Wednesday, July 30, 2008

54 albums from Mongo Santamaria



Simon says :
Going by the downloads for "Latin Rhodes 2", we've got some latin heads here. So here are three fantastic, slamming slabs of Mongo Santamaria vinyl, donated here by Bacoso - followed a discography of 54 of his albums. Some are uploads by readers here, and the rest are blog links - this one of those posts that keeps growing and growing. Yes, you need all of these albums :)


Mongo Santamaria
"MIGHTY MONGO" (1964)



Bacoso says :
Essential! Heavy heavy heavy descarga session from way back when Mongo was still killing 'em dead and hadn't sold out to lame soul covers and boogaloo nonsense. Features the ferocious "Bacoso" which develops into a scorching percussion battle mid way through and the storming "Descarga at the Blackhawk". Interestingly enough, one of Joao Donato's first U.S. recordings on which he plays both piano and trombone - he contributes "Bluchanga".
Ripped @320 from original vinyl.
One of the great latin LPs of the 60s.

TRACKLIST
1.
Bluchanga
2.
Tenderly
3.
Descarga at the Blackhawk
4.
Bacoso
5.
Sabor
6.
All the Things You Are

PERSONNEL

Rolando Lozano - flute
Jose "Chombo" Silva - tenor sax
Felix "Pupi" Legarreta - violin
Joao Donato - piano, trombone
Victor Venegas - bass
Julito Collazo, Cuco Martinez, Mongo Santamaria - percussion
CREDITS
Recorded at "The Blackhawk", San Francisco, CA, 1962
Released in 1964
Fantasy Records LP 3351




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Mongo Santamaria
"MONGO EXPLODES" (1967)




Bacoso says :

Mighty Mongo from 1964 on Riverside. One of my favourite Mongo albums, this one is a cracker not least for Marty Sheller's furious "Dirty Willie" .

Here's a review from Dusty Groove :
"A killer early album by Mongo Santamaria -- almost an equal blend of jazz and Latin rhythms, and a great illustration of the unique contribution that he was making to both types of music back in the 60s! Mongo's group here is filled with some really great horn players -- Nat Adderley on cornet, Marty Sheller on trumpet, Bobby Capers on alto sax, and Pat Patrick on baritone -- really hitting a hard-edged groove that's as filled with soul jazz solo inflections as it is with Mongo's great work on percussion! The reeds bring a sharp edge to the record that keeps on going throughout - pushing the set with a lot more soul than other Latin sides from the time, particularly those in the charanga mode and most tracks are short and feisty."

TRACKLIST
01. 'Skins' - (Sheller)
02. 'Fatback' - (Capers, Capers)
03. 'Hammer Head' - (Sheller)
04. 'Dot Dot Dot' - (Sheller)
05. 'Corn Bread Guajira'- (Capers)
06. 'Dirty Willie' - (Sheller)
07. 'Sweet Tater Pie' - (Grand)
08. 'Bembe Blue' - (Laws)
09. 'Dulce Amor' - (Grand)
10. 'Tacos' - (Laws)
11. 'Para Ti' - (Santamaria)

PERSONNEL
Nat Adderley - Cornet (1.3.10)
Marty Sheller - trumpet, latin percussion
Hubert Laws - piccolo, flute, tenor sax
Bobby Capers - alto sax, baritone sax
Rodgers Grant - piano
Victor Venegas - bass
Jimmy Cobb - drums (1,10)
Ray Lucas - drums (2.9)
Mongo Santamaria - conga, bongo
Carmelo Garcia - timbale
"Chihuahua" Martinez - latin percussion
Wito Kortwright - guino


CREDITS
Recorded Spring 1964
Riverside RLP 93530

Here's a chart I found for 'Para Ti'

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Mongo Santamaria
"FREE SPIRIT" (1984)





Bacoso says :
Mighty Mongo for Tropical Buddha from 1984. Mongo hooked back up with the great Marty Sheller for this excellent latin jazz LP which was coordinated by none other than Jack Hooke, DJ extraordinaire and the man behind the Monday night salsa meets jazz sessions at the Village Gate. Two essential cuts on this one : "Power Struggle" and "Espiritu Libre" (which has just had a reworking by Beatconducter!) Highly Recommended. Ripped @320 from original vinyl.

TRACKLIST
01. 'Mañana Wilson' - (Marty Sheller)
02. 'Tish' - (Marty Sheller)
03. 'Zimbabwe' - (Sam Furnace)
04. 'Con Hache' - (Bobby Sanabria)
05. 'Power Struggle' - (Tony Hinson)
06. 'Tracey' - (Marty Sheller)
07. 'Espíritu Libre' - (Eddie Allen)
08. 'You Are on My Mind' - (Bob Quarantas)

PERSONNEL
Mongo Santamaria - percussion, conga, leader
Eddie Allen - trumpet, flugelhorn
Sam Furnace - flute, alto sax, baritone sax
Tony Hinson - flute, soprano sax, tenor sax
Bob Quarantas - piano, keyboards
Eddie Resto - bass
Pablo Rosario - bongos
Bobby Sanabria - drums

CREDITS
Produced by Henry Montalvo and Vicente Iturbides.

