Thursday, December 11, 2008

Willie Bobo - Feelin' So Good (1966)

This less-seen Willie Bobo album was the third in the Afro-Cuban Jazz percussionist's string of recordings for the Verve label (following the stellar 'Spanish Grease' and 'Uno, Dos, Tres 1,2,3'), and brought new focus to his vocals.

Bobo was a contemporary of Mongo Santamaria, and first made a name for himself during the mambo dance craze of the 1950s as a member of
George Shearing's band, before joining with Cal Tjader.

By the '60s, Bobo's 'Latin' sound grew to encompass Boogaloo and Soul-Jazz Fusion.

From the Willie Bobo LP
'Feelin' So Good'
(Verve Records, 1966),
Listen to:

Sunshine Superman
Call Me
Feelin' So Good
Sockit To Me
To Be With You
Li'l Red Riding Hood

(click for audio)

- - OR download all 11 tracks in one 56.8 Mb zipfile.

Back cover liner notes below, ▼ click on image to enlarge in a new window.

See also:
- Willie Bobo listed at AllMusic.Com and Space Age Pop.


Raphy said...


Simply Splendid.....

It's been awhile I've search for this

musicwithsoul said...

Thank you so much, mate!!!!!

ceetee21 said...

Thanks so much for this.

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