George Guzman - Introducing George Guzman [LP] (Vinyl) - UrbanVinylStore

George Guzman - Introducing George Guzman [LP] (Vinyl)

It was 1968 when Fania Records President,
Jerry Masucci, received a phone call from
conguero George Guzman, inviting Jerry to
listen to his band. Jerry turned the project
over to Harvey Averne, who later reported to
Jerry that the band was ''out of sight'' and
suggested that Masucci sign them up.
A short time later, things became complicated
for George and his band. First of all, the
lead singer was drafted into the military,
leaving George high and dry. By the time a
replacement was found, George learned that
his trumpet player was leaving to join another
orchestra, so the search was on for his
replacement. One problem led to another and
before you knew it several months had gone
by before George was finally ready to enter
the studio and begin recording. Thanks
to George and Harvey's perseverance,
''Introducing George Guzman'' was released
in time for George to join the fray of Boogaloo
bands that had brightened up the night scene
in New York City in 1968.
- Bobby Marin

A1. Marilu A2. Chant Of The Isles A3. Banana Freak Out A4. Lazy Boogaloo
B1. George's Jala Jala B2. Camaron B3. Cacumen B4. French Boogaloo B5. Hierba Buena (Good Grass)