Eartha Kitt and Perez Prado

It kind of makes sense that both Eartha Kit and Perez Prado would collaborate together in the 1950’s. Both being known for their stage presence and both being synonymous with “versatility” during their careers – it only lends to the idea of how well an early soul/jazz/Latin crossover works together.

Eartha actually didn’t like the outcome of these recordings she did with Perez Prado, on account of her being sick throughout the entire session. Nevertheless, both Kit’s highly distinctive style of singing and Prado’s brand of mambo are apparent throughout these two amazing tracks. I prefer the B side myself, but I’m a sucker for the slower jams sometimes. Please enjoy!!!

1. Eartha Kit and Perez Prado: Fredy

2. Eartha Kit and Perez Prado: Sweet and Gentle

1 Response to “Eartha Kitt and Perez Prado”

  1. 1 More music « el desterrado Trackback on July 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

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