Tito Rodriguez's greatest-hits disc El Inolvidable is a singer's paradise, with everything from smoking mambos to creamy boleros. Better yet, Rodriguez fronted a band with some of the best chops in Latin music.
November 11, 2009 Music critic Milo Miles reviews two new collections of tunes from the late Latin pioneers Tito Rodriguez and Tito Puente. The two were rivals on the bandstand of the Palladium, the epicenter of the 1950s mambo craze.
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