Watermelon Man – Christmas 1962
Don’t Bother Me No More
Yeh Yeh – the original with Vocals by Lambert, Hendricks and Bevan. Covered by Georgie Fame.
El Pussy Cat (1964)
These single’s 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.
Born 7th April 1922 – Havana, Cuba [Jesus Maria]
Died 1st February 2003 – Miami, Florida
Wikipedia: Mongo Santamaria