Friday, April 13, 2018
#15 Tito Puente "Dance Mania Vol. 1"
It might be unfair to have this record come right after Little Richard's debut. Next to him, this music, all quite bouncy and danceable sounds rather rehearsed and 'clean.' There was a lot of Latin music making the rounds in the 50s (pity the same can't be said today) and this certainly is some of it. Don't know that I'd be able to pick Puente's stuff out of a crowd but it was nice enough.