Willie Bobo And The Bo-Gents – Do What You Want to Do…(Remastered) (1971)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 42:51 minutes | 827 MB | Genre: Fumk, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sussex Records

The most sought-after album from Spanish Harlem’s Willie Bobo, one of the great Latin percussionists of his time. A slamming record of hard funky instrumentals, one that sounds different than any of his other albums. The record’s a killer all the way through, a mixture of Latin and deep ’70s funk, one of the few perfect fusions of the styles, held up beautifully all the way through the set. Great all the way through, and includes the break cuts “Do What You Want to Do,” “Broasted or Fried,” and “Soul Foo Yong,” plus a version of “Dindi”, which, for some reason, Willie seemed to record every chance he got. Here, available on CD for the very first time. After working with Cal Tjader, Herbie Mann and Santamaria – with whom he recorded the classic Latin “Afro-Blue” – Bobo stepped forward in 1963 with his first recording as a leader, with Clark Ferry and Joe Farell as sidemen. Recording for Verve in the mid ’60s, Bobo achieved his highest solo visibility with albums which enlivened pop hits of the day with Latin rhythms.


01 – Do What You Want to Do 03:20
02 – Shut up and Pay Attention 03:29
03 – Dindi 06:01
04 – Come Together 05:19
05 – Soul Foo Yong 04:45
06 – Broasted or Fried 04:56
07 – The Thrill is Gone 05:50
08 – How Can I Say Goodbye? 03:11
09 – Never You Mind 06:00

Bass [Fender] – Ernie McDaniel
Congas – Victor Pantoja
Drums – Jimmy Smith
Electric Piano – Reggie Andrews
Guitar – Barry Zweig
Timbales – Willie Bobo
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Ron Starr
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Steve Huffsteter