Maximum Rhythm and Blues

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pete Rodriguez y Su Conjuto - I Like It Like That (1967)

I have spent the better part of the last two days cleaning my house.  Doing dishes, sweeping, mopping the floor, folding laundry, and scrubbing the bathtub.  It's not enjoyable work, but it is work made more enjoyable if you can listen to good tunes while your at it.  This right here is the perfect soundtrack to any type of tedious or unenviable task.

Puerto Rican pianist and vocalist Pete Rodriguez is called Mr. Boogaloo, and after listening to this album it's tough to argue with that. He leads his band, y Su Cunjunto, which the best I could find translates to "the overall", "the whole", or "the set", though a thoroughly danceable set of boogaloo and salsa workouts.  The title track, "I Like It Like That" is one of the most famous boogaloo songs ever, and has been covered a countless number of times.  But thats just the tip of the iceberg here.   Check out the singalong on "Micaela" or the killer horns on "Si Quires Bailar".  

Check the comments, get this album, and go get some work done.



  2. loving your blog thanks for keeping the linx active.
    you are all over the map and so am i.
    prof longhair lead me here and the korean post
    was the next i went after
    thank you
    you are a poet of sound

  3. Hello. Is there any way you can upload this album again please? Thanks in advance.