TITO PUENTE

TITO PUENTE

 

Basic Background Info

 
Birth: April 20, 1921 - May 31, 2000
Location: New York City, New York
Band: Picadilly Boys
Genres: Latin
Instruments: Drums, Percussion
Occupation: Musician
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Biography

 
 
Latin jazz and mambo icon Tito Puente hailed from New York's Spanish Harlem. Dubbed the King of Latin Music by performers and fans alike, audiences flocked to performances by the warm, eccentric musician who toured incessantly.

Tito Puente started working as a drummer in Ramon Olivero's big band when he was just thirteen. Tito Puente was then drafted into the Navy during World War II. After serving for three years, Tito Puente was discharged with a Presidential Commendation for fighting in nearly ten battles. Tito Puente then took full advantage of the G.I. Bill by studying orchestration and theory at Julliard School of Music. Tito Puente became adept at playing many percussion instruments as well as the vibraphone, alto sax, bass, piano, and drums.

After graduating, Tito Puente started performing, and he introduced Afro-Cuban and Caribbean sounds to mainstream audiences. Tito Puente played with and learned from Machito, who had incorporated Latin rhythms and jazz with great success. Tito Puente played mambo, son, and cha-cha for countless listeners. In addition to exposing the masses to new genres, Tito Puente helped bring respect to the timbales as a solo instrument in Latin dance and jazz music.

Tito Puente's band, the nine-piece Piccadilly boys, eventually grew into a full orchestra, and Puente led the band through many, many recordings. In 1958, Tito released Dance Mania, quite possibly the most popular album of his long career. An accomplished dancer, Tito Puente connected easily with his dance music fans.

Always expanding his musical repertoire, the 1960s found Tito Puente playing big band jazz, bossa nova, Broadway hits, boogaloos, and pop music. Tito earned five Grammy Awards and had a career catalogue of more than 100 recordings at the time of his death in 2000.
 
 

Discography

 
 
