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Afro Roots

Mongo Santamaria

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A CD reissue of a mid-'70s repackaging of Mongo Santamaria's first two Fantasy albums, 1958's Yambu and 1959's Mongo, Afro-Roots is superb Latin jazz. Although these were Santamaria's first albums as a leader, the conga player had already worked with Pérez Prado, Tito Puente, and Cal Tjader, giving him absolutely impeccable Latin jazz credentials to go along with his obviously amazing chops. Considering that these albums were recorded for a general jazz audience and the tight, concise arrangements don't allow Santamaria room to stretch out as he did in concert (most of the songs are in the two- to three-minute range), Afro-Roots is still an impressively genuine album; although the '50s were the age of Martin Denny-style exotica kitsch, most of these tracks are extremely traditional Cuban music. Some, like "Bata" and "Timbales y Bongo," are simply hypnotic solos on the titular instruments, while others are traditional Afro-Cuban folk songs and chants. The delightful original "Afro Blue," which quickly became a Latin jazz standard, almost sounds out of place in this setting.
© Stewart Mason /TiVo

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1
Afro Blue (Album Version)
00:03:55

Armando Peraza, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Rivera, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Richards, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Timbales , AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - José Cortés, Producer - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Juan Cheda, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jose Gamboa, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy Records

2
Che-Que-Re-Que-Che-Que
00:01:43

Armando Peraza, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jerry Rivera, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Richards, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Timbales , AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Juan Cheda, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jose Gamboa, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

3
Rezo
00:02:10

Armando Peraza, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Rivera, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Richards, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Timbales , AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Juan Cheda, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jose Gamboa, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

4
Ayenye
00:02:37

Armando Peraza, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Rivera, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Paul Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Richards, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Timbales , AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Juan Cheda, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jose Gamboa, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

5
Onyae
00:03:27

Armando Peraza, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Rivera, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Paul Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Richards, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Timbales , AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Juan Cheda, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jose Gamboa, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

6
Bata
00:02:28

Armando Peraza, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Rivera, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Richards, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Timbales , AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Juan Cheda, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jose Gamboa, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

7
Meta Rumba
00:03:31

Armando Peraza, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Rivera, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Richards, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Timbales , AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Juan Cheda, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jose Gamboa, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

8
Chano Pozo
00:02:36

Armando Peraza, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Rivera, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Richards, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Timbales , AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Juan Cheda, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jose Gamboa, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

9
Los Conguitos
00:02:10

Armando Peraza, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Rivera, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Paul Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Richards, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Timbales , AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Juan Cheda, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jose Gamboa, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

10
Monte Adentro
00:03:29

Armando Peraza, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Rivera, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Richards, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Timbales , AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Juan Cheda, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jose Gamboa, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

11
Imaribayo
00:02:02

Armando Peraza, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Rivera, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Horn, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Emil Richards, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Timbales , AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Juan Cheda, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jose Gamboa, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

12
Mazacote (Album Version)
00:10:34

Vince Guaraldi, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cal Tjader, Vibraphone, AssociatedPerformer - José Cortés, Producer - José Silva, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy Records

13
Ye Ye
00:02:59

Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Willie Bobo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Mercedes Hernandez, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Pablo Mozo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Israel Del Pino, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

14
Congobel
00:02:54

Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Mercedes Hernandez, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Pablo Mozo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Israel Del Pino, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

15
Macunsere
00:02:57

Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Willie Bobo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Mercedes Hernandez, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Pablo Mozo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Israel Del Pino, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

16
Timbales Y Bongo
00:07:10

Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Mercedes Hernandez, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Pablo Mozo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Israel Del Pino, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

17
Yambu
00:04:02

Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Mercedes Hernandez, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Pablo Mozo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Israel Del Pino, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

18
Bricamo
00:04:19

Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Willie Bobo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Mercedes Hernandez, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Pablo Mozo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Israel Del Pino, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

19
Longoito
00:03:15

Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Unknown, ComposerLyricist - Willie Bobo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Mercedes Hernandez, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Pablo Mozo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Israel Del Pino, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

20
Conga Pa Gozar (Album Version)
00:04:03

Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Willie Bobo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Mercedes Hernandez, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - José Cortés, Producer - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Pablo Mozo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Israel Del Pino, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy Records

21
Columbia
00:04:42

Francisco Aguabella, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Willie Bobo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Carlos Vidal, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Mongo Santamaria, Percussion, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Mercedes Hernandez, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Modesto Duran, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Pablo Mozo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Israel Del Pino, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1959 Fantasy, Inc.

Album Description

A CD reissue of a mid-'70s repackaging of Mongo Santamaria's first two Fantasy albums, 1958's Yambu and 1959's Mongo, Afro-Roots is superb Latin jazz. Although these were Santamaria's first albums as a leader, the conga player had already worked with Pérez Prado, Tito Puente, and Cal Tjader, giving him absolutely impeccable Latin jazz credentials to go along with his obviously amazing chops. Considering that these albums were recorded for a general jazz audience and the tight, concise arrangements don't allow Santamaria room to stretch out as he did in concert (most of the songs are in the two- to three-minute range), Afro-Roots is still an impressively genuine album; although the '50s were the age of Martin Denny-style exotica kitsch, most of these tracks are extremely traditional Cuban music. Some, like "Bata" and "Timbales y Bongo," are simply hypnotic solos on the titular instruments, while others are traditional Afro-Cuban folk songs and chants. The delightful original "Afro Blue," which quickly became a Latin jazz standard, almost sounds out of place in this setting.
© Stewart Mason /TiVo

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