Song of the Day: Suavecito – Malo

The Santana Brothers. Many have heard of one of them mainly: Carlos. He is the superstar with millions of followers and a big influence in the Latin-Rock-Jazz-Blues scene.

Well the other brother, Jorge, is another talent that moved to the US with his brother to pursue his dreams. And he did it, but on his own way.

Jorge Santana founded his own band in the early 70’s, Malo (band), and also took part in the movement that ultimately shaped the modern Latin Rock.

Suavecito is a melodic sound with jazzy tones and a nostalgic duo between a soft voice and an energic guitar pulling some harmonics in the background.

This song became the biggest hit of the band in 1972 and turned the eyes of the world to Jorge Santana. Sadly the group disbanded in 1974 and no further compositions were made during the 70’s. Later on, on 1981 they re-united but has rare appearances.

In the 90’s the Santana brothers took part in some projects together, but none of significance. Nowadays, what we still have and cherish from Jorge is this beautiful song.

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Song of the day: Do you feel it? – Joe Cuba Sextet

My barrio, my beautiful barrio. This song makes me think of the old 50’s – 60’s Pachuco style with TinTán. The overstyled Zoot suits, the puns, the nostalgic voices singing in a dark bar, while the sadness is drunk away with a nice cold strong whisky, or maybe a cigar puts the mood, I don’t know, I can’t explain, just feel it… do you feel it?

Song of the day: El Sing-A-ling – Poncho Sanchez

One of the most interesting and enjoyable styles for me is the Latin Jazz. Makes me remind home every time and I never miss the opportunity to enjoy the sound in it. Although a bit different, Jazz and Latin Music are actually very compatible and many musicians demonstrate so.

Today I’ve been listening to Jazz and its variations and didn’t want to keep it for myself. Here, you have one of the bedt percussionist and most talented entertainers in the Latin Jazz style: Poncho Sanchez and his band. He’s very well known because of his big talent as conguero.

Born in Laredo, Texas and some times considered as Mexican because of his heritage, he successes at giving the hot latin feeling to Jazz melodies. El Sching-A-Ling, one of his classic songs is made precisely for that: give sabrosura to the music. After this video also check I showed them,  El sabrosón, his excellent Dizzy Gillespie’s cover to A Night in Tunisia, an many more. Just let him convince you with those delicious sounds, and if you like it please share it to the world, I think he deserves that.

¡Saborrrr!