Candido Cameron was a Cuban percussion maestro who had played with luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich and Count Basie throughout his illustrious musical career which started in 1952. Fast forward to 1979 and Candido finds himself caught up in the Disco boom that had engulfed his adopted New York City. Feeling he could add his trademark quick-fire Conga and Bongo playing to Disco’s straight 4 x 4 syncopated rhythm he cut some records with legendary NYC label Salsoul. The fruits of this partnership were 2 full length LP’s and a handful of 12″ singles that changed the face of underground Disco.
“Dancing & Prancing” is a deep disco come proto-house classic. Joey Negro’s remix stays true to the original whilst making the instrumentation sound phatter with more space in the mix.
“Jingo” is an all-time classic dance record, sampled, edited, re-configured and coveted by too many names to mention! It’s a killer funky Disco version of master Nigerian drummer Olatunji’s 1969 percussion suite of the same name, Salsoul style. Here we get the original Shep Pettibone 12″ dub mix which strips the track back to it’s bare essentials making this an incredible DJ tool. Add to that two acappellas and you know you are onto a good thing.