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Tito Puente

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The Resume

    (April 20, 1923-May 31, 2000)
    Birth name is Ernest Anthony Puente, Jr.
    Raised in Spanish Harlem section of New York City
    Recorded music which was a fusion of Latin jazz genres that became known as 'salsa'
    Recorded over 100 albums in a 60 year time span
    Nicknames are 'King of the Mambo,' 'King of Latin Jazz' and 'El Rey'
    Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame (1995)

Why he might be annoying:

    Though credited with creating the salsa music, he did not like the word being applied to his music, calling it a term for a condiment or sauce.
    He first married at age forty.
    He made several guest appearances on 'The Cosby Show' in the 1980s.
    The popularity of his style of music peaked in the 1950s.
    When he worked with RCA, they frequently held back some of his recordings, leaving tons of unreleased material.
    He was the godfather of Prince's protege Sheila E.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He drew huge international crowds, selling out most of his concerts.
    He recorded 118 solo albums, far surpassing Frank Sinatra for a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
    His Latin music was popular with a diverse range of people.
    Is music is great for dancing.
    He earned his title 'King of Latin Music' when he beat out the Mambo King Perez Prado in a public contest of bands.
    He won 10 Grammy awards.
    A few of his songs become huge hits for Carlos Santana.
    He made two guest appearances on 'The Simpsons' and recorded a song for them.
    He almost always was seen smiling. He truly enjoyed performing.
    He died after complications during heart surgery (2000).

Credit: Captain Howdy

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 27 Votes: 14.81% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 9 Votes: 11.11% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 27 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 14 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 30 Votes: 43.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 23 Votes: 30.43% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 41 Votes: 51.22% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 76 Votes: 53.95% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 133 Votes: 51.88% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 320 Votes: 45.62% Annoying