A Little Bit of Mambo

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A Little Bit of Mambo
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
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Los Angeles Daily News 2.5/4 stars[3]

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. Title Length
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.

French edition track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b "A Little Bit of Mambo - Lou Bega | Billboard.com". Billboard. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5". lescharts.com. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  8. ^ "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
  9. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Lou Bega – A Little Bit of Mambo". Music Canada. 
  10. ^ "French album certifications – Lou Bega – A Little Bit of Mambo" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  11. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Lou Bega; 'A Little Bit of Mambo')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  12. ^ "Certificaciones – Lou Bega" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  13. ^ Mexican Certification
  14. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Lou Bega; 'A Little Bit of Mambo')". Hung Medien. 
  15. ^ "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
  16. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 1999". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.