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Tito Puente

Ernesto Antonio Puente Jr. (April 20, 1923 – June 1, 2000), commonly known as Tito Puente, was an American musician, songwriter, bandleader, timbalero, and record producer of Puerto Rican descent. He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions from his 50-year career. His most famous song is "Oye Como Va".

Puente and his music have appeared in films including The Mambo Kings and Fernando Trueba's Calle 54. He guest-starred on television shows, including Sesame Street and The Simpsons two-part episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?".

Birth and Death Data: Born April 20, 1923 (New York City), Died June 1, 2000 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, drums, composer, conga, timbales, songwriter

Notes: Also known as El Rey del Timbal.

See Also: El Rey del Timbal

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 39 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-060378 10-in. 1/27/1941 La conga (Havana's calling me) Vincent Lopez ; Angel M. Rodriguez ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and chanting instrumentalist, conga  
Victor BS-060379 10-in. 1/27/1941 Cachita Vincent Lopez ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, conga  
Victor BS-060380 10-in. 1/27/1941 Los hijos de Buda (Mexican jumping bean) Vincent Lopez ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, conga  
Victor BS-060381 10-in. 1/27/1941 Yumba (Havana's calling me) Vincent Lopez ; Suave Swing Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, conga  
Victor E0FB-3939 10-in. 3/23/1950 Lágrimas negras Conjunto Tito Puente ; Alfredito Valdés ; Vicentico Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor E0FB-3941 10-in. 3/23/1950 Ariñañara Conjunto Tito Puente ; Alfredito Valdés ; Vicentico Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor E0FB-5217 10-in. 8/1/1950 Tuxedo junction Tito Puente Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor E0FB-5218 10-in. 8/1/1950 Laré laré Tito Puente Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor E0FB-5219 10-in. 8/1/1950 Rogelio, no aprietes más Tito Puente Orchestra ; Vicentico Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor E0FB-5270 10-in. 8/15/1950 Tren expreso Tito Puente Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor E0FB-5271 10-in. 8/15/1950 Swinging the mambo Tito Puente Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor E0FB-5272 10-in. 8/15/1950 ¿Dónde estabas tú? Tito Puente Orchestra ; Vicentico Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor E0FB-5273 10-in. 8/15/1950 Sácala Tito Puente Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor E0FB-6318 10-in. 12/26/1950 Domingo pantoja Tito Puente Orchestra ; Vicentico Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor E0FB-6319 10-in. 12/26/1950 Co-co-coconut Tito Puente Orchestra Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor E0FB-6320 10-in. 12/26/1950 Ya no hay mujeres feas Tito Puente Orchestra ; Vicentico Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor E0FB-6321 10-in. 12/26/1950 Arroz con pollo Tito Puente Orchestra ; Vicentico Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Victor E1FB-1769 10-in. 4/13/1951 Mi chiquita quiere guarachar Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums, leader  
Victor E1FB-1770 10-in. 4/13/1951 Cac-cao maní picao Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums, leader  
Victor E1FB-1771 10-in. 4/13/1951 Cuando suenan los tambores Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums, leader  
Victor E1FB-1772 10-in. 4/13/1951 Para que sufran los pollos Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums, leader  
Victor E1FB-1773 10-in. 4/13/1951 El baile del pinguino Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums, leader  
Victor E1FB-1774 10-in. 4/13/1951 Picadillo Conjunto Tito Puente Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums, leader, composer  
Victor E1FB-1775 10-in. 4/13/1951 Tú no eres nadie Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor E1FB-1776 10-in. 4/13/1951 Cándido Conjunto Tito Puente Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums, leader  
(Results 1-25 of 39 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Puente, Tito," accessed May 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104659.

Puente, Tito. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104659.

"Puente, Tito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 May 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104659

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