Released on Tropical Buddha Records, 1984
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Mongo Santamaria discography - behold dead links from 2008!  :

1952 "... and his afro-cuban beaters"
1958-59 "Afro Roots" (combines "Yambu" and "Mongo") at El Milagro Verde
Also here are cover scans and label scans for "Yambu"
1959 "Sabroso" at Avax or My Favourite Sound
1961 "Arriba! La Pachnaga" contains "Arriba" and "Mas Sabroso" - thanks Xerxes. 
1961 "Mas Sabroso" - also comped on "Arriba! la Pachnaga"
1962 "Go, Mongo!"donated by Xerxes - info
1962 "Watermelon Man" info
1962 "Viva Mongo" donated by Xerxes, re-up by LOL Music
1963 "Mongo at The Village Gate" at Dimension Latina
1963 "Mongo Introduces La Lupe" at AfroCubanLatinJazz
1964 "La Bamba" / alternate
1964 "Mighty Mongo" from here
1965 "El Pussy Cat" at Flageolette
1965 "El Bravo" donated by Xerxes
1967 "Mongomania" - info
1967 "Mongo Explodes" at Orgy In Rhythm
1967 "Explodes at the Village Gate" at BanaMusic
1967 "Hey Let's Party" at Buns O'Plenty
1969 "Stone Soul" thanks LOL Music
1969 "Afro American Latin" at Blog - o - Blog / alternate
1969 "Soul Bag" at Vinyl For Giants (see word 'soul' in text)
1970 "All Strung out" (Without 'Me and You Baby', already included and complete in 'Afro-American Latin')
1970 "Feeling Alright' at Nübeats
1970 "Mongo's Way" at Avax
1970 "Mongo 70" at Avax / alternate
1974 "Live At Yankee Stadium" at Blog - o - Blog / alternate
1975 "Afro-Indio" (with A La Carte) / alternate / alternate
1976 "Sofrito" at I think I see the Mothership Coming" / alternate
1976 "Ubane" at El Punto de la Salsa
1977 "Dawn" - fully comped on "Mambo mongo" at Si Si RompeSe Compone
1977 "Dawn" aka "Amenecer" at Blog-O-Blog / alternate
1978 "
A La Carte" donated by reader Xerxes. Thanks!
1978 "Drums and Chants" (rec. 1955) donated by Rowan - (also comped on
"... and his afro-cuban beaters", see above)
1979 "Red Hot" at Standard and Grooves
1980 "Montreaux Heat" at AfroCubanLatinJazz
1983 "Mongo Magic" donated by Remy
1984
"Free Spirit (Espiritu Libre) at Orgy In Rhythm
1987 "Soy Yo" at Zonamusical or Si Se Rompe se Compone

1988 "Soca Me Nice" donated by LOL Music
1989 "Ole Ola" donated by LOL Music
1990 "Live at Jazz Alley" at Pepanito
1993 "Mambo Mongo" - info
1993
"Mambo mongo" at Si Si Rompe Se Compone(same title & year, different album!)
1996 "Brazilian Sunset" - recorded 1992 - info / FLAC from LOL Music
1996 "Mongo Returns" at Si Se Rompe Se Compone
2000
"Le Sorcier des Congas" at Avax

Compilations

"Greatest Hits" at Zonamusical

video

Mongo Santamaría - Jazz à Vienne (video - 24:04)

- Mother Jones
- Who's got the bread?
- Aged in soul
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
donated by LOL Music
please add to the discography and report dead links, thanks!
Thanks to LOL Music for much help with new links

152 comments:

B3 said...

Thanks for all your efforts here. I've been inspired by you and the other intrepid LP collectors to start my own blog and give a bit back. Please visit me at http://rootsisforeveryone.blogspot.com - my first post is a great Stitt/Ammons album, plenty more to come!

Dr. Johnny Fever said...

Thanks Simon, you filled some nice holes in my Mongo collection via Bacoso and the links. I'm working on a post that I will hopefully get up tonight, I'm pretty sure you'll dig it too. It's Kenny Barron's "Lucifer" which has lots of Rhodes, you know, I too can never have enough. Keep up your good work, it's greatly appreciated.

Peace
-Dr. Fever

Simon666 said...

Thanks b4 and good luck with the blog!
Dr Johnny I'll be right on to that one, sounds great :)

Simon666 said...

... and just added several more mongo album links

colinb said...

Fantastic posts and much appreciated-could you point me in the dirction of the Mongo album Red Hot featuring Bob James and a cover of Watermelon Man please.

Simon666 said...

what, thirty-one album links and you want another ??
Just kidding .... sorry colinb, can't find that one, maybe a reader can help ...

colinb said...

Thanks anyway-if one of your readers can help it would be greatly appreciated.
Great music here.

Simon666 said...

Hi Mongo fans -
Just added two more Mongo album links to the big list at the base of the post :

1960 "Our Man In Havana" at Warianos forum:
http://www.warianos.cl/foros/showthread.php?t=47919

and
1967 "Hey! Let's Party" at Waxfiend
http://waxfiend.blogspot.com/2008/01/mongo-santamaria-hey-lets-party.html

Thanks to reader Stefan for pointing these ones out

Simon666 said...

Added a link for 1980 "Montreaux Heat"
(live album, recorded in 1980 but released in 2003).
Also changed the post title to "36 albums from Mongo Santamaria'.

Simon666 said...

One more added!
1993 "Mambo Mongo"

Simon666 said...

Two more, making 39 mongo albums total :


1952 "Momgo Santamaria and his Afro-Cuban Drum Beaters"

Tracklist :

01. Druma Kuyi
02. Consejo Al Vive Bien
03. Moforiborere
04. Oromiso
05. Congo Mania
06. Margarito
07. Caumbia
08. Columbia
09. Abacua
10. Yroco
11. Ochun
12. Bembe Kinigua
13. Chango
14. Conga Callejera
15. Meta
16. Guanguanco
17. Fiesta Abacua

2000 "Le sorcier des congas"
(compilation?)

