– the original with Vocals by Lambert, Hendricks and Bevan. Covered by Georgie Fame.
El Pussy Cat
were often played at the first Twisted Wheel
– Mambo rhythms intertwined soul, jazz and blues; a great dance track! And much favoured by Georgie Fame who did quite a few of Mongo’s tunes.
Originally by Herbie Hancock, “Watermelon Man” was a big hit for Mongo (unfortunate first name). Santamaria in early 1963. A Cuban with a fantastic sense of rhythm.
7th April 1922 – Havana, Cuba [Jesus Maria]
1st February 2003 – Miami, Florida
Wikipedia: Mongo Santamaria
Mongo Santamaria – answers.com