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    The Completely Re-Mastered Soundtrack Features Latin Jazz and Salsa Legends including
    Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, Beny Moré, Celia Cruz, and the Mambo All-Stars

    (June 12, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande will release THE MAMBO KINGS – Selections From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD June, 30 2017. The soundtrack from the 1992 film, which re-introduced Cuban and Latin salsa music to mainstream audiences, has been completely re-mastered. The soundtrack features songs such as “Cuban Pete” by Tito Puente, “Mambo Caliente” by Arturo Sandoval and “Beautiful Maria Of my Soul” by Los Lobos.

    In the 1992 film THE MAMBO KINGS, Antonio Banderas (Philadelphia, Interview with the Vampire) makes his American film debut co-starring with Armand Assante (Private Benjamin) in this romantic, music-filled epic of two Cuban brothers who come to New York City during the mambo craze of the 1950s. Factory workers by day, by night they are passionate musicians, filling the dance clubs with their songs of love as they desperately pursue their big break.

    With Academy Award-nominee Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull) and Desi Arnaz, Jr., who appears as his bandleader father when the brothers guest on I Love Lucy. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, and featuring the classic Cuban dance music enjoying a renewed popularity in the U.S., including legendary

    THE MAMBO KINGS was based on Oscar Hijuelos’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs Of Love. “The spirit of the book is very improvisatory,” Hijuelos said in Premiere Magazine. “It’s about hearing a melody and jamming, and that’s what [director] Arne Glimcher has done with the movie.”

    The Mambo Kings
    Selections From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    1. La Dicha Mia - Celia Cruz
    2. Ran Kankan - Tito Puente
    3. Cuban Pete - Tito Puente
    4. Mambo Caliente - Arturo Sandoval
    5. Quiereme Mucho - Linda Ronstadt
    6. Sunny Ray - Mambo All-Stars
    7. MelaoDeCaña (Moolalah) - Celia Cruz
    8. Beautiful Maria Of My Soul (Bella Maria De Mi Alma)
    - Mambo All-Stars featuring Antonio Banderas
    9. Para Los Rumberos - Tito Puente
    10. Perfidia - Linda Ronstadt
    11. Guantanamera - Celia Cruz
    12. Tea for Two - Mambo All-Stars
    13. Accidental Mambo - Mambo All-Stars
    14. Como Fue - Beny Moré
    15. Tanga. Rumba-Afro-Cubana - Mambo All-Stars
    16. Beautiful Maria Of my Soul - Los Lobos

    Varèse Sarabande will release a CD of THE MAMBO KINGS – Selections From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on June 30, 2017.

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    Founded in 1978, Varèse Sarabande is the most prolific producer of film music in the world, releasing the highest quality soundtracks from the world’s greatest composers. From current box office hits and top television series to the classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Varèse Sarabande’s catalog includes albums from practically every composer in every era, covering all of film history; from Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith to Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, and Brian Tyler.

    Varèse Sarabande releases deluxe and expanded editions of special soundtracks for the film music aficionado. The Varèse Vintage imprint specializes in releasing new and re-issued albums by classic pop, jazz and country artists. Varèse Sarabande Records is distributed by Universal Music Group.

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