Tito Puente was no stranger to the music of Rafael Hernandez —perhaps the premier Puerto Rican composer of modern times. In 1965, Puente was part of the musical tribute "La Musica de Rafael Hernandez" produced by Banco Popular. Thirty three years later, Puente was part of the bank's second tribute to the great Hernandez, "Romance del Cumbanchero." Rafael Hernandez of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico is better known for his boleros and guarachas — but also composed some of the better known plenas
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