The Record Collection

Mongo Santamaria: Afro Roots (1959/58, 1972)

Prestige PR 24018
Fantasy LP8032 + Fantasy LP8012

Track list:

Mongo (Fantasy LP8032):
01 – Afro Blue
02 – Che-Que-Re-Que-Che-Que
03 – Rezo
04 – Ayenye
05 – Onyae
06 – Bata
07 – Meta Rumba
08 – Chano Pozo
09 – Los Conguitos
10 – Monte Adentro
11 – Imaribayo
12 – Mazacote
+
Yambu (Fantasy LP8012):
13 – Ye Ye
14 – Congobel
15 – Macunsere
16 – Timbales Y Bongo
17 – Yambu
18 – Bricamo
19 – Longoito
20 – Conga Pa Gozar
21 – Mi Guaguanco
22 – Columbia

Personnel:

#01-11; Mongo Santamaria and His Band (recorded May 1959):
Paul Horn (fl) Emil Richards (vib) Al McKibbon (b) Armando Peraza, Mongo Santamaria (cga, bgo, per) Francisco Aguabella, Modesto Duran, Carlos Vidal (cga, per) Willie Bobo (tim) Juan Cheda, Jerry Rivera (per, vo) Jose Gamboa (tres, per, vo)

#12; Mongo Santamaria Sextet (recorded May 1959.):
Jose “Chombo” Silva (ts) Cal Tjader (vib) Vince Guaraldi (p) Al McKibbon (b) Mongo Santamaria (cga, bgo) Willie Bobo (tim)

#13-22; Mongo Santamaria and His Band (recorded December 1958):
Mongo Santamaria (cga, bgo, per) Francisco Aguabella, Modesto Duran, Carlos Vidal (cga, per) Willie Bobo (tim) Pablo Mozo (cowbell, sticks, triangle, per) Mercedes Hernandez, Israel Del Pino (vo)

Since maximum playing time of a CD could not accommodate the entire length of the original double-album release, one selection (“Mi Guaguanco”) has been deleted.

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