[JPL] Santana-Willie Bobo connection

Jeff Duperon mrjazzjr at sprintmail.com
Thu Oct 26 12:26:36 EDT 2006


Aaahhh!  Yet another New Orleanian adding spice to the music.  Melvin
Lastie, a great New Orleans trumpeter and Co-founder of A.F.O. (All For One)
Records in 1961 along with Harold Battiste, Alvin 'Red' Tyler, Roy Montrell,
Peter 'Chuck' Badie and John Boudreaux.


Thanks to Arturo for highlighting the Willie Bobo connection with Carlos
music.  

As a Bay Area homey who witnessed the rise of the Santana band from their
very beginning as a blues (!) band, I would also point to the prominent
position in many of their sets of Willie's composition (with Melvin Lastie)
tune "Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries"

Ache',

Jan Mancuso
Trade Secrets/KMHD.FM Portland 89.1

Jeff Duperon

mrjazzjr at sprintmail.com

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