Album Year Album Name Album Band
1949 Abaniquito Tito Puente
1949 Timbral Tito Puente
1951 Babarabatiri Tito Puente
1951 Mambos, Vol. 1 Tito Puente
1952 Mambos, Vol. 2 Tito Puente
1952 Mambos, Vol. 3 Tito Puente
1952 Mambos, Vol. 4 Tito Puente
1953 Mambos, Vol. 5 Tito Puente
1954 Cha Cha Cha, Vol. 1 Tito Puente
1954 Tito Puente at the Vibes Tito Puente
1955 Cha Cha Cha, Vol. 2 Tito Puente
1955 Cha Cha Cha, Vol. 3 Tito Puente
1955 Cuban Carnival Tito Puente
1955 Dance the Cha Cha Cha Tito Puente
1955 Goca Mi Cha Cha Cha Tito Puente
1955 Instrumental Mambos Tito Puente
1955 Mamborama! Tito Puente
1955 Mambos, Vol. 8 Tito Puente
1955 Mambos Various Artists
1955 Perfect for Dancing: Rumbas Various Artists
1956 Puente Goes Jazz Tito Puente
1956 Puente in Percussion Tito Puente
1957 Basic Cha Cha Cha Tito Puente with Pete Terrace
1957 Let's Cha Cha with Puente Tito Puente
1957 Night Beat Tito Puente
1957 Top Percussion Tito Puente
1958 Be Mine Tonight Abbe Lane
1958 Cha Cha Cha at the El Morocco Tito Puente & Pepe Luis
1958 Dance Mania, Vol. 1 Tito Puente
1958 Dance Mania Tito Puente
1958 Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat Woody Herman & Tito Puente
1958 Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat Woody Herman & Tito Puente
1958 Jazz 'Round Midnight: Quincy Jones Quincy Jones
1958 New Cha Cha/Mambo Herd Tito Puente
1958 Puente's Beat/Herman's Heat Tito Puente
1958 Tito Puente Swings/Vicentico Valdes Sings Tito Puente & Vicentico Valdes
1959 Dancing Beat of the Latin Bands Various Artists
1959 Dancing Under Latin Skies Tito Puente
1959 I Dreamt I Danced the Cha Cha Cha Various Artists
1959 In the Land of Cha Cha Various Artists
1959 Latin Golden Oldies for Dancing, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1959 Latin Golden Oldies for Dancing, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1959 Mambo with Me Tito Puente
1959 Mucho Cha-Cha Tito Puente
1959 Puente in Love Tito Puente
1960 Revolving Bandstand Tito Puente/Buddy Morrow
1960 TambÛ Tito Puente
1961 Dance Mania, Vol. 2 Tito Puente
1961 Exciting Tito Puente Band in Hollywood Tito Puente
1961 Pachanga con Puente Tito Puente
1962 Vaya Puente Tito Puente
1963 Excitante Ritmos de Tito Puente Tito Puente
1963 In Puerto Rico Tito Puente
1963 More Dance Mania Tito Puente
1963 Rey Bravo Tito Puente
1963 Tito Puente Bailables Tito Puente
1963 Tito Puente y Parece Bobo Tito Puente & Parece Bobo
1964 Best of Gilbert Monroig & Tito Puente Gilberto Monroig & Tito Puente
1964 De Mi Para Ti (From Me to You) Tito Puente With Santos Colon
1964 Mucho Puente Tito Puente
1964 Mundo Latino de Tito Puente Tito Puente
1964 My Fair Lady Goes Latin Tito Puente
1965 Best of Tito Puente Tito Puente
1965 Descargas Live at the Village Gate, Vol. 1 Tico All-Stars
1965 Homenaje a Rafael Hernandez Tito Puente
1965 Tito Puente Swings/The Exciting Lupe Sings Tito Puente
1965 T˙ Y Yo (You'n'Me) Tito Puente
1966 Carnaval en Harlem Tito Puente With Santos Colon
1966 Combinacion Perfecta (Perfect Combintion) Tito Puente With Gilberto Monroig
1966 Cuba Y Puerto Rico Son Celia Cruz & Tito Puente
1966 Descargas Live at the Village Gate, Vol. 2 Tico All-Stars
1966 Son con Guaguanco Celia Cruz
1967 20th Anniversary Tito Puente
1967 Descargas Live at the Village Gate, Vol. 3 Tico All-Stars
1967 Rey y Yo (The King and I) Tito Puente Y La Lupe
1967 What Now My Love Tito Puente & Shawn Elliot
1968 Cookin' with A&J Johnny Rodriguez & Angel Rene Orquesta
1968 Invitation to Love Bobby Capo
1968 Live at the Red Garter, Vol. 1 Fania All-Stars
1968 Live at the Red Garter, Vol. 2 Fania All-Stars
1968 Rey (The King) Tito Puente
1969 Controversia Ismael Rivera y sus Cachimbos
1969 Mejor de Tito Puente Tito Puente
