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El Chicano - 100% match to Malo

Genres: Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed in the barrio of east Los Angeles, California this US group started out as the V.I.P.’s in the late 60s. Their funky reworking of Gerald Wilson’s ‘Viva Tirado’ was successful on the emerging local Mexican-American music scene. Changing their name to El Chicano, the band built a solid local reputation for their energized Latin rock sound. Ba Read more

The Dramatics - 57% match to Malo

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This R&B vocal group was formed in Detroit in 1964 as the Sensations. They changed their name to the Dramatics in 1965 and originally comprised lead Larry Reed, Rob Davis, Elbert Wilkins, Robert Ellington, Larry Demps (23 February 1949) and Ron Banks (b. 10 May 1951, Detroit, Michigan, USA). Ellington quickly dropped out. The Dramatics were a typical 60s stand-up vocal g Read more

War - 56% match to Malo

Genres: Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Veterans of the Californian west coast circuit, the core of War’s line-up - Leroy ‘Lonnie’ Jordan (21 November 1948, San Diego, California, USA; keyboards), Howard Scott (b. 15 March 1946, San Pedro, California, USA; guitar), Charles Miller (b. 2 June 1939, Olathe, Kansas, USA; flute/saxophone), Morris ‘B.B.’ Dickerson (b. 3 August 1949, Torrence, Ca Read more

Azteca - 43% match to Malo

Genres: Latin
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Percussionists Coke and Pete Escovedo (13 July 1935, Pittsburg, California, USA) formed this expansive unit in San Francisco, USA, upon their departure from Santana in 1972. Taking a cue from the latter group’s Abraxas, Azteca formed a distinctly Latin American sound that helped them become a popular live attraction. A four-piece horn section emphasized the group’s Read more

Mandrill - 37% match to Malo

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s
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Carl Carlton - 36% match to Malo

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
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Willie Bobo - 35% match to Malo

Genres: Jazz Latin Urban & Rap World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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William Correa, 28 February 1934, New York City, New York, USA, of Puerto Rican parentage, d. 15 September 1983, Los Angeles, California, USA. Growing up in New York’s El Barrio, Bobo was exposed to substantial doses of Latin music, jazz and R&B. These genres later jostled together in his work as a band leader. He started playing Latin percussion at the age of 14 (t Read more

The Moments - 31% match to Malo

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, in 1968, this distinctive sweet soul trio comprised Al Goodman (31 March 1947, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; ex-Vipers and Corvettes), Harry Ray (b. 15 December 1946, Longbranch, New Jersey, USA, d. 1 October 1992; ex-Sounds Of Soul and Establishment) and William Brown (b. 30 June 1946, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; ex-Broadways and Unique Read more

Tierra - 30% match to Malo

Genres: Disco Funk Latin Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Latin R&B band was formed in the Mexican-populated east Los Angeles area in 1971 by the Salas Brothers, Rudy (vocals/guitar) and Steve (trombone/timbales). The remainder of the line-up comprised Bobby Navarrete (reeds), Joey Guerra (keyboards), Steve Falomir (bass), Philip Madayag (drums), and Andre Baeza (percussion). Before forming Tierra, the members were veterans o Read more

Carlos Santana - 29% match to Malo

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Mongo Santamaria - 29% match to Malo

Genres: Disco Jazz Latin Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ramón Santamaría, 7 April 1922, Jesús María district, Havana, Cuba, d. 1 February 2003, Miami, Florida, USA. Percussionist and band leader Santamaría (nicknamed Mongo by his father) arrived in New York at the end of the 40s. There he performed with the first charanga (flute, violins, rhythm section and voices band) to be organized in the ci Read more

Santana - 29% match to Malo

Genres: Blues Instrumental Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This important US band pioneered Afro-Latin rock and, as such, remains head and shoulders above all pretenders to their throne. Formed in 1966, they rapidly transcended the late 60s San Francisco new wave scene from which they emerged, and, over the past 25 years, guitarist Carlos Santana (20 July 1947, Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico) has introduced jazz and funk into th Read more

Jose Feliciano - 28% match to Malo

Genres: Easy Listening Folk Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Latin Latin Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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José Montserrate Feliciano García, 10 September 1945, Lares, Puerto Rico. After early fame as a flamenco-style interpreter of pop and rock material, Feliciano turned more to mainstream Latin music, becoming one of the most popular artists in the Spanish-speaking world. He was born blind and as a child moved to New York’s Spanish Harlem. He learned guitar a Read more

Heatwave - 26% match to Malo

Genres: Disco Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although based in Britain, Heatwave was formed by the Wilder brothers, Johnnie (3 July 1949, Dayton, Ohio, USA, d. 13 May 2006, Clayton, Ohio, USA) and Keith, on their discharge from the US Army. An advertisement in a music paper yielded Hull, England-born songwriter and keyboardist Rod Temperton, while further members recruited were the American guitarists Eric Johns (b. Er Read more

Con Funk Shun - 25% match to Malo

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed initially in 1968 as Project Soul by Mike Cooper (guitar, sitar, timbales, percussion, vocals) and Louis McCall (drums, vocals), the group’s rise began when they accepted an offer to back the Soul Children, necessitating a move from California to Memphis. Upon arrival in 1972, Project Soul became Con Funk Shun, having been augmented by group members Karl Fuller (tru Read more


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