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ARTIST
TITLE
Do What You Want To Do
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
VAMPI 082LP VAMPI 082LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

The most sought-after album from Spanish Harlem's Willie Bobo, one of the great Latin percussionists of his time. A slamming record of hard funky instrumentals, one that sounds different than any of his other albums. The record's a killer all the way through, a mixture of Latin and deep '70s funk, one of the few perfect fusions of the styles, held up beautifully all the way through the set. Great all the way through, and includes the break cuts "Do What You Want to Do," "Broasted or Fried," and "Soul Foo Yong," plus a version of "Dindi", which, for some reason, Willie seemed to record every chance he got. Here, available on CD for the very first time. After working with Cal Tjader, Herbie Mann and Santamaria -- with whom he recorded the classic Latin "Afro-Blue" -- Bobo stepped forward in 1963 with his first recording as a leader, with Clark Ferry and Joe Farell as sidemen. Recording for Verve in the mid '60s, Bobo achieved his highest solo visibility with albums which enlivened pop hits of the day with Latin rhythms.