Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Little Bit of Mambo
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop, Latin Music
What sounds like an early-model Casio playing "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" quickly gives way to a classic Perez Prado riff. On top of it all, Lou Bega--born in Germany to a Ugandan father and Italian mother--hoarsely exho... more »
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What sounds like an early-model Casio playing "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" quickly gives way to a classic Perez Prado riff. On top of it all, Lou Bega--born in Germany to a Ugandan father and Italian mother--hoarsely exhorts the floor to "Mambo No. 5." A runaway hit in more than a dozen countries, it's an agreeable trifle, if ultimately not as charming as "Macarena" proved to be a few summers back. Throughout this cash-in album, Bega comes off like a cross between a less clever Tone-Loc and a less inspired Buster Poindexter. If there's a great Europop-Cuban fusion in the making, its standard-bearers will have to come up with more durable trashy fun than this. --Rickey Wright
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Steve S. (Reno-ness) from ARROYO GRANDE, CA
Reviewed on 5/23/2007...
Lou can Mambo!
Roland M. from BERKELEY, CA
Reviewed on 12/7/2006...
Lively and fun! This includes the famous song Mambo Number Five. The CD is in good shape.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Candice J. (pibblegrl) from MERIDEN, CT
Reviewed on 9/7/2006...
Slight cracks on case.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Annette B. from LONGVIEW, WA
Reviewed on 8/15/2006...
its definately a very lively album a really good dance cd thats for sure but unfortunately my dancing days are over,lol, disc plays very well i just listened to a few of the songs just to make sure sounds great
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Immature, but it will get you moving
Cara | USA | 12/10/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Lou Bega's cd is everything it is said-it is sexist and demeaning to women, and it is immature. But, when you get past all that, there is a cool sound behind it that will make you dance, a little at least. If you don't take his lyrics too seriously, you'll enjoy the cd."
Lou Bega should be cleared of all charges as a 1-hit wonder!
thelightmemyselfandi | Las Vegas, NV | 02/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD doesn't deserve the rep it has gotten! The success (and ultimate downfall) of Mambo #5 shouldn't be used to judge Lou's talent. I love how he really doesn't have a great voice, but it's a great compliment to the mambo music. His voice is fun, no other word for it. You'll probably not even listen to Mambo #5 after you buy the CD, which is a good thing, because there are a couple of great songs. Let's get one thing outta the way first: yes, every song sounds alike, but hey, this is the year of teen pop, so who's to complain? The best songs on the album are: I Got a Girl (whih is like Mambo #5 in terms of lyrics, but it's way funner), Tricky Tricky (great video, by the way), Ice Cream (a little slower track, which works well in the middle of the CD), The Most Expensive Girl in the World, 1+1=2, and Beauty on the TV Screen. You can feel the vibe of the CD, and you start to think that "Lou doesn't care if he's being buttered by critics, he just wants to make us smile.....and tap our toes.""