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Watermelon Man!

: Mongo Santamaria
: LP
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Reissue of Watermelon Man, a 1963 album from the Cuban conguero Mongo Santamaria. Featuring his brilliant cover version of Herbie Hancock's classic title track, along with numerous compositions of his own, this is one of Santamaria's most famous and coveted albums. From the iconic cover to the brilliant grooves contained within, this album has the whole package. Excellent Latin jazz and Latin-soul groovers from a Cuban hero, and one of the most famous performers, full stop, of the middle 20th century.


A1.   Watermelon Man.   2:21
A2.   Funny Money.   2:11
A3.   Cut That Cane!.   2:24
A4.   Get The Money.   3:28
A5.   The Boogie Cha Cha Blues.   2:14
A6.   Don't Bother Me No More.   2:26

B1.   Love, Oh Love.   2:06
B2.   Yeh-Yeh!.   3:05
B3.   The Peanut Vendor.   3:44
B4.   Go Git It!.   1:58
B5.   Bayou Roots.   3:03
B6.   Suavito.   2:42
B7.   Tuli Bamba (bonus track).   3:58


Bass – Victor Venegas
Congas, Bongos – Mongo Santamaria
Drums – Ray Lucas
Flute – Mauricio Smith
Percussion – Osvaldo Martinez
Piano – Rodgers Grant
Saxophone – Bobby Capers, Pat Patrick
Trumpet – Marty Sheller