Malo (2)

Malo (2)

Real Name:
Malo
Profile:
Malo's current lineup includes:
Arcelio Garcia, lead vocals; Ramiro Amador, bass; David George, drums; Gabriel Manzo, lead guitar; Jay Rossette, 2nd lead guitar; Daniel Cervantes, keyboards; Frank Bailey, lead trumpet; Pete Rodriguez, trumpet, trombone; Jack Musgrove trumpet, flogahorn; and Tony Menjivar, congas / timbales. Another addition to the current Malo is Arcelio’s son, Octaviano, an excellent singer and performer in his own right.
History:
Founded in 1972 during what some would note as the first big explosion of Latin-influenced rock music, Malo recorded and released four albums for Warner Bros. Records over the following two years.

Most will no doubt recall Malo from their singles that peppered pop radio at the time. The most successful of these was, of course, "Suavecito." By the early 1970s, Latin rock, of which bands like Santana and War are prime examples, was just coming into existence. At the time, the word on the street was that another Bay Area band, Azteca, who had been put together by ex-Santana sideman and occasional Malo timbales player Coke Escovedo, were likely to next band that would be able to best take artistic and fiscal advantage of the success of the official Santana Latin rock formula. But it was a group by the name of Malo, formerly calling themselves The Malibus, that stepped up to the challenge.

Malo were already flirting with Latin rhythms and percussion by the time they were spotted by future Malo record producer David Rubinson, who had signed Carlos Santana's band Santana to Columbia Records a few years earlier. Rubinson was impressed with the band from the very first he saw them play, at a seamy San Jose Avenue Club, and soon he was helping spread the word about the explosive Latin rock party down sounds of Malo. After impressing A&R executives at Warner Bros., Malo were signed to an exclusive recording contract.
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Malo (2) Discography

Albums

Malo (2) Dos (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Malo (2) Malo (Album) Warner Bros. Records Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Malo (2) Evolution (Album) Warner Bros. Records Japan 1973 Sell This Version
Malo (2) Ascención (Album) Warner Bros. Records Australia 1974 Sell This Version
Malo (2) V (Album) Traq Records US 1981 Sell This Version
BLU 709 Malo (2) Coast To Coast(LP) Blue Heron Records BLU 709 US 1986 Sell This Version
GNPD 2244 Malo (2) Señorita(CD, Album) GNP Crescendo GNPD 2244 US 1995 Sell This Version
NB 9801 Malo (2) Rocks The Rockies!(CD, Album) Night Beat Records NB 9801 US 1998 Sell This Version
H2 0946 3 40050 2 9 Malo (2) En Vivo / Live(CD, Album) EMI Latin H2 0946 3 40050 2 9 US 2005 Sell This Version
2065 79256 2 Malo (2) Live(CD, Album) Thump Records 2065 79256 2 US 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Malo (2) Café / Peace (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Malo (2) Latin Bugaloo / Midnight Thoughts Warner Bros. Records Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Malo (2) Suavecito / Nena (Single) Warner Bros. Records Germany 1972 Sell This Version
45 YP-40 Malo (2) Pana / Just Say Goodbye(7", Single) Yankı 45 YP-40 Turkey 1972 Sell This Version
WB 7559 Malo (2) Suavecito(7", Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WB 7559 US 1972 Sell This Version
Malo (2) I'm For Real (Single) Warner Bros. Records Canada 1973 Sell This Version
Malo (2) I Don't Know (Single) Warner Bros. Records Canada 1973 Sell This Version
HS-911 Malo (2) Oye Mama(7") Warner Bros. Records HS-911 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
Malo (2) Lady I Love (Single) Traq Records US 1981 Sell This Version
TR7-110 Malo (2) It's A Lovely Day(7", Single) Traq Records TR7-110 US 1981 Sell This Version
BLU 12709 Malo (2) Suavecito(12") Blue Heron Records BLU 12709 US 1987 Sell This Version
0946 40671 2 6 Malo (2) Ritmo Reggaeton(CD, Single, Promo) EMI Latin 0946 40671 2 6 US 2005 Sell This Version
Malo (2) Suavecito / Cafe Warner Bros. Records US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Malo (2) The Best Of Malo (Album, Comp) GNP Crescendo US 1991 Sell This Version
RHM2 7780 Malo (2) ¡Celebración! The Warner Bros. Recordings(4xCD, Mono, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd) Rhino Handmade RHM2 7780 US 2001 Sell This Version