CUBAN PETE

Latest update on 01/10/2003

Artist: Mantovani
Author: Jose Norman
Label: Columbia
Year: 1936

Vocal: George Barclay. Jose Norman is an alias for Englishman Norman Henderson, "the man who introduced the rumba in England". Suddenly English bandleaders adopted the Spanish tinge. In that same vogue: Edmundo Ros and Roberto Inglez (who's real name was Robert English actually).

Covers:

1936:

Jay Wilbur

1936:

Harry Lender

1936:

Joe Loss

1936:

Harry Roy

1936:

Ambrose

1936:

Xavier Cugat

1937:

Louis Armstrong

1946:

Desi Arnaz & The King Sisters [Lucille Ball's husband in film of the same name]

1991:

Tito Puente [in film The Mambo Kings]

1994:

Jim Carrey [in film The Mask]

Song about a legendary Puerto Rican mambo dancer who grew up in the barrio, New York. Real name: Pedro Aguilar (1927-2009). He was the choreographer for film The Mambo Kings.

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