Who Sang Hey Mambo? Barry Manilow with Kid Creole and the Coconuts

Kid Creole and the Coconuts Swing Street cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Jazz Blues Pop
Style: Big Band/Swing/Easy Listening
length: 2:55
producer: Emilio and The Jerks, Ed Arkin and Barry Manilow
performer: Kid Creole and the Coconuts
Lyrics
[Barry]
Nobody knew who he really was
But they called him Mambo when he played

[Kid Creole]
He became the King
King of Latin Swing

[Both]
And oh, the music that he made
Hey Mambo
Did your mama teach you that
Hey Mambo
Did she know what she begat

[Kid Creole]
They used to come in their fancy threads
And he always turned them inside out

[Barry]
They would jam the floor

[Both]
They would beg for more

[Barry]
And when they got it they would shout

[Both]
Hey Mambo
Did your mama teach you that
Hey Mambo
Did she know what she begat

[Both]
Take it away
Hey Mambo
Did your mama teach you that
Hey Mambo
Did she know what she begat
Take it away
Do it again
Hey Mambo
Hey Mambo
Hey Mambo
Hey Mambo

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Swing Street
  • 2 Big Fun
  • 3 Stompin' at the Savoy
  • 4 Black and Blue
  • 5 Hey Mambo
  • 6 Summertime
  • 7 Brooklyn Blues
  • 8 Stardust
  • 9 Once When You Were Mine
  • 10 One More Time

  • Release information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin