Pete Rodriguez, legendary boogaloo musician, rehearses before a recent gig at Hostos Community College in Bronx, NY.
Pete Rodriguez was the leader and pianist of a Puerto Rican Boogaloo band from The Bronx in the mid-1960s, sometimes known as Pete Rodríguez y Su Conjunto.
The band's most successful song, "I Like It Like That", made it to the national Billboard charts and has since been covered several times including by the Blackout All-Stars. It was re-recorded by lead singer and composer Tony Pabón for the soundtrack of the 1994 movie I Like It Like That and received renewed exposure as the soundtrack to the main ident at Odeon Cinemas from 1998–2003.
"I Like It Like That," the landmark Latin boogaloo album that went gold for Pete Rodriguez.
- Latin Boogaloo (1966)
- Boogaloo Navideño (1967)
- Oh, That's Nice! (1967)
- I Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Asi) (1967)
- El Rey Del Boogaloo!
- Hot & Wild (1968)
- Latin Soul Man (1969)
- Pete Rodriguez Now! (1970)