1969 Quimbo Quimbumbia Celia Cruz & Tito Puente
1969 Ti Mon Bo Tito Puente
1969 Tito Puente en el Puente (On the Bridge) Tito Puente
196 Bossa Nova Tito Puente
196 Mambos by Tito Puente Tito Puente
196 Modern Sound of Bobby Pauneto (El Sonido Moderno) Bobby Pauneto
196 Tito Swings, The Exciting Lupe Sings Tito Puente y La Lupe
1970 Etc. Etc. Etc. Celia Cruz & Tito Puente
1970 Pa'lante! (Straight!) Tito Puente
1970 Primo Cal Tjader
1971 En EspaÒa Celia Cruz y Tito Puente
1971 Presenta a Noraida Tito Puente
1971 Santitos Santos Colon
1972 Algo Especial Para Recordar Celia Cruz & Tito Puente
1972 Para Los Rumberos Tito Puente
1972 Tito Puente and His Concert Orchestra Tito Puente
1973 Freewheelin' Fabulous Rhinestones
1974 Best of La Lupe La Lupe
1974 Para Mis Hermanos David Barretto
1975 Adelante Gigante Charlie Palmieri
1975 Grandes Exitos de Tito Puente Tito Puente
1975 Impulsos Charlie Palmieri
1976 Con Mi Viejo Amigo Orchestra Harlow & Ismael Miranda
1976 Legend Tito Puente
1976 Originales Tito Puente Y Santos Colon
1976 Rhythm in the House Hilton Ruiz
1977 Caballo de Hierro Cortijo Y Su Combo
1977 Jardinero del Amor Orchestra Harlow
1977 Llaves de La TradiciÛn (Keys of Tradition) Ismael Rivera Con Cortijo Y Su Combo
1978 Homenaje a Beny MorÈ Tito Puente
1978 It Don't Mean a Thing Eddie Drennon
1978 Pareja: The Couple Tito Puente Y La Lupe
1978 Salsa Greats, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1979 Cuna Ray Barretto
1979 Homenaje a Beny More, Vol. 2 Tito Puente
1980 Sugarhill Gang The Sugarhill Gang
1981 Ce' Magnifique Tito Puente/Azquita
1982 Concord Jazz Heritage Series Tito Puente
1982 Concord Jazz Heritage Series Poncho Sanchez
1982 On Broadway Tito Puente
1982 Oye Como Va: The Dance Collection Tito Puente
1983 60's Gold Various Artists
1984 Feeling Cavalier EBN-OZN
1984 Puente Now! The Exciting Tito Puente Band Tito Puente
1984 Rey Tito Puente With His Latin Ensemble
1985 Hits Candentes Tito Puente
1985 Homenaje a Beny More, Vol. 3 Tito Puente/Celia Cruz
1985 Mambo Diablo Tito Puente
1986 Crossover Dreams RubÈn Blades
1986 Latin Connection Terry Gibbs
1987 Arawe Daniel Ponce
1987 Poco Loco Tito Puente
1987 Sensacion Tito Puente
1988 Salsa Meets Jazz Tito Puente
1988 Salsa Original Soundtrack
1989 Chile con Soul Poncho Sanchez
1989 Goza Mi Timbal Tito Puente
1989 Jazzvisions: Latina Familia Various Artists
1990 Crazy Rhythm Woody Herman
1990 Latin Vogue: Sequence One Various Artists
1990 Latino Club! Various Artists
1990 Night with Poncho Sanchez Live: Bailar Poncho Sanchez
1990 Out of This World Tito Puente
1990 Sound of Jazz Picante Various Artists
1990 Tito Puente Presents Millie P
1991 16th Salsa Festival Live Various Artists
1991 Best of Santana Santana
1991 Mambo King: His 100th Album Tito Puente
1991 Mambo Kings (1992 Original Soundtrack) Original Soundtrack
1991 Mambo of the Times Tito Puente
1991 Rhythmstick Dizzy Gillespie
1991 Tropicalisimo, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1991 When the Night Is Over Little Louie/Marc Anthony
1992 Best of the Mambo, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1992 Best of the Tropical Series Various Artists
1992 Best of Tito Puente, Vol. 1 Tito Puente
1992 Cuando Suenan Los Tambores Tito Puente
1992 Dance Mania 80's Tito Puente
1992 Live at Carnegie Hall Tico Alegre All Stars
1992 Live at the Village Gate Tito Puente's Golden Latin Jazz All-Star
1992 Mejor de 12 Exitos Tito Puente
1992 No Hay Mejor Tito Puente
1992 Recuerdos Romanticos Various Artists
1992 Salsa Tito Puente
1992 Super Salsa Greats, Vol. 3 Various Artists
1992 Tesoro Romantico Various Artists
1992 Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Various Artists
