Monday, July 11, 2011

Hell of an Act to Folow

It's pretty much safe to say that Willie Bobo is easily one my favorite Latin-jazz artists. Throughout the sixties and seventies Bobo mastered the ability of fusing together Latin soul, boogaloo, jazz, and rhythmic funk grooves to produce many priceless classics. Here is one of my favorite gems from the legendary percussionist in "Always There". This funky gem was featured on Bobo's 1978 album Hell Of An Act To Follow. Even though I'm generally a bigger fan of Bobo's earlier material on albums like Spanish Grease, Juicy, and Succotash (featuring Herbie Hancock), "Always There"is easily one of his best tracks and most dancefloor friendly cuts. Enjoy!

Willie Bobo - Always There

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