Afro Roots

Mongo Santamaria

Afro Roots
  • CAT # PRCD-24018-25

    1. Afro Blue 13:41
    2. Che-que-re-que-che-que 1:40
    3. Rezo 6:03
    4. Ayenye 2:38
    5. Onyaye 2:20
    6. Bata 2:27
    7. Meta Rumba 3:30
    8. Chano Pozo 2:40
    9. Los Conguitos 2:10
    10. Monte Adentro 3:10
    11. Imaribayo 2:00
    12. Mazacote 8:19
    13. Ye Ye 2:58
    14. Congobel 2:45
    15. Macunsere 3:00
    16. Timbales Y Bongo 7:30
    17. Yambu 4:00
    18. Bricamo 4:45
    19. Longoito 3:05
    20. Conga Pa Gozar 4:00
    21. Columbia 5:00

Mongo Santamaria was for for years by far the most accomplished and acknowledged exponent of Afro-Cuban music working in North America. Dating from 1958-59, the sessions in this collection were the first he made as a leader, and some indication of their instant acceptance by other musicians and fans is given by the 17 cover versions of “Afro Blue.” Mongo, Armando Peraza, and Willie Bobo are all featured in this package, and together form a triumvirate of the very best of Afro-Cuban music.

with Francisco Aguabella, Willie Bobo, Juan Cheda, Israel del Pino, Modesto Duran, Jose Gamboa, Vince Guaraldi, Mercedes Hernandez, Paul Horn, Al McKibbon, Pablo Mozo, Armando Peraza, Emil Richards, Jerry Rivera, Jose "Chombo" Silva, Cal Tjader, Carlos Vidal

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