Saturday, March 31, 2007

Mongo Santamaria Band "Watermelon Man" 45

The label of this 45 caught my eye right away. Loved it. Basic but effective. Mongo Santamaria doing his Herbie Hancock cover B/W "Don't bother me know more". Almost everyone is familiar with "Watermelon Man" and Mongo plays it prety straight forward with a little shouting added in and a little messing with the tempo in the chorus.
The flipside is a latin groover with a nice bassline.
Some records you buy cause you know the artist or song title. This I bought just on the strength of the logo on the label and I got lucky.

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