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Category: Mambo

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King’s “Tequila” Knock-Off

King Records would try to cash-in on the success of “Tequila” by The Champs, as Johnnie Pate‘s 1958 Federal 45 “Muskeeta” would demonstrate: Johnnie Pate’s     “Muskeeta”     1958 Johnnie Pate (b, ldr); Ronald Wilson (fl); Williams Wallace (p); Wilbur Wynne (g); Donald Clark (d). Chicago, March 20, 1958 Cash Box‘s April

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“Ticklish Mambo”: Hilarity Ensues

A song title (“Ticklish Ghetto”) from my big tribute to pioneering producer, Sonia Pottinger, inspired me to identify all other popular songs in which “ticklish” is part of the title. “Ticklish Mambo” – surprisingly or not – is one of the few 45 releases with a ticklish title: “Ticklish Mambo”    

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“Mountain Mambo”: Latinbilly

Joe Goldmark is not only a musician but also a scholar, whose International Steel Guitar and Dobro Discography – “a resource book that attempts to list every steel guitar and Dobro instrumental ever recorded” – is a fascinating reference tool for those interested in Syd Nathan’s King Records legacy. Jerry

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