Day 8: Los Diferentes

Wanted to throw up a few 45’s with musicians who are more or less playing outside their element. With Ricardo Ray choppin’ it up on both the piano and Hammond and Machito droppin’ some big band soul. If I find some time, I will definitely write a post on Ricardo Ray & Bobby Cruz in the future, the 1964 Comején being one of my favorites. In the 40’s it was Machito and his Afro-Cuban Orchestra who borrowed the textures of big swing Jazz bands and created his own version of the mambo, rumba, and cha-cha. And once again he does the same with his soul/funk rendition of Baby I Love You. Still reeling in from Saturday night, it’s what happens when you drink cheap whiskey at 5 am. I have a guest post for tomorrow, so keep posted. Enjoy!

1. Ricardo Ray/Bobby Cruz: Ricardo Ray In Orbit

2. Machito And His Orchestra: Baby I Love You

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