Thanks for the Gil Evans recommendation. Will give that a listen very soon.
Because of the cool-tunes-for-commercial-topic I was reminded of the brilliance of Perez Prado. Lou Bega slaughtered his Mambo No. 5 but donÂ´t let that put you off. Perez invented the Mambo Rock back in the 50s/60s and he did some really great stuff. Not all of his records are indispensable, but since he recorded such a lot, IÂ´m willing to forgive him for the few lame ones.
More Trivia: At the end of Jack Kerouacs On The Road, when the two guys go down to Mexico and spend their days in the brothel, they listen to Perez Prado all the time.
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