Tracklist :
01. Watermelon man.mp3
02. Manteca.mp3
03. Besito pa ti.mp3
04. Montuneando.mp3
05. Este manbo.mp3
06. Jamaicuba.mp3
07. Descarga at the black hawk.mp3
08. Las guajiras.mp3
09. Sweet tater pie.mp3
10. Mambo terrifico.mp3
11. Afro blue.mp3
12. Fat-back.mp3
13. Mongorama.mp3
14. Perfido.mp3

Simon666 said...

hi all,
2 more comp albums added to the discography, courtesy of reader Stefan :

1. The compilation “Arriba!” (1996). It contains two albums from Mongo Santamaria: “Arriba! La pachanga” (1961) and “Mas sabroso” (1961). Unfortunately the last three songs are missing in the download.

http://sonero-sonero.blogspot.com/2008/07/mongo-santamaria-arriba.html


2. The compilation “Mambo Mongo” (1993). It has the same name and is from the same year as a compilation you have already listed, but this here is a completely different CD from another label and with other songs ;)
Songs 3 – 11 are the complete album “Dawn” (1977) for which Mongo won a Grammy!! The other two songs are from somewhere else (it’s a really strange compilation).

http://siserompesecompone.blogspot.com/2008/09/mambo-mongo-mongo-santamaria.html

stepe said...

Hi
Here's another Mongo LP-Rip
http://rapidshare.com/files/153741512/Mongo_Santamaria_-_1979_-_Red_Hot.rar.html
Stepe

Simon666 said...

Big thanks Stepe!
I know this is going to make colinb (above) a happy man :)
Have linked it up in the discography. Downloading it myself now, don't know this one ...

Martín Alonso said...

Una producción más de Mongo:

Mongo Santamaria Y Su Orquesta - Merengue
Posted By : Ibiza | Date : 09 Oct 2008 22:01 | Comments : 1

Mongo Santamaria Y Su Orquesta - Merengue
Cuba | mp3 320 Kbps | 118 MB
Sarabandas 1995




01. Che-Que-Re-Que-Che-Que
02. Pachanga Pa' Ti
03. Tulibamba
04. Para Ti
05. Guaguanco Mania
06. Pito Pito
07. Monte Adentro
08. Ye Ye
09. Mambo De Cuco
10. Ja, Ja-Ja
11. El Bote
12. Tula Hula
13. Conga Pa Gozar
14. En La Felicidad
15. Que Maravilloso
16. A La Luna Me Voy


http://rapidshare.com/files/152388940/mongomerengue.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/152389501/mongomerengue.part2.rar



MIRROR


http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RDKMY09O

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IGQ65HVL

http://foro.lomasinteresante.net/index.php/topic,6009.msg16075.html

http://new.taringa.net/posts/musica/1610715/Mega-Post---Cuba---Latin-Jazz---Salsa---4.html

http://www.freshwap.net/forums/music/27628-mongo-santamaria-y-su-orquesta-merengue-320kbps.html

Simon666 said...

Thankyou very much Martin!

I've added the Taringa link to the discography as it also gives people access to other great albums.

Also, I've had an email from reader Stefan pointing me to a post of Santamaria's 1987 album "Soy Yo", which has also been added to the discography.

So now 45 Santamaria albums and still going strong!

Martín Alonso said...

Mongo Santamaria - Feelin' alright

Feelin' Alright (Atlantic, 1970)

1 feelin' alright
2 fever
3 hip-hug-her
4 hold on, i'm comin'
5 i can't get next to you
6 sunshine of your love
7 heighty-hi
8 in-a-gadda-da-vida
9 on broadway
10 tracks of my tears
11 by the time i get to phoenix

formato: mp3 - 192kbps

Código:

http://rapidshare.com/files/112869889/feelinalright.rar.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/33165940/Mongo_kayaking_.rar



http://radiopura.blogspot.com/2008/07/zoom-mongo-santamaria.html

http://zonamusical.net/tu_zona/salsa/98235-feelin-alright-mongo-santamaria.html

Simon666 said...

Thanks for your help Martin.
The first link I already had up, the 2nd is about the same quality as the other link I had up .. so I'll leave it the same for now.
But thanks for looking out!

Simon666 said...

New addition to discography -
"Mongo Returns" (1996)

1 a kiss in her glance
2 you've got it, bad girl
3 bahia
4 slyck 'n slyde
5 song for marilyn
6 when did you stop loving me, when did i stop loving you
7 hush
8 ol' school groove
9 free world mambo
formato: mp3 - 320kbps

http://siserompesecompone.blogspot.com/2008/11/mongo-santamaria-mongo-returns-1996.html

cheeba said...

Thanks for posting the update on this one, Simon!

Simon666 said...

No problems Cheeba, hopefully you've got enough to dance to this weekend :)

Simon666 said...

Just target-marketing the latin fans at the blog to say that I've posted Eddie Palmieri's "Unfinished Masterpiece" (1974) in WAV and MP3, also with links to another 53 albums, come check it out ...
(Apologies to regular commenters who get this a few times!)
Simon

RPM said...

Thanks to Simon and everyone else who takes the time to keep this great art from falling between the cracks.
Not fade away.

LISERGICFUNK said...

Many thanks for all incredible post,your blog is a very lisergic!
Ciao e grazie

Xerxes said...
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Xerxes said...

hi,
I ripped another album from Mongo:

A La Carte (1978)

http://rapidshare.com/files/192252789/Mongo_Santamaria_-_A_La_Carte__1978_.zip.html

Mongo goes disco on this, yeah. Hope you enjoy!!

Xerxes

Simon666 said...

Thanks a lot Xerxes~!

Xerxes said...

hi,
here is another album from Mongo for you:

Go, Mongo! (1962)

http://rapidshare.com/files/201993002/Mongo_Santamaria_-_Go__Mongo___1962_.zip

best regards,
Xerxes

Simon666 said...

thanks again Xerxes!

