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cng, bgo, *1921 US, Havana
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Cándido Camero

Cuban-born percussionist (mainly Conga and Bongo) who backed many Afro-Cuban and straight-ahead jazz acts starting in the 1950s. Born : April 22, 1921 in Regal (Havana), Cuba. Early on he recorded in Cuba with Machito. He moved to New York in 1952 and started recording with Dizzy Gillespie. During 1953-54 he was in the Billy Taylor quartet and in 1954 he performed and recorded with Stan Kenton. He also enjoyed some hits during the disco era, most notably with Babatunde Olatunji's classic "Jingo", which he recorded for Salsoul Records.

  • Congas
  • Bongos
  • Percussion
  • Drums
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Thousand Finger Man on Dancin' & Prancin' by Candido
Jingo (12'' Version) on Dancin' & Prancin' by Candido
Jingo (Dr. Packer Rework) on The Dr. Packer Salsoul Reworks, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Dancin' & Prancin' on Dancin' & Prancin' by Candido
I'm On My Way on Beautiful by Candido
Jingo on Dancin' & Prancin' by Candido
Mambo Inn on Candido by Candido
Rhythmorama on Blue Notes III, Vol. 6 by Sonny Clark
Thousand Finger Man (12'' Extended Version) on Dancin' & Prancin' by Candido
Jingo (Alan Dixon Remix) on Alan Dixon x Salsoul Reworks by Candido, First Choice & Instant Funk

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Let No Man Put Asunder / Jingo (Moplen Remixes)First Choice / Candido2018Album
On My Way / Easin' InCandido / Edwin Starr2015Single
Re-Mixed By MoplenCandido / Chaka Khan2013Album
Thousand Finger Man / Dancin' And Prancin' (Unreleased Versions)Candido2013Album
The Volcanic Plus Latin FireCandido2011Compil.
Kenya Revisited Live!!!Bobby Sanabria Conducting The Manhattan School Of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra Featuring Candido2009Album
The AnthologyCandido2005Compil.
InolvidableCandido & Graciela2004Album
Anthology: Salsoul And Blue Note YearsCandido2003Compil.
Dancin' And Prancin' / Thousand Finger ManCandido2003Album
The Conga KingsGiovanni Hidalgo, Candido, Carlos "Patato" Valdes2000Album
No More WallsDavid Amram With Pepper Adams, Jerry Dodgion, Candido, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, George Mrgdichian, Moulay "Ali" Hafid1997Album
Spring Rain / JingoBebu Silvetti / Candido1994Album
Afro ManiaCandido / Black Blood1991Album
Samba FunkCandido1988Album
Thousand Finger ManCandido1984Album
Candi's FunkCandido1980Album
Candi's FunkCandido1979Album
Dancin' And Prancin'Candido1979Single
Hit And Run / JingoLoleatta Holloway, Candido1979Album
Dancin' & Prancin'Candido1979Album
Who’s Who In Jazz Presents: Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton with Grady Tate, Milt Hinton, Hank Jones, Vinnie Bell, Candido, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole, "Big Chief" Russell Moore and Earl `Fatha` Hines1977Album
Drum FeverCandido1973Album
Soul Limbo / Jump BackCandido1970Single
Thousand Finger ManCandido1970Album
Soul Limbo/Jump BackCandido1969Single
"Brujerias" De Candido / Candido's "Latin McGuffa's Dust"Candido1966Album
Caravan / Oo-Sho-Be-Do-Be / Whistlin' The Blues / Dancin' PantsCandido / Dizzy Gillespie & Joe Carroll / Muggsy Spanier And His Ragtimers / Quincy Jones And His Orchestra1964Compil.
Candido's ComparsaCandido1963Album
Conga SoulCandido1962Album
Dance Along With The Lecuona Cuban BoysLecuona Cuban Boys Featuring Candido1959Single
Dance Along With The Lecuona Cuban BoysLecuona Cuban Boys Featuring Candido1959Album
Latin Fire (The Big Beat Of Candido)Candido1959Album
2:38 a.m.Ralph Sharon, Candido1958Album
Jamaica JazzThe Don Elliott Octet Featuring Candido1958Album
In IndigoCandido1958Album
Candido In IndigoCandido1958Single
Calypso Dance Party With Candido, Calypso & GirlCandido1957Album
The VolcanicCandido1957Album
CandidoCandido Featuring Al Cohn1956Album
The Billy Taylor Trio And CandidoBilly Taylor Trio And Candido1956Single
The Billy Taylor Trio And CandidoBilly Taylor Trio And Candido1954Album
Jngo / Nice & SlowCandido / Jesse GreenSingle
Reggae Makossa / Straight To The Bank / Jingo / Don't You Feel My LoveManu Dibango - Bill Summers - Candido - George McCraeAlbum
The Spanish Side of Jazz Vol. 1Candido, Machito And His Orchestra, Willie BoboCompil.
Candido The VolcanicCandidoSingle
The Spanish Side Of JazzCandido, Machito, Willie BoboCompil.
El Manicero / AlmendraCandidoSingle
Para Vigo Me VoyLecuona Cuban Boys Y CandidoSingle
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