Herbie Hancock´s WATERMELON MAN for Blue Note became a hit for Mongo Santamaria.
In Jamaica the cover version was recorded by Baba Brooks and his Orchestra.

Mongo Santamaria
Original Artist Composer Jamaican Artist / Title / Producer
Mongo Santamaria "Watermelon Man" (Battle 1963) Herbie Hancock Baba Brooks Band "Watermelon Man" (Reid 1963)
Mongo Santamaria  "Yeh-Yeh!" (Battle 1963) Rogers Grant, Pat Patrick Skatalites "President Kennedy" (Dodd 1964)
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics "Sir Don" (Reid 1967)
Mongo Santamaria "Fatback" (Battle 1963)
Bill Doggett "Fat Back" (Sue 1964)
Robert Capers Roland Alphonso "Tear Up" (Dodd 1965)
Byron Lee & the Dragonaires "Fat Back" (Byron Lee 196?)
Mongo Santamaria "Bayou Roots" (Battle LP 'Watermelon Man' 1963) Pat Patrick Roland Alphonso "Lee Harvey Oswald" (Dodd 1964)
Mongo Santamaria "Funny Money" (Battle LP 'Watermelon Man' 1963) Victor Venegas Roland Alphonso "Bridgeview" (Dodd 1964)
Mongo Santamaria "The Boogie Cha Cha Blues" (Battle LP 'Watermelon Man' 1963) Pat Patrick Don Drummond / Skatalites "Nanny´s Corner" (Dodd 1965)
Mongo Santamaria "Love, Oh Love" (Battle LP 'Watermelon Man' 1963) Billy Myles Roland Alphonso "Well Charge" (Dodd 1964)
Mongo Santamaria "The Peanut Vendor" (Battle LP 'Watermelon Man' 1963)
originaly titled "El Manisero" and played in the 1930s by Antonio Machin and Aspiazu's Orchestra in Cuba and also in New York
(see also Jazz section)
Rita Montaner (Columbia 1927)
Moses Simons, Sunshine, Gilbert Tommy McCook & the Skatalites "Peanut Vendor" (Dodd / ND 1964)
Mongo Santamaria "Go Git It!" (Battle LP 'Watermelon Man' 1963) Bobby Capers Tommy McCook "Two For One" (Dodd 1964)
Mongo Santamaria "Don´t Bother Me No More" (Battle 1963) Bobby Capers Tommy McCook "Don´t Bother Me No More" (Dodd 1963)
Roland Alphonso "Adam´s Apple" (Dodd 1963)
Mongo Santamaria "Get The Money" (Battle LP 'Watermelon Man' 1963) Marty Sheller Roland Alphonso "Passing Through" aka.
Skatalites "Coconut Rock" (Dodd 1964)
Mongo Santamaria "Suavito" (Battle LP 'Watermelon Man' 1963) Pacheco, Suarez Tommy McCook "Sauvitt" (Dodd 1964)
Mongo Santamaria "El Toro" (Riverside LP 'Mongo At The Village Gate' 1963) V. Capers Roland Alphonso "El Toro" (Kong 1967)
Mongo Santamaria "The Jungle Bit" (Riverside LP 'Mongo At The Village Gate' 1963) Mongo Santamaria Roland Alphonso "The Jungle Bit" (Kong 1967)
Mongo Santamaria "Hammer Head" (Riverside 1963) Marty Sheller Roland Alphonso "Phoenix City" (Dodd 1965)
Mongo Santamaria "El Pussy Cat" (Columbia 1965) V. Capers Roland Alphonso & Studio One Orchestra "El Pussy Ska!" (Dodd 1965)
Baba Brooks Band "Independence Ska (Reid 1965)
Others
Original Artist Composer Jamaican Artist / Title / Producer
Margo Llergo with Antonio Escobar Orchestra "El Cumbanchero" (Peerless 1946)
Celia Cruz "El Cumbanchero"
Rafael Hernandez Sound Dimension "Rockford Rock" (Dodd)
Beny More "Pachito Eche"
Perez Prado "Pachito E-Ché"
Alejandro Tovar, Beny More Skatalites "Latin Goes Ska" (Reid 1964)
melody quoted in
Delroy Wilson "Oppression" (Dodd 1965)
Perez Prado "Patricia" (RCA Victor 1958) Prado Tommy McCook "Patricia" (Dodd 1963)
Ike Bennett "Patricia" (Harriott 1968)
Xaver Cugat "Take It Easy" (Columbia) DeBru, Taylor, Mizzy Skatalites: Corner Stone (Duke Reid)
Xaver Cugat "Mellow Trumpet" Grever, Leveen Raymond Harper "Ti-Pi-Tin" (Yap 1964)
? (Mambo) ? Roland Alphonso & Frank Anderson "Musical Storeroom" (Reid 1964)

Francisco Lomuto "La Cucaracha" 1934
Louis Armstrong "La Cucaracha" (Decca 1935)
La Chata with Xavier Cugat "La Cucaracha" 1941

Mexican traditional Skatalites "Ska-Racha" (Randy´s 1964)
Luiz Bonfa "Sambalero" (Philips LP 'The Brazilian Scene', 1965) Luiz Bonfa Roland Alphonso "Scambalena" (Dodd)
Jimmy Castor "Hey Leroy, Your Mama´s Callin´" 1967 Jimmy Castor, John Pruitt Honey Boy Martin "Hey Leroy" (Reid 1967)
Willie Bobo "Hurt So Bad" (Verve 1965) Randazzo, Hart, Weinstein Soul Brothers "Hurt So Bad" (Dodd 1967)
Willie Bobo "Spanish Grease" (Verve 1965) Bobo, Lastie Karl Bryan & the Afrokats: Money Generator (Dodd 1972)
Manny Corchado "Chicken And Booze" (Decca 1967) Sheller Soul Brothers "Chicken And Booze" (Dodd 1967)
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