Simon666 said...

... and it's a good one hey? Chick Corea on piano ... thanks again

Xerxes said...

in the blogosphere I found a cool live album from Mongooooo:

Mongo At The Village Gate (1963)

http://bermudezyezidmusicaymas.blogspot.com/2008/08/mongoatthevillagegate.html

I never get bored with Mongo's sound!
Xerxes

Xerxes said...

here is another gem from Mongo:

Viva Mongo! (1962)

http://rapidshare.com/files/216525208/Mongo_Santamaria_-_Viva_Mongo___1962_.zip

have fun,
Xerxes

Simon666 said...

Thanks Xerxes!
I had forgotten to add that blog link before, but I've linked up that and this new one as well :)

Alexandre said...

"Free Spirit" link is down! Could someone upload it again? I can't foud it anywhere else.

Thanks a lot!

Simon666 said...

I'll re-up "Free Spirit" on Monday...

Simon666 said...

"Free Spirit" (Espiritu Libre) re-upped, see post.

Xerxes said...

hi,
here's one more hot and sweaty album by Mongo.

El Bravo! (1965)

http://rapidshare.com/files/226685178/Mongo_Santamaria_-_El_Bravo___1965_.zip

Pump up the volume and enjoy!!
Xerxes

Simon666 said...

Thanks for your continued support for this thread Xerxes, much appreciated!
Linked up, 52 albums now :)

Simon666 said...

Hi Xerxes,
I've made this into a special post, see here :

http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com/2009/04/mongo-santamaria-el-bravo-1964.html

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Sorry Simon, but
http://rapidshare.com/files/153741512/Mongo_Santamaria_-_1979_-_Red_Hot.rar.html
don't work

anyway, great work!

peace

Pier

ish said...

How did I miss this thread?

Anyway, nice work, as usual!

Simon666 said...

hey ish, I think it was about one post every 36 hours back in June, easy to miss one :)

Simon666 said...

Hello Pier,
new link found and added for "Red Hot" :

http://themothershipconnection.blogspot.com/2009/04/mongo-santamaria-red-hot-1979.html

Xerxes said...

hi,
there are only 2 albums missing in the Mongo discography for completeness:

1. Explodes at the village gate (1967) (Columbia CS 9570)

2. Magic (1983) (Roulette 79001)

It's almost done, only 2 albums left!! Hopefully someone out there can help to fill this gap!
Come on people!!

Xerxes

rowan said...

Hi,

Is the "Drums & Chants" LP on the list? I can't find it.

If it's not and you want it then I'll rip and upload...

Cheers,
Rowan

Simon666 said...

Hi Rowan -
I'm sorry, I missed your comment before. I would LOVE it if you could rip and upload "Drums and Chants", that would be fantastic, thanks.

Simon666 said...

Xerxes,
I made your contribution of "A La Carte" into my first anniversary blog post, check it here :

http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com/2009/05/mongo-santamaria-la-carte-1978.html

Simon666 said...

Hi again Mongo fans -

I've done a check and overhaul of this list. Some were dead - managed to re-link about 5-10 albums to new locations.

These ones I can't find : MUCH appreciated if people could re-up :

1961 “Arriba! La pachanga”
1961 "Mas sabroso”
1970 "Mongo '70"
1971 "Mongo at Montreux"

and these ones we're still after :

1967 "Explodes at the Village Gate"
1978 "Drums and Chants"
1983 "Magic"

Simon666 said...

UPDATE :
I've uploaded these two from my own CDs @ 320kbps

1970 "Mongo '70"
1971 "Mongo at Montreux"

We need these two re-upped by someone :

1961 “Arriba! La pachanga”
1961 "Mas sabroso”

and these ones we're also still after :

1967 "Explodes at the Village Gate"
1978 "Drums and Chants"
1983 "Magic"

rowan said...

Hi Simon,

Sorry - been away and only just read your reply about "Drums & Chants".

I'll get it sorted this weekend and let you know when it's up!

Cheers,
Rowan

Simon666 said...

Thanks Rowan!

JJ said...

I greatly appreciate the sharing of this collection.

However, the following album links are dead:

1961 - Mongo Santamaria - Arriba! La pachanga
1961 - Mongo Santamaria - Mas sabroso
1967 - Mongo Santamaria - Explodes at the Village Gate
1969 - Mongo Santamaria - Soul Bag
1978 - Mongo Santamaria - Drums and Chants
1983 - Mongo Santamaria - Magic (Roulette)

Simon666 said...

Thanks JJ -

Actually the only "dead link" was "Soul Bag", which is now linked to a new place :


http://vinyl4giants.blogspot.com/2007/12/mongo-santamaria-soul-bag-1968.html

(see the word "soul" in text, and remember to thank him)

So our want list is still :

1961 - Mongo Santamaria - Arriba! La pachanga
1961 - Mongo Santamaria - Mas sabroso
1967 - Mongo Santamaria - Explodes at the Village Gate
1978 - Mongo Santamaria - Drums and Chants
1983 - Mongo Santamaria - Magic (Roulette)

Hi Rowan -
Any luck yet with "Drums & Chants" ? Keen to hear it and will make a special post :)

thanks to all,
S

d0za said...

I must say THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping me complete (nearly) my mongo collection.


I had up to this point about 14... and i haven't been 'blogbusting' for some time. But 6 months ago this was not available and i will say again thank you.


I will keep my eyes open for the 5 missing albums and havent checked soulseek yet.

Thank you from the bottom!

Simon666 said...

