Willie Bobo ‎– Spanish Grease - 1965 Hard Latin - Original Canada Mono LP in Shrink

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Willie Bobo ‎– Spanish Grease

Verve Records ‎– V-8631
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono

Record is VG+ VG++ has some light wear (listen to our copy)

Cover is in shrink VG+ VG++ has some corner wear and edge wear on the open side (see our pic)

Jazz, Latin
Guajira, Latin Jazz, Guaguancó, Cha-Cha





A1 Spanish Grease
A2 Hurt So Bad
A3 It's Not Unusual (Vocal)
A4 Our Day Will Come
A5 Haitian Lady


B1 Blues In The Closet
B2 Nessa
B3 Elation
B4 It's Not Unusual (Instrumental)
B5 Shot Gun; Blind Man, Blind Man




Bass – Jim Phillips, Richard Davis
Congas – Victor Pantoja
Cornet – Melvin Lastie
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Guitar – Clarence Henry
Percussion – Willie Bobo
Producer – Creed Taylor
Saxophone – Bobby Brown



Barcode and Other Identifiers

Matrix / Runout: V-8631 S-1 65VG-152 VAN GELDER
Matrix / Runout: V-8631 S-1 65VG-153 VAN GELDER



Spanish Grease" the original Willie Bobo penned song with its quajira refrain and soulful interplay of English and Spanish, "Hurt So Bad" is one of the few times the recreation of a pop standard works it's much better than Little Anthony and The Imperials hit verson of the times, well that and "It's not Unusual" where Bobo takes a rare lead vocal complete with thick accent English It is a fun LP, full of latin jazz as it was and even where it shouldn't have been. an original blend of cultures on wax that sounds as fresh today as yesterday. For latin jazz affionados, a classic timbale band leader .. for a listen to a sound that influenced the future of hybrid Latin Jazz and Soul and Rock

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Condition Used
Format LP
Label Verve
Color Black