Tito Puente

Tito Puente, The Complete 78s Vol. 1 (Fania 2008)
Disappeared for a bit there, been busy getting a radio show up and running for Viva that should debut in the next week or so (stay tuned for details). Let's get back to it with a very cool couple of discs that Giant Step and Fania hooked me up with -- the first time on CD for some of the dozens of 78s that mambo giant Tito Puente released from 1949-1955.

Tito Puente - "Baile Simon"

Tito Puente - "Vibe Mambo"

"Wait a minute. Mr. Oscar. I have a feeling we could get even grouches
like you ... to dance to our kind of music!"