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Merrill reportedly wrote it under a recording deadline, scribbling hastily on a paper napkin in an Italian restaurant in New York Cityand then using the wall pay-phone to dictate the melody, rhythm and lyrics to the studio pianist, under the aegis of the conductor Mitch Millerwho produced the original record.
Merrill's song provides an obvious parody of genuine mambo music Hey Ho - Various - Sonic Dance , cashing in on Hey Ho - Various - Sonic Dance mambo craze in New York, while at the same time allowing Miller to set up a brilliant vehicle for Clooney's vocal talents.
The nonsense lyrics   were originally couched in Englishmixed together with a comic jumble of ItalianSpanishNeapolitan dialect and gibberish invented words, including:.
The song reached No. In Australia, the song charted regionally. It entered the Brisbane charts in Januaryand reached 3. In Sydney, it charted twice: in January, when it reached 10 in a song Hit Paradeand again in March when it went to 4. It was successfully covered by the popular Italian-American star Dean Martin. Mambo Italiano became Mr.
Make Believe - Gene Simmons - Kiss: Gene Simmons in Italy when Carla Boni scored a major hit with her version of In the Italian comedy film Scandal in Sorrento Pane, amore e The original Rosemary Clooney recording has become a prominent soundtrack item, serving as the opening theme for the film Married to the Mob and also being heard in the films MermaidsA Man of No ImportanceBig NightMickey Blue Eyesand School for Seduction From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Retrieved 22 March Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana in Italian. Giunti Editore. Retrieved 23 March Cover Me. Retrieved 21 February In Virginia Picchietti, Laura A. Salsini ed. Dean Martin. Live from Las Vegas Forever Cool.
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