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Uno Dos Tres 1•2•3

WILLIE BOBO

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On the back of the original Verve record jacket, the promotional copy quotes him extensively about Uno Dos Tres 1•2•3.
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Release Type Reissue
Color Black
Pressing Location Qrp
Jacket Type Single
Jacket Style Tip On
Label Verve
BY THE NUMBERS
1LP
Format
12
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Vinyl Size
33 1/3
RPM
Speed
180
GRAM
Weight
1966
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On the back of the original Verve record jacket, the promotional copy quotes him extensively about Uno Dos Tres 1•2•3. One passage in particular is telling, with Bobo bemoaning his typecasting in the jazz world: “If you’re Latin, people expect you to play only Latin.” A byproduct of years of working under American and British bandleaders eager to explore or cash in on Afro-Caribbean derivations, that sentiment hangs like an albatross around Bobo’s neck. Too often, then and now, the polyrhythmic powers of Latin percussion find themselves restricted by cultural expectations. With others at the helm, Bobo’s timbales mastery served their immediate needs but limited his artistry. So when it came time to record for himself, he chose to stick with the instrument he knew best, the instrument he...

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