Tito Puente

The Complete RCA Recordings, Vol. 1

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Latin jazz bandleader Tito Puente's early years on RCA are featured on The Complete RCA Recordings with 108 tracks recorded between 1949 and 1960, sequenced in chronological order over six discs. Several unavailable and alternate takes are included along with an informative, albeit short, 12-page booklet. With over 100 Puente recordings available, in a career spanning several decades, a package like this is a treat for the rabid completist or comes in handy for the novice listener trying to sort out various periods from the king of the mambo.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:59 Spotify
2 3:08 Spotify
3 2:40 Spotify
4 2:59
5 3:07
6 2:32 Spotify
7 2:27 Spotify
8 3:15 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:12 Spotify
10 2:07 Spotify
11 2:46 Spotify
12 2:44 Spotify
13 2:25
14 3:00 Spotify
15 2:40 Spotify
16 2:31 Spotify
17 2:34 Spotify
18 2:28

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:07 Spotify
2 3:04 Spotify
3 2:52 Spotify
4 2:23 Spotify
5 5:13 Spotify
6 3:20
7 3:23
8 3:32
9 3:46
10 2:51 Spotify
11 2:20 Spotify
12 4:53 Spotify
13 3:23 Spotify
14 2:57 Spotify
15 2:41 Spotify
16
2:48 Spotify
17 4:19 Spotify
18 3:54

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:21 Spotify
2 3:27 Spotify
3 2:56 Spotify
4
3:00 Spotify
5 3:09
6 3:07 Spotify
7 4:10 Spotify
8 7:15 Spotify
9 2:48 Spotify
10 2:36 Spotify
11 2:52 Spotify
12 2:07 Spotify
13 2:32 Spotify
14 2:25 Spotify
15 3:09 Spotify
16 2:56 Amazon
17 4:41 Spotify
18 6:33 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:28 Spotify
2 2:18 Spotify
3 2:47 Spotify
4 3:14
5 3:49
6 3:52 Spotify
7 4:12 Spotify
8 1:45 Spotify
9 2:11 Spotify
10 2:18 Spotify
11 2:22 Spotify
12 2:16 Spotify
13 2:28 Spotify
14 2:32 Spotify
15 2:50 Spotify
16 3:02 Spotify
17 2:54 Spotify
18 2:28 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 5

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:02 Spotify
2 3:19 Spotify
3 2:46 Spotify
4 3:04 Spotify
5 2:49 Spotify
6 2:30 Spotify
7 2:14 Spotify
8 2:34 Spotify
9 2:36 Spotify
10 3:43 Spotify
11 2:26
12 1:14 Spotify
13 2:46 Spotify
14 2:34
15 3:13 Spotify
16 2:25
17 2:28 Spotify
18 3:52 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 6

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:11 Spotify
2 2:55 Spotify
3 3:11 Spotify
4 2:23 Spotify
5 2:38 Spotify
6 2:24 Spotify
7 3:11 Spotify
8 3:46 Spotify
9 3:06 Spotify
10 3:01 Spotify
11 3:13 Spotify
12 2:46 Spotify
13 2:04 Spotify
14 2:54 Spotify
15 3:31 Spotify
16 3:10 Spotify
17 3:09 Spotify
18 2:32 Spotify
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