Glad to help d0za, any help back appreciated! :)

Xerxes said...

hi,
here are 2 of the missing albums:

http://rapidshare.com/files/243683400/Mongo_Santamaria_-_Arriba__La_Pachanga__1961_.zip

http://rapidshare.com/files/245153507/Mongo_Santamaria_-_Mas_Sabroso__1961_.zip

"Drums and Chants" is fully compiled on the compilation "Mongo Santamaria and his Afro-Cuban Drum Beaters". Back in 1978 "Drums and
chants" was only a new edition of old songs Mongo had already published earlier.

best regards,
Xerxes

Simon666 said...

Thanks a lot for the uploads and the research, Xerxes!

Well that leaves us with two to find :

1967 "Explodes at the Village Gate"
1983 "Magic" (Roulette)

Ernest said...

1967 "Explodes at the Village Gate"

I have this album, but I won't have access to it until September. It contains the best version of Afro Blue ever recorded (IMHO)

Simon666 said...

If you're able to bring us that album it'd be fantastic Ernest - "Afro Blue" is one of those songs I can bever get enough of :)

rowan said...

Hi Simon,

Sorry for the delay. End of semester assessments & marking...

I have just uploaded a vinyl rip of Drums & Chants, then checked in comments and seen Xerxes's point about the 'Afro-Cuban Drum Beaters', so that was a waste of time eh?!

If anyone does want to hear a fat but sometimes noisy vinyl version then go to:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/0py7n4

Cheers,
Rowan

Simon666 said...

Not a waste of time at all Rowan, your rip sounds great, and many thanks for this.
I've done a new post for it :

http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com/2009/06/mongo-santamaria-drums-and-chants-1978.html

Anonymous said...

In the album A-La-Carte, the track called Teresa (composed by Bill O'Connell) is missing, and the original version of Congo Blue, from Go, Mongo! has 7:30, and that version has 5:45. And the worst part that these 2 albums are excellent!

Simon666 said...

Hi anonymous -
my CD copy of "a La Carte" does not contain that track. It's a 2-for-1 CD with "Afro Indio", so they may have left off a track in order to fit both albums on.
If you come across it, please post it here, thanks.

Anonymous said...

fantastic post - killergroove has one cut afro blue from the album explodes at the villagegate http://killergroove.blogspot.com/2006_11_01_killergroove_archive.html seems to me what is missing is brazilian sunset and at the blackhawk thanks for ones I didn't have -joseito

Anonymous said...

Hallo friends!
what for a blog, wonderful!!
i need your help!, i'm looking for the whole album from Mongo Santamaria "RED HOT", it's very dificult to find this!!; can you share this album here again or how i will find it!!?? Thanks!!!

Simon666 said...

Re "Red Hot" :
Had a look around and can't see it anywhere now, lots of links to the one dead rapidshare file ....

Can anyone in this thread who downloaded it please re-up ?
thanks
Simon

Anonymous said...

Thank Simon for your answer,
what a piity, it's really dificult to find it :-(
i will keep to look for it;
and i will follow your blog, maybe somebody will post this album soon, thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I found Teresa, from the A la Carte album. Here is the link:
http://www.mediafire.com/?2yxtnmgmrmy

Simon666 said...

thanks anonymous!

Simon666 said...

New link for "Hey! Let's Party" (1967) at Spiral :

http://nlgbbbblth.blogspot.com/2009/11/lp-047-mongo-santamaria-hey-lets-party.html

Anonymous said...

I forgot to tell the original page where was Teresa: killergroove.blogspot.com

Xerxes said...

hi,
good to see you back Simon!

Here's a new link for the album "Red Hot (1979)":

http://rapidshare.com/files/319107326/Mongo_Santamaria_-_Red_Hot__1979_.zip

best regards,
Xerxes

Simon666 said...

Hi Xerxes,
a belated thanks for your contribution of "Red Hot" !
Now added to thread.

hiller said...

you are the reason I discovered Mongo Santamaria and now he is one of my favorite artists. He is really quite amazing.

Thank you so much for all of your music contributions!!

-Hiller

Anonymous said...

First, thank you for all that wonderfull work. I've got two Mongo Cassettes many years ago from a friend and let them run forth and back in my car for month back then. Since I've found this blog I'm again into this great and heart-warming music and only now I understand more and more also the background and way of M.S.. Unfortunately I missed the record 'Images'. All links are dead.
Could one of you who downloaded it reup it again please?
Would be realy wonderfull as it is also not in the catalogs of the sellers anymore.

Best wishes, Sarasir

Anonymous said...

Found a working El Pussy Cat:
http://rapidshare.com/files/286511650/PEMCFlaVCG.rar

Anonymous said...

forgott to check for a pass - it's
'flageolette'. There is also a hi res
scan of the cover. (http://flageolette.blogspot.com/2009/09/mongo-santamaria-el-pussy-cat-on.html)
cheers

Simon666 said...

thanks anonymous - I've put a link to Flageolette's post. Just so you know : I always prefer to link to people's original posts instead of their rapidshare links. That means that they get people thanking them for bothering to upload, so they think it's worthwhile and post more good stuff.
Anyway thanks for tracking this down!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am LOL Music and I reuploaded again Images by Mongo Santamaría. Here is the link:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EOOV3XXW

This wonderful music can't be lost. I recommend you Magic, Chango: Afro-Cuban Drums and Explodes at the Village Gate. Thanks a lot!

Simon666 said...

Thanks for the re-up :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for Images.
Unfortunately Mongomania is also off, and I discovered that I have the wrong one - this 2CD Tribute by Gerardo Rosales...
Anyways, would be wonderful if one of you could up it again.

