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Santos Colon

Ángel Santos Colón Vega (1922 – 1998), aka Santitos Colón, was a Puerto Rican salsa music singer and crooner, born in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico and raised in Mayagüez. He was a former resident of Dr. Vadi street of the Cristy residential district in town (which he constantly made a reference of during his lifetime). He sang, among others, with Tito Puente's orchestra and was a member of the Fania All Stars. His is the voice heard singing chorus most prominently and saying "Aha! Aha!" in the original version of Oye Como Va by Puente's orchestra. However, Santitos became better known as a singer of boleros and Spanish language versions of English standards, often recorded with an orchestral backing. His signature song was "Niña". He is survived by his sons Santos,George and daughter Diana Vega, where they reside in Sarasota, Florida, he is also survived by his wife Judy. He also lost a son Hector to Lung disease in June of 1998.

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