Mongo Santamaria
Genres:
Jazz, Latin
Meta styles:
Cuban Traditions, Fusion, Latin America, Latin Jazz/World Fusion, Tropical
Styles:
Afro-Cuban, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Boogaloo, Crossover Jazz, Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, Salsa, World Fusion

Ram?n "Mongo" Santamar?a (April 7, 1922 in Havana, Cuba ? February 1, 2003) was an Afro-Cuban percussionist. He is most famous for being the composer of the jazz standard "Afro Blue", as performed by John Coltrane among others. His 1963 hit rendition of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1950 he moved to New York where he played with Perez Prado, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Fania All Stars, etc. He was an integral figure in the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with R&B and soul, paving the way for the boogaloo era of the late 1960s.

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Viva Mongo! (Remastered 2019)

Viva Mongo! (Remastered 2019)

Year:
2019
Tracks:
8
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Cuban Jazz Cafe

Cuban Jazz Cafe

Year:
2015
Tracks:
13
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Afro Cuban Drum Beaters

Afro Cuban Drum Beaters

Year:
2004
Tracks:
17
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Skin On Skin: Mongo Santamaria Anthology 1958-1995 CD2

Skin On Skin: Mongo Santamaria Anthology 1958-1995 CD2

Year:
1999
Tracks:
16
Bitrate:
280 kbps
Skin On Skin: Mongo Santamaria Anthology 1958-1995 CD1

Skin On Skin: Mongo Santamaria Anthology 1958-1995 CD1

Year:
1999
Tracks:
18
Bitrate:
277 kbps
Mongo's Way & Up From The Roots

Mongo's Way & Up From The Roots

1
Year:
1999
Tracks:
21
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Arriba!

Arriba!

Year:
1996
Tracks:
19
Bitrate:
192 kbps
Y Su Orquesta

Y Su Orquesta

Year:
1995
Tracks:
16
Bitrate:
320 kbps
Mongo's Greatest Hits

Mongo's Greatest Hits

2
Year:
1995
Tracks:
14
Bitrate:
320 kbps
At The Black Hawk

At The Black Hawk

Year:
1994
Tracks:
14
Bitrate:
320 kbps
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