BIOGRAPHY

Malo

Though overshadowed by the national success of Santana, the band Malo had a strong following in the Bay Area, where they helped shape the Latin rock scene.

Their 1972 ballad, Suavecito, co-written and sung by Richard Bean, reached Number 18 on the national charts and became an anthem of Latin rock.

The band also included guitarist Jorge Santana, younger brother of Carlos, and some great horn players, including trumpeter Forrest Buchtel, who went on to play with Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

Malo is also remembered for their beautiful Aztec-themed album covers created by Mexican artist Jesus Elguera.

Malo Album Cover
1962-1965: United Farm Workers
1962-1965: United Farm Workers
Malo Album Cover