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Mongo Santamaria


Up From The Roots


Jazz / Latin / Soul / Funk

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Afro-Cuban, Guaguancó, Mambo



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Mongo Santamaria - Up From The Roots album download

Complete your Mongo Santamaria collection. Up From The Roots ‎ (LP, Album, Promo). Mongo Santamaria - Para Ti (1972).

Up from the Roots explores the African origins of Caribbean music, with Mongo Santamaria setting aside his trademark conga drums in favor of traditional African percussion instruments. Although far removed from the boogaloo sound of his late-'60s dates on Columbia, the LP features some of Santamaria's most potent and artful playing, capturing the rhythms and textures of traditional African chants with masterly precision

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Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría Rodríguez (April 7, 1917 – February 1, 2003) was a rumba quinto master and an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist. He was an integral figure in the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with R&B and soul, paving the way for the boogaloo era of the late 1960s.

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Mongo Santamaria - Afro Blue originally released on the album Mongo (Fantasy Records - 1959) reissued on the album Afro-Roots (Prestige Records - 1972).

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A1 Ebora (Yeza) 1:30
A2 En La Habana (Guaguanco) 3:21
A3.a Conga, Bata, Y Chequere (Lucumi & Mambo) 3:02
A3.b Me Buele La Muele (Columbia) 2:09
A4.a Eco (Bembe) 1:12
A4.b Abacua (Abacua) 2:02
A5 Pan De Maiz (Conga) 1:26
A6 Para Ti
Trumpet [Solo] – Ray Maldonado
B1 Sofrito 3:17
B2 Little Angel 4:17
B3 Virtue 3:32
B4 Jose Outside 3:08
B5 Forked Tongue 3:18

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Marmoney
  • Published By – Mongo
  • Published By – Cremo
  • Published By – Mouzon
  • Recorded At – Atlantic Studios
  • Record Company – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic
  • Manufactured By – Altlantic Recording Corporation
  • Lacquer Cut At – Atlantic Studios
  • Pressed By – Presswell


  • Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Bill Saxon
  • Arranged By – Eddy Martinez (tracks: B2), Marty Sheller (tracks: A6, B3 to B5), Mongo Santamaria (tracks: A1 to A5), Neal Creque (tracks: B1)
  • Art Direction, Design – Richard Mantel
  • Bass – Eddie (Gua Gua) Rivera*
  • Bata [Bata Drum], Performer [Chéquere], Congas [Conga Drums], Tambourine – Julito Collazo*
  • Bongos, Bells – Pablo Rosario
  • Chorus – Caito, Marcelino Guerra, Welfo
  • Congas [Conga Drums] – Mongo Santamaria, Papaito Muñoz*
  • Drums, Timbales – Steve Berrios
  • Engineer [Re-mix] – Gene Paul
  • Engineer [Recording] – Jimmy Douglass
  • Flute – Felix Watkins (tracks: A6, B1)
  • Lacquer Cut By – GP*
  • Piano, Electric Piano – Eddy Martinez
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Carter Jefferson
  • Trumpet – John Faddis*, Lew Soloff, Ray Maldonado
  • Vocals [Solos] – Julito Collazo*, Papaito

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (A1 to B2, B4, B5): BMI
  • Rights Society (B3): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): ST-A-722559 PR
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): ST-A-722560 PR
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): ST-A-722559 ST-A-722559-A AT/GP PR
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): ST-A-722560A AT/GP PR

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SD 1621 Mongo Santamaria Up From The Roots ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 1621 US 1972
SD 1621 Mongo Santamaria Up From The Roots ‎(LP, RE) Atlantic SD 1621 US Unknown
SD 1621 Mongo Santamaria Up From The Roots ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 1621 Australia 1972
8122-73711-2 Mongo Santamaria Up From The Roots ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic, Rhino Records 8122-73711-2 Europe 2003
SD 1621 Mongo Santamaria Up From The Roots ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic SD 1621 US 1972

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