Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Patricia - Perez Prado

OK, more 50's: This '58 Perez Prado/Marcus mambo was the last chart-topper on Billboard's Jockeys and Top 100 before they became Billboard's Hot 100. Spent a record 15 wks. at #1 and 21 weeks on the charts. #1 R&B, #1 Germany and #8 UK. Vocal hit for Perry Como in '59 and as a "twist" version in '62. Part of soundtracks of Fellini's '60 "La Dolce Vita" (striptease scene), "Goodbye, Columbus" (pool party scene) ('69) and "Great Balls Of Fire" (proposal scene) ('98).

Yesterday's answer: "In My Room". One of my Beach Boys faves. As you know, years later he spent 3 years locked up "in his room" in total seclusion. Fortunately for us he's back in the studio making great music once again.

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