WILLIE RODRIGUEZ (PERCUSSION)

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Also Known As: "Willie" Birthdate: November 3, 1918 Birthplace: Puerto Rico Death: Died May 18, 1966 in Puerto Rico Cause of death: Ruptured Apendicitis

William was a musician. He played with many famous groups of his era including Joe Cuba. William also worked as a studio musician for many bands. He played drums for several of Harry Belafonte recordings such as "Acorn in the Meadow, Delia, Hold 'em Joe, I'm Just A Country Boy, Kukla Mu, and many others. He played percussions on Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 and for Neil Sedaka as well.

He died way before his time. Ray Baretto a famous Puerto Rican percussionist was quoted by a Rodriguez family member saying that William was his mentor. Jimmy Sabater Sr. was quoted as being inspired by him.

A driving session of big band Latin, with some really nice moments, and some particularly strong percussion on the best tracks. According to the notes, Ray Barretto
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