Malo (2) ‎– Malo

Warner Bros. Records ‎– BS 2584
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Pana
Written-By – Abel Zarate, Arcelio Garcia Jr.*
A2 Just Say Goodbye
Written-By – Luis Gasca, Rodgers Grant
A3 Cafe
Written-By – Arcelio Garcia Jr.*, Jorge Santana, Pablo Tellez
B1 Nena
Written-By – Abel Zarate, Arcelio Garcia Jr.*, Pablo Tellez
B2 Suavecito
Written-By – Abel Zarate, Pablo Tellez, Richard Bean
B3 Peace
Written-By – Abel Zarate, Arcelio Garcia Jr.*, Ismael Versoza, Pablo Tellez

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Recorded at Pacific Recording Studios, San Mateo, California
Mixed at Pacific Recording Studios
Additional Recording at Funky Features, San Francisco, California

Note “We would like to acknowledge our special thanks to Coke Escovedo & Victor Pantoja for their beautiful feeling and contribution to this album.”—Malo
This album is dedicated to Linda Rogoff with our appreciation.
All selections published by Canterbury Music, except [A2], published by Mongo Music
℗ 1972
Printed in Canada

Single sleeve

Solid Green Label Pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): S40021
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): S40022
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): BS -2584-SI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): BS_2584-S2

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BS 2584 Malo (2) Malo(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records BS 2584 US 1972 Sell This Version
BS 2584 Malo (2) Malo(LP, Album, Ter) Warner Bros. Records BS 2584 US 1972 Sell This Version
WAR M 82584 Malo (2) Malo(8-Trk, Album) Warner Bros. Records WAR M 82584 US 1972 Sell This Version
K 46142, BS 2584 Malo (2) Malo(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 46142, BS 2584 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
BS 2584 Malo (2) Malo(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Warner Bros. Records BS 2584 US 1972 Sell This Version



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July 5, 2013
edited over 4 years ago

One of the best Albums of Latin Psych Funk.
The cover was a picture of the legendary Mexican artist Jesús Helguera (he died in 1971).

Malo was a Latin tinged rock and roll group. The San Francisco, California based ensemble was led by Jorge Santana, the brother of famed Latin-Rock guitarist, Carlos Santana.
Four of the original members (Santana, Garcia, Tellez, and Bean) were previously in a band called the Malibu's. The other three founding members (Zarate, Roy Murray, and Richard Spremich) were in a band called Naked Lunch together.Malo had a huge Top 20 hit single with the song "Suavecito" in 1972 that was written by timbale player Richard Bean, who initially wrote it as a poem for a girl in his high school algebra class. The song has been called "The Chicano National Anthem" and was arranged for Malo by Richard Bean, bassist Pablo Tellez, and Abel Zarate. Tellez and Zarate also received co-author credits on Suavecito. In addition, guitarist Abel Zarate gave Malo a distinctive two-guitar sound, with intricate harmony and dual solos the norm. The band featured full horn and percussion sections, in the style of contemporary bands Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chicago and others. Some of the best musicians in the bay area played in Malo, including Forrest Buchtel, Jr., Luis Gasca, and Tom Harrell in the trumpet section. Malo's music also had a huge following in Central and South America, especially the songs "Chevere", "Nena", "Pana", "Cafe" and "Oye Mama".
After the release of its first album, Malo had a well-documented rift that saw the group eliminate many of its band members. Buchtel went on to play with Blood, Sweat and Tears, Jaco Pastorius and Woody Herman - Harrell has become one of the most lyrical trumpet soloists of all-time, working often with saxophonist Phil Woods. Abel Zarate went on to play with Latin-jazz legend Willie Bobo and continues to play Latin/Brazilian Global jazz in San Francisco with his group Zarate Pollace Project. Richard Bean formed the group "Sapo" with his brother Joe, and is still touring throughout Northern California. Jorge Santana has embarked on a solo career, and still plays frequently with the current Malo band.Malo is also still touring, with only two of the original members, including Arcelio Garcia Jr., who took over the band in the late 70's..
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