Listening to M.S. and Friends, Mambo Mongo a lot - it's a great piece of music. And, be aware of the man behind Mongo, Marty Sheller. His arrangements are very hot and special. Without him Mongo's music would not be the same.

Best Wishes

Simon666 said...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FSGC35XC

445 mb

apparently contains :

Afro American Latin - La Lupe - Afro Cuban Drum Beaters - Mongomania - Sofrito - Up From The Roots

Anonymous said...

Yes, that's exactly the trap I was running in - read above! Mongomania of M.S. is not a double CD or LP and has different songs. So it seems like that we have another one to hunt.

By the way, has anyone noticed yet that there is also a song missing on Afro Roots compared to the original LPs/CDs Yambu and Mongo? It's Mi Guaguanco, the track before the last one of original Yambu (in between Conga par Gozar and Columbia) left out because of max CD time prob. I found this song on the Fania Comp Mongo's Greatest Hits.
A link to this one is:
http://rapidshare.com/files/193078912/Mongo_Santamaria.Greatest_Hits_1995_.rar
It still works but I couldn't trace down where it comes from. The blog link shown in filestubes is dead so hurry.
cheers

Simon666 said...

Actually that was someone else's tribute to Mongo called "Mongomania" ....

HERE is Mongomania :

http://rapidshare.com/files/368212509/Mongo_Santamaria_-_Mongomania.zip

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately 2 songs are missing - Mamacita Lisa and Mongo's Boogaloo - in this Mongomania post. Mongo's Boogaloo I found on the Mongo Santamaria's Greatest Hits CD release (one of the bonus tracks) but Mamacita Lisa - any idea?

And, got my hands on a Yambu LP release and made hi-res scans of the cover. Anybody interested? And if, where is it best to up them?
cheers

Simon666 said...

no sign of that track, done a search, sorry ... I would be interested in Yamba, try mediafire.com

Anonymous said...

Aha, never did that before - seems to work. Link is:
http://www.mediafire.com/?uiolthyyyta
Labels will follow was running out of time yesterday.

Anonymous said...

thank you Anonymous for the hi-res scans for Yambu.

Does anybody out there have Mongo's album "Explodes at the Village Gate" from 1967 and would be so kind to upload it??

Help much appreciated!!

best regards
Stefan

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm LOL Music and I reuploaded again Mongomania, because the recent RapidShare link is blocked.

Here is the link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Z3I6T0ED

Simon666 said...

Thanks LOL Music ..

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for the complete Mongomania. I have the Labels of Yambu ready and also scanned Mongo Magic and Images. Will up all together soon. Will also do a LP rip of Mongo Magic, but I'm terribly busy at the moment, so please be a little patient.
cheers

Simon666 said...

Thanks a lot anonymous, looking forward to "Mongo Magic" whenever you can get to it :)

Anonymous said...

Had time to do the labels of Yambu and added also a CD label and a CD cover + sleeve I made for a paper bag - I hate jewel cases! Also the scans of Mongo Magic LP cover are included - labels and bag will follow as long as somebody is interested in this work.
(Please give me some feedback)
cheers

Anonymous said...

Sorry, forgot to post the link for above, here it is:
http://www.mediafire.com/?eo53nlmnuyo
I'm getting old....

Simon666 said...

Thanks for your time and efforts on the scans anonymous - they look good! - I've added links to the scans in the discography in the appropriate places. Naturally looking forward to hearing "Mongo Magic" when you have the time to upload :) I'll do a special post when you manage to do that. Would also like to credit it to you, so perhaps think about making up an online name for yourself :)
Thanks again for your work,
Simon

Simon666 said...

p.s. I just updated about 15 links in the discography (!), more to do do later ...

Anonymous said...

Hello, Mongo Santamaria's album called Magic is hardest to find. But I going to post some samples for give an idea of how wonderful is this album.

Time Will Tell
http://www.mediafire.com/?ymu3qjt14ne

Rude Boy
http://www.mediafire.com/?mozmyyljytv

Piraña
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Qscsr3-j0

Should the Blues be suspended
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0is3S1aGco

I don't found the other song samples: Bonita, Rachel's Dance, The Answer Is Love and Freedom; but I hope that my post be useful.

Thanks!

Simon666 said...

Thanks for the links anonymous, love those youtube ones particularly :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, soon the complete Mongo Magic will come. Transferred it and cleaned it (by hand!) so far. Still needs to be cut named and encoded. Have absolutely no time now to continue but in a few days....
cheers

Simon666 said...

Thanks, looking forward to it :)

Anonymous said...

Hello, this is a little donation for this page:

Mongo Santamaría - Jazz à Vienne (video - 24:04)
- Mother Jones
- Who's got the bread?
- Aged in soul
---
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=D0LGW5NB
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P34U62Y0
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3NY655LO
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2OEF7218
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1I374GX6
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HO6N7UQG
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QZA6YMVP
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O2L5J02T
by Lavoule

Soca me nice (reuploaded)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8335OL5F

Ole Olá (reuploaded)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EN9KANKP

PD: I'm a little impatient for Mongo Magic.

LOL Music

Simon666 said...

Thanks a lot for all of that LOL Music, have added to the discography :)

Simon666 said...

Remy has stepped forward with his "Mongo Magic" rip, thanks Remy!

New post :

http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com/2010/05/mongo-santamaria-mongo-magic-1983.html

Simon666 said...

Well that was the GOOD news about this thread.

And now the bad news ...
Someone systematically went through and had about 32 of the links deleted. I discovered it yesterday when getting ready for the "Mongo Magic" post.

Well, I spent Saturday night uploading what I had, and also finding some new links. The end result is that we are still missing a few of Xerxes' generous uploads :

1961 "Mas Sabroso"
and
1962 "Viva Mongo!"

