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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Freak Off: Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo Various Artists 1
2001 ¡Saoco! Various Artists 1
2001 Latin: The Essential Album Various Artists 1
2001 Viva Cuba: The Roots of the Salsa Sound Various Artists 1
2001 Jazz Moods: Cha Cha Party Various Artists 1
2001 ¡Mas Mambo Mania!: More Kings and Queens of Mambo Various Artists 1
2001 Cool Summer Jazz Various Artists 1
2001 Restoration Hardware: Rum Punch (Hip Swaying Classics) Various Artists 1
2001 Songs for Latin Lovers: 20 Swinging Cocktail Classics Various Artists 1
2001 World Groove Various Artists 1
2002 Latin Jazz: The Essential Album Various Artists 1
2002 Latin Jazz: La Combinación Perfecta Various Artists 1
2002 Beginner's Guide to World Music Various Artists 1
2002 Latin Disco Various Artists 1
2002 Mambo domingo Various Artists 1
2002 Masters At Work Classic Mixes Vol. 1 Masters at Work 1
2002 Swingin' Latin Jazz Various Artists 1
2002 The Great Cuba Various Artists 1
2002 Yo!: Hot Latin Funk From El Barrio Various Artists 1
2003 Salsa! The Essential Album Various Artists 2
2003 Beginner's Guide to Salsa Various Artists 1
2003 Concord Jazz Super Audio CD Sampler Various Artists 1
2003 Kenny Dope: In the House Various Artists 2
2003 Entertaining Made Simple: Mojitos, Mariscos, and Mambo Various Artists 1
2003 13 Success Fours de La Salsa, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2003 Jazz Styles: 8th Edition Various Artists 1
2003 Les Titres Essentiels Salsa Various Artists 1
2003 Mega Soleil Various Artists 1
2003 The Wonderful World of Swing Various Artists 1
2004 Brigitte Fitness: Fit Mit Latin Dance Various Artists 1
2004 The Rough Guide to Mambo Various Artists 2
2004 We Love Mambo Various Artists 1
2004 World: The Greatest Songs Ever Various Artists 1
2004 Simply Salsa (Latin Cool) Various Artists 5 1
2004 Latina Café, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2004 The Vibe! The Ultimate Rare Grooves Series, Volume 4: Afro-Cuban Rhythms, Latin Jazz, Mambos & Descargas Various Artists 1
2005 The Rough Guide to Boogaloo Various Artists 2
2005 Latin Classics, Volume One Various Artists 1
2005 Our Definition of Latin Various Artists 1
2005 The Essential Guide to Salsa Various Artists 1
2005 Retro Latino Various Artists 1
2005 Old School Original Salsa Classics Various Artists 1
2005 Cuba Caliente! Various Artists 1
2005 Mastercuts Latin Jazz Various Artists 1
2005 Simply Latin Various Artists 1
2005 The Very Best of Salsa Various Artists 1
2005 Un été en musique Various Artists 1
2006 In the House of Love Dimitri From Paris 1
2006 The Ultimate Latin Album 7: Shingaling Shingaling Various Artists 1
2006 Mega salsa Various Artists 5 1
2006 El Barrio: Gangsters, Latin Soul & The Birth of Salsa 1967-75 Various Artists 1
2006 The Latino Mix Various Artists 1
2006 Mojito Passion: Best of Salsa & Latin Music Various Artists 1
2006 Salsa & Mambo cubano Various Artists 1
2006 Cafe Latino Various Artists 1
2006 Def Beat Remixes, Volume 7 : Cut Chemist Various Artists 2
2006 Explorations: Classic Picante Regrooved Various Artists 1
2006 Our Latin Thing Various Artists 1
2006 The Latin Mix 4 Various Artists 5 1
2006 We Love Salsa!! Various Artists 1
2007 New York Latin Hustle! Various Artists 1
2007 Can You Dig It Various Artists 1
2007 Salsa Party Various Artists 1
2007 The Very Best of Latin Jazz Various Artists 2
2007 Putumayo Presents: Latin Jazz Various Artists 1
2007 Fania DJ Series: DJ Format Various Artists 1
2007 Salsa Connection Various Artists 1
2007 Rolling Stone: Rare Trax, Volume 53: Cuca Latin: Jazz From South of the Border Various Artists 1
2007 25 ans avant Nova Various Artists 1
2007 El Nuevo Latina Cafe, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2007 Fania: The Original Salsa Sound Various Artists 1
2007 Groovy Mambo Various Artists 1
2007 Latina Fever, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2007 Latino! 17 Various Artists 1
2007 Reminted Fort Knox Five 1
2007 Salsa Explosion: The Sound of Fania Records Various Artists 1
2007 The Essential Guide to Latin Various Artists 1
2007 The Essential Guide to Latin Dance Various Artists 1
2008 Salsa Club Various Artists 1
2008 The Latin Mix 5 Various Artists 1
2008 Beginner's Guide to Latin Dance Various Artists 1
2008 Salsa Fever Various Artists 1
2008 Le Son Latino, Radio Latina Various Artists 1
2008 Nova Le Grand Mix Various Artists 1
2008 Salsa Various Artists 1
2009 Music That Inspired Buena Vista Social Club Various Artists 1
2009 Mega salsa Various Artists 2
2009 Latin Music USA Various Artists 1
2009 Nova 24h: Une journée dans la vie de Radio Nova Various Artists 1
2009 Big Latin Various Artists 1
2009 Buena Vista Cuba Various Artists 1
2009 El Barrio: Latin Disco - Dancefloor Grooves With A Latin Touch Various Artists 1
2009 Patio Party!: Summertime Songs for Cookouts and Cocktails Various Artists 1
2010 Leyendas de la Fania, volumen 2 Various Artists 2
2010 Salsa Explosion! (The New York Salsa Revolution 1968-1985) Various Artists 1
2010 Apprendre à danser la salsa Various Artists 1
2010 Back to the Eighties Various Artists 1
2010 Café Cuba Various Artists 1
2011 Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology Various Artists 1
2011 Latino Summer Various Artists 1

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