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
Dichoso
Sunny
Reza
Feelin' So Good
Yesterday
Sockit To Me
Tahiti
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.

3 comments:

Raphy said...

WOW!!!!

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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