domingo, 1 de febrero de 2009

WILLIE BOBO : BOBO

WILLIE BOBO : BOBO Willie Bobo was the stage name of William Correa (February 28, 1934 – September 15, 1983), an American jazz percussionist. Willie Bobo grew up in Spanish Harlem, New York City. He made his name in Latin Jazz, specifically Afro-Cuban jazz, in the 1960s and '70s, with the timbales becoming his favoured instrument. He met Mongo Santamaria shortly after his arrival in New York and studied with him while acting as his translator, and later at age 19 joined Tito Puente for four years. During the early '50s, the nickname Bobo is said to have been bestowed by the jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams. His first major exposure was when he joined George Shearing's band. After leaving Shearing, Cal Tjader asked Bobo and Santamaria to become part of the Cal Tjader Modern Mambo Quintet, who released several albums. Willie Bobo later formed his own group. Highly successful at this attempt, Bobo released seven albums with Verve. In the late '70s, he moved out to Los Angeles, where he worked as a session musician for Carlos Santana among others, as well as being a regular in the band for Bill Cosby's variety show, Cos. In the late '70s, he recorded a couple of albums for Blue Note and Columbia Records. After a period of ill health, he died at age 49, succumbing to cancer. ------------- PERSONNEL: Willie Bobo - percussion, vocals Errol Knowles - vocals Victor Pantoja - congas Steve Gutierrez - drums Welton Gite - bass Abel Zarate - guitar David Kempton - vocals, guitar, trumpet Clay Lawrey - sax barítono, trombone Jim Coile - guitar Tony Horowitz - trumpet Special guest appearances by: Roland Bautista - guitar Gary Grant - trumpet Ron Starr - singer TRACKS: 1. Palos 2. Comin' Over Me 3. Latin Lady (Cecilia's Song) 4. It's Over 5. Reason For Livin' 6. Reason Why 7. Set You Free 8. Father And Son --------------------------------------- Postado por CARLOS BRAGA às

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