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Mongo Santamaria

Mongo Santamaria has been played over 40 times on NTS, first on 6 March 2015. Mongo Santamaria's music has been featured on 44 episodes.

Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría (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…

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Afro-Blue
Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria
Fantasy1962
Afro-Blue
Cal Tjader, Mongo SantamariaFantasy1962
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Marty`s Tune
Mongo Santamaria
Atlantic, Rhino Records2012
Marty`s Tune
Mongo SantamariaAtlantic, Rhino Records2012
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Five On The Color Side
Mongo Santamaria
Vaya Records1976
Five On The Color Side
Mongo SantamariaVaya Records1976
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Druma Kuyi
Mongo Santamaria
Tico Records1957
Druma Kuyi
Mongo SantamariaTico Records1957
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Afro Blue
Mongo Santamaria
Concord Picante1990
Afro Blue
Mongo SantamariaConcord Picante1990
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Malcolm X
Mongo Santamaria
Vaya Records1973
Malcolm X
Mongo SantamariaVaya Records1973
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La Bamba
Mr. Watermelon Man Mongo Santamaria
Columbia1965
La Bamba
Mr. Watermelon Man Mongo SantamariaColumbia1965
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Crazy Lady
Mongo Santamaria
Vaya Records1973
Crazy Lady
Mongo SantamariaVaya Records1973
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Cuco Y Olga
Mongo Santamaria And Friends
Chesky Records1993
Cuco Y Olga
Mongo Santamaria And FriendsChesky Records1993
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Come Candela
Mongo Santamaria
Atlantic1972
Come Candela
Mongo SantamariaAtlantic1972
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