In 1960, Olivencia organized his first orchestra, which he named the "Tommy Olivencia y La Primerísima Orquesta de Puerto Rico". His band combined swing and melodic styles together. This combination, plus a strong brass contingent in the band was his trademark. Olivencia signed a contract with Inca Records and remained with that label until 1978. In 1972, he had his first major "hit" with Secuestro (Kidnapped) and followed that hit with Juntos de Nuevo (Together Again) in 1974 and Planté Bandera in 1975. Among the albums recorded by Olivencia and his band are: Trucutu (1965). La Nueva Sensación Musical de Puerto Rico (1965).
Go ahead and choose your top 2 or 3. Abayarde. That said, I'm still wondering why Jerry Masucci doesn't offered him a contract to bring his orchestra in the Fania label. I guess Jerry at that time was more interested in going l and Perico's concept was not well received as "profitable". Time proved Perico right when he went solo and started his own record label, New Generation, and made his own albums with his Orchestra and Rafael De Jesús
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Tommy Olivencia & His Orchestra. Released: January 1, 1979. 1. Como Sube la Gasolina. 2. Mosaico Boleros (Sin Compromiso, Corazón Loco, Con Cual Me Quedo).
Tommy Olivencia (May 15, 1938 - September 22, 2006) was a renowned Puerto Rican bandleader of salsa music. La Primerísima Orquesta de Puerto Rico. Awards and recognitions. Later years and death. Olivencia (birth name: Ángel Tomás Olivencia Pagán was born in the Villa Palmeras section of Santurce, Puerto Rico, United States. His family moved to the city of Arecibo when he was just a child.
ngel Tomás "Tommy" Olivencia Pagán was born in the Villa Palmeras section of Santurce, Puerto Rico. He received his primary and secondary education in Arecibo. As a young man, he became fascinated with the trumpet and learned to play the musical instrument. In 1954, Olivencia sang and played the trumpet for local bands.