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Puente, Tito / Rough Guide to Tito Puente
Album:Rough Guide to Tito Puente Collection:World
Artist:Puente, Tito Added:07/2005
Label:World Music Network 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-09-11 Pull Date:2005-11-13 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:13 Nov6 Nov30 Oct23 Oct16 Oct9 Oct2 Oct25 Sep

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Album Review
Reviewed 2005-09-07 
The late, great mambo king is lovingly celebrated with this high-energy collection of salsa, mambo, jazz, and other goodly examples of why he was so revered. While he wails wild on vibes and timbales, he is joined by Celia Cruz & others on vocals. You could close your eyes and pick a track and random and not be disappointed, but I especially recommend these:

2. Dishy instrumental mambo w/horns & lots of style & class.
3. Brash, brassy, midtempo w/silky male vox. Smooooth…
4. Fast, fast w/strings/brass/perc/vocals.
6. Celia Cruz in a fast & sophisticated little dance.
7. Great percussion. Upbeat blend of voices/brass/perc.
8. Vibes-driven jazz w/a playful, midtempo big band sound. Yum!
11. Like a 70’s movie theme song. Funky, brassy, oh, so cool.
12. Delicious vibes in a mambo/salsa combo.
14. Lazy, midtempo and catchy. Vox/perc/horns.
16. Fun little midtempo groove.
18. A classic! Sophisticated, catchy, jazzy. Damn!
20. Uptempo jam for horns/perc. Great vibes.

Track Listing
1.Jugando Mama, Jugando 11.Black Brothers
2.Mambo Tipico 12.Vibe Mambo
3.Penjamo 13.En El Cafetal
4.Malanga Con Yucca 14.Los Hermanos Pinzones
5.Mas Bajo 15.Guiro 6/8
6.Pachito Eche 16.T.P.'s Shing-A-Ling
7.Fiesta Con Puente 17.Meditacao
8.Piano Pachanga 18.Oye Como Va
9.El Que Usted Conoce 19.Mi Trompeta Tropical
10.Salsa Y Sabor 20.Ran Kan Kan
 21.I Could Have Danced All Nigt