Darondo was a soul singer and guitarist born on October 5, 1946 in Berkeley, California. He sadly passed away on June 9, 2013 in Sacramento, California. Known for his smooth vocals and impressive guitar skills, Darondo left a lasting impact on the music industry.
With a style reminiscent of *Shuggie Otis* and *Cymande*, Darondo's music captivated audiences with its soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics. His sound can be compared to artists such as *Lee Fields & The Expressions*, *Syl Johnson*, and *Menahan Street Band*.
Throughout his career, Darondo collaborated with various talented musicians including *Little Beaver*, *Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings*, and *El Michels Affair*. His influence can also be heard in the works of artists like *Betty Davis*, *The Poets Of Rhythm*, and the iconic bands like *Lafayette Afro Rock Band* and *Dyke & The Blazers*. Darondo's unique style continues to inspire contemporary acts such as *The Budos Band* and resonate with fans of soul music worldwide.