Mongo Santamaria ‎– Fuego

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"Fuego (released on the Vaya label) continues the soul-jazz of Mongo's Atlantic period but ranges a bit further, into funk and rock. "Fingers" is a bass-led original with psychedelic guitar recorded to sound as if it's being played several blocks away (much like an early Jimi Hendrix session). "Crazy Lady" is the other seriously funky track, although neither is essential. The original "Besame" is a fine, laid-back song in classic Mongo style; there are many other fine -- if not exactly thrilling -- moments, including "Malcolm X." "Last Tango in Paris" is billed as the hit single, and it does win hipness points over many other, more treacly versions; but the tune is so brief that it seems to be just a substitute for something catchier -- something on another album. Fuego flickers, but never quite ignites."
Review by Tony Wilds
Price:
1,000.00 ฿
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Record Condition:  VG+

Sleeve Condition: VG


 

Mongo Santamaria ‎– Fuego

Label:
Vaya Records ‎– VS 18, Vaya Records ‎– VS-18
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold 
Country:
US
Released:
1973
Genre:
JazzLatin
Style:
Latin JazzCha-Cha
 

 

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