Label: Caliente - CD CHARLY 307 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Europe • Genre: Latin • Style: Salsa
Today Quique's son, Papo Luccadirects the band. Inwhen he was 16 La Sonora Ponceña - La Sonora Ponceña Of Puerto Rico old, his family moved to Ponce, Puerto Rico and Quique started to work as an auto mechanic and started playing the guitar.
On 10 AprilEnrique Lucca Jr. In fact, inPapo surprised his father and the other members of the "Internacional" band when, at only 5 years old, he joined a band practice and started playing the tumbadora on Tito Puente 's "Ran Kan Kan". On 20 April of that year the band played at its first official dance. InVicentivo Morales, joined the band as its first pianist. Later that year, Quique brought young Papo into the band as La Sonora Ponceña - La Sonora Ponceña Of Puerto Rico pianist.
In NovemberPapo made its official debut during a dance on the northern shore of the Island. Towards the end ofthe band went into recording mode and included year-old Papo Lucca. Later on, vocalists Felipe and Davilita would also record bolero-mambo themes such as Noche de Locura.
In Septemberthe group played in New York City. The group's main attraction was its year-old pianist, Papo Lucca. Likewise, in Edgardo Morales, Public Enemy - Cant Do Nuttin For Ya Man played the timbal left the band after 7 years and 7 recordings and joined El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.
In trumpetist Humberto Godineaux left the band after 4 years and 6 recordings. Singer Yolanda Rivera also left the band after 7 years and 8 recordings. Intrumpetist Heriberto "Ayatollah" Santiago also retired having 7 years and 5 recordings to his credit. In Julylong-time bass player Antonio "Tato" Santaella retired after 21 recordings. Tato played without ever using any musical scores, and sang entirely "by ear".
He had performed on 15 of the band's recordings. This was followed by the retirement of trumpeter Freddie Del Valle, who had played with the band for 6 years and had participated in 5 recordings. The band would later also play at the Madison Square Garden to bring its celebration to the United States.
Inthe band did a reunion recording with Luis Guillermo "Luigi" Texidor and Yolanda Rivera who had retired 19 and 14 years earlier, respectively. They also played in Caracas, Venezuela as part of this 45th anniversary celebration.
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