Monday, October 05, 2009

Afro-Indio Funk Down

I'm back from a very short trip to the east coast to visit my very sick Grandmother. I first off, want to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone for all the kind words towards my way. It makes me really happy to know that the people that visit this blog showcase great character and understanding when comes to sensitive issues like the one I'm currently dealing with. so, thank you very much.

On to the music...Yesterday, when I was back in San Francisco, I was excited to find Mongo Santamaria's funky 1975 LP "Afro-Indio". I had been looking for this rare and funky latin groove record for quite sometime. The whole album is solid, consisting of numerous funky latin instrumentals including today's featured track "Funk Down", which was the song that first brought my attention to the album. This is the first Santamaria record I've actually owned. I've been meaning to get into more his music, especially his more uptempo groove material, however I haven't quite been able to pull the trigger on a purchase until yesterday. After listening to this record, I must admit that I will definitely be checking out more music from this artist in the weeks and months to come.

Mongo Santamaria - Funk Down


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5 comments:

MIKIELIXXX said...

Where didja find it ?

LjP said...

I listen it often it's one of my fav tune.

professor Eddy said...

I have only one album of his in my collection, which is 'Working on a groovy thing. A very fine danceable Latin album! Best of luck in these uncertain times, Pat.

Pat Les Stache said...

I bought it at Groove Merchant on Lower Haight. Great store!

MIKIELIXXX said...

ah yeah , lil Groove Merchant ... small , but some nice gems !!!