Henry "Pucho" Brown was a pioneer of an infectiously rhythmic, highly soulful style of music known as Latin boogaloo. He and his Latin Soul Brothers were known only to dancers and fellow musicians (including Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo, who regularly raided the band's ranks) around New York City until they signed with Prestige in 1966. This compilation brings together 16 choice cuts from 1967 through 1970 and features such guest musicians as drummer Bernard Purdie and trombonist Barry Rogers in addition to Pucho's regular lineup. The Harlem-born timbalero is today a hero of the acid-jazz movement, and the variety and vitality of the boiling mambos, laid-back cha-chas and rumbas, and ferocious funk contained herein explain why.
Henry "Pucho" Brown with Al Pazant, Eddie Pazant, Seldon Powell, Neal Creque, Billy Butler, Seaborn Westbrook, Bernard Purdie, Joe Armstrong, Norberto Apellaniz, William Bivens, Jr., Barry Rogers, Willie Allen, Richard Landrum, Vincent McEwan, Claude Bartee, Jimmy Phillips, Cecil Jackson, and others