Willie Bobo

Email alerts for products
by Willie Bobo

Biography

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 (the timbales became his preferred instrument) and managed to get hired as Machito’s bandboy. Bobo befriended Mongo... Read more

Genres

Tags
jazz
latin jazz
latin
funk
lounge
percussion
Powered by AudioScrobbler

Links