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Tite Curet Alonso

One of the premier salsa songwriters of all time, Tite Curet Alonso wrote hundreds upon hundreds of songs, including classic material for some of the greatest salseros of the latter half of the 20th century. Born Catalino Curet Alonso on February 12, 1926, in Guayama, Puerto Rico, he was raised primarily by his grandmother as a result of the divorce of his parents, one of whom, his father, was a musician in the orchestra of Simón Madera. Alonso grew up in Barrio Obrero, an impoverished area within the Santurce district of San Juan. The often harsh realities of life in the barrio shaped his world-view from an early age and would later inform his songwriting, which was particularly celebrated for its social consciousness. Upon completing high school, Alonso studied at the University of Puerto Rico and later found work as a journalist in New York City during the 1960s. While living in New York City, he also found work as a songwriter, initially collaborating with Joe Quijano in 1965. Over the next several decades -- indeed, for the remainder of the century -- Alonso penned songs for the greatest salseros of his time, reportedly over 2,000 songs in total. Among the more notable performers of his songs are Celia Cruz, Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe, Ismael Miranda, Rubén Blades, Tito Puente, Cheo Feliciano, La Lupe, Bobby Valentín, Willie Rosario, Andy Montañez, and Ray Barretto. Some of the greatest performances of his songs were compiled for release in 2009 on the double-disc compilation Alma de Poeta on the rejuvenated New York salsa label Fania. Alonso died on August 5, 2003, in Baltimore, MD, and was buried in Puerto Rico. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Alma De Poeta

Disc 1

1. Pirana

2. El Primer Montuno

3. La Esencia Del Guaguanco

4. Evelio Y La Rumba

5. Aquella Mujer

8. Se Escapo Un Leon

9. Galera Tres

10. Las Caras Lindas

11. Tengo El Idde

13. Anacaona

14. Pena De Amor

15. Periodico De Ayer

Disc 2

1. La Tirana

2. Enfriamiento Pasional

3. Temes

4. Ayer Me Entere

5. Fue Por Mi Bien

6. Como Novela De Amor

7. Ante La Ley

8. Lluvia De Verano

9. Fiel

12. Hubo

13. Copas De Soledad

15. Puro Teatro

16. El Hijo De Obatala

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jsgongon1
Tite fue un gran orgullo compartir contigo en el correo general como compañeros de trabajo, Descansa en paz nos veremos en un futuro. Toñin
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SALSA ES SALSA , GRACIAS TITE Compositor De COMPOSITORES
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Tremendo compositor puertorrique n o muchos respecto para el de mi parte
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Las Caras Lindas...lov e this song
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%%%%% MUCHAS GRACIAS POR TANTAS COMPOSICIONE S . DE UN. DOMINICANO QUE SIEMPRE TE RESPETARA $ TITE $. %%%%%
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%%%%% COMPOSITOR DE COMPOSITORES . %%%%%
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Tite curet que dios te guarde por tantas cansiones que nos te jaste RIP
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I remember as a toddler living in Brooklyn my grandfather playing records of Tite Curet Alonso.Wow so many beautiful memories.
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Musica linda de todo toempo
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This was one of the first songs introducing me to musica boricua...I am a Chicana from Califonria. Musica linda...alwa y s straight from the heart.
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El mejor escritor no se puede decir,sera uno de los mejores porque so se pueden olvidar Las lindaz palabra que un Rafael Hernandez te compone y Pedro Flores.El mismo TiTe Curet te lo dice.
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And his songs indeed were sung by our very best in the bussiness need more like him....
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El mejor escritor puertoriqueñ o . . .
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Tite curet el mejor para mi
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Bejuco morales. Tremendo tite curet. Un mostro
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I thought hector Lavoe sang this song ?? I could be wrong
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It good now we love the day but. We keep it live so God bless
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Tite Cure , lo maximo en peosia y musica boricua mi respetos de Mexicano
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No lo conosi en persona, pero trabajo como yo en el correo...
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Never got to meet my great uncle but it's good to know I have an uncle that's a legend... R.I.P.
Tito curet
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cano-144
Ismael.river a . c o n . t i t e c u r e . b u e n o s . r e c u e l d o . . d e . l o s . 7 0 .
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Zumba Maestro
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cannondalepr
Gracias Don Tite....
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Los Latin Grammys le tienen que hacer un Homenaje especial
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This was what my parents wanted me to learn about my heritage...t h a n k you...
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El maestro
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WOW TITE EL MÁXIMO COMO EH GOZADO TUS CANCIONES SALSA Y BOLEROS "R.I.P"
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Jenny river
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Para mi es un placer saber que eras parte de mi familia que descansa en paz
Tite Curet Alonso mi primo fue un duro con el lapiz
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El cielo esta de fiesta. Con tanta muclca. Eres. Lo maximo. Tite
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Una de las favoritas de mi padre y mía también
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Gracias a la dedicacion y amor a la musica las letras k este hombre escribio todos aquellos grandes estrellas pudieron conquistar los corazones de su publico y. Dominaron el excenario
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Maestro de la "Letra y Musica" lo mejor de lo mejor,Gracia s por ese Legado
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Dale dale wepaaaa
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le compuso musica a lo mejor de nuestros cantante
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el poeta de las canciones tremendo creador de musica para honra de los boricuas arriba
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This is the bomb!!! Awesome!! It has the complete flavor of everything latin! Love it!
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Lo mejor, wepaaaaaa!!!
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One if the greatest composer.
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odacremj1
Poeta y Maestro del Pueblo. Vivirás siempre a través de tus composicione s . Gracias Tite! A Tite extrañaré!
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Le voy a enviar a cortijo....
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Que genial composicion en letra y musica. Una obra maestra de la musica. Y la voz del gran Hector Lavoe la hace aun mucho mas fabulosa. Para mi la mejor cancion en su tipo de todos los tiempos.
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bongosan2010
Cool
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limcallister
Increíble!! Un verdadero Ave Fénix, levantarse de los escombros de la pobreza y la desventaja social para brillar con tan intensa luz intelectual! !
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nancyweissbe i n
This song brings back memories, dancing at the nightclubs with my amigas:) Sylvia Silva, Evelyn Silva, Evelyn Colon, Yolanda and her sister.
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megacruz5
un gran orgullo puertorrique n o , saludo desde texas mi gente...
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el caballo de la salsa
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Tremende musica, el maestro, wepa!
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luistoro66
Tite curet dejo un recuerdo que nunca seba a olvidar y yo tengo 247 canciones de Tite Curet es increíble y me faltan,y qué DIOS TE BENDIGA"Y Gracias TITE CURET POR TU MÚSICA QUÉ DE JASTES EN EL MUNDO....
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