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#32 Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez Jr- Percussionist for Tito Puente, Tipica 73, Fania All-Stars and More!

#32 Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez Jr- Percussionist for Tito Puente, Tipica 73, Fania All-Stars and More!

To start off music news, this is the full video of Maxine Waters grilling Steve Mnuchin. This is the Gospel arrangement by Mykal Kilgore. This is the video of the audience of the view clapping off beat. 

Martin Shkreli went to jail and was released on a $5mil bond. These are the details on him buying the Wu-Tang album for $2mil. 

Spotify adds social sharing buttons to their site. Tips and hidden tricks to navigating Apple music.  YouTube Music allows you to download songs, albums and playlists. 

This is a very brief bio on Johnny. The featured tracks we used were Bongo Fiesta by Tipica 73, Arrepientete by Ray Barretto, and Quimbara by Johnny Pacheco and Celia Cruz. Some of the bands Johnny has played with are The Picadilly Boys, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Johnny Pacheco & Celia Cruz, Tipica 73, Ray Barretto, Willie Bobo, Joe Cuba, Fania All-Stars, Eddie Palmieri and now the Mambo Legends. 

 

This is the band The Mambo Legends that "Dandy" refers to and how you can follow them. 

This is a discography of albums Martin Cohen put out on his label. 

This is the Cal Tjader song/album featuring the Vibraslap referred to in the podcast. 

This is the Pupi Campo orchestra feat Tito Puente and the later formed Picadilly Boys. This is the Tito Puente Latin Jazz Orchestra with "Dandy" on bongos. 

Jose Mangual Sr. was the bongo player "Dandy" modeled his playing after. Here's a recording with both Jr & Sr. Diegito Iglesias was another player mentioned. Tata Guines played on all the Cachao recordings pre-1970.

Sterno cans are typically used to keep food warm. They were also used to tune tacked drum heads and sometimes injuries would occur. 

Juan "Papi" Cadavieco and Victor "El Negrito" Pantoja are two of the unsung heroes that are brought up. He also mentions Vicent "Palacio" Gonzalez in Joe Cuba's and Tito Rodriguez's band. 

Other musicians that aren't well known that Johnny mentions are Ralph Marzan, Pat Rodriguez-Timbales for Tito Rodriguez, Henry Rosa-Bongos for Machito, Luis Cocochea-Left Handed Conga player, Jose "Papi" Torres, "Papi" Pagani, Uba Nieto-Timbales for Machito, Luis Miranda, David Perez-Bass for Eddie Palmieri, & Frankie Malabe. (Here's a cool vid featuring Frankie Malabe).

That Ray Barretto futuristic album was called "La Cuna", but the album "The Message" is one of the iconic albums with a lineup to match. This was the song "Cocinando" recorded under red lights. 

Dandy's debut with the Fania All-Stars.....

This is the experimental album "The Two Sides of Tipica 73" also known as "Los Dos Lados De La Tipica 73".

This is an example of Giovanni, Anthony, and Tito and what they are capable of.

You can follow Dandy on Facebook and he endorses Latin Percussion instruments. 

#33 Robert Van Sice- Percussion Faculty at Yale University, Peabody Conservatory & Curtis Institute of Music

#33 Robert Van Sice- Percussion Faculty at Yale University, Peabody Conservatory & Curtis Institute of Music

#31 Victor Pablo- Percussionist for the Mobius Percussion Group, Broadway, Nestor Torres & More!

#31 Victor Pablo- Percussionist for the Mobius Percussion Group, Broadway, Nestor Torres & More!