Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco - No Mercedes

I heard about his totally great video from Mike Finnigan, via his Facebook page.

Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco perform No Mercedes

I always enjoy Mike Finnigan's music picks. He is one of the most prolific bloggers I know of. And, he is more widely known as one of music's greatest behind the scenes rock, blues & soul legends. He ridicules politicians he does not like, non-stop, with video posts and links to other stories.

He is famous as a Hammond B3 Organ and piano/keyboard player. He played with Jimi Hendrix on Electric Ladyland and played practically everyday for his whole life with countless other legendary artists and bands.

I had the pleasure of filming him jam every few weeks, when I filmed the legendary China Club Pro Jams in LA, for about ten years when he was in town and not on a world tour with a long list of legendary artists & bands. I knew nothing about him during any of those jams. He was just as humble as humble gets. He was in a band known as The Jones Boys, a group of recoverers (I am not sure if it was from drugs or alcohol or both). Their name was appropriate, if you know what it means to be jonesing.

This post was created by Greg Chamberlain on July 6, 2011 with subsequent updates and edits by Mariana L. Villanueva for The Indies Network