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 (M Adamo, G 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, B Crosby) 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, Deodato) 4:54
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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, Strings, Horn) – Allen Sides
Engineer (Latin Percussion, Vocals) – Henry Sanicola
Mixed by – Allen Sides
Art Direction – Ria Lawerke
Photography – Gary Regester
Design – Bill Burks