3 November 2006


Tito cut this firin' blend of descargas,latin jazz,mambos,boleros and bugaloos for Tico in 1968.Although he despised the bugaloo his later 60s lps saw the funky r&b influenced sound become more evident and on this outing there are a couple of good examples - "Aqui" and "Fat Mama"(a response to Charlie Palmieri's "Fat Papa").These are balanced out with some storming mambos and descargas-"Algo Nuevo","Chan" and "Africana"and a nice latin jazz version of Nat Adderley's "Work Song".
Produced by the ever dependable Pancho Cristal this is a good example of Puente's late 60s work which fair sizzles off the wax !!!
This got a limited cd re-issue some years ago which is still available if you dig around for it.The vinyl remains scarce - it never even made it to a dodgy Venezuelan re-press.


pastyhead said...

hi d hi MR>P.. had shit loads of aggrow wiv Rabidshare .. glad 2 say..sort'd & on a download'n trip.. im lov'n it .x pastyhead

JawsOfJosh said...

Hello there!

Great site. Can I trouble you fellows for a link-up? I've already returned the favor. Thanks in advance!

- Josh

bacoso said...

josh-will link you when i get a spare 5 minutes-I run this blog on my own and it can be tough when you have a full time job in the circus with all those bloody clowns!!!!!!!

JawsOfJosh said...

Great! Thanks so much!

- Josh

julioxo said...

Wonderful album!