Cuban Carnival

Cuban Carnival

by Tito Puente
     
 

While the music that came to be termed "salsa" originated in Cuba, Puerto Ricans have been among its strongest supporters. One New York-reared puertoriqueno who soared to the top of the salsa world in the 1950s was timbale player/vibist Tito Puente. Boasting such early Puente gems as "Cual Es La Idea," "Oye Mi Guanguanco" and "Yambecua," the exuberant, infectious…  See more details below

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While the music that came to be termed "salsa" originated in Cuba, Puerto Ricans have been among its strongest supporters. One New York-reared puertoriqueno who soared to the top of the salsa world in the 1950s was timbale player/vibist Tito Puente. Boasting such early Puente gems as "Cual Es La Idea," "Oye Mi Guanguanco" and "Yambecua," the exuberant, infectious Cuban Carnival is essential listening for anyone with even a casual interest in Afro-Cuban music. Many of the players Puente employs in his driving orchestra -- including Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo and Carlos "Patato" Valdez -- would become among the most celebrated percussionists in Latin music. Whether the style is mambo, son, cha-cha or rhumba, Cuban Carnival is outstanding from start to finish.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/20/1990
Label:
Rca Intl
UPC:
0078635234923
catalogNumber:
2349

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tito Puente   Primary Artist,Percussion,Leader,Timbales,Choir, Chorus,Vibes
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Nick Travis   Trumpet
Marty Holmes   Flute,Saxophone
Bob Ascher   Trombone
Willie Bobo   Percussion,Cuban Percussion
Eddie Caine   Flute,Saxophone
Candido Camero   Percussion
Allen Fields   Flute,Saxophone
Jimmy Frisaura   Trumpet
Alvin Gellers   Piano
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Jerry Sanfino   Flute,Saxophone
Dave Kurtzer   Flute,Saxophone
Jose Madera   Flute,Saxophone
Gene Rapett   Trumpet
Bobby Rodriguez   Bass
John "Dandy" Rodriguez   Cuban Percussion
John Rodriguez   Percussion
Mongo Santamaría   Percussion,Cuban Percussion
Sol Schlinger   Flute,Saxophone
Carlos "Patato" Valdes   Percussion,Cuban Percussion
Andres Forda   Trumpet
Viejo Macucho   Vocals
Sam Seavors   Trumpet
Sam Takvorian   Trombone
Cándido Carnero   Cuban Percussion
Santo Ruso   Trombone
Gene Rapeli   Trumpet
Frank Lo Pinto   Trumpet
Santo Russo   Trombone

Technical Credits

Tito Puente   Composer
Domingo G. Echevarria   Reissue
Harry Sepulveda   Reissue
Samuel Lopez   Reissue
Sylvestre Mendez   Composer

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