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Mongo Santamaria Dead at 85


Internationally acclaimed Cuban percussionist and Latin jazz bandleader Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria died February 1 in a Miami hospital. He was 85. Santamaria was best known for his 1963 recording of Herbie Hancock's “Watermelon Man,'' which became his first Top 10 hit. Santamaria received a Grammy for Best Latin Recording in 1977.