Ok, so I cheated, but this is an interesting entry in wikipedia, “Mambo Italiano” is a popular song written by Bob Merrill in 1954 and recorded by Rosemary Clooney. Merrill actually wrote it on deadline, scribbled hastily on a paper napkin in an Italian restaurant in New York, United States using the wall pay-phone to dictate the melody, rhythm and lyrics to the recording studio pianist, under the aegis of conductor Mitch Miller. The song became a hit for Rosemary, reaching #10 on the charts in the United States and number one in the UK Singles Chart early in 1955.” Up until today, when I think of this song, I think of only Dean Martin. Apparently, his version was recorded in the same year 1954 and only in the Uk as well. Hmm, stay tune for Rosemary Clooney’s version. btw, she is wearing a gorgeous vintage dress!

The original record was produced by Mitch Miller.[1]

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