1993 3 Grandes Orquestas E Interpretes de La Musica Afro-Cubana, Vol 1 Tito Puente/Beny MorÈ/Tito Rodriguez
1993 Aspects Humberto RamÌrez
1993 Best of Celia Cruz Celia Cruz
1993 Best of Tropical Series, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1993 Blue Gardenia Tito Puente and Woody Herman
1993 Building Bridges Memo Acevedo
1993 Cuban Fantasy Various Artists
1993 Global Celebration (Authentic Music from Festivals & Various Artists
1993 Heroes Hilton Ruiz
1993 Imagenes Santos Colon
1993 In Session Tito Puente's Golden Jazz All Stars
1993 Mambo Gozon Tito Puente
1993 Mambo Various Artists
1993 Master Timbalero Tito Puente & His Latin Jazz All-Stars
1993 Mi Tierra Gloria Estefan
1993 More Spanish Songs That Mama Never Taught Me (Mas Can Tito Puente/Joe Cuba/Machito
1993 New York City Ache! Bobby Sanabria & Ascension
1993 Night Beat/Mucho Puente, Plus Tito Puente
1993 Nuevo Mambo Tito Puente/Celia Cruz/Machito
1993 Perfect Combinations Perfect Combinations
1993 Recordando a Arsenio Various Artists
1993 Responsabilidad Fausto Rey & Larry Harlow
1993 Royal 'T' Tito Puente
1993 Saludos Amigos Various Artists
1993 Tesoros de la Musica Afrolatina, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1993 Tesoros de la Musica Afrolatina, Vol. 6 Various Artists
1993 Tropicana Various Artists
1993 Vereda Tropical Boleros Clasicos, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1993 Willie & Tito Willie ColÛn & Tito Puente
1993 Windows, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1994 3 Grandes Orquestas E Interpretes De La Musica Afro-Cubana, Vol 2 Tito Puente/Beny More/Orquesta Aragon
1994 3 Grandes Orquestas E Interpretes de La Musica Afro-Cubana, Vol. 3 Tito Puente/Beny More/Orquesta Aragon
1994 Afro Cuban Jazz Moods, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1994 Afro Cubano Con Sabor, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1994 Best of Dance Mania Tito Puente
1994 Best of Jazz Fusion Various Artists
1994 Best of the Sixties Tito Puente
1994 Boleros Con Feeling, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1994 Cubarama: Let's Cha Cha Tito Puente
1994 Fania 1964-1994: 30 Great Years, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1994 For the Love of Music Lionel Hampton
1994 Hands on Percussion Hilton Ruiz
1994 I Like It Like That, Vol. 1 Original Soundtrack
1994 I Like It Like That, Vol. 2 Original Soundtrack
1994 Interpretan a Ruben Blades Various Artists
1994 Jazz Man Cal Tjader/Palmieri/Puente/Barretto
1994 Jazz Showcase Various Artists
1994 Latin Thang Various Artists
1994 Mambo Beat: The Progressive Side of Tito Puente, Vol. 1 Tito Puente
1994 Mambo y Cha Cha Cha Tito Puente
1994 Navidad En Las Americas Disney
1994 Salsa Greats, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1994 Salsa No Tiene Fronteras Orquesta De La Luz
1994 Tony Humphries Strictly Rhythm Mix, Vol. 2 Tony Humphries
1994 Top Percussion/Dance Mania Tito Puente
1994 Vamos a Bailar Various Artists
1995 20 Mambos/Take Five Tito Puente
1995 65th Birthday Celebration: Live at the Blue Note in New York City Herbie Mann & Various Jazz Artists
1995 Afro Cubano Con Sabor, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1995 Best of Tropical Series Various Artists
1995 Boleros Con Feeling, Vol. 6 Various Artists
1995 Complete RCA Victor Revolving Bandstand Sessions Tito Puente & Buddy Morrow
1995 Con Placer Santos Colon
1995 Definitive Collection Santana
1995 Fania Latin Jazz Party Various Artists
1995 Fania Legends of Salsa Collection, Vol. 3 Tito Puente
1995 Fiesta Con Puente Tito Puente
1995 Fiesta de Carnaval Various Artists
1995 Holiday Hit Mix '95 Various Artists
1995 Mambo Mococo (1949-51) Tito Puente & His Orchestra
1995 Mambos with Puente (1949-51) Tito Puente
