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Best of Dance Mania
     

The Best of Dance Mania

by Tito Puente
 
Something of a re-release of the Dance Mania album(s) that Tito Puente released in the '60s, this album includes all of the master takes (those included on the albums) as well as a large number of outtakes. On top of this, a few of the master takes here include extraneous recording time (count offs, band directions, etc.) for the purpose of luring collectors

Overview

Something of a re-release of the Dance Mania album(s) that Tito Puente released in the '60s, this album includes all of the master takes (those included on the albums) as well as a large number of outtakes. On top of this, a few of the master takes here include extraneous recording time (count offs, band directions, etc.) for the purpose of luring collectors into buying the album. However, the main advantage of this album over the much earlier ones is probably twofold: First of all, it's readily available whereas the others likely aren't, and secondly, the remastering does wonders for the music. Puente always tried to keep a nice clean arrangement, and this helps to show his vision. The highlights are far too many to mention separately -- they encompass basically every one of the master takes (about half of the songs on the album). As an added treat for listeners, this is also the debut recording of vocalist Santitos Colon. Pick it up if you're at all interested in what Tito Puente could do in the late '50s and early '60s.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/1994
Label:
Sony U.S. Latin
UPC:
0743212100921

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tito Puente   Primary Artist,Percussion,Leader,Timbales,Vocals,Vibes,Bandleader
Ray Barretto   Conga
Francisco Aguabella   Drums
Felo Brito   Vocals
Ray Coen   Piano
Julio Collazo   Conga
Yayo el Indio   Vocals
Allen Fields   Saxophone
Jimmy Frisaura   Trumpet
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Jerry Sanfino   Saxophone
Jose Mangual   Bongos
Gene Rapett   Trumpet
Bobby Rodriguez   Bass
Ray Rodriguez   Bongos
Pat Russo   Trumpet
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Carlos "Patato" Valdes   Conga
Santitos Colon   Vocals,Guiro
Vitín Avíles   Vocals
Shepp Pullman   Saxophone
Gilberto Lopez   Piano
Rafael Palau   Saxophone
Pedro "Puchi" Boulong   Trumpet
Joe Rodríguez   Timbales
Otto Olivar   Vocals
George Lopez   Trumpet
Peter Fanelli   Saxophone
Frank Lo Pinto   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Tito Puente   Arranger
Lew Brown   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Pepe Delgado   Composer

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