Mambo Sinuendo

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Mambo Sinuendo
Mambo Sinuendo.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 28, 2003
ProducerRy Cooder
Manuel Galban and Ry Cooder chronology
The End of Violence
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]
The Village VoiceB–[3]

Mambo Sinuendo is a studio album released by Cuban performer Manuel Galbán and producer Ry Cooder. The album was the first number-one album in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart for Galbán and the second for Cooder (after Buena Vista Social Club in 1998), and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 46th Grammy Awards.[4]

Album history[edit]

About the recording of this album, Cooder notes that "Galbán and I felt that there was a sound that had not been explored in a Cuban electric-guitar band that could re-interpret the atmosphere of the 1950s with beauty, agility, and simplicity. We decided on two electrics, two drum sets, congas and bass: a sexteto that could swing like a big band and penetrate the mysteries of the classic tunes. This music is powerful, lyrical, and funny; what more could you ask? Mambo Sinuendo is Cuban soul and high-performance."

Track listing[edit]

This information from[5]

  1. "Drume Negrita" (Ernesto Grenet) — 5:00
  2. "Monte Adentro" (Arsenio Rodríguez) — 2:53
  3. "Los Twangueros" (Manuel Galbán, Ry Cooder) — 4:42
  4. "Patricia" (Perez Prado) — 3:29
  5. "Caballo Viejo" (Simón Díaz) — 3:51
  6. "Mambo Sinuendo" (Manuel Galbán, Ry Cooder, Joachim Cooder) — 2:31
  7. "Bodas de Oro" (Electo Rosell "Chepin") — 4:40
  8. "Échale Salsita" (Ignacio Piñeiro) — 4:27
  9. "La Luna en Tu Mirada" (Luis Chanivecky) — 4:13
  10. "Secret Love" (Paul Francis Webster, Sammy Fain) — 5:49
  11. "Bolero Sonámbulo" (Manuel Galbán, Ry Cooder) — 4:31
  12. "María la O" (Ernesto Lecuona) — 4:19


This information from Allmusic.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003)[7] Peak
US Billboard Top Latin Albums 1
US Billboard Latin Pop Albums 1
US Billboard Top Internet Albums 52
US Billboard Top World Music Albums 1
US Billboard 200 52


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 2, 2003). "Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot 2003". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  4. ^ National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (2004-03-25). "Mambo Sinuendo". Retrieved 2008-09-16.
  5. ^ (2003-01-28). "Mambo Sinuendo". Retrieved 2008-09-16.[dead link]
  6. ^ Mambo Sinuendo - Liner notes (2003-02-28). "Mambo Sinuendo". Retrieved 2009-09-16.
  7. ^ Billboard (2003-02-15). "Mambo Sinuendo". Retrieved 2009-09-16.