Real name: Raymond Barretto
Effective period / Period of releases: 1961 - 2011Conga player, drummer, percussionist, bandleader, composer and producer. Born 29 April 1929 in New York, New York, died 17 February 2006 in Hoboken, New Jersey.
He was a member of Tito Puente's orchestra from 1957 to 1960 and formed his own orchestra in 1961. He was also one of the Fania All Stars and a highly demanded session musician.