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Band, *1970 US, Brooklyn

Mandrill is an American multi-genre band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1968. The band was seven members: Carlos Wilson (trombone, vocals), Lou Wilson (trumpet, vocals) and Ric Wilson (sax, vocals). The brothers were born in Panama and grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. Claude 'Coffee' Cave II (keyboards, percussion, vocals, Bundy Cenac on bass for one album "Mandrill" replaced by Fudgie Kae Solomon in 1972 (bass, vocals), Charles Padro (drums, percussion, vocals) for two albums, replaced by Neftali Santiago in 1972 (drums, percussion, vocals), Omar Mesa (guitar, vocals) replaced by Doug Rodriguez in 1974 (lead guitar, vocals). This completed the Mandrill line-up from the Polydor years 1970–1975 which make up the Mandrill sound. Other members of the band in later yea

PortraitDavid Conley
fl *1953 US
Carlos Wilson
Claude "Coffee" Cave
PortraitLouis Wilson
voc, tr, perc, cng *2013
PortraitRic Wilson
voc, perc
PortraitNeftali Santiago
dr, voc US
Fudgie Kae
b, acg, perc, voc
PortraitBundie Cenac
b, perc, voc
Wilfredo "Wolf" Wilson
voc, perc, cng
Juaquin Jessup
perc, voc, g
Omar Mesa
voc, perc
Charles Padro
dr, perc, voc
Popular Tracks   
Cohelo on Mandrill Is by Mandrill
Fencewalk on Composite Truth by Mandrill
Fat City Strut on Just Outside Of Town by Mandrill
Chutney on Mandrill by Mandrill
Livin' It Up on Livin' It Up by Mandrill
Echoes In My Mind - From "The Warriors" Soundtrack on The Warriors Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists
Mango Meat on Just Outside Of Town by Mandrill
Peace And Love (Amani Na Mapenzi) - Movement II (Now) on Mandrill by Mandrill
Ape Is High on Mandrill Is by Mandrill
Peace And Love (Amani Na Mapenzi) - Movement IV (Encounter) on Mandrill by Mandrill

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Love Don't Come No Stronger (Than Yours And Mine) / Too LateJeff Perry / Mandrill2019Single
Composite Truth / Just Outside Of TownMandrill2014Compil.
New Worlds / Gettin' In The MoodMandrill2009Compil.
Love Don't Come No Stranger (Than Yours And Mine) / Too LateJeff Perry / Mandrill2007Single
Groovin' You / Stay ToniteHarvey Mason / Mandrill2007Album
Live At Montreux 2002Mandrill2006Album
Live At Montreux 2002Mandrill2006Album
You're The Reason Why / Too LateThe Ebonys, Mandrill2005Single
Ugly Edits Vol. 9Etta James / Mandrill2005Album
Fencewalk: The AnthologyMandrill1997Compil.
Wired For LoveMandrill1983Album
Put Your Money Where The Funk IsMandrill1982Album
Put Your Money Where The Funk Is / Goin' DownMandrill / Yvonne Brown1982Album
Dance Contemporary Special D.J. CopyMandrill, Survivor, Anne Bertucci, Kitty1982Album
Getting In The MoodMandrill1980Single
My Kind Of Girl (My Girl)Mandrill1980Single
Dance Of LoveMandrill1980Single
Getting In The MoodMandrill1980Album
Echoes In My Mind / Nowhere To RunMandrill / Arnold McCuller1979Album
New WorldsMandrill1978Album
Funky MonkeyMandrill1978Single
Having A Love Attack / Don't Stop / Stay ToniteMandrill1978Album
Too Late / HolidayMandrill1978Single
Ali Bombaye (Zaire Chant) / The Greatest Love Of All (Instrumental)Michael Masser & Mandrill1977Album
We Are OneMandrill1977Album
Funky MonkeyMandrill1977Single
Happy Beat / HolidayMandrill1977Single
Gilly Hines (In Memory Of Natalie Cerame) / HolidayMandrill1977Single
Can You Get It (Suzie Caesar) / HolidayMandrill1977Single
Muhammad Ali In "The Greatest" (Original Soundtrack)Mandrill / Michael Masser / George Benson1977Album
Panama / Disco LypsoMandrill1975Single
Disco LypsoMandrill1975Single
Beast From The EastMandrill1975Album
The Best Of MandrillMandrill1975Compil.
Tee Vee / SilkMandrill1975Single
Positive ThingMandrill1974Single
The Road To Love / ArmadilloMandrill1974Single
Ciudad Soberbia (Fat City Strut)Mandrill1974Single
Love SongMandrill1973Single
Hang LooseMandrill1973Single
Mandrill / Hang LooseMandrill1973Single
Composite TruthMandrill1973Compil.
Mango MeatMandrill1973Single
Just Outside Of TownMandrill1973Album
Mandril / Revolucion SinfonicaMandrill1972Single
Git It All / CoheloMandrill1972Single
Git It All / I Refuse To SmileMandrill1972Single
Mandrill IsMandrill1972Album
I Refuse To Smile / KofijahmMandrill1972Single
Composite TruthMandrill1972Album
Mandrill / Warning BluesMandrill1971Single
Rollin' On / Symphonic RevolutionMandrill1971Single
Crazy Horse / MandrillCrazy Horse / Mandrill1971Album
Mandrill / Peace And LoveMandrill1971Single
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