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Tribute to Benny Velarde with Special Guest John Calloway

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402920_10150445900566559_465590378_nHost Luis Medina will feature a tribute to the late Lain Jazz/Salsa pioneer Benny Velarde with special guest Dr. John Calloway. Benny was a great timbalero, percussionist and bandleader for the Super Combo, one of the oldest and respected S.F. Salsa bands in existence.  He was also a key player with the legendary Cal Tjader Latin Jazz band in the 1950’s, recorded with Mongo Santamaria and Joe Loco among others, shared stages with master conguero Francisco Aquabella and collaborated with pianist/composer Lalo Schifrin on the extremely rare 1973 recording “La Clave”.  His last recording “Viva Velarde” released in 2002 captured his Super Combo with an updated take on his classic sound featuring John Calloway, Sal Nunez, Anthony Blea and Ray Martinez of Azabache fame.  He was also a columnist and music critic for the Mission district newspaper El Bohemio for many years. His passing is indicative of the end of an era in SF Bay Area music.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Raul Rekow/Karl PerazoSuena La Campana/A Little R&RJust Another Day In The ParkMona
Edwin BonillaDescarga Pa'l BailadorBack To BasicsSonic Projects
Son BoricuaCortijo-RiveraMusical A Cortijo-RiveraCobo
Edwin ClementeRumberoDos Generaciones En SalsaEpacaje
Cal TjaderGuarachi GuaroTjader Plays MamboFantasy
La ClaveBaila Mi GuaguancoLa ClaveVerve
Benny Velarde Super ComboYolanda PachangaViva VelardeHopping Mad
Lula All StarsExceso De InformacionUna Nueva HistoriaLulaworld
Charlie AponteAsi Es Puerto RicoUna Nueva HistoriaSelect O'Hits
Super All StarFrancisco GuayabalSuper All StarCaiman
Willie RosarioNo Llores CorazonOtra VezInca
Steve PouchieNorth By NortheastNorth By NortheastLatin Jazz Alive
Alex CondePlayed TwiceDescarga For MonkZoho
Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra w/Bobby CarcassesBlues GuaguancoCuba The Conversation ContinuesMotema
Raulin RosendoUno Se CuraJoya De QuisqueyaMayimba/Sony

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