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MINGO LEWIS

Postby JohnnyConga » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:39 pm

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Before ANGA, GIO,and some others there was James "Mingo" Lewis. Conga player/drummer composer/arranger with Santana from 1970 to about 76 i think...Listen to his composition of "The Wizard" Al Dimeola, or the Caravansarai album with Santana and others with Santana..this brother from Brooklyn, now residing in San Fransisco can do it all.....ever hear of him?...
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Re: MINGO LEWIS

Postby niallgregory » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:13 pm

JohnnyConga wrote:
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Before ANGA, GIO,and some others there was James "Mingo" Lewis. Conga player/drummer composer/arranger with Santana from 1970 to about 76 i think...Listen to his composition of "The Wizard" Al Dimeola, or the Caravansarai album with Santana and others with Santana..this brother from Brooklyn, now residing in San Fransisco can do it all.....ever hear of him?...



Of course :D Was / am a big fan of the old Santana stuff !
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Re: MINGO LEWIS

Postby bongosnotbombs » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:33 pm

I know of Mingo Lewis, he advertised lessons around here frequently, great player.
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Re: MINGO LEWIS

Postby pcastag » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:16 pm

Oh yeah, Mingo is awesome! Old school west coast for sure. He disappeared for a while, one of my budies who was the percussionist for the new Bohemians used to go to SF to study with him back in the late 80's early 90's.
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Re: MINGO LEWIS

Postby JohnnyConga » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:47 pm

Mingo is from Brooklyn NY that settled on the west coast after leaving Santana...he also worked in Vegas for awhile backing up a variety of artists....and chek him out on the Al Dimeola recordings as well..Mingo released one album under his name...they might have it at DustyGroove.com...
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Re: MINGO LEWIS

Postby OLSONGO » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:41 pm

The best stuff Al Di Meola put out was when Mingo Lewis was at the helm.He really cooked.
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Re: MINGO LEWIS

Postby buckoh » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:20 pm

Mingo has been a favorite of mine since the first time I heard him. I don't even remember what album he was on when I first heard him but he reakky got my attention. Anybody know if he ever lived near Charleston, S.C.? Someone once told me they knew him and he was living near Charleston. It's a 5 hour drive but I would have gone just for lessons!
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