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Rosemary Clooney

Mambo Italiano

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“Mambo Italiano” is a popular song written by Bob Merrill in 1954 and recorded by Rosemary Clooney. Merrill actually wrote it on deadline, scribbled hastily on a paper napkin in an Italian restaurant in New York, United States using the wall pay-phone to dictate the melody, rhythm and lyrics to the recording studio pianist, under the aegis of conductor Mitch Miller. The song became a hit for Rosemary, reaching #10 on the charts in the United States and number one in the UK Singles Chart early in 1955. The original record was produced by Mitch Miller. The 1988 Jonathan Demme film, Married to the Mob, featured Clooney’s version playing while the opening credits rolled. Also in 1988 the song figured prominently in the 22-year off-broadway production of “Tony %26 Tina%27s... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Hey mambo, Mambo italiano

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