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Tito Puente (Ernest Anthony Puente Jr.)

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New York City, New York, USA
Ernest "Tito" Anthony Puente was the eldest son of Puerto Rican parents. His mother called him "Ernestito" which means "Little Ernest", which was later shortened to "Tito". His mother saw his musical potential and enrolled him in piano classes. Eventually he attended the Juilliard School of Music from 1945-47 on the GI bill. He would write a piece that would start off as jazz and then add a Latin beat to it. He recorded over 100 albums during his 60 years in the business and won 10 Grammy awards. Read more...

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The Mambo Kings 1992

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Salsa 1988

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Radio Days 1987

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Gala de la hispanidad 1996

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The Arsenio Hall Show 1989

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Àngel Casas Show 1984

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Calle 54 2000

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