Sunday, November 06, 2005


For nearly 40 years, some of the most underrated Latin Soul and Jazz music has come from none other than Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers. By listening to just one measure of his music, you'd think that Pucho hails from Cuba or some other Latin American country. It is surprising to find that Pucho is not even a Latino. The legendary timbalero was born Henry Brown in Harlem, New York and grew up entranced by the African American sounds of jazz and soul as well as the Latin music that he was exposed to in his neighborhood.
Although Pucho never garnered the recognition as contemporaries Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria, Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers have had a resurgence due to a new generation of listeners who have rediscovered his music. He still continues to tour to this day.

MP3: "Maiden Voyage" by Pucho & his Latin Soul Brothers
from Legends of Acid Jazz (Prestige, 1996)

MP3: "Chitterlings Con Carne" by Pucho & his Latin Soul Brothers
from Pulp Fusion (Harmless, 2003)


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