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Frankie Ruiz

On August 9, 1998, Salsa lost one of its greatest singers, Frankie Ruiz, to liver failure, which according to various resources, resulted from complications of the AIDS virus. One of the first to perform in the Salsa Sensual style, Ruiz had played a major role in the resurgence of salsa's popularity in the '70s. A native of Patterson, NJ, Ruiz began singing at a very young age. He was still a child when he made his recording debut with Charlie Lopez y Su Orquesta. Moving, with his mother, to Puerto Rico in 1965, he became enamored by the music of a popular salsa band, La Solucion. Attending as many of the group's performances as possible, he quickly learned the band's repertoire. Although his mother implored on music director Roberto Rivera to audition him, Ruiz was not taken seriously until the band's lead singer failed to show for a night club engagement. Asked to fill in for the evening, Ruiz impressed the band so much that he was invited to become a full-time member. He remained with the group for three years. Leaving La Solucion in the early '70s, Ruiz accepted an invitation to join Tommy Olivencia's orchestra. During the three years that he spent with the group, he scored a major hit, "La Duda." Ruiz launched his solo career in the mid-'80s. Despite his obvious talents as a vocalist, Ruiz was plagued by drug and alcohol dependency and a thirst for hard living. ~ Craig Harris, Rovi
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PATERSON NJ, ONE P!
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EL MEJOR!!!!
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Love him
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One Of the best Salsa singers of all time..
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El unico, el mejor de LA salsa...fore v e r . I love you Frankie!
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Frankie was a great singer.He has the best trumpet,base and trombon, cuban musicians.He c t o r Lavoe only had Willie Colon, very limited in musical arraigments. U n f o r t u n a t l e y Aids also took Hector.El cantante de los cantantes.R> I > P .
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his music is rich in culture and passion..... he was awesome live!!! la musica de el mi corre en mi sangre.... Soy Puerto Riquena!!!
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Rip: frankie ruiz was Paterson NJ, galan de la salsa.
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El olgulo de Patterson
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Lo mejor que suelo americano ha podido dar
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rue2069
One of the best R.I.P.
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He was one ; of the greatest !! ������������
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The best "SALSA" forever "FRANKIE RUIZ" R.I.P. ❤️❤️❤️
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Crecí con su bella música y recuerdo su último video clip vuelvo a nacer. En un momento dado se la dedique a mi padre q en paz descance
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clebron54
My respesto para el
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1.Kiss your hand

2.Say your crushes name

3.Close your hand

4.Say a school day

5.Open your hand and post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out
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Son buenos salseros
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He was awesome!!!!
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Su voz enamora ������
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Frankie un grande en la historia de la salsa!! Nunca muere!!
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Los sonero viven en el cielo que descase en poz
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Uno de los mejores
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Awwww Bella esta canción ❤️❤️❤️
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Excelente interprete.e l papa de la salsa.dios te bendiga por siempre frankie donde quiera que te ahoga llevado
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dchabella8
Donde esta rey ruiz ?
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ramon lasalsa activo en salsa con pandora.com
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papa de la salsa hector lavoz
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la leyenda de la musica frankie ruiz
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Es el grande de la salsa siempre frankie Ruiz recuerdos
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Recurdos de mayaquez.Sal u d o s a mi jente d la Q5nta Balboa el Caserio Marini
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Talento mayaquesano papi .saludos a mi jente de la Q5nta
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Ariba Mayaquez
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mariatinoco6 6 8
soy Mexiciana y este artisa Gran Senor tiene un ritmo Unico!
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Me en en lo 88 en las patronales de.rio gran yo hacia comentario postivos de franky. el se encontraba a mi lado y no sabia que era el asta que subio a la tarirma dije wou tequeremos franky loiza pr desde boston
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Los amo
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barraganixch e l 1 8
Me encanta esta canción
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perhaps one of the best singer of the 80, his ability to take a 3 minute song and make it to 8 minute by improvisatio n is talent along with a great sensual voice are two combinations that make a great artist with that being said may his voice along with other great continue to encourage past and future generations to come.and that are music has been a great contribution all over the world. y que viva la salsa!
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No hay nadie como el papa de la salsa!
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el mejor de la salsa
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His music & sound will live forever
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El tártaro de la salsa sin duda ��fueron calificados los mejores en su época
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My idol RIP El Loqitooo :-)
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The best , the only one
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Linda musica, lindos recuerdos
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jamilylugo12
Frankie Ruiz es el Papa de la Salsa y siempre Sera! Nadie es ni sera mejor que el! El artista y cantante favorito mio!!! PA'ENCIMA CON ALMA VIDA Y ALIENTO!!! ��VAYAAAA!
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Franki, como me hubiera gustado haberte conocido. Tenias una voz espectacular . Siempre escuchare tus canciones. RIP
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weeeeeepaaaa a Que viva la salsa .
Dios nos bendiga. ..
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Now esto si es salsa romantica asi es bailando con tu jeba en el salon a media luz asi es deja que el ritmo te enamore con esta salsita rica. Tu y yo con Frankie's salsa romantica
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Carajo que salsa Frankie Ruiz lo mejor
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frankie was 1 of the all time greats
of puerto ricos salsa romantica
y sensual singer unfortunatel y
just like so many other very talented
fomuas singer
all over the world drugs n alcohol
was 1 of the worst epidemic
bad influence in so many music
lovers i as well fell into the same
trap back then now i sing with n acompanied
by famuos n talented msicians
with my new band
Rey del Sabor y su orchesta 3.0.5
i wss there i know how hard it is
to loose good talent...
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