San Francisco, USA – Conga drummer Raymond Simmons has released some of his famous techniques in the Hot Percussion Licks conga drum music lesson booklet & practice CD. It doubles as a rhythm and blues cover tune of “Love And Happiness” originally done by Al Green.
From the Black Light Explosion era in the early 1970’s around the San Francisco Bay Area emerged Raymond Simmons, afro-styled conga drummer extraordinaire. For the past thirty years Raymond has played with dance classes, drum choirs, dance troupes, acting groups and blues and rock bands. He has had played with Jimmy McCracklin, Carla Thomas, Marvin Holmes, Albert King and other greats. Raymond founded Select Records in 1981 with artists Masterpiece, Starlite, the Fabulous Playmates and the Ladies’ Choice where he has been the featured percussionist.