Oldies/Who was Shango?

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richard hernandez guitar/vocals wrote at 2007-09-21 15:58:38
shango also included drummer joe barile who went on to play drums for the ventures and richard hernandez.the song {Day after Day}was used for a major advertising campaign for chevrolet...Day after Day more people buy chevrolet} The group sang on the jingle and made it on the number 1 show sunday nights {Bonanza}we did quite well from that venture.Richard hernandez adopted his mothers maiden name and recorded 3 solo albums for RCA and UNITED ARTISTS records. Malcolm evans was the bass player and my understanding is that he became a sucessful DEEJAY back home in the west indies.


FREDDIE HERRERA wrote at 2009-04-05 14:30:34
THE DRUMMER FOR THIS LITTLE KNOWN GROUP(SHANGO) WAS THE FORMER DRUMMER OF THE LEGENDARY "VENTURES" FELLOW MUSICIAN JOE BARILLE OF SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA. ANOTHER GROUP TO SURFACE FROM THIS LITTLE JEWEL OF A TOWN WAS "AMBROSIA". PLAY ON! THANKS, FREDDIE


BOB wrote at 2009-12-28 14:18:34
Hi John, Dave,

Dave's info is spot on; I'd just like to add a couple details.



Tommy Reynolds was, prior to Shango, also a member of the T-Bones, an instrumental combo whose biggest hit was "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)" (#3, Feb 66). I think the song was used in an Alka-Seltzer commercial of that era. (That bit is according to my memory, so feel free to confirm.)



The Shango LP that Dave mentions is not bad; I particularly like their version of Sunshine Superman.  Too bad they couldn't really get going as a band.



-RBD


MAGO wrote at 2012-11-22 14:18:42
Shango´s LP Trampin´was a minor success among record buyers in Uruguay in 1970. The songs we listened most were The Time has Come and Have you seen the morning. Obviously their model was Sanatana but they had a well defined sound and HErnandez´s songs had enough interest to pull the listener in. I still have the uruguayan vinyl version and an original USA copy that a friend brought. I don´t see reasons why Shango´s material hasn ´t find its way to a CD.  


Bakolito wrote at 2013-08-05 19:51:00
ĦHi!

I'm from Venezuela where I conduct an oldies radio show.Back in 1971 this band Shango had a big hit here with the song "The time has come",much in the sound of Santana this danceable track (at least for us caribbean people)was on high rotation in "juvenile" radio shows,discos and parties.I myself love this song from my teens.Blessings.


Larry J. Dunlap wrote at 2016-05-14 17:32:11
When Shango hit with "Day After Day" in Feb 1969, they were performing at the Flamingo Hotel Skyroom in Las Vegas with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves. They originated in Orange County in Southern California. Also in the group was a part-time actor, Stuart Margolin, who went on to star in the Rockford Files. A few months later the band broke up and Tommy Reynolds, the band's leader rejoined old friends to form "Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds" on their hit, "Don't Pull Your Love." His old friends were actually members of the T-Bones, who were the traveling band for "No Matter What Shape Your Stomach's In,"   a song recorded by the Wrecking Crew. The "public" T-Bones were Judd Hamilton, Dan Hamilton, Joe Frank Carollo, Tommy Reynolds, and Gene Pello.


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