I couldn't find these on my harddrive, so if Xerxes or anyone else could re-up these, it would be much appreciated!

Also, of course, the holy grail of the thread :

1967 "Explodes at the Village Gate" :)

thanks!

Simon666 said...

one more comment .....
I've just purchased "Explodes at the Village Gate" on ebay ... just need to wait for the swimming donkeys to bring it across the pacific ocean, but shouldn't be too long ..

sasha said...

Awesome work here Simon..Very much appreciated..Many thanks.

Simon666 said...

You're welcome Sasha :)

OK everyone, while I'm waiting for "Explodes at the Village Gate" to arrive, would appreciate some people trying to track down these ones :

1961 "Mas Sabroso"
1962 "Viva Mongo"

OR

"At the Black Hawk", which is a re-issue of "Viva Mongo" and "Mighty Mongo".

Thanks for your assistance folks!
Ideally, someone who downloaded these before could re-up ?

Anonymous said...

WOW! FINALLY, MONGO MAGIC IS HERE. After 2 years searching it, I can have and listen this wonderful album. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

With "Chango: Afro-Cuban drums" (some songs are in Mongo Santamaria and his Afro-Cuban drum beaters), "Explodes at the Village Gate", "Slap it" (12" single) and the full version of "Congo Blue" (from the album Go, Mongo!) I complete my Mongo Santamaría collection.

Simon666 said...

Hi anonymous -
Glad you're enjoying it :)
Sounds like you've kept the full collection - could you re-upload the missing ones for us ?
thanks,
Simon

Simon666 said...

Updates :

- All the rips of "Fuego" (1972) were at 192kbps, so I've ripped from CD @ 320 and replaced the previous link with this one. Nice funky album, so check it out.

- bit more research : "Mas Sabroso" is contained within "Arriba", which was actually a re-release, so still to come are :

1967 "Explodes at the Village Gate" (1967)
which I'll rip when it gets here,

and
1962 "Viva Mongo"
(or "At the Blackhawk", which contains that album).

then we have a complete discography. Onto it guys! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mongo Maniacs,

Mas Sabroso is comped on Arriba!
But haven't checked out the songs yet. Could be that it's not complete or short versions as on other 2 for 1 CDs.

Thanks for the Videos by the way.
First time that I saw Mongo playing - great!

Remy

Anonymous said...

P.S.:
And now I'm looking forward to 'Explodes at the Village Gate' impatiently, and pray every day that the swimming donkeys will not drown.

Just great here, Simon and all contributers.

Remy

Anonymous said...

Hello, I reuploaded again "Más sabroso" and "¡Viva Mongo!". Here are the links:

Más sabroso:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DHGZRHGA

¡Viva Mongo!
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=B1HALYEW

Thanks for this useful post. LOL Music.

Simon666 said...

Big thanks for that LOL Music :)

Remy - received notification today that the swimming donkeys have begun their journey across the Pacific.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear, Simon.
I've been rebuilding 4 of my PCs since 2 weeks, slowly going nuts (replacing MBs, CPUs, drives + installing, testing... - all day long!!!). But there is already some light in sight... and then, even faster than light: ->->->->->->->->->->->->->->->
The only music I can hear occasionally - Three guesses free! - is Mongo, nevous wreck I am.
So, will be back - hopefully - in a few days...
Remy

Anonymous said...

Simon, what happened to the swimming donkeys? Hope they didn't get lost. Still working on my machines but it's getting better every day - decisions, decisions...
Remy

Simon666 said...

Hi Remy -
The swimming donkeys have arrived, but I've been attacked by flying bats at work. Soon :)

Simon666 said...

OK tragic news ...... believe it or not, I finally got a chance to play "Explodes at the Village Gate" (turntables has been packed away) - and it's a crap copy, many skips on every track, unplayable.
Mr Ebay is going to get this one sent back to him.
So sorry, no more Mongo for right now ....

Anonymous said...

No more Mongo for right now? Somebody already uploaded Explodes at the Village Gate. Here is the link:

http://zonamusical.net/tu_zona/salsa-217/mongo-santamaria-explodes-village-gate-1967-a-325695/

LOL Music

Simon666 said...

Fantastic, thanks LOL Music :)

Discography complete!

Simon666 said...

Also, you guys should come and check out the new comp - "Latin Rhodes 3" :

http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com/2010/06/various-artists-latin-rhodes-3-comp-12.html

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm LOL Music and I uploaded the album Brazilian Sunset in FLAC format. Here is the link:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HQYVP6GN

And thank you very much for this space dedicated for the good music.

Simon666 said...

Thanks LOL Music :)

Anonymous said...

Who knows about a Mongo Santamaria's song called "El Tres", composed by Marty Sheller and only appears in some 45rpm discs?

Anonymous said...

The song "El Tres" is the non-LP B-side of the Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Columbia 4-44886 from 1969. The A-side is the song Twenty-Five Miles.

Perhaps someone can add this song, which features the Cuban tres guitar, to this collection of Mongo-music. Then this discography will be complete!

Help would be much appreciated!!

best regards,
Stefan

tradingfoursj said...

simon,

thanks a lot for this marvelous compilation, it is great work and lovable music.

being that mongo was a pillar of latin jazz and jazz, would you know of a compilation on the discography of the other great pillar, tito puente? i love both men's work and such compilation would be a worthy endeavour.

the best to you and all people who posted,

j

David Easter said...

Thank you, thank you! I'm a big Mongo Santamaria fan and this is terrific. All the best.

J-Beezie said...

Wow. What else can one say?

