Mongo Santamaria

Mighty Mongo + ¡Viva Mongo! (MM 39016)

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Mighty Mongo + ¡Viva Mongo!

Mongo Santamaria

Malanga Music

8436559466721

MMR 156318

MM 39016

LATIN

1

CD 8,26 €

COLLECTOR'S SIX-PANEL DIGIPACK SERIES

2 ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON 1 CD

INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

This release presents two complete original Mongo Santamaría LPs, Mighty Mongo (Fantasy BF-8351) and its companion ¡Viva Mongo! (Fantasy F-8087). The Santamaría band of the period included a who’s who of important Latin Jazz artists, including such renowned musicians as tenor saxophonist José “Chombo” Silva, violinist Félix “Pupi” Legarreta, percussionist Willie Bobo, and Brazilian pianist and trombonist Joao Donato. Two tracks originally issued as a 45 rpm single on the Battle label, including the hit “Watermelon Man”, have been added as a bonus.

MONGO SANTAMARÍA, conga drums & bongos:

Featuring:

  • JOSÉ “CHOMBO” SILVA, tenor sax & violin
  • PAT PATRICK, baritone sax
  • JOÃO DONATO, piano & trombone
  • FÉLIX “PUPI” LEGARRETA, violin
  • WILLIE BOBO, timbales
  • RUDY CALZADO, lead vocals
  • among others.

[1-6]: MIGHTY MONGO

7-14]: VIVA MONGO!

Recorded live at the Blackhawk, San Francisco, 1962.

(*) [15-16] BONUS TRACK:

  • MINGO SANTAMARIA & His Orchestra.
  • Los Angeles, December 17, 1962.

TRACKS:

  • 01 Bluchanga
  • 02 Tenderly
  • 03 Descarga at the Blackhawk
  • 04 Bacoso
  • 05 Sabor
  • 06 All the Things You Are
  • 07 Pachanga Twist
  • 08 Las Guajiras
  • 09 Para ti
  • 10 Body and Soul
  • 11 Merengue changa
  • 12 Dulce sueño
  • 13 Mambo terrífi co
  • 14 Close Your Eyes
  • 15 Don’t Bother Me*
  • 16 Watermelon Man*
  • TOTAL TIME: 78:09