Chango – Tico-Alegre All Stars – Live At Carnegie Hall Vol. 1
Despite the fact that Goldner sold his interests in the Chango – Tico-Alegre All Stars – Live At Carnegie Hall Vol. 1, Rama, Gee, and Tico labels in 1957, he produced some Tico recordings into the late 1960s. Major producers of Tico’s recordings until 1974 were Teddy Reig, Pancho Cristal, Miguel Estivill, Art Kapper and Joe Cain. The early artists on Tico were some of the giants of the genre.
These included the so-called Mambo Kings, Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, and Machito, all veteran dance band leaders by the time they began recording for Goldner in the early days. He was the mainstay of the Tico label for its first ten years, then left for RCA, only to return to Tico in the 1960s. KING OF THE CHA CHA MAMBO”. On later pressings this banner read “HI-FIDELITY”.
More recent labels had a yellow background. Almost 40 albums were pressed in the late ’60s by Alegre Recording Corporation with the Tico label. March 25, 1964 by Johnny Pacheco and Jerry Masucci. Tico Records was sold to Fania Records in 1974. After 1974, Jerry Masucci was the principal producer for Tico. Most of the 1960s LPs were issued in stereo, with an “SLP-” prefix. We have no specific information on the stereo content of these LPs, although the pop crossover hits like Joe Cuba’s “Bang Bang” and Ray Baretto’s “El Watusi” have appeared in true stereo on various artists albums on other labels.
All master recordings used by Venezuela licensee El Palacio de la Música Records to make vinyl LPs were mono until 1969, even though many of them were originally in stereo in the U. We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Tico Records.