1995 Mejor de Vicentico Valdes Vicentico Valdes
1995 More Mambos on Broadway Tito Puente
1995 Otra Vez Con Amor Vitin Aviles
1995 Perez Family Original Soundtrack
1995 Pure Delight: The Essence of Quincy Jones and His Orchestra Quincy Jones and His Orchestra
1995 Ritmo Caliente Various Artists
1995 Sound of Picante Various Artists
1995 Tito's Idea Tito Puente
1995 Tribute to Legends of Latin Jazz Fred Ramirez
1995 World Music Tour Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble
1995 Yambeque: The Progressive Side of Tito Puente Tito Puente
1996 20 Anniversary of the NY Salsa Festival: 1975-1995 Various Artists
1996 All Star Cha-Cha-Cha Various Artists
1996 Bending Towards the Light: A Jazz Nativity The Jazz Nativity
1996 Canciones De Amor Various Artists
1996 Cha Cha Ch·: Live at Grossinger's Tito Puente
1996 Clave Latina Various Artists
1996 Combinacion Perfecta Various Artists
1996 Exotic Embers Forgotten Moon Various Artists
1996 Guarachando Tito Puente, Jr.
1996 How Big is Your Woofer: Love Handle Lounge Various Artists
1996 How Big is Your Woofer Various Artists
1996 Jazzin' Tito Puente/India/Count Basie Orchestra
1996 Latin Dance Mix 96' Various Artists
1996 Latin Jazz Dance Classics Various Artists
1996 Latin Soul Boogaloo Various Artists
1996 Latin Treasures, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1996 Legends of Latin Music Various Artists
1996 Love Handle Lounge Various Artists
1996 Mambo Various Artists
1996 Panasonic Village Jazz Festival 1996 Various Artists
1996 Recuerdos de Mi Barrio Various Artists
1996 Rey del Timbal Tito Puente
1996 Salsa Explosion Various Artists
1996 Special Delivery Tito Puente
1996 Tropical Tribute to the Beatles Various Artists
1996 TropiJazz All-Stars, Vol. 1 TropiJazz All-Stars
1996 Ultimate Bachelor's Pad Set Various Artists
1996 Up Close & Personal Thomas Newman
1996 Very Best of the Cha Cha Cha, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1996 Very Best of Tito Puente & Vincentico Valdes Tito Puente & Vincentico Valdes
1996 Watermelon Man Charlie Sepulveda
1996 Windows, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1997 50 Years of Swing: 50 Great Years & Tracks Tito Puente
1997 Afrocubano Con Sabor, Vol. 4 Various Artists
1997 Back to the Mambo: Tribute to Machito Jose "El Canario" Alberto
1997 Best of Tito Puente: El Rey del Timbal! Tito Puente
1997 Billy Strayhorn Songbook Various Artists
1997 Duets Celia Cruz
1997 Fiesta Picante: The Latin Jazz Party Collection Various Artists
1997 From Cuba to Cuba Various Artists
1997 Greatest Hits Tito Puente
1997 Greatest Hits Domingo QuiÒones
1997 Greatest Hits Tony Vega
1997 Groovy, Vol. 2: A Collection of Rare Jazzy Club Track Various Artists
1997 Island Eyes Hilton Ruiz
1997 Jazz Latino, Vol. 4 Tito Puente & Giovanni Hidalgo
1997 Latino Festival Various Artists
1997 Mambo Various Artists
1997 Maxi Salsa Various Artists
1997 Music of Cuba Various Artists
1997 New York Latin Various Artists
1997 Nuyorican Soul Nuyorican Soul
1997 Party Time Original Latin All-Stars
1997 Percussion's King Tito Puente
1997 Planete Cuba Various Artists
1997 Reina de Cuba Celia Cruz
1997 RMM 10th Anniversary Collection, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1997 RMM 10th Anniversary Collection, Vol. 9 Various Artists
1997 RMM 10th Anniversary Concert Various Artists
1997 Samba Latino Various Artists
1997 Selection of Mambo & Cha Cha Cha Tito Puente & Perez Prado
1997 Songs in the Key of Springfield The Simpsons
1997 Tito Meets Machito: Mambo Kings Tito Puente & Machito
1997 Tropicoleccion, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1997 Tropicoleccion, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1997 TropiJazz All-Stars, Vol. 2 TropiJazz All-Stars
