Hey! Let’s Party

HeyThis cover couldn’t be more immediately deceiving… a bunch of privileged white kids dancing to brown-eyed soul from the great Afro-Cuban genius, Mongo Santamaría. With 1967’s Hey! Let’s Party, Mr. Santamaría fashioned a thick-lined afterparty staple with his horn-heavy deviance into the wonderful world of (a blanket term) Latin Jazz.

Pryor dug him (in both his screenplay contribution to Blazing Saddles as well as his empowering standup), as so you shall too.

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