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Confusion on Surname
The opening line about the mistake on the birth certificate is fascinating, but it's unclear (to me anyway). Are we saying his parents' name was Barreto (one t) and the mistake was to add a second "t", and he stuck with that because it was on his birth certificate? Or vice versa, or ...?
Interesting the text Fania All Stars does not appear on this page. Are we dismissing Barretto's contribution to the salsa explosion in the '60s/'70s?
Puerto-Rican-American is a stretch. When you're born in New York, you are.......
But I'm not reverting. Enjoy life. elpincha 23:52, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
- Maybe you've never heard of Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Jewish-Americans, so on and so on? Where's the stretch? Tony the Marine 01:03, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
Hi. I was discussing here about American vs. Puerto-Rican American. Now it is just Puerto Rican, which to this observer is kinda POV. When somebody is born in New York City, he is American. You may add hyphens etc., but you cannot avoid "American", which you would use for all other people born in NYC. By the way, I am engaged in the same discussion about Alex Rios, who was born in Alabama.
Maybe the Puerto Rican group has a point, but methinks that for everybody on the outside, the current accommodation is wrong. elpincha 03:31, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
Latin does not equate to Hispanic?
Ray Barretto may have been the first Puerto Rican recording artist to have a Spanish-language hit on the Billboard Hot 100 (I can't confirm that one way or the other) but he would not have been the first Hispanic recording artist to accomplish that feat since Richie Valens had a Spanish-language Billboard Hot 100 hit with "La Bomba" several years before "El Watusi."
That is if Mexicans and Puerto Ricans are both considered to be Hispanic. Is "La Bomba" not considered to be a Latin song? I'm not trying to take anything away from Ray Barretto -- I've liked "El Watusi" for almost 50 years. (220.127.116.11 (talk) 08:13, 27 June 2010 (UTC))