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Mongo's Greatest Hits


Download links and information about Mongo's Greatest Hits by Mongo Santamaria. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Salsa, Latin genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:03:36 minutes.

Artist: Mongo Santamaria
Release date: 1995
Genre: Salsa, Latin
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:03:36
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No. Title Length
1. Afro Blue 3:57
2. Mi Novia (featuring Mongo Santamaria Orchestra) 2:51
3. Linda Guajira (featuring Mongo Santamaria Orchestra) 3:04
4. Pito Pito (featuring Mongo Santamaria Orchestra) 2:42
5. Mazacote 10:39
6. Para Ti 3:02
7. Watermelon Man 2:26
8. Manteca (featuring Mongo Santamaria Orchestra) 5:25
9. Sabroso (featuring Mongo Santamaria Orchestra) 3:41
10. Conga Pa Gozar 4:05
11. Federico (featuring Mongo Santamaria Orchestra) 3:24
12. Mi Guaguanco (featuring Mongo Santamaria Orchestra) 4:35
13. Para Ti (Alternate Take) (featuring Mongo Santamaria Orchestra) 6:00
14. Las Guajiras (featuring Mongo Santamaria Orchestra) 7:45



This is a excellent single-disc sampler of what Mongo Santamaria was like before "Watermelon Man" catapulted him into the charts. Some of the Fantasy tracks sound like the musicians were just off the boat from Havana, and are a bit primitive in contrast to the brassy Santamaria of the mid- to late '60s, but they have overwhelming charm. The revered "Afro-Blue" can be heard in its original, spooky, stripped-down form, and it would be hard for anyone to resist the voodoo spell that the ten-plus minute "Mazacote" conveys. Besides Santamaria himself, included among the world-class percussionists on this record are Willie Bobo and Armando Peraza. The CD version adds four tracks, including "Watermelon Man" from the Battle/Riverside period and an alternate take of "Para Ti." ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi