Cándido Camero Tribute Special hosted by The Incredible Kid

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Thu, 04/29/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join The Incredible Kid for a two-hour tribute to the late Afro-Cuban percussion master Cándido Camero who passed away at the age of 99 in November of 2020. An NEA Jazz Master, recipient of a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the first conga player to play multiple congas together, the first to play conga and bongo together, the first to pitch congas to different notes in order to play melodies, Cándido’s many TV appearances in the 1950’s were a major influence in inspiring bongo and conga players throughout the United States. An innovator in Afro-Cuban jazz, some credit him as the primary figure in making the conga a standard part of the jazz percussion lineup. He also designed and created the first foot-operated cowbell in the 1950’s. (He was way ahead of the “more cowbell” curve.) Cándido was also an innovator in Latin Funk and Latin Disco where he found his greatest solo success. While he recorded with a voluminous number of artists including Machito, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Celia Cruz, Elvin Jones, Tito Puente, Dinah Washington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton and so many more, this special will focus exclusively on the many albums Cándido recorded under his own name over seven decades. Find out why they called him the Thousand Finger Man.

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    Candido Camero
    Song
    Candido's Camera
    Album
    Candido
    Label
  • Time
    8:06
    Artist
    Candido Camero
    Song
    Perdido
    Album
    Candido
    Label
  • Time
    8:10
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Bongo Baby (feat. Al Cohn & In Indigo)
    Album
    In Indigo
    Label
  • Time
    8:13
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Caravan
    Album
    In Indigo
    Label
  • Time
    8:17
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    The Lady Is a Tramp
    Album
    Conga Soul
    Label
  • Time
    8:20
    Artist
    Candido Camero
    Song
    New Secrets
    Album
    Conga Soul
    Label
  • Time
    8:25
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Thousand Finger Man
    Album
    Thousand Finger Man
    Label
  • Time
    8:31
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    I'm On My Way
    Album
    Beautiful
    Label
  • Time
    8:35
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Serenade to a Savage
    Album
    Beautiful
    Label
  • Time
    8:40
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Candido's Funk
    Album
    Drum Fever
    Label
    Polydor Records
  • Time
    8:45
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    xxx
    Album
    Drum Fever
    Label
    Polydor Records
  • Time
    8:48
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    xxx
    Album
    Drum Fever
    Label
    Polydor Records
  • Time
    8:55
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Jingo (12" Version)
    Album
    Dancin' & Prancin'
    Label
  • Time
    9:04
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Thousand Finger Man (12'' Extended Version)
    Album
    Dancin' & Prancin'
    Label
  • Time
    9:17
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Samba Funk
    Album
    Candi's Funk
    Label
  • Time
    9:25
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Candi's Funk (Joe-Louis 12" Mix)
    Album
    Candi's Funk
    Label
  • Time
    9:33
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Tumbando Caña
    Album
    The Conga Kings
    Label
  • Time
    9:41
    Artist
    Candido & Graciela ‎
    Song
    Congo Jam
    Album
    Inolvidable
    Label
  • Time
    9:45
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Conga Jam
    Album
    Hands of Fire (Manos de Fuego): 60 Years of Cuban Music Exuberance
    Label
  • Time
    9:50
    Artist
    Candido
    Song
    Salsibiri
    Album
    The Master (Binaural+)
    Label

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