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Before DWTS & Zumba!
Leroy Anderson
"Blue Tango"
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Dave Barbour
"Mambo Jambo"
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Three Latin American dances became hugely popular in the early 1950s: the cha-cha, the mambo and the tango. Here are Dave Barbour's orchestra in 1950 popularizing a Perez Prado tune called "Mambo Jambo" and Massachusetts-born orchestra leader and songwriter Leroy Anderson with his #1 1952 smash hit "Blue Tango."

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