Mongo Santamaria

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Talented Cuban percussionist and bandleader whose varied career covered many forms of Latin music.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Yambu
1958 Yambu Fantasy
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Mas Sabroso
1959 Mas Sabroso Fantasy
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Mongo
1959 Mongo
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Sabroso!
1959 Sabroso! Original Jazz Classics / Fantasy
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Viva Mongo!
1959 Viva Mongo! Fantasy
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Linda Guajira
1961 Linda Guajira Fantasy
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At the Black Hawk
1962 At the Black Hawk Fantasy
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Country Song
1962 Country Song Riverside Records
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Go, Mongo!
1962 Go, Mongo! Riverside Records
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Latino con Cal Tjader
1962 Latino con Cal Tjader Concord / Universal
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Mongo at the Village Gate
1963 Mongo at the Village Gate Concord / OJC / Riverside / Universal
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Mongo Introduces La Lupe
1963 Mongo Introduces La Lupe Riverside / Universal
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Watermelon Man
1963 Watermelon Man Milestone
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Together
1964 Together CBS Records
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La Bamba
1964 La Bamba
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Mighty Mongo
1964 Mighty Mongo Fantasy
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El Pussy Cat
1965 El Pussy Cat Sony Music Distribution
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El Bravo!
1966 El Bravo! Sony Music Distribution
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Mongo Explodes
1967 Mongo Explodes JVC Compact Discs
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Mongomania
1967 Mongomania Columbia / Legacy
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Explodes at the Village Gate
1967 Explodes at the Village Gate Columbia
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Hey! Let's Party
1967 Hey! Let's Party Columbia
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All Strung Out
1969 All Strung Out Columbia
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Stone Soul
1969 Stone Soul Columbia / Speakers Corner
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Afro-American Latin
1969 Afro-American Latin Legacy / Columbia
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Soul Bag
1969 Soul Bag Columbia / Legacy
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Workin' on a Groovy Thing
1969 Workin' on a Groovy Thing Columbia
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Mongo in Havana
196? Mongo in Havana Fantasy
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Mongo's Way
1970 Mongo's Way Atlantic
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Mongo '70
1970 Mongo '70 Warner Bros.
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Feelin' Alright
1970 Feelin' Alright Collectables
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Mongo at Montreux
1971 Mongo at Montreux Warner Music
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Fuego
1972 Fuego Fania
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Up from the Roots
1972 Up from the Roots Rhino
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Live at Yankee Stadium
1974 Live at Yankee Stadium Fania
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Afro-Indio
1975 Afro-Indio Fania
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Sofrito
1976 Sofrito Vaya
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Ubane
1976 Ubane Vaya
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Amanecer [Dawn]
1977 Amanecer [Dawn] Fania / Vaya
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Bomboro, Asiha, Guajiro, Nada Mas
1978 Bomboro, Asiha, Guajiro, Nada Mas Vaya
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Drums and Chants
1978 Drums and Chants Vaya
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Red Hot
1979 Red Hot Castle Music Ltd.
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You Better Believe It
1979 You Better Believe It CBS Records
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Summertime
1980 Summertime Original Jazz Classics
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Images
1980 Images Vaya
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Mongo Magic
1983 Mongo Magic Roulette Records
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Free Spirit (Espiritu Libre)
1985 Free Spirit (Espiritu Libre) M.I.L. Multimedia
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Salazar, Mayeya, Smooth Operator
1987 Salazar, Mayeya, Smooth Operator Concord Jazz
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Soy Yo
1987 Soy Yo Concord Picante
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Soca Me Nice
1988 Soca Me Nice Concord Picante / Concord
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Olé Ola
1989 Olé Ola Concord Picante
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Live at Jazz Alley
1990 Live at Jazz Alley Concord Picante
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Mambo Mongo [Chesky]
1992 Mambo Mongo [Chesky] Chesky Records
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Mambo Mongo [Fania]
1993 Mambo Mongo [Fania] Fania
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Brazilian Sunset
1996 Brazilian Sunset Candid Records / Candid
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Mongo Santamaria
1998 Mongo Santamaria Saludos Amigos
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Mongo Returns!
1998 Mongo Returns! Milestone
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Montreux Heat
2003 Montreux Heat Pablo Records / Pablo
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Watermelon Man: Live at Montreux
2003 Watermelon Man: Live at Montreux Jvc Victor
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Blackout
2006 Blackout Fania
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Fat Back
Fat Back Columbia
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A la Carte
A la Carte
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Chango: Afro Cuban Drums
Chango: Afro Cuban Drums Tico
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