set] [Australia]
    Includes "Patricia."
  • 1990 - 1958 (Time-Life Music MSM 35181/HTP-11) [Stereo] [US]
    A compilation of top selling songs from the year 1958 in a series called Your Hit Parade. Includes "Patricia " by Prado.
  • 1990 - Routes Of Rhythm - Vol. 1: A Carnival Of Cuban Music (Rounder CD-5049) [US]
    Includes "Mambo #8." Available from Rounder Records.
  • 1992 - Los Grandes De Musica Tropical (RCA 3296-2-RL) [Mexico]
  • 1992 - The Best Of The Mambo - Vol. 1 (RCA/BMG 3310-2-RL)[US]
    Includes "Mambo #5," "Babarabatiri," and "Mambo Jambo" ("Que Rico el Mambo").
  • 1992 - The Best Of Tropical Music - Vol. 1 (RCA 3420-2-RL) [US/Mexico]
  • 1993 - The Best Of Tropical Music - Vol. 2 (RCA 15703-2-RL) [US/Mexico]
  • 1993? - Los Bravos Del Ritmo (PGD/Polygram Latino)
    Includes "Guantanamera."
  • 1993 - Los Reyes Del Sonido Orquestral (RCA/BMG 17498-2) [Mexico]
  • 1993 - Los Reyes Del Sabor Tropical (RCA/BMG 17500-2) [Mexico]
  • 1993 - Los Reyes Del Mambo (RCA/BMG 17506-2) [Mexico]
  • 1993 - Mambos Que Hicieron Historia (EPM 995202) [France]
  • 1993 - Kika [Soundtrack] (Polydor 374 517 572-2) [US]
    Includes "Guaglioni," "Mama Yo Quiero," and "Concierto Para Bongo."
  • 1994 - Billboard Pop Memories 1955-59 (Rhino R2-71580) [US]
    Includes "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White."
  • 1994 - Ed Wood [Soundtrack] (Hollywood Records) [US]
    Includes "Kuba Mambo."
  • 1995 - Grandes Orquesta Latinas (Caney CCD-903) [Spain]
  • 1995 - Mundo Latino: 20 Sizzling Summer Carnival Hits (Columbia Records/Sony Music SONYTV2 31-480699-10) [UK]
    Includes "Guaglione."
  • 1995 - A Touch Of Boogaloo (PGD/Polygram Latino 29478-2)
    Includes "Guantanamera."
  • 1995 - My Family [Mi Familia] [Soundtrack] [WEA/Elektra] [US]
    Includes "Que Rico El Mambo."
  • 1995 - Billboard Top Movie Hits 1955-59 (Rhino R2-72422) [US]
    Includes "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White."
  • 1995 - The Perez Family [Soundtrack] (RCA/BMG 07863-66518-2) [US]
    Includes "Mambo No. 5."
  • 1995 - The History Of Space Age Pop - Vol. 1: Melodies and Mischief (RCA/BMG 07863-66645-2)) [US]
    Includes "Why Wait."
  • 1995 - The History Of Space Age Pop - Vol. 2: Mallets In Wonderland (RCA/BMG 07863-66646-2) [US]
    Includes "Monitor Mambo."
  • 1995 - Mambo Mania: The Kings & Queens Of Mambo (Rhino R2-71881) [US]
    Includes "Pachito E-Che."
  • 1995 - Music For A Bachelor's Den, Vol. 3 - Latin Rhythms In Hi-Fi (DCC DZS-093) [US]
    Includes "Mambo No. 5."
  • 199? - Esta Si Viven (The Living End) (Polydor 314-531462-2) [US]
  • 1996 - RMM Tropical Tribute: To The Beatles (UNI/RMM 82011)
    Includes one Beatles song en mambo.
  • 1996 - Cocktail Mix - Vol. 2: Martini Madness (Rhino R2-72238) [US]
    Includes "Why Wait."
  • 1996 - Ultra Lounge - Vol. 9: Cha-Cha De Amor (Capitol C21S-37595) [US]
    Includes "Zelda's Theme."
  • 1996 - Salsamania (Blue Moon) [Spain]
    This four-CD boxed set of vintage performances by Latin musical legends, including Prado, actually documents the mambo era that preceded the birth of salsa in the sixties. Includes a fourteen-page booklet with historic photos plus text in Spanish and English. Available in the US from Descarga.
  • 1996 - #1 Hits Of The '50s (Time-Life MSD 36063/R132-12) [US]
    Includes "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White."
  • 1996 - Hits 96 (BMG/Global RADCD30) [2-CD set] [UK/Eire]
    CD number 1 includes "Guaglione."
  • 1996 - The Ultimate Party Animal (BMG/Global RADCD47) [3-CD set] [UK/Eire]
    CD number 3 includes "Guaglione."
  • 1997 - Instrumental Legends (Cornerstone Promotions) [2-CD set] [US]
    Includes "Patricia" and "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White."
  • 1997 - La Musica di Cuba/The Music Of Cuba [Italy]
    Includes "Mambo No. 5" and "Cuban Mambo."
  • 1997 - Fiesta de Navidad (Laserlight LALI-0012955) [US]
    Includes "Guaglione." May have also been released as Delta Music, Inc. 12-995.
  • 1997 - Yo Soy, del Son a la Salsa [Soundtrack] (UNI/RMM) [US]
    Includes "Ni Hablar" by Prado.
  • 1998 - Primary Colors [Soundtrack] (Universal/MCA MCAD-117755) [US]
    Includes "Silbando Mambo" by Prado.
  • 1999 - Office Space [Soundtrack] (UNI/Interscope) [US]
    Includes "Mambo #8" and "The Peanut Vendor."

