Ray Barretto - Barretto Para Bailar

Ray Barretto
Barretto Para Bailar
Label: Malanga Music ‎– MM 818
Type: CD, Reissue, Remastered
Country: Europe
Date of released: 2012
Category: Latin
Style: Pachanga, Charanga


1 Ray Barretto Pachanga Oriental 2:57
2 Ray Barretto Barretto En La Tumbadora 3:06
3 Ray Barretto Cumbamba 2:51
4 Ray Barretto El Paso 2:52
5 Ray Barretto Linda Mulata 3:07
6 Ray Barretto Oye Heck 2:47
7 Ray Barretto Los Cueros 3:11
8 Ray Barretto Pachanga Sauvecito 3:41
9 Ray Barretto Ponte Dura 4:01
10 Ray Barretto Pachanga Para Bailar 2:56
11 Tito Puente El Cayuco 2:37
12 Tito Puente Complicación 3:23
13 Tito Puente 3-D Mambo 2:26
14 Tito Puente Llegó Miján 3:14
15 Tito Puente Cuando Te Vea 4:16
16 Tito Puente Hong Kong Mambo 3:48
17 Tito Puente Mambo Gozón 2:48
18 Tito Puente Mi Chiquita Quiere Bembé 3:57
19 Tito Puente Varsity Drag Mambo 2:52
20 Tito Puente Estoy Sempre Junto A Ti 3:14
21 Tito Puente Agua Limpia Todo 2:56
22 Tito Puente Saca Tu Mujer 3:07
23 Tito Puente El Cayuco (Alt Take) 2:37
24 Tito Puente Estoy Sempre Junto A Ti (Alt Take) 2:43
25 Tito Puente El Bajo 3:18


This release presents Ray Barretto’s complete original album ‘Barretto Para Bailar’ (1961, originally on Riverside) which marked his debut as leader.
Added, as a bonus, is the complete Tito Puente album ‘Dance Mania’ (1957, originally on RCA) featuring Barretto, and rated by the New York Times as “one of the top 25 albums of 20th Century popular music”.
The only two existing alternate takes from ‘Dance Mania’, as well as a further 1959 song featuring Barretto with Puente complete this edition.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RLP 97506 Ray Barretto And His Charanga Orchestra* Pachanga With Barretto ‎(LP) Riverside Records RLP 97506 US Unknown
771908 Ray Barretto Charanga Band Barretto Para Bailar ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) WaxTime 771908 Europe 2014
OUT5012LP Ray Barretto Charanga Band Barretto Para Bailar ‎(LP, Album, RE) So Far Out OUT5012LP Italy 2013
3531 Ray Barretto Charanga Band Barretto Para Bailar ‎(LP, Album) Discos Melser 3531 Colombia 1961
MCA-59 S Ray Barretto Tropical Vol. 2 ‎(Cass, Album) Fantasy, Marfer MCA-59 S Spain 1974