Gerry Lyseight – Phonic FM – 30/4/23

The Royal Edition: celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of El Rey De Timbal, Tito Puente. 

A major event involving royalty. “El Rey”, Tito Puente, would have been 100 years old on April 20 2023. Tito was mostly known as El Rey, with Celia Cruz as “La Reina”, The Queen. Tito released his 100th album in 1991 and he died on 1/6 2000.

Ernest Anthony Puente Jr., commonly known as Tito Puente, was an American musician, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer born in New York of Puerto Rican descent. He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions from his 50-year career. His most famous song is “Oye Como Va”. 

King Of The Mambo, King Of The Timbales or just El Rey.

There appears to be some other royal event taking place but I’ll stick with Tito Y Celia. 

New stuff from: Mark Giuliana, Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble ft. Dwight Trible and David Ornette Cherry, DBN Gogo, Musa Keys & Dinho, Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke; reissues from Wildflower, Rubinho E Mauro Assumpção, AB Crentstil, Terry Callier, Ali Farka Toure (with Oumou Sangare), Joe Bataan and a few classics from far and further …

Terry Callier Live With MeHidden Conversations
Gretchen Parlato & Lionel LouekeNonvignonLean In
AB Crentstil Mame Dwen Meho Borga Revolution! Ghanaian Dance Music In The Digital Age, 1983-1996 (Volume 2)
Joe BataanCall My Name7″
Super All-Star  Francisco Guayabal Super All-Star
Tito Puente & Celia Cruz Celia Y TitoThe Mambo King: 100th LP
Ali Farka Toure Cherie (feat. Oumou Sangare) Voyageur
Malombo Jazz Makers  EmakhayaMalombo Jazz Makers sampler
Mufrika Edward TitweZam Groove – Music From Zambia
Rubinho E Mauro Assumpção Tá Tudo AíPerfeitamente, Justamente Quando Chegue
Tunico  SambolaTunico
Mark Giuliana    Continuationthe sound of listening
Ben Castle and the Blah Street Band Cut Loose – A Lesson In Jazz [Album Version]  An EP
Tito Puente Ti Mon BoTop Percussion
Tito Puente and his Orchestra MatacumbeTito Puente and his Concert Orchestra
DBN Gogo, Musa Keys & Dinho Possible (feat. Optimist Music ZA, Makhanj, Lebza TheVillain & Koek Sista)Amapiano Now NTS
Tabu Ley Rochereau On A RaconteTabu Ley & M’bilia Bel
Sonora PoncenaCancion Back To Work    
Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco Toro MataCelia & Johnny
Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble ft. Dwight Trible and David Ornette Cherry Degi-Degi Spirit Gatherer