I love, love, love how Herbie Hancock tells the story of how he composed Watermellon Man.
- Link to Woodie Herman’s hard bop version of 1962
- Link to Mongo Santamaria’s hit of the same year
- Link to Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters’ funky version from the 70s
- The intro to that version played on a bottle, picks up the Watermellon Man’s call: