Saturday, June 25, 2011

Photo: Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria

Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria
playing one of his drums made by
Gonzalo Vergara.

Mongo wearing a very hip lightweight
Seersucker jacket, a hip hairstyle and
do you notice something about his hands...


jrmaxxbongo said...

Yeah! He has fingernails on the opposite side of his hands. LOL. No I just see Calluses the size of Santa Clara. I shook his hand one time coming off the stage in the Village Vanguard. I'll never forget it. Every finger was covered with rubber protectors. Jeez!

Fidels Eyeglasses said...

Yes, true.. he bandaged his fingers and then on top of that he wore some kind of little rubber things that looked like little condoms.

What is very noticeable in this photo is that he didn't have to do that back then or, he didn't do it on this particular gig.