Tito Puente

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New York-born percussionist who infused his big-band music with Latin sounds to become El Rey de los Timbales.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Abaniquito 1949 Abaniquito Tico
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Babarabatiri
1951 Babarabatiri Saludos Amigos
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Mamborama!
1955 Mamborama! Charly Records
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Goca Mi Cha Cha Cha 1955 Goca Mi Cha Cha Cha Tico
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Dance the Cha Cha Cha 1955 Dance the Cha Cha Cha Fania
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Cha Cha Cha, Vol. 3 1955 Cha Cha Cha, Vol. 3 Tico
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Cuban Carnival
1956 Cuban Carnival BMG
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Puente in Percussion
1956 Puente in Percussion Fania
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Puente Goes Jazz
1956 Puente Goes Jazz Bluebird RCA / RCA
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Top Percussion
1957 Top Percussion RCA / BMG
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Night Beat
1957 Night Beat Koch Jazz / Koch International
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Let's Cha Cha with Puente
1957 Let's Cha Cha with Puente RCA Victor
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Basic Cha Cha Cha 1957 Basic Cha Cha Cha Tico
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Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat
1958 Herman's Heat & Puente's Beat Evidence
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Tito Puente Swings/Vicentico Valdes Sings 1958 Tito Puente Swings/Vicentico Valdes Sings Tico
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Puente's Beat/Herman's Heat
1958 Puente's Beat/Herman's Heat Legacy
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New Cha Cha/Mambo Herd 1958 New Cha Cha/Mambo Herd Laserlight
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Dance Mania
1958 Dance Mania RCA
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Cha Cha Cha at the El Morocco
1958 Cha Cha Cha at the El Morocco Tico
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Puente in Love
1959 Puente in Love Fania
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Mucho Cha-Cha
1959 Mucho Cha-Cha BMG
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Mambo with Me 1959 Mambo with Me Tico
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The Dancing Beat of the Latin Bands 1959 The Dancing Beat of the Latin Bands RCA Victor
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Latin Golden Oldies for Dancing, Vol. 1 1959 Latin Golden Oldies for Dancing, Vol. 1 Tico
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Dancing Under Latin Skies 1959 Dancing Under Latin Skies RCA Victor
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Tambó
1960 Tambó Sony BMG / RCA
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Pachanga con Puente 1961 Pachanga con Puente Fania Special
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The Exciting Tito Puente Band in Hollywood
1961 The Exciting Tito Puente Band in Hollywood Bomba Records
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Dance Mania, Vol. 2
1961 Dance Mania, Vol. 2 BMG
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Vaya Puente
1962 Vaya Puente Fania
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Tito Puente Bailables 1963 Tito Puente Bailables Fania Special
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Tito Puente y Parece Bobo 1963 Tito Puente y Parece Bobo Fania Special
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El Rey Bravo
1963 El Rey Bravo Fania
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More Dance Mania 1963 More Dance Mania RCA Victor
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In Puerto Rico
1963 In Puerto Rico Fania
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Excitante Ritmos de Tito Puente
1963 Excitante Ritmos de Tito Puente Fania
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El Mundo Latino de Tito Puente 1964 El Mundo Latino de Tito Puente
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My Fair Lady Goes Latin
1964 My Fair Lady Goes Latin Fania
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Latin World of Tito Puente 1964 Latin World of Tito Puente Tico/Sonido
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De Mi Para Ti (From Me to You)
1964 De Mi Para Ti (From Me to You) Fania
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Tú Y Yo (You'n'Me) 1965 Tú Y Yo (You'n'Me) Fania Special
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Tito Puente Swings/The Exciting Lupe Sings
1965 Tito Puente Swings/The Exciting Lupe Sings Fania
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Homenaje a Rafael Hernandez 1965 Homenaje a Rafael Hernandez Tico
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Carnaval en Harlem
1966 Carnaval en Harlem Fania
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Cuba y Puerto Rico Son...
1966 Cuba y Puerto Rico Son... Fania
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Combinacion Perfecta (Perfect Combination)
1966 Combinacion Perfecta (Perfect Combination) Alegre
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What Now My Love 1967 What Now My Love Tico
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El Rey y Yo (The King and I)
1967 El Rey y Yo (The King and I) Fania
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El Rey (The King)
1968 El Rey (The King) Emusica Records / Fania
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Tito Puente en el Puente (On the Bridge)
1969 Tito Puente en el Puente (On the Bridge) Sonido Inc.
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Quimbo Quimbumbia
1969 Quimbo Quimbumbia Fania
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Mambos by Tito Puente 196? Mambos by Tito Puente Palladium
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Bossa Nova
196? Bossa Nova Palladium
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Pa'lante! (Straight!)
