I hope these bring you some warm and fuzzy feelings. . . beyond what Santa left under the tree. Having studied Afro-cuban percussion for years and sat-in on some pretty nice gigs, I do appreciate fine jazz, soul, afro-cuban groove, etc. But the childhood roots are strong.
Here's a classic afro-cuban groove typical of what "we" liked to play.
The lyrics, the trumpet solo, background singers. Major nostalgia...
Chicago. This one is super duper cheese from one killer band.
A little more groove.
Soft Rock Rules. Yeah, I said it.
Back to reality.