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Tito Puentes

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: Tito Puente, born in 1923 as Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr. in New York City, is also credited in sources as E. Puente, E. Puentes, Ernest Puente, Ernesto Puente, and is known as El Rey del Timbal. Do not confuse with Cuban jazz trumpeter Ernesto Tito Puentes (1928-2017).

See Also: El Rey del Timbal

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 59 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 instrumentalist, drums, leader  
Victor E0FB-3941 10-in. 3/23/1950 Ariñañara Conjunto Tito Puente ; Alfredito Valdés ; Vicentico Valdés Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, drums, leader  
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 leader, instrumentalist, drums  
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 leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor E1FB-1773 10-in. 4/13/1951 El baile del pinguino Conjunto Tito Puente ; Vicentico Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, instrumentalist, drums  
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 leader, instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 1-25 of 59 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Puente, Tito," accessed July 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104659.

Puente, Tito. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104659.

"Puente, Tito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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