Pete Rodriguez (boogaloo musician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Pete Rodriguez (Boogaloo))
Jump to: navigation, search
Pete Rodriguez, legendary boogaloo musician, rehearses before a recent gig at Hostos Community College in Bronx, NY.
Not to be confused with the Salsa singer, Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez[1] or his son Pete Rodriguez.

Pete Rodriguez was born in Bronx, New York in 1932. He 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]


  • At Last! (1964)
  • The King of The Boogaloo (1965)
  • Ese Pete Si Está En Algo…! (1966)
  • I Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Así) (1966)
  • Latin Boogaloo (1966)
  • Christmas Boogaloo (Boogaloo Navideño) (1967)
  • Oh, That's Nice! (Ay, Qué Bueno!) (1967)
  • Hot & Wild (Yo Vengo Soltando Chispas) (1968)
  • Latin Soul Man (1969)
  • Now! (1970)
  • Right On! (¡Ahí Na' Ma'!) (1971)
  • El Rey del Boogaloo! (2003)[5]


  1. ^ Bush, John. "I Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Asi) – Review". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  2. ^ Pete Rodriguez (2006), "CD Booklet", I Like It Like That, Fania Records 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Mr Bongo (18 July 2008). "Pete Rodriguez - I Like It Like That + Aaron Jerome remix 7". Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  5. ^ "Pete Rodriguez". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-04-03.