1997 Very Best of the Cha Cha Cha, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1997 World of Fiesta De Samba Various Artists
1997 Yo Soy del Son A La Salsa Original Soundtrack
1998 10 Estrellas Various Artists
1998 Abraxas Santana
1998 Afro Cubano con Sabor, Vol. 5 Various Artists
1998 Afro-Cuban Grooves, Vol. 3 Various Artists
1998 Annual V Various Artists
1998 Best of Hilton Ruiz Hilton Ruiz
1998 Best of the World Various Artists
1998 Caliente: Tango y Mambo Various Artists
1998 Combinacion Latina, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1998 Concord Jazz Heritage Series Sampler Various Artists
1998 Dance Mania '98: Live at Birdland Tito Puente
1998 Dance Mix Hits '98 Various Artists
1998 Feeling Latino, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1998 Fiesta Latina, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1998 Floorfillers Various Artists
1998 Historia Musical de - Exitos Domingo Quinones
1998 Hot House Arturo Sandoval
1998 Jazz All-Stars Various Artists
1998 Jazz Central Station, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1998 Listen in Color Various Artists
1998 Live from Soundscape: Latin New York 1980-1983 Various Artists
1998 Mambo Mania Various Artists
1998 Mega Caraibes Various Artists
1998 Mis Mejores Canciones: Exitos Jose Alberto
1998 Mondo Beat: Masters of Percussion Various Artists
1998 Planete Caraibe Various Artists
1998 Remembering Clifford Benny Golson
1998 Ritmo Sabor Y Salsa Various Artists
1998 Roulette Story Various Artists
1998 Sabroso: The Afro-Latin Groove Various Artists
1998 Salsa Explosion Various Artists
1998 Salsa Hits Various Artists
1998 Salsa Para Ser Feliz Various Artists
1998 Samba Hit Mix Various Artists
1998 Sientelo Tito Puente, Jr.
1998 Very Best of Latin Jazz Various Artists
1998 Very Best of Tito Puente Tito Puente
1998 Viva Puente: Afro Cuban Rhythms Various Artists
1999 100% Salsa, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1999 Afro-Cuban Grooves, Vol. 4 Various Artists
1999 Americanos: Latino Life in the United States Various Artists
1999 Best Friends Humberto RamÌrez & Giovanni Hidalgo
1999 Best Latin Party Album in the World...Ever Various Artists
1999 Big Band Latin Various Artists
1999 Cocktail Hour: Mambo Jambo Various Artists
1999 Cuban Rhythm Various Artists
1999 Featuring Tito Puente & Charlie Parker Woody Herman with Tito Puente & Charlie
1999 Gigante del Teclado Charlie Palmieri
1999 Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons The Simpsons
1999 Golden Latin Jazz All Stars: In Session Tito Puente
1999 Hot Summer Swing Various Artists
1999 Jazz Moods: Latin Romance Various Artists
1999 Late Night Latin Various Artists
1999 Latin Carnival Various Artists
1999 Latin Essentials Various Artists
1999 Latin Manhattan Various Artists
1999 Living la Vida Mambo, Vol. 1 & 2 Various Artists
1999 Lovers' Swing Various Artists
1999 Mambo 5: Great Cuban Songs Various Artists
1999 Mambo Birdland Tito Puente
1999 Mambo, Vol. 5: Mambo Kings Various Artists
1999 Progressive Giants of Latin Jazz Various Artists
1999 Ritmo Latino Various Artists
1999 Royalty of Salsa Various Artists
1999 Ultimate Tropical Dance Mix 1999 Various Artists
1999 With Charlie Parker And Tito Puente Woody Herman/Charlie Parker/Tito Puente
2000 Best of the Concord Years Tito Puente
2000 Broasted or Fried Various Artists
2000 Celia Cruz and Friends: A Night of Salsa Celia Cruz
2000 Colors of Latin Jazz: Cubop! Various Artists
2000 Colors of Latin Jazz: From Samba to Bomba! Various Artists
2000 Colors of Latin Jazz: Latin Vibe! Various Artists
2000 Complete RCA Recordings, Vol. 1 Tito Puente
2000 Congreso Nacional de la Salsa Various Artists
2000 Cuba Legends: The Myths Various Artists