    Related CD's

  • 1992 - Oquesta Casino De La Playa, Memories Of Cuba 1937-44 (Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD-1503) [Switzerland] and (Rodven RVND-5067)
  • 1994 - Oquesta Casino De La Playa With M. Valdes, Adios Africa (Tumbao Cuban Classics TCD-1537) [Switzerland]
  • 1996 - Perez Prado Pantaleon (Nuova Fonit Cetra/UniFunk FCP 2054-2) [Italy]
    Music by Pantaleón Pérez Prado, the Mambo King's younger brother.
  • 1996 - Nurse With Wound, Yagga Blues (United Dairies UD 099) [UK]
    A three track CD which includes the song "Funeral Music For Perez Prado" described as "a lovely floating ambient tracked based on a droning shakuhachi phrase played by David Jackman in 1987."
  • 1999 - Lou Bega, Little Bit Of Mambo (BMG MSI-0138904) [Germany]
    Includes a song called "Mambo No. 5" which in based on (and samples) the Prado song of the same name. This song is also available in other formats including CD single, 12" LP single, and cassette tape. Also released as:
    • (Ariol MSI-0752364) [Spain]
    • (BMG MSI-0746258) [Japan]
    • (BMG/RCA RCA-0067887) [US]
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The Pérez Prado Discography was compiled by Joseph Levy with additional help from:
 
  • Michael Macdonald-Ross (Non-US and Beny Moré LPs and films)
  • Pekka Salonen
  • Pepe Luhtala (78s)
  • John Wade (45s)
  • Agustine Velez (LPs and CDs)
  • Juan Pedro Rivera (LPs, CDs and films)
  • Jaime Jaramillo (Films)
  • Lennart Persson (European LPs and CDs)
  • Eric Chapman (European and other LPs)
  • Silvano Bracco (Italian LPs)
  • Hiroyoshi Kuwayama (Japanese LPs)
  • Peter Principle (Mexican LPs)
  • Cary Ginell (78s and 45s)
  • David Racine (Video Game)
  • Maria Lilienheim (Argentine LPs and 45s)
  • Jerry Priessen (LPs and 45s)


Last Revision: 27 September 2009


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