You all (esp Simon) are heroes. Alot of this stuff has been über rare. Gotta love Mongo. I first heard of him from Jimi Hendrix believe it or not. Jimi mentions him in a song I can't recall at the moment.

Later I realized that he wrote Afro Blue (which I knew from Coltrane)... but these days I am seriously digging me some Santamaria direct. Thanks you guys.

Edward Cheung said...

Anyone have a .torrent file for all these albums? I am in Hong Kong and some of the ones hosted on megaupload I can't get (as the service won't work for HK).

Thanks!

nuebeats said...

Hey Simon, I just noticed that the link for "Feelin' Alright" doesn't work anymore. Let me provide an alternative source:

http://nuebeats.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/mongo-santamaria-feelin-alright/

Cheers, Jonathan!

Simon666 said...

Thanks Jonathan, linked up :)

Claudio Leonardo said...

thanks, by prin

Aldo Mauricio said...

HI simon666, what's the password of the album "stone soul" that is in rapidshare, i've downloaded but i can't open it because of the pass, thanks, Mongo for ever

Anonymous said...

simon,

i hate to tell you, but the zip for "watermelon man" is not working. it is just one half of the record.

hope it can be fixed, will keep an eye on it.

LOL Music said...

Hello. I reuploaded two albums: Watermelon man, with the bonus tracks, probably from the Blackhawk's concert and Stone Soul.

Watermelon man:
http://www.fileserve.com/file/dHENXPm

Stone Soul:
http://www.fileserve.com/file/yFCF4gd

LOL Music said...

Hello again. I tested all the links. These are the missing albums:

- Mongo Santamaria and his Afro-Cuban Drum Beaters
- Arriba la Pachanga!
- Afro-Roots
- El Pussycat
- Mighty Mongo
- Hey! Let's Party
New link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4Y92UYM7
- All Strung Out
- Explodes at the Village Gate
New link: http://www.banamusic.com/descargar-mongo-santamaria-explodes-at-the-village-gate-1967.html
- Ubane
New link: http://elpuntodelasalsa.blogspot.com/2011/04/mongo-santamaria-y-justo-betancourt.html
The "My Favourite Songs", "Flageolette" and "My Jazz World" blogs doesn't exist anymore.

Thanks for all.

Simon666 said...

LOL Music, many thanks for checking those and for the re-ups; discography has been updated.

I've also fixed the 'Mighty Mongo" link, that's fine now ...

LOL Music said...

Some missing albums:

- La Bamba:
http://rapidshare.com/files/198491301/Mongo_Santamaria_-_La_BambaFlaVCG.rar

- Mongo Santamaria and his Afro-Cuban drum beaters:
http://avaxhome.ws/music/jazz/MONSANACDBMP.html

- El Pussy Cat:
http://vitacongusto.blogspot.com/2009/09/mongo-santamaria-el-pussy-cat-on_29.html

- All Strung Out (Without 'Me and You Baby', already included and complete in 'Afro-American Latin'):
http://www.fileserve.com/file/UzfueHZ

- Arriba la Pachanga!:
http://www.fileserve.com/file/ptQXNUy

Simon666 said...

Thanks again LOL Music, all hooked up :)

LOL Music said...

Here's Afro-Roots, includes the missing track of the CD compilation, Mi Guaguanco.

http://www.fileserve.com/file/8cen6je
http://www.fileserve.com/file/tUBcnbP
http://www.fileserve.com/file/xcrzmFS
http://www.fileserve.com/file/j7pXUv7
http://www.fileserve.com/file/XTA8dPp

Respect to Afro-Cuban Drum Beaters, they was uploaded in a multiupload service, the DepositFiles links are still working.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks so much for all this dedication--Two small concerns, looking a gifthorse in the mouth! Ubane and Workin' on a Groovy Thing are dead--any chance of replacements? Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Working on a Groovy Thing:
http://depositfiles.com/files/s15x71vop

Simon666 said...

Thanks anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Mongo Santamaría - Slap it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr4mQhUrVkM
From the 12" single.

Edward Cheung said...

Hi! I had previously downloaded "Arriba!" and only NOW am realizing the final 3 songs are missing on it.
Is there anyone out there who can provide?
The songs are
- Eres Tu
- Esta Melodia
- Guaguanco Flamenco

Many thanks!!

Anonymous said...

You can find the missing songs in the album "Más Sabroso".

MFS Equipe ♪ said...

The Zonamusical blog is dead...anyone can provides the link for ''Mongo Santamaria – Mongo Santamaria's Greatest Hits'' Columbia 1970?
http://www.discogs.com/Mongo-Santamaria-Mongo-Santamarias-Greatest-Hits/release/1538222
very thanks

Simon...not My Favourite Songs but My Favourite Sound...and we are live and well!
Peace & Blessings

http://mfslinks.blogspot.com/

LOL Music said...

Ubane (320KBPS):
http://sharebee.com/6c1dfc22

Iskander Andrue said...

Hello guys.
I was searching the net trying to find Mongos's second Lp called "Mongo" which includes the first original version of "Afro-Blue".
Unfortunately i didn't find it here.
Can anyone Help? Thank you in advance

David Easter said...

Mongo's recording "Mongo" on Fantasy phono record 3291 (1959) was re-issued, titled "Afro Roots" (Yambú, Mongo) Prestige CD 24018-2 (1958, 1959).

Simon666 said...

Hi Iskander Andrue -
I've added a link near the top of the discography to "Afro Roots" , which contains the entire album "Mongo".

Anonymous said...

Hi - Not much I can;t say that has not already been said. I'm just embarking on the downloads, and am knocked out by your efforts.
You're right you need them all.
Many thanks. Vaughan