Tito Gómez (born Luis Alberto Gómez April 9, 1948 in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico – died June 11, 2007 in Cali, Colombia)was a well-known Puerto Rican salsa singer.
His musical career started at the age of 15 singing with the Conjunto Antoanetti before joining the renowned Sonora Ponceña as co-lead vocalist in 1967. In 1973 Ponceña trumpeter Joe Rodriguez, percussionist Mikey Ortiz and Gómez broke away and formed La Terrifica. Later, Gómez joined Ray Barretto’s band sharing vocal duties with Ruben Blades most notably on the 1975 Barretto albumby Gómez and Ruben Blades. The following year he returned to La Sonora Ponceña where he remained for two years. In 1979 he moved to Venezuela to join La Amistad, a short-lived project with former members of La Dimension Latina. In 1982 he went solo once again and returned to Puerto Rico.
In 1985, he joined Colombian band Grupo Niche, relocated to Colombia, and sang lead vocals with them for eight years.
Solo career and death
He went solo in the early 1990s making seven albums in nine years for Miami-based Musical Productions. His debut Un Nuevo Horizonte included a hit single “Dejala” featuring Tito Rojas.
Gómez’s musical career came to a temporary end when he was convicted for transporting counterfeit money in the United States in 2000, serving time in a federal prison. Upon release in 2004 he relaunched his solo career. He was in the middle of a reunion tour of Colombia with Grupo Niche when he died of a heart attack on June 11, 2007 in Cali, Colombia.
|2013||Tocando el Cielo Con Las Manos||Grupo Niche||Coros|
|2011||La Habana Era Una Fiesta||La Habana Era Una Fiesta||Primary Artist|
|2011||Quiero Hablar Contigo: Esencia De Cuba||Primary Artist|
|2010||Un Legado Musical: Lo Nuevo Y Lo Mejor||Tito Gómez||Primary Artist|
|2006||Alma Con Alma||Tito Gómez||Primary Artist|
|2002||Cuba and Caribe Express||Primary Artist|
|2001||En Vivo Desde la Habana||Tito Gómez||Primary Artist|
|2000||Grandes del Bolero [Fania]||Primary Artist|
|2000||Son del Mundo||Coro|
|1996||Boleros Para Recordar||Primary Artist|
|1996||Con la Orquesta Riverside||Tito Gómez||Primary Artist|
|1996||En Vivo||Tito Gómez||Primary Artist|
|1995||Con La Riverside||Tito Gómez||Primary Artist|
|1993||Boleros Bailables||Primary Artist|
|1992||Bajo Un Palmar||Tito Gómez||Primary Artist|
|1992||Me Voy a Pinar del Rio||Tito Gómez||Primary Artist|
|Anthology||La Sonora Ponceña||Composer|
|El Gigante Sureño||La Sonora Ponceña||Composer|