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How'm I Doing
Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers
How'm I Doing
Genres: Blues, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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As an African American timbalero and bandleader, Henry "Pucho" Brown represents the flip side of Latin jazz. With his Latin Soul Brothers, Pucho was big in the 1960s, and his engaging, boogaloo-style dance music revived fo...  more »

     
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All Artists: Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers
Title: How'm I Doing
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Cannonball Records
Original Release Date: 5/31/2000
Re-Release Date: 5/30/2000
Genres: Blues, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Caribbean & Cuba, Cuba, Latin Jazz, Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 636422710823

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As an African American timbalero and bandleader, Henry "Pucho" Brown represents the flip side of Latin jazz. With his Latin Soul Brothers, Pucho was big in the 1960s, and his engaging, boogaloo-style dance music revived for 1990s London dance-club crowds. How'm I Doin'? shows that Pucho and his boys have not lost their groove. The title track, an Afro-Cuban son workout, features the in-the-pocket tones of famed James Brown trombonist Fred Wesley. "Son Cubano" is a hip-swaying charanga graced by Dave Valentin's fancy flutework and Louis Kahn's virtuoso violin. Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander's Joe Henderson-like solo tops Pucho's invigorating percussion discussion on "Greene Street Jive." The O'Jays' 1970s staple, "For the Love of Money (Money, Money, Money)," is redone in a funky soul-sauce, turboed by bassist Harvie Swartz. Pucho as a timbalero was greatly influenced by the late Tito Puente, and two of the master's compositions, "Willie and Ray Mambo" and "ESY," show Pucho's debt to the king. --Eugene Holley Jr.