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A Little Bit of Mambo As anyone who's heard Bega's calling card, ''Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...),'' knows, Latin swing is an idea whose time has come (even if Bega, its ...A Little Bit of MamboWorld As anyone who's heard Bega's calling card, ''Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...),'' knows, Latin swing is an idea whose time has come (even if Bega, its ...1999-10-01
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A Little Bit of Mambo

Genre: World; Lead Performer: Lou Bega

As anyone who’s heard Bega’s calling card, ”Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…),” knows, Latin swing is an idea whose time has come (even if Bega, its principal purveyor, is non-Latino). And with its hopped-up horns and leering lyrics (”I’ll put on my glasses/And tell you how sweet your a — is”), A Little Bit of Mambo is filled with the sort of frantic, good-time tunes that’ll make your next party jump like a Spanish Harlem dance club on a Saturday night.