2000 Cuba: Classic Mambo and Salsa Various Artists
2000 Gold Collection: Mambo Cubano-The Golden Age: 1940-1960 Various Artists
2000 Golden Drops Fania All-Stars
2000 Grammy Nominados 2000: Latino Various Artists
2000 Grandes del Bolero Various Artists
2000 Herman Meets Puente Woody Herman & Tito Puentes
2000 It's Mambo Time Various Artists
2000 Jam Miami: A Celebration of Latin Jazz Various Artists
2000 Jazz 101: Introduction to Latin Jazz Various Artists
2000 Latin Beats: A Tribute to Tito Puente Various Artists
2000 Latin Cool: Essential Latin Jazz Various Artists
2000 Latin Express Various Artists
2000 Latin Hip Hop: Barrio Beatz con Sazon Various Artists
2000 Latin Hot!: Hot Latin Jazz from the Big Apple Various Artists
2000 Latin Lounge Various Artists
2000 Latin Spectrum, Vol. 2 Various Artists
2000 Latino Erotico Various Artists
2000 Little Bit of Mambo in My Life Various Artists
2000 Mambo #5 Various Artists
2000 Mambo Cubano: The Golden Age of Cuban Music 1940-1960 Various Artists
2000 Mambo Kings Original Soundtrack
2000 Mambo Various Artists
2000 Masterpiece/Obra Maestra Tito Puente/Eddie Palmieri
2000 New York Latin Jazz Allstars: Feliz Navidad Various Artists
2000 Salsa Fiesta! Various Artists
2000 Salsa Jazz Various Artists
2000 Tango & Mambo Caliente! Various Artists
2000 Tenth Anniversary Collection, Pt. 1: 1990-1995 Masters at Work
2000 Todos Mis Amigos Celia Cruz
2000 Trip Around the World Various Artists
2000 Viva la Musica Latina Various Artists
2001 Beats & Pieces, Vol. 2 Various Artists
2001 Calle 54 Original Soundtrack
2001 Canciones Del Corazon: Salsa Various Artists
2001 Complete RCA Recordings, Vol. 2 Tito Puente
2001 Detroit Pistons: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Various Artists
2001 Freak Off: Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo Various Artists
2001 Gold Collection: Hot Latin Dances Various Artists
2001 Golden State Warriors: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Various Artists
2001 Grammy Latin Nominees 2001 Various Artists
2001 Greatest Hits of the 70's Various Artists
2001 Houston Rockets: Clutch City Various Artists
2001 Jazz Moods: Cha Cha Party Various Artists
2001 Jazz Moods: Jazz Party Mix - Cocktail Party/Groovin' Various Artists
2001 Jazz Music For: Hot Summer Nights Various Artists
2001 Jazz Music For: Latin Nights Various Artists
2001 Latin Cool! Various Artists
2001 Latin Fever Various Artists
2001 Latin Legends Various Artists
2001 Latin Lounge: 25 Hot Hispanic Originals Various Artists
2001 Latin Party Hits Various Artists
2001 Latin: The Essential Album Various Artists
2001 Legends of Salsa Celia Cruz
2001 Live! 15 Greatest Hits Yolanda Duke
2001 Los Angeles Clippers: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Various Artists
2001 Mas Mambo Mania: More Kings and Queens of Mambo Various Artists
2001 Miami Heat: Can You Feel the Heat Various Artists
2001 Music for Many Moods Various Artists
2001 National Geographic: Destination Cuba Various Artists
2001 New Jersey Nets: Jersey Style Various Artists
2001 On Fire Orquesta la Palabra
2001 Puente Caliente Tito Puente
2001 Real Cinema Various Artists
2001 Resurrection Blvd. Original Soundtrack
2001 Saoco! Masters of Afro-Cuban Jazz Various Artists
2001 Songs for Latin Lovers Various Artists
2001 Sueno Latino Various Artists
2001 Trip Around the World, Vol. 2 Various Artists
2001 Viva Cuba: The Roots of the Salsa Sound Various Artists
2001 Viva la Bodega Various Artists
2002 Caravan Mambo Tito Puente
2002 Cocktail Hour: Latin Crooners Various Artists
2002 Cocktail Hour: Latin Swing Time Various Artists
2002 Cocktail Hour: Mambo Nights Various Artists
2002 Colors of Latin Jazz: Mambo Mania! Various Artists
