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.

4 comments:

Boutros said...

thanks!
just found your blog,
you have good taste in music!

Jazz-Nekko said...

As a result of the quick research to help out Bacoso, I can tell you thant Pucho's albums are considered real r-a-r-e and deemed gold by soul jazz/latin-soul fanatics. I had only known the Alfie Pucho before and let me tell you, if you don't get these, you are missing out! Funky just does not describe these vibes!

My favorites so far, "ye Ma Ma" and "Soul Yamie". . .

Thanks, Bacoso,

Jazz-Nekko

Sergio Choren said...

Thanks for another gem!

Yerblues said...

Great share, as always. Did you have the Pucho's Yaima record? Would love to hear those trax again.