It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Bobby Rodriguez

b. El Barrio (Spanish Harlem), Manhattan, New York City, USA. Not to be confused with the veteran bass player of the same name, band leader, saxophonist, flautist, clarinettist, pianist, vocalist, percussionist, arranger, composer, producer Rodríguez was a member of his brother Ray’s band in the late 60s and at the beginning of the 70s. He was the band’s musical director, arranger, composer and tenor saxophone player. The second release by Ray Rodríguez and his orchestra, Delusion, contained the exceptional ‘Olvidame’ (Forget Me), co-written by Bobby and the band’s original vocalist, albino Nestor Sánchez ‘El Albino Divino’ (b. New York City, New York, USA, of Puerto Rican parents). Sánchez left to join Tony Pabón’s band La Protesta; he later worked with Conjunto Candela, Larry Harlow, Julio Castro and as a solo artist. In 1974, Bobby organized his own brass and flute-led band, called La Compañia (the Company). They consistently worked the New York club circuit before debuting on Lead Me To That Beautiful Band in 1975. From the beginning, La Compañia’s style, although firmly rooted in the Latin tradition, was heavily influenced by jazz, soul and funk, and their repertoire included English lyric songs. Second generation ‘Nuyorican’ (New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent), Eddie Iglesias Hernández, sang the English vocals and doubled on trombone. The Spanish lyric songs were performed by Puerto Rico-born Junior Cordova and José Acosta. Cordova had worked previously with Nelson Feliciano and Rafael Cortijo. A track from their first album, the Rubén Blades composition ‘Numero 6’ about delays on the subway, was a massive hit. Blades also wrote the hit ‘What Happened’ from Bobby’s ‘live’ 1976 follow-up Salsa At Woodstock.

In 1977, Rodríguez, Hernández, Acosta and La Compañia’s timbales player, Charlie Salinas, participated in the 17th anniversary album by the Alegre All-Stars led by Charlie Palmieri and produced by Al Santiago. Bobby’s namesake played bass on the session. In 1978, Rodríguez and La Compañia had a hit single with the title track of Latin From Manhattan. This cover version of the 30s song, originally recorded by Al Jolson, was given a salsa/dixieland jazz treatment with Rodríguez’s clarinet playing very much to the fore. In 1984, Eddie Iglesias Hernández left La Compañia and took Acosta and Salinas with him to form the nine-piece, two-trombone band Los Amigos And The Bad Street Boys. Spanish lead vocals on their tremendously successful debut Cheek To Cheek, were handled by Frankie Morales, who went on to work with the Lebron Brothers, before turning solo. Meanwhile, after a gap of three years, Rodríguez renamed his band La Nueva Compañia (The New Company) and came back with the appropriately titled Mi Regreso (My Return) in 1984. The lead singer on the album was Orlando Castillo ‘Watusi’ (b. 23 March, San Felipe, Yaracuy State, Venezuela). Watusi worked with Los Satélites, Porfi Jiménez and Federico Y Su Combo Latino before becoming a solo artist; he made his first UK appearance in 1990 with Tito Puente. Mi Regreso contained an outstanding remake of ‘Olvidame’ and a fine version of the classic ‘Maria Cristina’, composed by Ñico Saquito. In 1987, Cordova, Iglesias and Salinas reunited with Bobby and La Nueva Compañia for Juntos Otra Vez (Back Together Again).
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Latin From Manhattan

1. Latin From Manhattan

2. After Midnight

3. Cielito Lindo

4. Siete Mujeres

5. Mi Son Es Un Vasilon

6. Recuerdos De Mi Infancia

7. Sonero Del Barrio

8. Hoy Daria Yo La Vida

9. Negra Sabrosura

Comments

Report as inappropriate
I. Knew bobby he was the most under rated player of his time

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[86, 75, 83, 89, 80, 115, 73, 72, 67, 107, 76, 84, 112, 109, 114, 100, 102, 64, 112, 111, 125, 94, 100, 126, 78, 94, 106, 93, 121, 122, 94, 104, 64, 69, 107, 102, 93, 68, 103, 104, 73, 114, 101, 80, 64, 86, 75, 116, 82, 119, 107, 99, 106, 78, 127, 102, 120, 94, 86, 83, 68, 98, 82, 110, 124, 74, 86, 113, 72, 82, 80, 122, 88, 90, 64, 101, 122, 117, 66, 77, 115, 127, 120, 103, 76, 85, 121, 75, 114, 109, 123, 114, 72, 81, 91, 110, 87, 83, 95, 71, 104, 104, 105, 86, 71, 68, 91, 110, 89, 110, 122, 122, 117, 80, 93, 82, 87, 109, 88, 90, 114, 124, 87, 103, 87, 119, 109, 109, 110, 68, 74, 83, 101, 95, 101, 90, 101, 125, 72, 90, 125, 126, 80, 80, 74, 110, 81, 114, 72, 126, 121, 86, 113, 98, 79, 103, 126, 123, 78, 103, 103, 65, 116, 110, 79, 79, 84, 116, 113, 118, 100, 88, 124, 99, 68, 68, 91, 121, 66, 123, 117, 121, 76, 103, 73, 100, 66, 98, 124, 87, 120, 85, 95, 108, 124, 64, 124, 96, 65, 93, 87, 124, 71, 69, 121, 83, 80, 78, 127, 67, 88, 76, 127, 74, 104, 105, 84, 82, 99, 77, 71, 68, 93, 88, 119, 104, 110, 98, 68, 91, 83, 92, 82, 108, 81, 119, 104, 74, 115, 71, 103, 104, 97, 78, 96, 99, 121, 81, 85, 113, 70, 94, 78, 96, 80, 107, 92, 67, 119, 82, 126, 77, 69, 65, 74, 111, 125, 81, 86, 102, 106, 86, 72, 118, 70, 109, 92, 106, 77, 87, 102, 121, 116, 87, 83, 92, 75, 127, 108, 111, 94, 106, 91, 107, 87, 95, 102, 104, 72, 108, 89, 96, 98, 89, 68, 83, 95, 104, 85, 120, 114, 121, 92, 85, 121, 67, 125, 109, 91, 79, 86, 84, 70, 98, 67, 81, 94, 64, 80, 115, 94, 81, 79, 74, 82, 94, 76, 112, 86, 127, 116, 64, 123, 124, 73, 71, 116, 67, 64, 65, 116, 105, 90, 118, 114, 90, 82, 121, 73, 94, 110, 75, 101, 66, 121, 111, 89, 84, 125, 67, 109, 112, 69, 64, 84, 74, 103, 68, 95, 77, 67, 110, 82, 111, 126, 123, 81, 117, 89, 84, 67, 76, 83, 77, 124, 89, 107, 121, 117, 78, 68, 69, 67, 97, 93, 98, 117, 80, 92, 118, 93, 64, 87, 121, 93, 70, 104, 126, 84, 107, 117, 85, 76, 111, 89, 91, 107, 115, 91, 121, 71, 66, 103, 125, 78, 71, 118, 101, 109, 116, 113, 118, 127, 97, 106, 71, 79, 74, 112, 65, 64, 65, 113, 96, 117, 94, 66, 94, 125, 109, 127, 111, 113, 85, 108, 70, 79, 67, 88, 110, 80, 77, 100, 111, 76, 116, 84, 101, 84, 93, 75, 112, 87, 102, 69, 107, 75, 85, 119, 100, 72, 121, 78, 123, 124, 99, 86, 114, 110, 65, 115, 110, 110, 118, 97, 117, 70, 122, 90, 72, 123, 74]