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Mongo Santamaria, Este Mambo


Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría (*7th of April 1917 in Havana, Cuba – †1st of February, 2003) was an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist. He is most famous for being the composer of the jazz standard "Afro Blue," recorded by John Coltrane among others. In 1950 he moved to New York where he played with Perez Prado, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Fania All Stars, etc. He was an integral figure in the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with R&B and soul, paving the way for the boogaloo era of the late 1960s. His 1963 hit rendition of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

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 Daniela
Daniela club
Bonjour Wolfgang, je suis un administrateur du groupe Ritmos latinos. Nous serions heureux que vous ajoutiez ce document dans notre groupe. Merci !
11 years ago.

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