1970 Pa'lante! (Straight!) Tico
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Etc. Etc. Etc. 1970 Etc. Etc. Etc. Tico
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Presenta a Noraida
1971 Presenta a Noraida Fania Special
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Para Los Rumberos
1972 Para Los Rumberos Tico
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Tito Puente and His Concert Orchestra
1973 Tito Puente and His Concert Orchestra Fania / Emusica Records
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Los Originales
1976 Los Originales Tico
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La Pareja: The Couple
1978 La Pareja: The Couple Fania
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Homenaje a Beny More, Vol. 2
1979 Homenaje a Beny More, Vol. 2 Fania
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Ce' Magnifique
1981 Ce' Magnifique Emusica Records / Fania
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On Broadway
1982 On Broadway Concord Picante / Concord
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El Rey
1984 El Rey Concord
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Puente Now! The Exciting Tito Puente Band
1984 Puente Now! The Exciting Tito Puente Band GNP/Crescendo / GNP
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Mambo Diablo [Concord Picante]
1985 Mambo Diablo [Concord Picante] Concord / Concord Picante
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Homenaje a Beny More, Vol. 3
1985 Homenaje a Beny More, Vol. 3 Fania
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Crossover Dreams 1986 Crossover Dreams Elektra
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Un Poco Loco
1987 Un Poco Loco Concord Picante / Concord
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Sensacion
1987 Sensacion Concord Picante / Concord
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Salsa Meets Jazz
1988 Salsa Meets Jazz Concord Picante / Concord
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Out of This World
1990 Out of This World Concord Picante / Concord
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Tito Puente Presents
1990 Tito Puente Presents RMM / Discos CBS
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Goza Mi Timbal
1990 Goza Mi Timbal Concord Picante / Concord
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Mambo of the Times
1991 Mambo of the Times Concord Picante / Concord Jazz
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The Mambo King: His 100th Album
1991 The Mambo King: His 100th Album RMM
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Live at the Village Gate
1992 Live at the Village Gate RMM
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Salsa 1992 Salsa World Records
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Dance Mania 80's 1992 Dance Mania 80's Tico
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Recordando a Arsenio 1993 Recordando a Arsenio Fania Special
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More Spanish Songs That Mama Never Taught Me (Mas Canciones Mi Mama...) 1993 More Spanish Songs That Mama Never Taught Me (Mas Canciones Mi Mama...) Fania Special
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Royal 'T'
1993 Royal 'T' Concord Picante
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Master Timbalero
1993 Master Timbalero Concord Jazz / Concord
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In Session
1993 In Session RMM
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Mambo Mococo (1949-51)
1995 Mambo Mococo (1949-51) Tumbao
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More Mambos on Broadway
1995 More Mambos on Broadway Westwind
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Tito's Idea
1995 Tito's Idea Tropi Jazz / RMM
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Double Dynamite 1995 Double Dynamite
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El Rey del Timbal
1996 El Rey del Timbal Delta Distribution
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Jazzin'
1996 Jazzin' Tropi Jazz / RMM
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Special Delivery
1996 Special Delivery Concord Picante
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Dancemania '99: Live at Birdland
1998 Dancemania '99: Live at Birdland RMM
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Planet Jazz 1999 Planet Jazz
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Mambo Birdland
1999 Mambo Birdland RMM
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Masterpiece/Obra Maestra
2000 Masterpiece/Obra Maestra RMM
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Dr. Feelgood
2002 Dr. Feelgood Recall (UK)
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Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival
2002 Live at the Playboy Jazz Festival Playboy Jazz
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Fiesta
2003 Fiesta NYC Music
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Pachanga in NY 2003 Pachanga in NY ZYX Music
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Party at Puente's Place
2004 Party at Puente's Place Concord Jazz / Concord Picante
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Homenaje a Beny More
2006 Homenaje a Beny More Fania
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La Lloroncita: El Sol Brilla Para Todos La Lloroncita: El Sol Brilla Para Todos Tico
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Brasilia Nueve Brasilia Nueve Decca
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Tito Puente Tito Puente Embajador
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Cha Cha Cha Carnival Cha Cha Cha Carnival Forum Circle
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Cha Cha Cha's for Lovers Cha Cha Cha's for Lovers Fania
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Mambo Caravan Mambo Caravan Tico
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Latin Fiesta [Guest Star] Latin Fiesta [Guest Star] Guest Star
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Tito Puente con Orgullo Tito Puente con Orgullo Tico
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