BiographyThe sideman of all sidemen, Willie Bobo emerged in the 1950s as a percussionist with Tito Puente's band. After recording with such Latin hitmakers as Perez Prado and Mongo Santamaria, he began putting out his own records a mix of Funk, soul and Latin grooves infused into the hits of the day. Thick with horns, congas, and timbales, records like Juicy continue to be perennial favorites at after hours haunts and smoky nightclubs.
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