Tito Puente – Best of the Sixties,Caliente/Fania 1988/1969

Tito Puente, front, cd size

I received an e-mail of the people of Fania, they have something
special coming out. A special release with old Joe Cuba recordings.
They asked me if I want to use their videoclip, which is really super.
As you can see I didn’t want to let them down, au contraire, I am honoured
to be asked to do so. To accompany it I was looking for a Joe Cuba LP but
I haven’t got one. Instead I found this LP by Tito Puente, they have a few
things in common. Both were born in New York and played conga’s. They both
made some records with Fania, this one was originally released by Fania in
1969. So enjoy this album of boogaloo by Tito Puente after listening to
Joe Cuba, have fun.
Thank you Fania and lots of sales to Joe Cuba, great stuff.

tracks;

1 Vete pa’la luna
2 Fat mama
3 Ay cariƱo
4 Ran kan kan
5 Fancy feet
6 Timbalito
7 Babrabatiri
8 Cuando caliente el sol
9 T.P.’s Shing-a-ling
10 Caramelos
11 A Noro Morales
12 Azukiki

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12 thoughts on “Tito Puente – Best of the Sixties,Caliente/Fania 1988/1969

  1. I cannot tell you how much the Joe Cuba clip made me smile. Finally, the people at eMusica (owners of the Fania catalogue) are FINALLY giving some respect to one of the all-time greats, conguero Joe Cuba and his wonderful Sextet (in its prime, consisting of pianist Nick Jiminez, timbalero/singer Jimmy Sabater, bassist Jules “Slim” Codero, vibraphonist (the late) Tommy Berrios, and singer Jose “Cheo” Feliciano. Also in the group (and pictured on several album covers) was the great singer Willie Torres.

    I have to make one correction: the Joe Cuba Sextet albums, as well as your featured Tito Puente recording (a repackaging of the 1970 “Lo Mejor De/The Best of Tito Puente” release) were all on Tico Records, a Fania competitor in the 60s/early 70s. Fania purchased Tico Records in 1975, and Joe Cuba’s “Cocinando La Salsa” (released only under his name–was not a Sextet album) was released on the Fania subsidiary, Vaya Records around 1976.

  2. I cannot tell you how much the Joe Cuba clip made me smile. Finally, the people at eMusica (owners of the Fania catalogue) are FINALLY giving some respect to one of the all-time greats, conguero Joe Cuba and his wonderful Sextet (in its prime, consisting of pianist Nick Jiminez, timbalero/singer Jimmy Sabater, bassist Jules “Slim” Codero, vibraphonist (the late) Tommy Berrios, and singer Jose “Cheo” Feliciano. Also in the group (and pictured on several album covers) was the great singer Willie Torres.

    I have to make one correction: the Joe Cuba Sextet albums, as well as your featured Tito Puente recording (a repackaging of the 1970 “Lo Mejor De/The Best of Tito Puente” release) were all on Tico Records, a Fania competitor in the 60s/early 70s. Fania purchased Tico Records in 1975, and Joe Cuba’s “Cocinando La Salsa” (released only under his name–was not a Sextet album) was released on the Fania subsidiary, Vaya Records around 1976.

  3. I cannot tell you how much the Joe Cuba clip made me smile. Finally, the people at eMusica (owners of the Fania catalogue) are FINALLY giving some respect to one of the all-time greats, conguero Joe Cuba and his wonderful Sextet (in its prime, consisting of pianist Nick Jiminez, timbalero/singer Jimmy Sabater, bassist Jules “Slim” Codero, vibraphonist (the late) Tommy Berrios, and singer Jose “Cheo” Feliciano. Also in the group (and pictured on several album covers) was the great singer Willie Torres.

    I have to make one correction: the Joe Cuba Sextet albums, as well as your featured Tito Puente recording (a repackaging of the 1970 “Lo Mejor De/The Best of Tito Puente” release) were all on Tico Records, a Fania competitor in the 60s/early 70s. Fania purchased Tico Records in 1975, and Joe Cuba’s “Cocinando La Salsa” (released only under his name–was not a Sextet album) was released on the Fania subsidiary, Vaya Records around 1976.

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