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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 (Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor F2TB-8074 10-in. 11/28/1955 Everlasting love Tito Puente Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, timbales, leader  
Victor F2TB-8075 10-in. 11/28/1955 Vibe cha-cha Tito Puente Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, timbales, leader  
Victor F2TB-8076 10-in. 11/28/1955 Cuban nightmare Tito Puente Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, timbales, leader  
Victor F2TB-8077 10-in. 11/28/1955 Mambo buda Tito Puente Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer, instrumentalist, timbales, leader  
Victor D7FB-0119 10-in. 1/29/1947 Maracas José Curbelo Orchestra ; Bobby Ramos Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7XB-0282 10-in. 4/23/1947 Mary Ann José Curbelo Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7XB-0283 10-in. 4/23/1947 Boogie-woogie na favela José Curbelo Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7XB-0284 10-in. 4/23/1947 Ed Sullivan samba José Curbelo Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7XB-0285 10-in. 4/23/1947 ¿Cuándo aprenderás? José Curbelo Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7FB-0948 10-in. 6/10/1947 Clarinet samba José Curbelo Orchestra Instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7FB-0949 10-in. 6/10/1947 Te amo Chito Izar ; José Curbelo Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7FB-0950 10-in. 6/10/1947 Rumba mejoral José Curbelo Orchestra ; Tito Rodríguez Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7FB-0951 10-in. 6/10/1947 Take me, take me José Curbelo Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7XB-1783 10-in. 10/22/1947 Yo e'tá cansá Alberto Socarrás, su Flauta Mágica y su Orquesta Flute solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7XB-1784 10-in. 10/22/1947 Pi-pi-ta-na Alberto Socarrás, su Flauta Mágica y su Orquesta Flute solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7XB-1785 10-in. 10/22/1947 Empieza el beguine Alberto Socarrás, su Flauta Mágica y su Orquesta Flute solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7XB-1786 10-in. 10/22/1947 Tu felicidad Alberto Socarrás, su Flauta Mágica y su Orquesta Flute solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7FB-2202 10-in. 11/19/1947 Murmullo Alberto Socarras, his Magic Flute and his Orchestra Flute solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7FB-2203 10-in. 11/19/1947 Harlem rumba Alberto Socarras, his Magic Flute and his Orchestra Flute solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7FB-2204 10-in. 11/19/1947 Rumbita Alberto Socarras, his Magic Flute and his Orchestra Flute solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D7FB-2205 10-in. 11/19/1947 Maria Elena Alberto Socarrás ; Alberto Socarrás Flute solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D9FB-2581 10-in. 11/23/1949 Guayaba Conjunto Tito Puente Instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D9FB-2582 10-in. 11/23/1949 Timbal y bongó Conjunto Tito Puente Instrumental ensemble composer, leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D9FB-2583 10-in. 11/23/1949 Tito timbero Conjunto Tito Puente Instrumental ensemble leader, instrumentalist, drums  
Victor D9FB-2584 10-in. 11/23/1949 Ran-kan-kan Conjunto Tito Puente Instrumental ensemble leader, composer, instrumentalist, drums  
(Results 26-50 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Puente, Tito," accessed June 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104659.

Puente, Tito. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104659.

"Puente, Tito." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 June 2024.

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

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