Friday, May 28, 2010

Afro Blue Quintet Plus One ''Guantanamera''

The Afro Blues Quintet had been put together in 1963 by the Joseph DeAguero, also known as "Little Joe". His role in the group was as leader, vibes player and, for that gospel flavour, a bit of tambourine. The original saxophone player was Jack Fulks, who had studied at UCL and had previously played with Chico Hamilton. Pianist Bill Henderson also played bass, drums, flute and vibes. His professional experience had been with Terry Gibbs. At the time of their signing they were using a percussion player, Bill Fitch, who had been a member of the bands of Tito Puente and Cal Tjader when based on the East coast. The original drummer was Jim Keltner, who had played with the pop act Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and later went on to become one of the most popular session drummers of the late 60s and 70s. Track All On Guantanamera Lp..
Side A
Karen's Theme
Song For Mitch
Okey Dokey
Side B
Our Mambo Sain Thomas
Viva Sepeda
Here The All Recording Of AFRO-BLUES QUINTET PLUS ONE Discografy AFRO-BLUES QUINTET PLUS ONE: Introducing, Mira LPS 3002/ 1970 AFRO-BLUES QUINTET PLUS ONE New Directions MIRA LP 1966 Afro Blues Quintet Plus 1 Discovery 3 Mira Rocrds LPS 3013/1967 AFRO-BLUES QUINTET PLUS ONE: Jay-Boy Records 1969 Afro Blue Quintet Plus One ''Guantanamera'' 1968 Surrey Records

1 comment:

  1. I saw (AND heard) them at Shelly Manne's Man Hole in ?Hollywood, LA? on a hot afternoon (probably had enuf for a coke)in September of '66. Now that's...back in the day!