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Alfredo Valdés

Alfredo Valdés, probably most widely known as the daddy of Alfredo “Alfredito” Valdés, Jr., was a sonero who performed with rings including Septeto Nacional and Orquesta Gambling house de la Playa and in addition with Tito Puente. He also performed being a bandleader through the 1950s and ’60s, especially for the 1963 record Viva Valdés. Delivered in Havana, Cuba, on March 23, 1910, he shifted to NY in 1956. Besides getting the daddy of pianist/arranger/music movie director Alfredo “Alfredito” Valdés, Jr., he’s the sibling of vocalist/bandleader Vicentico Valdés and percussionist Oscar Valdés; his wife, vocalist/guitarist Ana María Purmuy, was an associate from the all-women Orquesta Anacaona.

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