Tito Puente

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Legal name: Ernesto Antonio Puente

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Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente (April 20, 1923 – May 31, 2000) was an American musician, songwriter and record producer. The son of Ernest and Ercilia Puente, native Puerto Ricans living in New York City's Spanish Harlem, Puente is often credited as "The Musical Pope", "El Rey de los Timbales" (The King of the Timbales) and "The King of Latin Music". He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that endured over a 50-year career. He and his music appear in many films such as The Mambo Kings and Fernando Trueba's Calle 54. He guest-starred on several television shows, including Sesame Street and The Simpsons two-part episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?". His famous song is "Oye Como Va".

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Discography

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Playlist: The Very Best of Tito Puente & His Orchestra Tito Puente & His Orchestra 1
Colección diamante Tito Puente 1
Crazy Mambos Tito Puente 1
Éxitos eternos Tito Puente 1
Lo mejor de lo mejor Tito Puente 1
Salsa Masters: Tito Puente, Volume 2 Tito Puente 1
The Complete RCA Recordings, Volume 1 Tito Puente 1
The Legend Tito Puente 1
The Mambo King Tito Puente 1
The Mambo King Meets the Queen of Salsa Tito Puente & Celia Cruz 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Tito Puente in Puerto Rico Tito Puente 1
1977 Live at the 1977 Monterey Jazz Festival Tito Puente and His Orchestra 1
1983 Tito Puente and His Latin Ensemble on Broadway Tito Puente 1
1989 Latina Familia Sheila E., Pete Escovedo & Tito Puente 1
1995 The Complete R.C.A. Revolving Bandstand Sessions Tito Puente & Buddy Morrow 1
1998 Live at Birdland Tito Puente 1
2002 Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival Tito Puente 1
Cha Cha Chá Tito Puente 1
Yo Quiero Vivir Tranquilo (live New Morning) Tito Puente 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Tito Puente's Drumming with the Mambo King Tito Puente 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Oye como va Tito Puente, Jr. & The Latin Rhythm feat. Tito Puente, India & Cali Aleman 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 BD JAZZ - Tito Puente Tito Puente 1

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