Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960 was compiled by DJ Liam Large. This is the cat who dug crates to assemble Jazzman's previous Jukebox Jam set of vintage jumpers, swing, and blues. This comp explores a very particular kind of jukebox recording that existed primarily in the middle part of the 20th century and showcased music that has simply vanished -- in this form anyway -- on North American shores. The period began the same year Tito Puente nailed his first hit single ("Pa' los Rumberos") and brought the mambo to the mainstream, but given these recordings, it was clearly flourishing even on the margins before that; an underground era ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960 was compiled by DJ Liam Large. This is the cat who dug crates to assemble Jazzman's previous Jukebox Jam set of vintage jumpers, swing, and blues. This comp explores a very particular kind of jukebox recording that existed primarily in the middle part of the 20th century and showcased music that has simply vanished -- in this form anyway -- on North American shores. The period began the same year Tito Puente nailed his first hit single ("Pa' los Rumberos") and brought the mambo to the mainstream, but given these recordings, it was clearly flourishing even on the margins before that; an underground era that made direct connections between Afro-Cuban and Latin music, American R&B and jazz. While many jazz fans are aware of historic recordings like Afro-Cubop by Machito, which featured Howard McGhee on trumpet, or his recordings with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker during the height of the bop era, these sides are more obscure, and focus more deeply on employing the "Latin tinge" in dance music. Since these records were made for jukeboxes and, by association, for dancers, they were dismissed -- at best -- or completely ignored by jazz purists. (They have issues anyway and always have.) Check out set-opener "Ojai" by Joe Lutcher, which marries hard-swinging big band to Latin percussion, skittering, low-end beats and rich harmonies. Danny Cobb's "My Isabella" may have a killer R&B vocal, but dig how the bongos and timbales ride atop even the horn section. Gerald Wilson's "Mambo Mexicana" gets right inside the contrasting time signatures between a sprinting mambo groove, and bebop's furious tempi, all the while arraying the horns with a rich, timbral palette that walks the line between Mexican folk and North American swing melodies. Another highlight is Dave Bartholomew's "Shrimp & Gumbo," with its cowbell, claves, and wailing New Orleans' R&B vocal. The tune's rhythms walk a tightrope between Cuban mambo and Caribbean calypso infused with the blues. There are three different packages available: a limited box of six 10" records (which includes four bonus tracks and a hardback book), LP or CD. No matter which you choose you'll be treated to copious notes and complete discographical information to accompany the music. All of these tunes are deep groovers. DJ Liam Large dug deep, got his hands dirty, and came out with a jewel; it's one of the finest archival collections of 2012.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2012
  • Label: Jazzman
  • EAN: 5036468200558
  • Catalog Number: 55
  • Sales rank: 60,293

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ojai - Joe Lutcher (4:09)
  2. 2 Fool Burro - Mabel Scott (2:50)
  3. 3 Eee Ooo Voodoo - Red Callender Sextet (2:39)
  4. 4 Louisiana - Percy Mayfield (2:08)
  5. 5 Down To the Bottom - Larry Dale (2:23)
  6. 6 Shrimp & Gumbo - Dave Bartholomew (2:02)
  7. 7 My Isabella - Danny Cobb (2:54)
  8. 8 Salty Dog - Marvin Phillips (2:09)
  9. 9 Big Joe Mambo - Fay Simmons (2:22)
  10. 10 Mambo Mexicana - Gerald Wilson (4:18)
  11. 11 Snake Charmer - Mad Man Jones (2:29)
  12. 12 Los Chucos Suaves - Sus Cinco Lobos (3:06)
  13. 13 Boppin' With the Mambo - The Sultans (2:35)
  14. 14 Honeydripper Mambo - Alfredito (1:57)
  15. 15 Take a Chance On Me - Annisteen Allen (2:20)
  16. 16 I Need a Man - Gloria Irving (2:29)
  17. 17 A Dream - Billy "Red" Love (3:27)
  18. 18 The Hammer Keeps a Knockin' - Faye Adams (2:22)
  19. 19 Pu-Chun-Ga (Sweet One) - Elena Madera (2:10)
  20. 20 Cozy and Bossa - Cozy Cole (2:35)
  21. 21 Shrinking Up Fast - Camille Howard (2:48)
  22. 22 Why Don't You Do Right - Joe Loco (2:36)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Percy Mayfield Composer
Faye Adams Composer
Gerald Wilson Composer
Cozy Cole Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Joe Lutcher Composer
Danny Cobb Composer
C. Taylor Composer
Colin Young Mastering
Gerald Short Executive Producer
Liam Large Liner Notes, Artwork
The Sultans Composer
Mad Man Jones Composer
Lalo Guererro Composer
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