Special thanks to
Pedro Albuerne for this information.
Orlando Soto, "Rolito", has played with Orquesta
Rumbavana, and Orquesta Luis Santi, he was characterized by
his high pitch tuning on his macho and by having an unusually
large size, hembra 9 1/2" drum, (along with his own invention
of the 5 tuning lug arrangement instead of 4, to satisfy his
high pitch demands) he has an unusually clear and distinctive
Martillo. His solos both on bongos and congas were truly
amazing, his conga solos can be compared with Tata Guines's
and his bongos like no one else's. He played for years in an
L.A night club called Mexican Village, he also played and recorded
with Orquesta Mazacote in the L.A. area.