2002 Combinacion Perfecta Various Artists
2002 Esencial de la Musica Tropical Various Artists
2002 Hot Timbales!: Out of This World/Mambo of the Times Tito Puente
2002 King of Kings: The Very Best of Tito Puente Tito Puente
2002 Latin Jazz: La CombinaciÛn Perfecta Various Artists
2002 Latin Jazz: The Essential Album Various Artists
2002 Latin Romance: Fiesta Latina Various Artists
2002 Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival Tito Puente
2002 RMM Tropical Tribute to the Beatles Various Artists
2002 Ultimate Latin Dance Party Poncho Sanchez
2003 Concord Records 30th Anniversary Various Artists
2003 Concord Records SACD Sampler, Vol. 1 Various Artists
2003 Cuba 1923-1995 Various Artists
2003 Jazz from the Heart Various Artists
2003 Latin Grooves: Mambo Various Artists
2003 Pachanga in NY Tito Puente & Roland La Serie
2003 Rough Guide to Latin Jazz Various Artists
2003 Rough Guide to Salsa de Puerto Rico Various Artists
2003 Salsa: The Essential Album Various Artists
2004 Anything Goes Phil Woods
2004 Best of the Mambo, Vol. 1 Various Artists
2004 Colors of Latin Jazz: Latin Jam! Various Artists
2004 CTI Master Collection, Vol. 2 Various Artists
2004 En los Pasos de Mi Padre Tito Puente Jr.
2004 Greatest Live Recordings of Fania All Stars Various Artists
2004 Instant Party Tito Puente
2004 Lullabies of Birdland - A Musical Autobiography George Shearing
2004 Mambo on Broadway Tito Puente
2004 Party at Puente's Place Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble
2004 Platinum & Gold Collection Tito Puente
2004 Very Best of Cha Cha Cha, Vol. 1 Various Artists
2004 Yambeque: The Progressive Side of Tito Puente, Vol. 2 Tito Puente
2005 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The India
2005 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Tito Puente
2005 Con Mucho Ritmo! The Very Best of Tropijazz Various Artists
2005 Concord Picante 25th Anniversary Collection Various Artists
2005 Esencial Tito Puente Tito Puente
2005 Essential Tito Puente Tito Puente
2005 Everest Digest Various Artists
2005 Everest Years Woody Herman
2005 Hot Sweat: The Best of Fania Allstars Live Fania All Stars
2005 Salsa en la Calle 8 (Ocho) 2005 Various Artists
2005 Solo Por la M˙sica Alina Izquierdo
2006 Homenaje a Beny More Celia Cruz/Tito Puente
2006 Legacy: The Last Sessions The Paul Cacia Jazz Orchestra
2006 Mega Salsa Various Artists
2006 Mi Tierra/Destiny Gloria Estefan
2006 Rey (The King) Tito Puente
2006 Salsa Mania Various Artists
2006 Siempre Santitos Santos Colon
2007 Can You Dig It? Various Artists
2007 Hed Kandi: Back to Love - True Club Classics Various Artists
2007 Manteca: The Roots of Afro-Cuban Jazz Various Artists
2007 Night of Salsa: Broadway Edition Celia Cruz
2008 Algo Especial Para Recordar Celia Cruz/Tito Puente
2009 Essential Cuban Anthology Various Artists
2009 Baile Mi Mambo Tito Puente
2010 Salsa Salsa Tito Puente
2010 Puro Teatro La Lupe
2010 Mambo En Blues Tito Puente
2010 Mambo Diablo (And More Bears) Tito Puente
2010 Cubana Mambo Tito Puente
2011 Tito Puente Big Band Live in Amsterdam Celia Cruz
2011 Life of Percussion Tito Puente
2011 Hot Timbales Tito Puente
2012 Strike Up the Band (1959-1961) Quincy Jones
2012 Quatro: The Definitive Collection Tito Puente
2012 Mambolero Tito Puente
2012 Mambo con Puente Tito Puente
2012 Anthology Celia Cruz
2012 Anthology La Lupe
2012 Anthology Tito Puente
2013 The Absolute Collection Celia Cruz
2013 Mambo Picante Tito Puente
 

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  • Tito frequently appeared in other mediums; he had a cameo on The Cosby show in the 1980s and performed in the film The Mambo Kings in 1992.
 

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