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MAMBO!!!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Alex, Mar 7, 2006.


  1. Well my jazz band is playing this selection that is apparently a mambo piece, and I totally dig the grooves in it. I need more mambo! Where should I look as far as artists?
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  3. DGbass70

    DGbass70

    Jun 1, 2005
    Rochester N.Y.
    word
     
  4. DGbass70

    DGbass70

    Jun 1, 2005
    Rochester N.Y.
    check cuban bassist CACHAO LOPEZ
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member


    I was bemused by this ..having played in Latin bands I was thinking - who is this..?

    So I googled it and found it's a made-up character in a 50s TV show!! :eyebrow:
     
  6. flatwoundfender

    flatwoundfender

    Feb 24, 2005
    Are there no I Love Lucy reruns in England?
     
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Not for about 30 years!!

    Back on Track, the obvious name to look for and nothing to do with ancient TV - is Tito Puente!!
     
  8. ctxbass

    ctxbass Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Central Texas
    The actor who portrayed him was Desi Arnaz. He was a guitarist and vocalist with Xavier Cugat and then worked with his own band for many years. The band used on the TV show may have been the actual Desi Arnaz Orchestra.
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  10. Da_Niet

    Da_Niet

    Jan 23, 2003
    California
    Xavier Cugat


    Oh, and for some modern touches with a little edge, I'd check out Marc Ribot and his CD entitled, "Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos". Excellent album.:hyper:
     
  11. chema

    chema

    Feb 27, 2007
    cachao lopez is one of the best. when jaco pastorius was asked about who he felt was the most complete bass plkayer, he said israel cachao lopez. not just an awesome bass player but a pioneer of latin jazz and salsa. his descarga and master sessions cds are classics of the latin genre. check out the cd/dvd combo of "ahora si" where he is shown at 80 years old writing and recording a whole album of awesome music live with some of the luminaries of latin music over the course of 3 days. pretty inspiring stuff...
     
  12. bopeuph

    bopeuph

    Jul 3, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    When Poncho Sanchez came to UNF, his bass player made some great suggestions. I have a few of these records and they are great. The idea of the lecture was to study the guys from the beginning and move forward. This is a lot of listening in these notes:

    I transferred the notes to my notepad in Windows, and copied and pasted them here. The first few groups are in order of genres, and in parentheses are suggested albums, except with bass players, where what's in the parentheses are the group they played with.

    I believe group one is mambo, and group two is more modern salsa. Check it out:

    Descarga.com

    Son-

    Arsenio Rodriguez (Montuneando)
    Septeto Nacional
    Chappotin (Y sus Estrellas)
    Trio Matamoros
    Conjunto Rabavana
    Loque Traigo Rumbavana



    Charanga-

    Arcaño Y sus Maravillas
    Orquesta Aragon (Corazon de Cuba, Heartland [Best hits])
    Orquesta America
    Ritmo Oriental
    Los Maravillas de Florida



    Bass Players-

    Cachao
    Bobby Rodriguez
    Joe Santiago
    Andy Gonzalez
    John Benitez
    Juan Formell (Llego Van Van)
    Carlos Del Puerto (Wrote "The True Cuban Bass")
    Sal Cuevas
    Feliciano Arrango (Ng la Banda-En la Calle)
    Frank Rubio (Paulito Y su(s) Elite)



    Others, Group 1

    Benny Moré
    Tito Rodriguez (Tito Tito Tito)
    Tito Puente (Top Percussion, Dance Mania)
    Machito



    Others, Group 2

    Eddie Palmieri (La Perfecta)
    Ray Barretto (Indestructible)
    Mongo Santamaria
    Cal Tjader
    Machito
    Sonora Ponceña
     
  13. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    Two Words: Tito Puente!
     
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I said that in 2006!!! :eek:



    :D