#42 Bobby Allende- Percussionist for Tito Nieves, Mark Anthony, 8 Y Mas & Gov't Mule!
As we mentioned in last week's show notes, R.I.P. to Grady Tate. This is a great article written about him for more details. The iconic recording we used was "Killing Me Softly" by Roberta Flack in 1973.
Music News this week.....
These are the earbuds that translate into 40 different languages in real time.
The "For Drummers Only" comedy show with Fred Arminsen this coming Thursday in San Fran.
The Track we used leading into Bobby's interview is Maestro De Rumbero, performed by the Spanish Harlem Orchestra featuring Ruben Blades.
This is an article from 1996 talking about the central park rumba sessions that would happen every Sunday at the fountain.
The producer we looked up was Tommy LiPuma.
After that we talked about the album Antecedentes by Ruben Blades and then Tu Y Yo from the Do The Right Thing soundtrack. And if you haven't seen the movie, here is the trailer from back in the day. The album "Color Americano" was one that Bobby co-produced.
This is the song "Pedro Navaja" that Bobby played for the Latin NY Award show with Ruben Blades singing and Tito Puente directing the house band.
This is the Giovanni Hidalgo benefit event we talked about where Bobby mentions putting together a great team to help with the success. This is a performance of Tony Vega with Bobby on congas and Marc Quinones on Timbales.
Here's an example of Richie Flores showing what he is capable of and what we were referring to.
This is a video of Papo Burgos playing congas with Conjunto Clasico.
Bobby has worked with groups from all genres like Paul Simon, J. Lo, Cindi Lauper, Grover Washington Jr., Steve Khan, Marion Meadows, and most recently Gov't Mule's new album "Revolution Come....Revolution Go". Bobby also worked with Jack White of the White Stripes and The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs (This is his new Vinyl Record company, Third Man Records)
This is the album "Mundo" by Ruben Blades that won a Grammy where he used non traditional instruments found in a latin recording like bagpipes.
Shout out to Ricky Gonzalez and Angel Fernandez of 8 Y Mas (Ocho y mas- Eight and More)