Dance Mania [Legacy Edition]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Dance Mania, Tito Puente's best-known and best-selling album, came ten years into his career, but at a time (1957) when the craze for mambo and Latin music was beginning to crest. (Another landmark LP, Pérez Prado's Havana 3 A.M., had been released the previous year, and Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" had hit number one in 1955.) Recorded as part of a just-signed exclusive contract with RCA and appearing in vibrant sound as part of the label's Living Stereo series, Dance Mania exploded with a series of tight arrangements, propulsive playing, and the features of new additions in vocalist Santos Colón and conguero Ray Barretto (who helped, in part, make up for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Dance Mania, Tito Puente's best-known and best-selling album, came ten years into his career, but at a time (1957) when the craze for mambo and Latin music was beginning to crest. (Another landmark LP, Pérez Prado's Havana 3 A.M., had been released the previous year, and Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" had hit number one in 1955.) Recorded as part of a just-signed exclusive contract with RCA and appearing in vibrant sound as part of the label's Living Stereo series, Dance Mania exploded with a series of tight arrangements, propulsive playing, and the features of new additions in vocalist Santos Colón and conguero Ray Barretto (who helped, in part, make up for the recent loss of Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria to Cal Tjader's group). Puente didn't dilute his sound for Dance Mania -- unlike the many commercial crossover LPs that were released by both established groups and ad hoc studio collectives -- but his hard mambos here were performed at tempos that encouraged dancing by more staid LP-buyers, slightly slower than the high paces of his Tico sides or Palladium shows. Brassy and swinging, yes, and certainly as precise as a great Latin band could get, but not as torrid as Spanish Harlem dancers would be accustomed to. Most were Puente originals, spanning mambo and cha-cha and guaguanco, and Dance Mania built the foundation for great Latin LPs to come. [The 2009 Legacy Edition was a two-CD program, including outtakes and contemporary sides from the original Dance Mania LP as well as the complete sessions from 1960's Dance Mania, Vol. 2.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886974471028
  • Catalog Number: 744710
  • Sales rank: 12,399

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Cayuco (2:37)
  2. 2 Complicación (3:23)
  3. 3 3-D Mambo (2:27)
  4. 4 Llego Mijan (3:14)
  5. 5 Cuando Te Vea (4:16)
  6. 6 Hong Kong Mambo (3:48)
  7. 7 Mambo Gozon (2:48)
  8. 8 Mi Chiquita Quiere Bembé (3:57)
  9. 9 Varsity Drag Mambo (2:52)
  10. 10 Estoy Siempre Junto a Ti (3:14)
  11. 11 Agua Limpia Todo (2:56)
  12. 12 Saca Tu Mujer (3:07)
  13. 13 El Cayuco (2:37)
  14. 14 Estoy Siempre Junto a Ti (2:44)
  15. 15 Mambozooka (2:51)
  16. 16 Havana After Dark (2:50)
  17. 17 Cuál Es La Idea (3:20)
  18. 18 Tito Guajira (2:38)
  19. 19 Yambeque (3:46)
  20. 20 Son de La Loma (2:07)
  21. 21 Guaririambo (3:27)
  22. 22 Pa' Los Rumberos (3:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1 A Gozar Timbero (3:05)
  2. 2 Si Te Contara (2:54)
  3. 3 Separala También (3:13)
  4. 4 Caonao (2:32)
  5. 5 Una Mujer (2:26)
  6. 6 Baila Como Es (2:48)
  7. 7 Dance Mania (3:14)
  8. 8 Porque Te Perdi (2:01)
  9. 9 Cuancona (2:40)
  10. 10 Son Guacha (2:41)
  11. 11 Con Sandunga (3:06)
  12. 12 Cua Cua (3:02)
  13. 13 Si Te Contara (2:45)
  14. 14 A Gozar Timbero (3:06)
  15. 15 Una Mujer (3:47)
  16. 16 Chanchullo (2:30)
  17. 17 Guaguancó (2:31)
  18. 18 Cha-Con-Cha (3:04)
  19. 19 El Bajo (3:19)
  20. 20 Suave Asi (2:31)
  21. 21 Cha Cha Son (3:04)
  22. 22 Delisse (2:15)
  23. 23 El Palo (2:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tito Puente & His Orchestra Primary Artist
Tito Puente Indexed Contributor, Leader, Timbales, Vibes
Ray Barretto Conga
Bob Ascher Trombone
Willie Bobo Timbales
Eddie Caine Saxophone
Julio Collazo Conga
Santos Colon Vocals
Alvin Gellers Piano
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Joseph Grimaldi Saxophone
Dave Kurtzer Saxophone
Gene Rapett Trumpet
Ray Rodriguez Bongos
Todd Sommer Drums
Carlos "Patato" Valdes Bongos, Conga
Gerald Sanfino Saxophone
Shepp Pullman Saxophone
Otto Bolivar Vocals
Allen Lehrfeld Saxophone
Victor Alves Vocals
Tony Buonpastore Saxophone
Larry Moser Trumpet
Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria Conga
Sam Scavone Trumpet
Leon Merian Trumpet
Technical Credits
Cachao Composer
Tito Puente Arranger, Composer
Marty Holmes Composer
Miguel Matamoros Composer
Francisco Aguabella Composer
Julio Collazo Composer
Amancio d'Silva Composer
Paul Misraki Composer
Chico O'Farrill Composer
Mongo Santamaría Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Osvaldo Estivill Composer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Charles Granata Liner Notes
Jerry Rappaport Producer
Joe Conzo Liner Notes
Jose Ramon Martinez Composer
Benjamin Cole Composer
Pepe Delgado Composer
Félix Reina Composer
Santos Composer
Jessy Guerra Composer
Brown Composer
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