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).
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.