Mongo Santamaria ‎– The Watermelon Man

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Milestone (4) ‎– M-47012
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
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A1 Watermelon Man
Drums – Frank Hernandez (5), Kalil MadiPercussion [Latin] – Joseph Gorgas, Kako (2), Chihuahua Martinez*Vocals, Effects – LaLupe*, Martinez*Written-By – Herbie Hancock
2:21
A2 Funny Money
Written-By – Victor Venegas
2:11
A3 Cut That Cane
Written-By – Zawinul*, Maxwell*, N. Adderley*
2:24
A4 Get The Money
Written-By – Marty Sheller
3:28
A5 The Boogie Cha-Cha Blues
Flute – Mauricio SmithWritten-By – Pat Patrick
2:14
A6 Don't Bother Me No More
Drums – Frank Hernandez (5), Kalil MadiPercussion [Latin] – Joseph Gorgas, Kako (2), Chihuahua Martinez*Written-By – Bobby Capers
2:26
B1 Love Oh Love
Written-By – Billy Myles
2:06
B2 Yeh-Yeh
Written-By – Hendricks*, Patrick*, Grant*
3:05
B3 The Peanut Vendor
Written-By – Sunshine*, Simons*, Gilbert*
3:44
B4 Go Git It
Written-By – B. Capers*
1:58
B5 Bayou Roots
Written-By – Patrick*
3:03
B6 Suavito
Flute – Mauricio SmithWritten-By – Pacheco*, Suarez*
2:42
C1 Introduction By "Symphony Sid" 0:40
C2 El Toro
Written-By – Valerie Capers
6:16
C3 Fat Back
Written-By – B. Capers*
5:45
C4 Mongo's Groove
Written-By – Jimmy Heath
3:07
C5 Creole
Written-By – Yusef Salim
2:29
C6 Para Ti
Written-By – Mongo Santamaria
5:05
D1 The Jungle Bit
Written-By – Santamaria*
7:13
D2 My Sound (Conga Drum Solo)
Written-By – Santamaria*
2:57
D3 The Morning After
Written-By – Rodgers Grant
6:40
D4 Nothing For Nothing
Written-By – Patrick*
7:13

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Notes

All selections published by Mongo Music (BMI) except "Watermelon Man" by Hancock Music (BMI), "Cut That Cane" by Upam Music (BMI), "Love, Oh Love" by Selbonn Music (BMI), "The Peanut Vendor" by E. B. Marks (BMI), "Sauvito" by Comparsa Music (ASCAP), "Mongo's Groove" by MJQ Music (BMI), "Creole" by pub.unknow and "Para Ti" by Bandy Music (BMI).

"Watermelon Man" and "Don't Bother Me No More" recorded at Plaza Sound Studios on Dec. 17, 1962.
All other selections, Sides 1 and 2 recorded at Plaza Sound Studios on Feb. 18 and 20, 1963
Sides 3 and 4 recorded at The Village Gate, New York City, on Sept. 2, 1963

"Watermelon Man" and "Don't Bother Me No More" were issued together as a 45-rpm on the Battle label.
The rest of Sides 1 and 2 were originally issued, with those two selections included, as the album "Watermelon Man" (Battle 6120).
Sides 3 and 4 were originally issued as "Mongo at the Village Gate" (Battle 6129), except "Para Ti", which was first issued as part of "Mongo Explodes" (Riverside 3530).

French release on Milestone Records with variant yellow and brown label .

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Center label side A): M 470.121 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Center label side B): M 470.121 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Center label side C): M 470.122 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Center label side D): M 470.122 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout groove side A, stamped): M 470121 A 21 M6 299033 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout groove side B, stamped): M 470121 B 21 M6 299034 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout groove side C, stamped): M 470122 A 21 M6 299035 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout groove side D, stamped): M 470122 B 21 M6 299036 1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP, BMI, SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
M-47012 Mongo Santamaria The Watermelon Man(2xLP, Comp, RM) Milestone (4) M-47012 US 1973 Sell This Version
MSD 6065 Mongo Santamaria The Watermelon Man(2xLP, Comp) Milestone (4) MSD 6065 US 1973 Sell This Version
LPFS-8015 Mongo Santamaria The Watermelon Man(2xLP, Comp, RE, Gat) Fantasy LPFS-8015 Venezuela 1979 Sell This Version
M-47012 Mongo Santamaria The Watermelon Man(2xLP, Comp, RE) Milestone (4) M-47012 France 1976 Sell This Version

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