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José Mangual Jr.

perc, voc, bgo, *1948 US, East Harlem
Singer / Musician / Arranger of Latin

American percussionist, vocalist, arranger, songwriter and band leader, born January 1948 in Spanish Harlem, New York City, USA. Son of the innovative and pioneering bongo musician of the Machito And His Orchestra's Jose Mangual. Brother of the percussionist Luis Mangual. Also known worldwide as Buyú, José Jr. was born and raised in East Harlem, the Spanish Quarter of New York City known as "El Barrio". By the age of fifteen, José Jr. was already playing in local groups. Mangual Jr. showed his talent as a composer, author, and lead vocalist with Willie Colón's orchestra. His skills as a percussionist and musical director were sought out by many including Juan Luis Guerra, Rubén Blades, Herb Alpert, Dizzy Gillespie, David Byrne, Celia Cruz, Ramon Orlando, Mario Bauza, Mongo Santamaria, Fania All Stars, Junior Gonzalez, Ismael Miranda and Louie Ramirez. Mangual’s musical credits are varied. His Discography includes releases such as "Pa Bailar y Gozar", "Que lo Diga el Tiempo", "Sonero Con Clase", "No Se Tu", and many others.

  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Bongos
  • Cowbell
  • Latin
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • World
  • Folk

Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
CampaneroJosé Mangual Jr.2006Single
Tributo A Chano Pozo - CampañeroJosé Mangual Jr.2002Album
Mis Mejores ExitosJosé Mangual Jr.1989Compil.
Latin Rhythm & MoodsJosé Mangual Jr.1984Album
Dándole ColorJosé Mangual Jr.1984Album
Al Fin, Y Al CaboJosé Mangual Jr.1984Album
"Time Will Tell" "Que Lo Diga El Tiempo..."José Mangual Jr.1981Album
Mil Amores / Pa' Que Te CuentoJosé Mangual Jr.1981Single
Negrita / GitanaJosé Mangual Jr.1980Single
Con SaborJosé Mangual Jr., Lita Branda, Melcochita1980Album
Salta Perico / Tres BongocerosJosé Mangual Jr.1980Single
Pa' Bailar Y GozarJosé Mangual Jr.1979Album
Campanero / Soñando Con Puerto RicoJosé Mangual Jr.1978Single
Tribute To Chano PozoJosé Mangual Jr.1977Album
Masacote/ GuaguancoJosé Mangual Jr.1975Single
Latin Rhythm SamplerJosé Mangual Jr., Pablo Rosario, Milton Cardona1974Album
Campana Mayoral / Brisas De BorinquenJosé Mangual Jr.Single
Dancing With The Gods (Bailando Con Los Santos)José Mangual Jr.Album
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