1977 Willie Bobo – Tomorrow Is Here

Tomorrow Is Here is an album by American jazz percussionist Willie Bobo recorded in late 1976 and early 1977 and released on the Blue Note label.

Willie Bobo was the stage name of William Correa (February 28, 1934 – September 15, 1983), a Latin and jazz percussionist of Puerto Rican ancestry.

William Correa grew up in Spanish Harlem, New York City. He made his name in Latin Jazz, specifically Afro-Cuban jazz, in the 1960s and ’70s, with the timbales becoming his favoured instrument. He met Mongo Santamaría shortly after his arrival in New York and studied with him while acting as his translator, and later at the age of 19 joined Tito Puente for four years.

The nickname Bobo is said to have been bestowed by the jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams in the early 1950s.


1  Suitcase Full Of Dreams (Milo Adamo, Gene Goe) 3:51
2  Funk De Mambo (Reggie Andrews, Curtis Robertson, Joe Blocker) 3:18
3  Keep On Walking (Gino Vannelli) 4:29
4  Dreamin’ (Bernard Ighner) 5:11
5  Wacky Tobacky (The Race) (Stu Gardner, Larry Farrow, Bill Cosby) 3:01
6  Can’t Stay Down Too Long (Reggie Andrews) 3:31
7  Time After Time (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) 3:18
8  Kojak Theme (Billy Goldenberg) 3:35
9  A Little Tear (Ray Gilbert, Eumir Deodato) 4:54


Bass Dean Cortez
Bass Jim Hughart
Bass David Troncoso
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Drums Carlos Vega
Drums James Gadson
Drums Gary Denton
Guitar Dennis Budimir
Guitar John Cadrecha
Guitar Craig McMillian
Guitar Sidney Muldrow
Guitar Curtis Robertson Jr
Keyboards David Garfield
Keyboards Reggie Andrews
Keyboards Larry Farrow
Sax Ray Pizzi
Sax Ernie Watts
Trombone George Bohanon
Trombone Thurman Green
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Ron King
Trumpet Nolan Smith
Percussion Willie Bobo
Percussion Victor Pantoja
Vocals Willie Bobo
Vocals Sandi Erwin
Vocals Bernard Ighner

Liner Notes

Producer – Stan Silverberg, Willie Bobo
Producer (Executive) – George Butler
Arranged by – Reggie Andrews, Larry Farrow, Willie Bobo
Arranged by (Rhythm) – Willie Bobo
Engineer (Basic Tracks, Horns, Strings) – Allen Sides
Engineer (Latin Percussion, Vocals) – Henry Sanicola
Mixed by – Allen Sides

Art Direction – Ria Lawerke
Photography – Gary Regester
Design – Bill Burks

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