Laid Off Loser Jazz Week comes to a close with a spectacular summertime party record.
Tito Puente may not have invented mambo music, but the "King of Latin Music" and his orchestra came to personify the Latin big band. Dance Mania, the best-selling album in Puente's vast catalog, demonstrates why.
Fun, spirited and sassy, Dance Mania is a rhythmic delight recorded at the height of the '50s mambo craze. Brilliant brass and popping percussion burst from the hi-fi on every track, calling for hips to shake and beers to break open.
The sunshine's back, fool. Drop the needle on Dance Mania, hit the patio and chill out to this space-age bachelor pad classic.