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Carlos "Patato" Valdes

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Carlos "Patato" Valdes

Carlos "Patato" Valdes has been played on NTS shows including Floating World Music., with Tito On Timbales first played on 14 May 2015.

Carlos Valdes (November 4, 1926 – December 4, 2007) was a Cuban-born American conga player.[1] In 1955 he emigrated from Cuba to New York City[2][3] where he played with Willie Bobo in Harlem.[4] He was also known by the name "Patato".[5] He invented and patented the tunable conga drum (earlier drums had nailed heads) which revolutionized use of the instrument. Tito Puente called him "the greatest conguero alive today".[6] Since the 1950s Patato was among the congueros that are in highest demand in…

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Tito On Timbales
Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Patato
Tico Records1978
Tito On Timbales
Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, PatatoTico Records1978
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