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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Mambo On Broadway - Tito Puente

Swinging The Mambo
Mambo On Broadway
Tito Puente And His Orchestra
RCA Victor LPM-1354

From the back cover: These are driving, moving arrangements played the way Tito and his exciting orchestra have been playing them for the past several years at the famed Palladium Ballroom in New York City. Tito and his band have become synonymous with the Palladium where dancers both young and old have flocked to see him and his boys in action.

This is a versatile young man, this Tito Puente. Amazing might be a better word because he plays all kinds of music and just about every instrument in the orchestra. Considered by many in the music business as one of the finest drummers around, Tito also plays the piano, saxophone, vibraphone and bongos equally well. And anyone who has heard his great Puente Goes Jazz (LPM-1312) album can vouch for his exceptional ability to interpret music other than that strictly in the Latin-American vein.

Although he is one of the youngest bandleaders in the business, Tito Puente has been around for quite awhile, starting in the music field back in his teens. His career was interrupted by a Navy hitch during World War II, Tito gained experience working with leading Latin-American bands in and around New York. Forming his own band several years later, his star has been in ascendancy every since.

Tuxedo Junction
Donde Estabas Tu? (Where Were You?)
El Baile Del Pinguino (Dance Of The Penguin)
Swinging The Mambo
Lare Lare
Cao-Cao Mani Picao
Tito Timbero (Tito The Drummer)
Picadillo (Hash)
Mi Chiquita Quiere Guarachar (My Girl Wants To Go Dancing)
Por Ty Amor (Everlasting Love)
Vibe Cha-Cha

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