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The Original Mambo Kings: An Introduction To Afro-Cubop 1948-1954An essential repackage, not so much for Dizzy Gillespie's 17-minute ''Manteca Suite'' as for the wealth of tracks featuring the Cuban singer-bandleader...The Original Mambo Kings: An Introduction To Afro-Cubop 1948-1954World, SoundtracksAn essential repackage, not so much for Dizzy Gillespie's 17-minute ''Manteca Suite'' as for the wealth of tracks featuring the Cuban singer-bandleader...1993-08-20

The Original Mambo Kings: An Introduction To Afro-Cubop 1948-1954

Genre: World, Soundtracks; Lead Performer: Various Artists

An essential repackage, not so much for Dizzy Gillespie’s 17-minute ”Manteca Suite” as for the wealth of tracks featuring the Cuban singer-bandleader Machito and his composer-trumpeter-devil’s advocate, the late Mario Bauza. The Original Mambo Kings’ incredible 1949 ”Tanga” feels like a rock & roll freight train slamming into the station eight years ahead of schedule. A