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Tito Puente The Mambo King 1949-1955 (CD)

The Mambo King 1949-1955 (CD)

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weight in Kg 0,107


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Tito Puente: The Mambo King 1949-1955 (CD)

(2006/PRISM LEISURE) 20 tracks 1949-55 incl. vocals by Vicentino & Alfredito Valdes. (59:02 Min.)


Tito Puente - The Mambo King 1949-1955 (CD) Medium 1
1: Cao Cao Mani Picao  
2: Mambo Con Puente  
3: Coco My My  
4: Dónde Estabas Tú  
5: Lágrimas Negras  
6: Caravan Mambo  
7: Take Me 'A-Train'  
8: Tito Mambo  
9: Happy Heart  
10: Tinguaro  
11: Mambo Diabolo  
12: Vibe Mambo  
13: Cuando Suenan Los Tambores  
14: Arinanara  
15: Ya No Hay Mujeres Feas  
16: Arróz Com Pollo  
17: Mambolino  
18: Mambo Tipico  
19: Mari Juana  
20: Esy  


Artikeleigenschaften von Tito Puente: The Mambo King 1949-1955 (CD)

  • Interpret: Tito Puente

  • Albumtitel: The Mambo King 1949-1955 (CD)

  • Format CD
  • Genre Pop

  • Music Genre Pop
  • Music Style Latin
  • Music Sub-Genre 287 Latin
  • Title The Mambo King 1949-1955 (CD)
  • Release date 2006

  • SubGenre Pop - Vocal Pop

  • EAN: 5050824142726

  • weight in Kg 0.107

Artist description "Puente, Tito"

Tito Puente

Tito PuenteBandleader and percussionist Tito Puente, who rode to fame on the heels of the 1950s mambo craze and for the next five decades helped define Latin jazz, died June 1, 2000. He was 77. Puente, who was recently treated for a heart problem, died at NYU Medical Center in New York.

Puente recorded more than 100 albums in his more than 60 years in the business. He won his fifth Grammy in February for best traditional tropical Latin performance for Mambo Birdland, and has been nominated for the award 10 times. Puente brought the timbales, a pair of single-headed drums mounted on stands and played with sticks, from behind the band to the front of the bandstand and played standing up.

"In front of a bandstand you've got to be a showman," Puente said. "Once, I was strictly a musician with a long face and back to the audience. Now I'm a showman, selling what I'm doing, giving the people good vibes." Puente joked that he profited off the talent of Santana, whose early hits include Puente's Oye Como Va. "Every time he plays 'Oye Como Va,' I get a nice royalty check," Puente said. "The excitement of the rhythms and the beat make people happy," he said in a 1997 Associated Press interview. "We try to get our feelings to the people, so they enjoy it. It is not music for a funeral parlor."

The eldest son of Puerto Rican parents, Puente was born Ernest Anthony Puente Jr. in New York City on April 20, 1923. (Some references give other years.) His father, Ernest Sr., was a foreman in a razor-blade factory. His mother called her son Ernestito, Little Ernest, then shortened the name to Tito. It was his mother who first discerned his musical talent and enrolled him in a piano class when he was 7. Puente studied drums for years before switching to timbales. He studied conducting, orchestration and theory at the Juilliard School from 1945 to '47 on the GI Bill.

Talking about his Latin/Jazz fusion, Puente said, "Some jazz bands, like Kenton's, had added Latin rhythms, and it sounded good to me. So I figured I might as well do the same thing. I start off writing a straight jazz arrangement, then I just add a Latin rhythm section."

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