Complete 78s, Vols. 3-4: 1949-1955

Complete 78s, Vols. 3-4: 1949-1955

by Tito Puente
     
 

Continuing what is perhaps the most admirable reissue campaign in Latin music history, The Complete 78s, Vols. 3-4: 1949-1955 presents the final 76 tracks of Tito Puente's earliest recordings as a leader. Originally, Emusica head Giora Breil had commissioned Joe Conzo to compile and annotate a four-volume collection -- later reissuedSee more details below

Overview

Continuing what is perhaps the most admirable reissue campaign in Latin music history, The Complete 78s, Vols. 3-4: 1949-1955 presents the final 76 tracks of Tito Puente's earliest recordings as a leader. Originally, Emusica head Giora Breil had commissioned Joe Conzo to compile and annotate a four-volume collection -- later reissued as a two-part series of box sets, each set having four discs -- from the dawn of Tito Puente's leadership of a band, a series of 156 songs recorded from 1949 to 1955 and released on the Tico label as 78-rpm records. Although Puente was recording for RCA around the same time (those sides appear on The Complete RCA Recordings, Vol. 1), these Tico songs present a far different side of the Latin maestro, and there are few parallels between the material. Where Puente was recording plentiful swing crossovers for RCA ("Tuxedo Junction" and "Take the 'A' Train" in addition to his early masterpiece "Ran Kan Kan"), his material for Tico found him keeping mostly to what his core audience in Spanish Harlem wanted to hear: plentiful hard mambos with the occasional bolero or ballad and, overall, few direct concessions to mainstream music. This was the equivalent of Duke Ellington on OKeh or Charlie Parker on Dial -- recordings for the hardcore faithful that showed a band as it existed instead of as it wanted to be sold. However, despite assumptions either way, that doesn't necessarily make this a better or worse set than the fruits of the RCA years, and indeed, for a crossover audience whose numbers usually overwhelm the core base, Puente's Tico recordings will be less familiar and even less dynamic. But the level of musicianship was high, with future heroes Charlie Palmieri, Mongo Santamaria, and Willie Bobo heard over these two volumes. The Complete 78s, Vols. 3-4: 1949-1955 is a treasure trove for Latin fans.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2010
Label:
Fania
UPC:
0846395071078
catalogNumber:
7107

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Bam Baram Bam Bam  - Gilberto Monroig
  2. Picao' Y Tostao'  - Gilberto Monroig
  3. The Silver Star  - Gilberto Monroig
  4. El Alardoso  - Gilberto Monroig
  5. Mambo Rama  - Tito Puente
  6. Tropicana  - Tito Puente
  7. Caravan Mambo  - Tito Puente
  8. Mambo Inn  - Tito Puente
  9. Philadelphia Mambo  - Tito Puente
  10. 1626 Madison Avenue  - Tito Puente
  11. The Carioca  - Tito Puente
  12. Cool Mambo  - Tito Puente
  13. George Woods Mambo  - Tito Puente
  14. Confucius Mambo  - Tito Puente
  15. Baila Mi Cha Cha Cha  - Tito Puente
  16. Ya Lo Puedes Decir  - Gilberto Monroig
  17. Cha Cha Cha  - Tito Puente
  18. Los Rumberos Se Van  - Gilberto Monroig
  19. Bien Explicado  - Gilberto Monroig
  20. Alma Muerta  - Gilberto Monroig

Disc 2

  1. Rico Melao  - Tito Puente
  2. El Espejo  - Gilberto Monroig
  3. La Rumba Te Llama  - Gilberto Monroig
  4. Los Cinco Sentidos  - Gilberto Monroig
  5. La Gerigonza  - Gilberto Monroig
  6. Chi Que Te Va Gustar  - Gilberto Monroig
  7. Malcriada  - Gilberto Monroig
  8. El Diablo De Esa Mujer  - Gilberto Monroig
  9. I Love You Baby  - Gilberto Monroig
  10. Bananas  - Gilberto Monroig
  11. Mambo With Me  - Tito Puente
  12. Autumn In Rome  - Tito Puente
  13. Happy Heart  - Tito Puente
  14. Ran Kan Kan  - Tito Puente
  15. Adela  - Tito Puente
  16. The Man From Jamaica  - Tito Puente
  17. Cha Cha Mambo  - Tito Puente
  18. Oigan Mi Cha Cha Cha  - Tito Puente
  19. Mambo Lenko  - Tito Puente
  20. Cha Cha Bounce  - Tito Puente

