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Mambo Jambo

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Damaso Pérez Prado

Damaso Pérez Prado (arr. Naohiro Iwai)

This work was originally entitled Que rico el mambo.

General Info

Year: 1950 /1995
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €103.99   |   Score Only (print) - €24.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Electric Guitar
Electric Bass Guitar
Percussion, including:

  • Agogo Bells
  • Bongos
  • Conga
  • Cowbell
  • Glockenspiel
  • Guiro
  • Marimba
  • Timbales
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 1950 arranger Sonny Burke heard Qué rico el mambo while on vacation in Mexico and recorded it back in the United States as Mambo Jambo. The single was a hit, which caused the composer Pérez Prado to launch a U.S. tour. His appearances in 1951 were sell-outs and he began recording US releases for RCA Victor.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Mambo No. 5 (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Thorp) (1949/)

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