JOHN DOTE' ABEL ZARATE INFLUENTIAL

JOHN DOTE' ABEL ZARATE INFLUENTIAL

JOHN DOTE' AND ABEL ZARATE - "INFLUENTIAL" PLUS SANTANA, BUDDY MILES, JOHN LEE HOOKER AND MORE

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IN THIS ISSUE: A LOOK BACK AT HAWAII FIVE-0 DRUMMER JOHN DOTE' & "MALO" GUITARIST ABEL ZARATE' - "SUAVECITO"


PHOTO WAS TAKEN IN 1982 IN SAN CARLOS, CA. BY CONNIE HILLMAN

Malo's 1972 Top 20 hit single, "Suavecito," was written by timbales player Richard Bean, who initially wrote it as a poem for a girl in his high school algebra class. The song has been called "The Chicano National Anthem" and was arranged for Malo by Richard Bean, bassist Pablo Tellez, and Abel Zarate. Tellez and Zarate also received co-author credits on "Suavecito". Guitarist Abel Zarate gave Malo a distinctive two-guitar sound with intricate harmony and dual solos the norm. He later recorded on "Hooked On Themes" which was produced and arranged by John Dote' on the Penthouse label. The instrumental album contained such monumental themes as "Hawaii Five-0", "Charlie's Angels" and the "Rockford Files".

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Las Vegas Disc Jockey Promoted Santana "Smooth"

It was 10 years in the making before Las Vegas Disc Jockey,  John Dote' of Celebrity Entertainment, hit the market with his own created television series titled "Night Beat In Las Vegas". The show was aired on the UPN-Screen Gems Network. Dote' also hosted the television show "This Is San Francisco" with Warner Bros. record executive Pete Marino, Jr. The show featured guest appearances by Liberace, Tony Bennet, Pearl Bailey and Rod Stewart.

The Bronx born Disc Jockey made his way through life in the record industry as a drummer, producer and musician. Living and making his mark in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dote's musical career spiraled with success when he produced the classic album "Hooked On Themes",


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BUDDY MILES & JOHN DOTE'

"DRUMMERS ARE FOREVER" By Tina Rodriguez


Consider for one moment the magnitude of what’s going on here. We’ve chosen 50 drummers who have had the most profound influence on the art form. Does this mean they were the greatest? Well, kind of, although the word “great” seems to imply that the following is a list of the best technicians who ever lived.
Buddy Miles made musical history in the late 60's when he recorded the album "Band Of Gypsy's", live at the Fillmore West, in San Francisco, California with Jimi Hendrix, who made his legacy from his performance at Woodstock, in New York during that same era. "Band Of Gypsy's", released on the Capitol label was one of the hugest "hits" in 1969-70 and on the other side of the coin was a hit theme called "Hawaii Five-0" which was adopted by Las Vegas Disc Jockey John Dote' from the album "Hooked On Themes", on the Penthouse Records label.

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JOHN LEE HOOKER & JOHN DOTE' PROMO



Legendary John Lee Hooker And John Dote' Promo

ARTICLE BY VINCENT BOUCHETTE'

The legendary and the world's greatest blues singer John Lee Hooker was loved by millions of fans throughout the world. It was no secret that some of his closest friends included Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Van Morrison.

Another close friend was his occasional drummer, "The Theme Man", John Dote' (Hawaii Five-0, Charlie's Angel's, Dynasty and Dallas), who used to perform with "The Hook" in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early 80's. It was Hookers keyboard player and director Deacon Jones who ran into Dote' at a doctor's office in San Carlos, California, who over heard Dote' make the statement that he was a recording producer.

Jones lit up and approached Dote' stating that he was a keyboard player. The rest became History. Not long after that encounter, Dote', who was living in the same town as the legend himself, became aquainted with Hooker who invited Dote' to play the drums at his smoked filled concerts.

Dote', known as one of the country's top drummer's lived up and fullfilled the occassion to the delight of the audiences which they entertained. It was common to also see other blues legends such as Buddy Miles and Greg Allman join in as guest's stars.

Hooker and Dote' wound up becoming the best of friends and although Hooker has since passed, his music remains classic and unsurpassed. Above is the photo of the legendary John Lee Hooker and the Theme Drummer, John Dote' at a Marin County sold out event.





John Dote', born June 7, 1955 in the Bronx, New York labeled as "the theme man", or "Five-0", because he was the drummer from the hit television series "Hawaii Five-0", from the album "Hooked On Themes", is a dynamic American recording producer, engineer, songwriter, drummer, keyboardist and record promoter.

In 1982 he produced the album "Hooked On Themes" on Penthouse Records which included "Charlie's Angels", "Rockford Files", "Barnaby Jones" as well as the theme from "Dynasty" and the theme from the MGM t.v. series "Dallas". These t.v. shows ranked number 1 and 2 throughout the globe which gave Dote' recognition in the music industry. Abel Zarate, the guitarist for the hit group Malo was also featured on the album.




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John Dote’ who was the lead drummer for such monumental hits as Hawaii Five-O; Charlie’s Angels; The Rockford Files; and Barnaby Jones, notes that he brought in “The Who’s Who In The Record Business”, for the making and launching of his gold album "Hooked On Themes" which included Abel Zarate on guitar.