Disc 3

  1. Mambo Típico  - Tito Puente
  2. Mambo Rumbón  - Tito Puente
  3. Almendra  - Tito Puente
  4. Mambolino  - Tito Puente
  5. Suavecito Cha Cha  - Tito Puente
  6. Mambo Con Cha Cha Cha  - Tito Puente
  7. Pare Cochero  - Tito Puente
  8. Coco May May  - Tito Puente
  9. Cogele Bien El Copas  - Tito Puente
  10. Cha Cha Cha For Lovers  - Tito Puente
  11. Carolina  - Tito Puente
  12. Enjoy My Cha Cha Cha  - Tito Puente
  13. Having a Ball (Rico Vacilón)  - Tito Puente
  14. Espinita  - Tito Puente
  15. Tito's Merengue  - Tito Puente
  16. The Fence  - Tito Puente
  17. The Knockout  - Tito Puente
  18. Hot Tamales  - Tito Puente

Disc 4

  1. Tee Pee Mambo  - Tito Puente
  2. Tj Mambo  - Tito Puente
  3. Prelude To Rhythm  - Tito Puente
  4. Mangue  - Tito Puente
  5. Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White  - Tito Puente
  6. All of You  - Tito Puente
  7. Coco Seco  - Tito Puente
  8. Los Marcianos  - Tito Puente
  9. Todos Bailan Mi Cha Cha Cha  - Tito Puente
  10. La Palma  - Tito Puente
  11. Cuidado Con La Mano  - Tito Puente
  12. Al Ritmo Del Cha Cha Cha  - Tito Puente
  13. Tito's Cha Cha Cha  - Tito Puente
  14. Cha Cha Guaguancó  - Tito Puente
  15. Invitation  - Tito Puente
  16. My Funny Valentine  - Tito Puente
  17. Totiri Mundachi  - Tito Puente
  18. Tarde De Cha Cha Cha  - Tito Puente

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tito Puente   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Charlie Palmieri   Composer
Tito Puente   Composer
Bebo Valdés   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
René Touzet   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Bronislaw Kaper   Composer
Enrique Jorrín   Composer
Julio Gutierrez   Composer
Mario Bauzá   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Marcelino Guerra   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Bernie Wayne   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Facundo Rivero   Composer
Rafael Lay   Composer
Bobby Woodlen   Composer
Pedro Justiz   Composer
Felix Reyna   Composer
Joe Conzo   Producer
Jorge Mazon   Composer
Rosendo Ruíz   Composer
Grace Sampson   Composer
Justi Barreto   Composer
Alessandro Cicognini   Composer
Antar Daly   Composer
Jose Luis Delgado   Composer
Andrés Echevarría   Composer
Abelardo Valdés   Composer
Mario Recio   Composer
Gilberto Valdez   Composer
Nicolas Jimenez   Composer
Otilio Portal   Composer
Francisco Fellove   Composer
Bienvenido Julian Gutierrez   Composer
B. Benjamin   Composer
Rosendo Ruiz   Composer
Miguel Banguela   Composer
Estanisia Sevia   Composer
Louis R. Bacalao   Composer
Antonio Sánchez   Composer
Luis Kaloff   Composer
Ramón Monchito   Composer
José Ramos Fajardo   Composer
Antonio Cevedo   Composer
Ernesto Brito   Composer
Eliscu Edwards   Composer
Lara Paquitan   Composer
Antonio Nico Cevedo   Composer
Mark David   Composer

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