Texas sideman, singer DELBERT McCLINTON was Bruce Channel’s harmonica player on Hey Baby. While in England Delbert showed John Lennon some harmonica basics and rockabilly licks.
MAMBO MANIA hit big in 1954. Prez Prado’s Mambo No 5 gave the dance worldwide sizzle which gave birth to several mambo titles. Ruth Brown cut Mambo Baby. Rosemary Clooney did Mambo Italiano. Earl Bostic saxed Mombolino and Perry Como crooned Papa Loves Mambo to #4. Even jazz bebop titans like Charlie Parker and Erroll Garner were infected with latin rhythms. And Duke Ellington even fell in with Bunny Hop Mambo.