Trio Reynoso is considered to be one of the best musical groups of "perico ripiao" or "merengue tipico" from the Dominican Republic. Trio Reynoso was composed of singer/accordionist Pedro Reynoso, percussionist Francisco Esquea, singer and güira player Domingo Reynoso, and marimbero and güirero Milcíades Hernandez, who is known as one of the best güireros of all time. They were considered the most popular Latin group during the Trujillo and Post-Trujillo era. They became a well-known group in parts of Latin America other than the Dominican Republic such as Cuba and Puerto Rico. After the death of Pedro Reynoso on July 18th of 1965, Trio Reynoso had to get a new accordionist and lead singer. In the end, it came out to be Tatico Henriquez, who in 1966, recorded his first song with the group called "Lo Que Tu Me Pidas". Some notable songs that they have recorded were "Juana Mecho", "El Gallo Floreao", "Canto De Hacha", "Juanita Morel", "Alevántate", "Chanflin", "Mi Mujer De Oro", "Maria Luisa", "El Picoteao" and "La Lisa".... Read More|
... Tatico Henriquez would go into the footsteps of Pedro Reynoso and become one of the greatest accordionists of the Merengue Típico genre. In July 2013, the Association of Art Reporters included the "Trío Reynoso con Tatico" album among their collection "100 Essential Albums of Dominican music". On the Juana Mecho LP, it was a compilation of merengues that originally was never complete due to the death of Pedro Reynoso. In the end, Side A consisted of six songs by Pedro Reynoso and Side B consisted of Tatico's first six recordings as an accordionist and lead singer in the trio. For a short amount of time, Joseito Mateo, who is considered to be "The King of Merengue", played the tambora, especially in the Juana Mecho LP of Tatico's first recordings with the group.