🎵 AOTW AOTW: Willie Bobo GETTIN' HEAVY (A&M SP 4244)

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LPJim

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Willie Bobo was born Wiliam Correa on 2/28/34 and died on 9/15/83. He was a well-known Latin jazz and R&B percussionist, working with Mongo Santamaria in the 1940s, Tito Puente in the '50s and recorded for Verve in the '60s. He also did session work with Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Mann, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. Other labels he recorded for included Blue Note, Columbia and Sussex.
The A&M album was never released, so there are no liner notes, track list or cover art.
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www.spaceagepop.com/bobo.htm
 

William

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Willie Bobo was a great percussion man... and his Verve records are groovy, groovy, groovy. To me they epitomize the Latin-ized "Now Sound" of the '60s... wonderfully greasy stuff.

I can't help but wonder if his A&M effort was as good as his Verve output.


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Yesterday one of my music store haunts marked a bunch of CDs down to 99 cents, and I picked up one by another A&M jazz percussionist- perhaps an heir to the Bobo legacy: BREAKDOWN by Paulinho da Costa (A&M 5356 - 1990). This is a promo copy, and Herb Alpert played trumpet on two tracks, "Let's Stay Friends" and "No Way Out."
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NP: Paulinho da Costa BREAKDOWN "No Way Out" (CD 5356)
 
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