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Jose Mangual & Carlos "Patato" Valdes
Understanding Latin Rhythms Vol. 1

Album US 1974 on Latin Percussion Ventures, Inc. label
Latin and Spoken Word (Merengue, Guaguancó, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo, Education, Bolero, Son Montuno)

"the most authentic instructional, full fidelity stereo recording ever presented!" 9 Latin Rhythm lessons: Cha-Cha, Mambo, Shekere, Son Montuno, Masacote, Bolero, Merengue, Bomba, Guaguanco. Recorded at Broadway Recording Studio, Oct. 17th and 18th, 1974. Originally included a 16 page illustrated booklet.

PortraitJose Mangual bgo, 1924-1998 PR
bongos, congas, maracas, guiro, album by
PortraitCarlos "Patato" Valdes cng, perc, 1926-2007 CU
congas, shekere, album by
PortraitBobby Rodriguez b, 1927-2002 US
PortraitLuis Mangual bgo, ES
bongos, cowbell
PortraitMilton Cardona cng, perc, 1944-2014 PR
congas, claves, clavé
PortraitJosé Mangual Jr. perc, voc, bgo, *1948 US
congas, guiro, directed by, musical director, percussion, cascara, vocals
Porfirio Fernández
tambora, guiro
PortraitManny Oquendo perc, tim, 1931-2009 US
Ada Chabrier voc,
Menegus design, graphics
Schorr design, graphics
Irv Greenbaum engineer, recording
Martin Cohen producer, photography by
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Cha-ChaJose Mangual & Carlos "Patato" Valdes2:30
2MamboJose Mangual & Carlos "Patato" Valdes1:29
3ShekereJose Mangual & Carlos "Patato" Valdes1:50
4Son MontunoJose Mangual & Carlos "Patato" Valdes4:45
5MasacoteJose Mangual & Carlos "Patato" Valdes6:40
6BoleroJose Mangual & Carlos "Patato" Valdes1:08
7MerengueJose Mangual & Carlos "Patato" Valdes4:28
8BombaJose Mangual & Carlos "Patato" Valdes5:20
9GuaguancoJose Mangual & Carlos "Patato" Valdes7:15
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