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Willie Bobo

tim, dr, 1934-1983 US, Manhattan
Musician of Latin and Jazz
A.k.a. William Correa

American latin-jazz percussionist who played professionally from the early 1950's until his untimely death in 1983. Bobo is best remembered as one of the key players who fused influences from jazz, latin, soul, & rock in the late 1960's & 1970's, helping shape the evolving boogaloo style. Father of Eric Bobo. Born William Correa, 28 February 1934, New York City, New York. Died 15 September 1983, Los Angeles, California.

  • Timbales
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Bongos
  • Latin
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Evil Ways on Talkin' Verve by Willie Bobo
Fried Neck Bones And Some Home Fries on Uno Dos Tres 1-2-3 by Willie Bobo
Spanish Grease on Spanish Grease by Willie Bobo
Broasted or Fried on Dig My Feeling by Willie Bobo
Spanish Grease - Dorfmeister vs. Mdla Muga Reserva Mix on Grand Slam by Richard Dorfmeister & Madrid De Los Austrias
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy on Talkin' Verve by Willie Bobo
Fried Neck Bones And Some Home Fries - Dan The Automator Remix on Verve Remixed 2 by Various Artists
Dig My Feeling on Dig My Feeling by Willie Bobo
Black Coffee on Talkin' Verve by Willie Bobo
Sunny on Willie Bobo's Finest Hour by Willie Bobo

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Always ThereWillie Bobo2018Single
Safari / Be’s The Other WayTito Puente / Willie Bobo2016Single
Dig My FeelingWillie Bobo2016Compil.
Hell Of An Act To Follow - BoboWillie Bobo2009Compil.
Always There / The GrooveWillie Bobo / Rodney Franklin2007Album
Lost And FoundWillie Bobo2006Album
La Descarga Del BoboWillie Bobo2004Album
Broasted Or FriedWillie Bobo2004Single
Willie Bobo's Finest HourWillie Bobo2003Compil.
Spanish GreaseWillie Bobo2002Single
Spanish GreaseWillie Bobo2002Album
Talkin' VerveWillie Bobo1997Compil.
Let's Go Bobo! The Very Best Of Willie BoboWillie Bobo1995Compil.
Spanish Grease / Uno Dos Tres 1•2•3Willie Bobo1994Album
Spanish Grease / Uno Dos Tres 1•2•3Willie Bobo1994Compil.
Life On Mars / Always ThereDexter Wansel / Willie Bobo1985Album
Bobo's Beat / Let's Go Bobo!Willie Bobo1981Compil.
Palos / Reason For Livin´Willie Bobo1979Single
BoboWillie Bobo1979Album
Hell Of An Act To FollowWillie Bobo1978Album
Always ThereWillie Bobo1978Album
Live At The Watts Jazz Festival - Volume 1Willie Bobo / LAPD / Jimmy Witherspoon / Gene Ammons1977Album
The Drum SessionLouis Bellson / Shelly Manne / Willie Bobo / Paul Humphrey1977Album
The Drum Session Vol. 2Louis Bellson / Shelly Manne / Willie Bobo / Paul Humphrey1977Album
Kojak-Theme / Dreamin'Willie Bobo1977Single
Tomorrow Is HereWillie Bobo1977Album
Funky SneakersWillie Bobo1976Single
The Drum SessionLouis Bellson, Shelly Manne, Willie Bobo, Paul Humphrey1975Album
Willie BoboWillie Bobo1970Album
Grocerias / Hey, NenaWillie Bobo1970Single
Spanish Blues BandWillie Bobo1968Album
Evil WaysWillie Bobo1968Compil.
A New DimensionWillie Bobo1968Album
Shing' A'Ling Baby / JuicyWillie Bobo1967Single
Bobo MotionWillie Bobo1967Album
Knock On WoodWillie Bobo1967Single
Evil WaysWillie Bobo1967Single
JuicyWillie Bobo1967Compil.
JuicyWillie Bobo1967Album
Feelin' So GoodWillie Bobo1966Album
Verve Celebrity SceneWillie Bobo1966Single
Sunshine Superman / Sockit To MeWillie Bobo1966Single
1-2-3 (Uno-Dos-Tres)Willie Bobo1966Single
Uno Dos Tres 1•2•3Willie Bobo1966Album
Hurt So BadWillie Bobo1965Single
Spanish GreaseWillie Bobo1965Album
Boogaloo In Room 802 / Hurt So BadWillie Bobo1965Single
Sockit To Me / 1-2-3Willie Bobo1965Single
Spanish GreaseWillie Bobo1965Single
Spanish GreaseWillie Bobo1965Single
It's Not Unusual / Hurt So BadWillie Bobo1965Single
Be's That WayWillie Bobo1964Single
Bobo's BeatWillie Bobo1964Album
Stitt Goes LatinSonny Stitt Featuring Willie Bobo, Thad Jones, Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Chick Corea, Chihuahua1963Album
La Nueva Era de Willie BoboWillie Bobo1963Album
Stitt Goes LatinSonny Stitt Featuring Willie Bobo, Thad Jones, Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Chick Corea, Chihuahua1963Album
Bobo! Do That ThingWillie Bobo1963Single
Bobo! Do That Thing GuajiraWillie Bobo1963Album
Dansez Le BoboWillie Bobo1962Single
Piano Contempo: Modern Piano JazzMary Lou Williams, Willie Bobo1951Album
The Spanish Side Of JazzCandido, Machito, Willie BoboCompil.
Wear It Out / Always There (Re-Edit Demostration)Stargard / Willie BoboAlbum
Gotta Hustle On / A KokoWillie BoboSingle
Bobo! Do That Thing / ChickadeeWillie BoboSingle
Move On Over / Tweedlee DeeWillie BoboSingle
The Spanish Side of Jazz Vol. 1Candido, Machito And His Orchestra, Willie BoboCompil.
Latino!Cal Tjader With Willie Bobo & Mongo Santamaria & Vince GuaraldiCompil.
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