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Tito Puente performs A Maria Cervantes on the vibraphone (1945)

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Here’s Tito Puente rocking the Bronx with A Maria Cervantes on the vibraphone in 1945. And here he is again with the same song at the Montreal Jazz Festival almost 40 years later in 1983.

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