A Little Bit of Mambo

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A Little Bit of Mambo
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Studio album by Lou Bega
Released 19 July 1999 (1999-07-19)
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Latin pop / Mambo / Jazz / Hip Hop
Length 43:04
Label Lautstark / BMG / RCA Records
Producer Frank Lio
Goar B
Donald Fact
Lou Bega chronology
A Little Bit of Mambo
(1999)
Ladies and Gentlemen
(2001)
Alternative cover
French edition
French edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
Los Angeles Daily News2.5/4 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times1.5/4 stars[4]
The Village Voice(choice cut)[5]

A Little Bit of Mambo is the debut album by Lou Bega released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). Propelled by the success of the single "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)", the album went platinum in over 10 countries.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)"3:39
2."Baby Keep Smiling"3:10
3."Lou's Café"0:59
4."Can I Tico Tico You"2:52
5."I Got a Girl"3:13
6."Tricky, Tricky"3:24
7."Icecream"3:48
8."Beauty on the TV-Screen"4:03
9."1+1=2"4:02
10."The Most Expensive Girl in the World"3:44
11."The Trumpet Part II"6:03
12."Behind Stage"1:17
13."Mambo Mambo"3:00

The Japanese edition has "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...) (Light Mix)" as track 14, featuring Stephen Powell.

French edition track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Mambo Mambo (Version Radio)"3:00
2."Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)"3:39
3."Baby Keep Smiling"3:10
4."Lou's Cafe"0:59
5."Can I Tico Tico You"2:52
6."I Got a Girl"3:13
7."Tricky, Tricky"3:24
8."Icecream"3:48
9."Beauty on the TV-Screen"4:03
10."1+1=2"4:02
11."The Most Expensive Girl in the World"3:44
12."The Trumpet Part II"6:03
13."Behind Stage"1:17
14."Mambo Mambo (Version Originale)"4:00

Credits[edit]

All music and lyrics by Lou Bega, Zippy Davids, Frank Lio and Donald Fact, except: Track 1 – Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...): music by Perez Prado, lyrics by Lou Bega and Zippy Davids; Track 4 – Can I Tico Tico You: music by Z. Abreu, lyrics by Lou Bega, Zippy Davids, Frank Lio and Donald Fact.

  • Vocals: Lou Bega (main performer)
  • Producer: Goar B, Frank Lio, Donald Fact
  • Guitar: Goar B, Matthias Borst
  • Piano: Donald Fact, Frank Lio, Mickey O'Connell
  • Electronic keyboard: Donald Fact, Frank Lio
  • Brass: Claus Reichstaller, Axel Kuhn, Hans Bettinger, Felice Civitareale, Black II Black
  • Organ: Stefan Schrupp
  • Harmonica: Christofer Kochs
  • Harp: Christofer Kochs, Erik Uher
  • Percussion: Zippy Davids
  • Background vocals: Zippy Davids
  • Audio mastering: Leon Zervos
  • Speaking: Lisa Cash, Kai Taschner
  • Cover art: Ronald Reinsberg, Stefano Boragno, Gabo, Angelika M. Zwerenz, Lou Bega
  • Styling: Angelika M. Zwerenz, Munich

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Promis, Jose F.. A Little Bit of Mambo at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Entertainment Weekly review". 1 October 1999. 
  3. ^ Shuster, Fred (10 September 1999). "Sound Check". Los Angeles Daily News Archived at The Free Library. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  4. ^ WRITERS, CALENDAR (1999-12-02). "Listen Up, Elves!". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-01-17. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (7 March 2000). "Cleanup Time". Village Voice. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Lou Bega – A Little Bit Of Mambo – hitparade.ch". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "A Little Bit of Mambo - Lou Bega | Billboard.com". Billboard. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5". lescharts.com. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  11. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Lou Bega – A Little Bit of Mambo" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Lou Bega in the field Interpret. Enter A Little Bit of Mambo in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Lou Bega – A Little Bit of Mambo". Music Canada. 
  13. ^ "French album certifications – Lou Bega – A Little Bit of Mambo" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  14. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Lou Bega; 'A Little Bit of Mambo')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  15. ^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas.  Type Lou Bega in the box under the ARTISTA column heading and A Little Bit of Mambo in the box under TÍTULO
  16. ^ Mexican Certification
  17. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Lou Bega; 'A Little Bit of Mambo')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  18. ^ "American album certifications – Lou Bega – A Little Bit of Mambo". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  19. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1999". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.