Candido

Real Name:
Cándido Camero Guerra
Profile:
Cuban-born percussionist (mainly conga and bongo) who backed many Afro-Cuban and straight-ahead jazz acts starting in the 1950s. Born April 22, 1921 in Regla (Havana), Cuba. Died November, 7, 2020 in New York, USA. He started his career as a percussionist for various groups in Havana, performing at the nightclubs and radio stations. He moved to New York in 1946 and started recording with Machito and Dizzy Gillespie. During 1953-1954 he was in the Billy Taylor quartet and in 1954 he performed and recorded with Stan Kenton. He also enjoyed some hits during the disco era, most notably with his cover of Babatunde Olatunji's classic "Jingo", which he recorded for Salsoul Records.
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PRLP 188 The Billy Taylor Trio And Candido — Candido The Billy Taylor Trio* And Candido The Billy Taylor Trio* And Candido - The Billy Taylor Trio And Candido (Album) Prestige PRLP 188 US 1954 Sell This Version
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ABC-125 Candido — Candido Candido Featuring Al Cohn Candido Featuring Al Cohn - Candido (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-125 US 1956 Sell This Version
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ABC178 Calypso Dance Party With Candido, Calypso & Girl — Candido Candido Calypso Dance Party With Candido, Calypso & Girl (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC178 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
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ABC-180, ABC 180 The Volcanic — Candido Candido The Volcanic (Album) ABC-Paramount, ABC-Paramount ABC-180, ABC 180 US 1957 Sell This Version
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ABC-236 In Indigo — Candido Candido In Indigo (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-236 US 1958 Sell This Version
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ABCS-228 Jamaica Jazz — Candido The Don Elliott Octet Featuring Candido The Don Elliott Octet Featuring Candido - Jamaica Jazz ABC-Paramount ABCS-228 US 1958 Sell This Version
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ABCS-230 Dance Along With The Lecuona Cuban Boys — Candido The Lecuona Cuban Boys* Featuring Candido The Lecuona Cuban Boys* Featuring Candido - Dance Along With The Lecuona Cuban Boys (Album) ABC-Paramount ABCS-230 US 1959 Sell This Version
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ABC 286 Latin Fire (The Big Beat Of Candido) — Candido Candido Latin Fire (The Big Beat Of Candido) (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC 286 US 1959 Sell This Version
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R 52078 Conga Soul — Candido Candido Conga Soul (Album) Roulette R 52078 US 1962 Sell This Version
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V-8542 Norman Granz Presents Dizzy Gillespie / J.J. Johnson / Stan Getz / Leo Wright / Art Davis / Chuck Lampkin / Lalo Schifrin / Candido Dizzy Gillespie / J.J. Johnson / Stan Getz / Leo Wright / Art Davis / Chuck Lampkin / Lalo Schifrin / Candido - Norman Granz Presents "Jazz At The Philharmonic" In Europe (Album) Verve Records V-8542 US 1963 Sell This Version
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ABC 453 Candido's Comparsa — Candido Candido Candido's Comparsa (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC 453 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
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LP-1142, TRLP-1142 Candido "Brujerias" De Candido / Candido's "Latin McGuffa's Dust" (Album) Tico Records, Tico Records LP-1142, TRLP-1142 US 1966 Sell This Version
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SS 18066 Thousand Finger Man — Candido Candido Thousand Finger Man (Album) Solid State Records (2) SS 18066 US 1970 Sell This Version
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BST-84357, BST 84357 Beautiful — Candido Candido Beautiful (Album) Blue Note, Blue Note BST-84357, BST 84357 US 1971 Sell This Version
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2391 102 Drum Fever — Candido Candido Drum Fever (Album) Polydor, Polydor 2391 102 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
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SA 8530 Candi's Funk — Candido Candido Candi's Funk (Album) Salsoul Records SA 8530 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
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INT 147.506 Lionel Hampton Presents Buddy Rich — Candido Buddy Rich With Lionel Hampton, Barry Kiener*, Tom Warrington, Paul Moen, Steve Marcus, Gary Pribek And Candido Buddy Rich With Lionel Hampton, Barry Kiener*, Tom Warrington, Paul Moen, Steve Marcus, Gary Pribek And Candido - Lionel Hampton Presents Buddy Rich (Album) Toledo INT 147.506 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
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SA 8520 Dancin' & Prancin' — Candido Candido Dancin' & Prancin' (Album) Salsoul Records SA 8520 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
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9123 609 Who’s Who In Jazz Presents: Lionel Hampton — Candido Lionel Hampton with Grady Tate, Milt Hinton, Hank Jones, Vinnie Bell, Candido, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole, "Big Chief" Russell Moore and Earl Fatha Hines* Lionel Hampton with Grady Tate, Milt Hinton, Hank Jones, Vinnie Bell, Candido, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole, "Big Chief" Russell Moore and Earl Fatha Hines* - Who’s Who In Jazz Presents: Lionel Hampton(LP) Philips 9123 609 France 1979 Sell This Version
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DRL. 6310 Woody Herman — Candido Woody Herman With Lionel Hampton, Al Caiola, Richie Pratt*, Candido, George Marz*, Rolland Hanna* Woody Herman With Lionel Hampton, Al Caiola, Richie Pratt*, Candido, George Marz*, Rolland Hanna* - Woody Herman(LP, Album, Gat) Phonic DRL. 6310 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
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WWCD 21006 Lionel Hampton Presents Buddy Rich — Candido Buddy Rich With Steve Marcus, Barry Kiener*, Tom Warrington, Gary Pribek, Paul Moen, Candido Buddy Rich With Steve Marcus, Barry Kiener*, Tom Warrington, Gary Pribek, Paul Moen, Candido - Lionel Hampton Presents Buddy Rich(CD, Album, RE) Who's Who In Jazz WWCD 21006 US 1988 Sell This Version
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FF 752 No More Walls — Candido David Amram With Pepper Adams, Jerry Dodgion, Candido, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, George Mrgdichian, Ali Hafid* David Amram With Pepper Adams, Jerry Dodgion, Candido, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, George Mrgdichian, Ali Hafid* - No More Walls(CD, Album, RE) Flying Fish (2) FF 752 US 1997 Sell This Version
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JD193 The Conga Kings — Candido The Conga Kings - Giovanni Hidalgo, Candido, Patato Valdes* The Conga Kings - Giovanni Hidalgo, Candido, Patato Valdes* - The Conga Kings (Album) Chesky Records JD193 US 2000 Sell This Version
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JD217 Jazz Descargas — Candido The Conga Kings - Giovanni Hidalgo, Candido, Carlos "Patato" Valdes The Conga Kings - Giovanni Hidalgo, Candido, Carlos "Patato" Valdes - Jazz Descargas (Album) Chesky Records JD217 US 2001 Sell This Version
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JD249 Inolvidable — Candido Candido & Graciela Candido & Graciela - Inolvidable Chesky Records JD249 US 2004 Sell This Version

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Yemsky

Yemsky

November 8, 2020
RIP, Thousand Finger Man. Can't believe Drum Fever has never been reissued on CD. B-Boy Staple.

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