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||Tell It||Mongo Santamaria||2:58||¥150||View in iTunes|
||The Letter||Mongo Santamaria||3:31||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Listen Here||Mongo Santamaria||2:54||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Sometimes Bread||Mongo Santamaria||5:33||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Geechee Girl||Mongo Santamaria||3:09||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Hippo Walk||Mongo Santamaria||3:04||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Featherbed Lane||Mongo Santamaria||2:52||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Saoco||Mongo Santamaria||5:34||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Afro Walk||Mongo Santamaria||2:52||¥150||View in iTunes|
||Congo Blues||Mongo Santamaria||5:26||¥150||View in iTunes|
Mongo has probably his best group here, which certainly would be his "way." Armando Peraza, Cachao, Neal Creque, Eric Gale, Stanley Turrentine, and Pretty Purdie are just a few of the formidable talents. "The Letter" is the only oldie/Top 40 cover, and for once, the Mongo treatment really makes the tune into something else indeed. Eddie Harris' "Listen Here" is an out-and-out soul-jazz monster, while "Hippo Walk" is further evidence that Neal Creque is what the Santamaria-Sheller team has needed all along. Mongo's Way maintains an evenness despite ranging from mellow, vibes-led Latin jazz to upbeat, funky soul-jazz to percussion-heavy rock.
Born: April 7, 1922 in Havana, Cuba
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s