Afro-Cuban singer Tito Gómez was nicknamed Tito by local musician Miguelito Valdés. In 1938, José Antonio Tenreiro Gómez came in first place after participating in a Cuban contest, called La Corte Suprema del Arte (Supreme Art Court), joining Sevilla Biltmore Orquestra soon after. In 1939, Gómez started singing for Orquesta Riverside, having his breakthrough after recording the hit "Vereda Tropical," composed by Mexican Gonzalo Curiel. During the '70s, he successfully participated in a group called Orquesta Jarrín.
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