Dave Barbour


Dave Barbour (May 28, 1912 - December 11, 1965) was a bandleader, songwriter, banjoist, and guitarist from Long Island, NY who became famous during the early 1950s. He is best known for his Top 40 hit rendition of the Perez Prado-penned "Mambo Jambo" (1950). He was married to Peggy Lee for a time and co-wrote many of her top hits.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Mambo Jambo (1950)

Pop charts debut year: 1950

Years active: 1930-1962

Genres: Jazz

Labels: Capitol


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