Mongo Santamaria

El Pussy Cat / Black Eyed Peas & Rice

CBS : 201766

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  • Artist: Mongo Santamaria
  • A Side: El Pussy Cat
  • B Side: Black Eyed Peas & Rice
  • Label: CBS
  • Format: 45s

Condition

Condition

  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: E+
  • Sleeve Condition: E+

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Description


Description

Whilst the MODS and the 100 Club events have embraced "Latin" influenced dance-Soul for many decades. It has only been in more recent times, that Latin has risen to it's new height within the NOrthern Soul Niters ad DJ boxes..

So may we suggest the MOD anthem a the perfect revival tune for the Northern Soul all-niter?

What better way for us to present it, than it's elusive 1965 UK press, in fine clean condition housed in it's birth-sleeve.

Click the soundfile, it's revival qualities will smack to in the face. Bobby Capers "cheeky" lyrics on the intro then we're on a jinking, twisting, turning journey of blaring brass, thumping percussion, crashing cymbals, punctuated with "open taloned" squealing meows elevating this into one very memorable Latin experience.

We know seasoned MODS will say we've been on this winner forever, but we think it's time for exposure on these pages, for a wider Northern Soul alert to it's glaring possibilities as "Latin" currently rides high in the NS dancers preferences.

Not an easy capture as this 1965 British press in squeaky clean condition.

PS do not overlook the flipside on which Hubert Laws parades his wonderful flutist skills... on another compelling Latin mover.

Condition Report

two clean labels, 4 prong die-cut center full intact, vinyl only reveals the merest sleeve contact harline under direct light. Very nice copy indeed

A Side

  • Title: El Pussy Cat

    B Side

  • Title: Black Eyed Peas & Rice
  • Year: 1965
  • City: United Kingdom

    Tracklisting