15 April 2007
PUCHO AND THE LATIN SOUL BROTHERS - SAFFRON AND SOUL
A typical banging latin soul album by Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers from 1966 for Prestige - heres the band:
James Phillips:Bass/John Spruill:Piano/Noberto Apellaniz:Bongos/William Bivens:Vibraphone
Vincent McEwan:Trumpet/Henry "Pucho" Brown:Timbales/Harold Alexander:Flute,Sax/
Claude Bartee, Jr.:Sax/Bill Curtis:Drums/Richard Landrum:Conga
As he did on his previous session, Pucho mixed pop and soul hits with the stronger stuff. That means the best and funkiest pieces--"Aye Ma Ma," "Soul Yamie," and a typically irreverent cover of "Caravan"--are mixed with the likes of "Reach Out I'll Be There" and "Alfie."AMG
Thanks to Jazz-Neko who came up with the cover picture for me-great work as always.