|Tags:||jazz latin jazz grindcore arfo-cuban sexypartygen latin percussion afro-cuban|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
The son of actor Selar Sabu, vocalist and guitarist Paul Sabu (Burbank, California, USA) has carved out a successful career as a songwriter, producer/engineer and guitarist for a variety of major acts. He has also contributed to numerous film soundtracks, but his solo projects have been dogged by bad luck. The Sabu band, featuring bass player Rick Bozzo and drummer Dan Holmes, found some success with their soulful hard rock debut, but the album made no impression in America because Sabu also released a disco album at the same time on the Ocean label. Sabu turned to studio work, putting his band on ice until Motown subsidiary Morocco offered him a contract. As Kidd Glove, the band adopted a harder style, showcasing Sabus vocals (reminiscent of a smokier Sammy Hagar) and guitar work. However, the album did not take off, and when Morocco folded the band followed. Sabu was joined by Bozzo, Dan Ellis (keyboards) and Charles Esposito (drums) for the critically...