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Johnny Ventura

Johnny Ventura is the man who almost singlehandedly developed and modernized the contemporary merengue sound, beginning with his first recordings in the early '60s. He was influenced by the original wave of rock & roll, and quickly imported the energy as well as some dance routines inspired by Elvis. He continued to record into the 1990s, though other merengue singers such as Wilfrido Vargas and Juan Luís Guerra had usurped much of his popularity. ~ John Bush
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Selected Discography

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Track List: El Que Venga Atrás Que Arree

1. El Plebeyo

2. Siboney

3. Pica Gallo

4. Nosotros Somos Asi

5. Llegaron Los Caballos

6. Por Ahi Maria Se Va

7. Si Tu No, La Otra

8. Pero Por Eso....No

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Track List: El Disco Rayao

1. El Disco Rayao

2. El Amor Se Va, El Amor Regresa

3. Fiel Enamorado

4. Perdoname Usted

5. Telefono De Larga Distancia (Instrumental)

6. El Botecito

7. El Chisme

8. Solo Tu (Only You)

9. Aunque Me Llores

10. Falsedad

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Track List: Yo Soy El Merengue

1. Yo Soy El Merengue

2. A Construir

3. Consigueme Eso

4. No Te Imaginas

5. Ratoncito Miguel

6. El Ron Es Mi Medicina

7. Cierra Tu Puño

8. Mi Novia Y Mi Mujer

9. Matilda Matilda

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Track List: 103 Boulevard

2. Ese Swing Es Mio

4. El Ultimo Merenguero

5. Por Esa Mujer

6. Hablemos Claro

7. El Viejebo

8. La Chiflera

9. Vengo

10. El Mambo Mio

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Track List: 20 Exitos Originales

2. Capullo Y Sorullo

3. Patacon Pisao

4. Pitaste?

7. Morena

9. La Inseminacion

11. La Trulla

12. De Lo Que Tu Tienes

14. La Cirugia

16. El Muerto Parrandero

19. Tengo

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Track List: 10 De Coleccion

1. Pitaste?

4. Patacon Pisao

6. La Inseminacion

7. El Muerto Parrandero

8. La Cirugia

9. De Lo Que Tu Tienes

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Track List: Sin Desperdicio

1. El Amoi No Mata

2. Alla Se Quedo

3. Cara Pinta

4. Gata Salvaje

5. El Mangu

6. Aprendiz

7. Quizas No Sabes

8. Quiero Te

9. Mi Sueno Amado

10. Si Eso Es Tuyo

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Track List: El Oro Del Caballo Negro

1. Cabo E' Vela

2. El Sueno

3. El Cuabero

4. Me Llaman Chu

5. La Suegra

6. El Hombre Enamorado

7. Maria

8. Fiquito Y Tono

9. El Disco Rayao

10. El Lamento De Fernando

11. Me Tiene Enredao

12. Rebeca

13. Ni Pie Ni Pisa

14. Filete

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Track List: Merenguero Hasta La Tambora

2. Palo Bonito

4. El Muerto Parrandero

5. Patacon Pisao

6. Pitaste

7. Capullo Y Sorullo

8. Morena

10. Tengo

11. La Cirugia

12. La Inseminacion

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Track List: Te Digo Ahorita

1. Te Digo Ahorita

2. Que Te Parece Cholito

3. Corazon Herido

4. Amorios

5. La Empaliza

6. Que Bueno Baila Celina

7. Amada Amante

8. Damele Betun

9. Adios Muchachos

10. Los Piojos

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Track List: El Sueño

1. El Sueño

2. No Me Lo Niegues

3. Aniversario Del Amor

4. Las Indias De Bani

5. La Verdad

6. El Pique

7. El Jumo

8. Las Mujeres

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Track List: Flying High

1. Me Gusta

2. La Competencia

3. Fiquito Y Toño

4. Grito Y Sufrimiento

5. Rebeca

6. El Vividor

7. El Vendutero

8. Ha Fo

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Track List: Presentando A.. Mi Nuevo Cosecha

1. Filete

2. Sonero

3. Yo No Me Muero

4. Me Tiene Enredao

5. Pago Y Me Voy

6. Las Vacaciones

7. La Rubia

8. Honor A La Verdad

9. Amoi De Negrito

10. La Vida

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Track List: El Caballo Negro

1. La Suegra

2. Traicionera

3. No Quiero Verte

4. Cuento De Camino

5. El Cachimbo

6. El Difunto

7. Alegria Y Penas

8. Tus Lindos Ojos

9. Con Ta Bai

10. El Cuabero

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Track List: Capullo Y Sorullo

1. Capullo Y Sorullo

2. El Hombre Enamorado

3. Negra Del Alma

4. Esa Mujer

5. El Swing Es Mi Medicina

6. A Mi Que Me Importa

7. Corazon De Azucar

8. Seis Patas

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Johnny Ventura es uno D los grandes del Merengue .Chico Pitaste
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En Puerto Rico se escuchabas mucha ESA cansion y sepego EL patacon pisao, de Johnny Ventura .
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Johnny Ventura es inolvidable.
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latin music time......
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Johnny Aka. EL CABALLIO!
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Love his music!
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Yeeeaaa mi hente merenguero asta la tambora y asta la guira. EL H...
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"Dig that Beat"
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last time I seen Johnny he was singing at Juana's. Bobinemobine .
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frankrocha79
Yea!!! My kind of music
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Dominicano hasta la tambora coño!!!
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Yo soy merenguero hasta la tambora k viva l merengue y guatemala
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daysimercede s
Esos merengue del Caballo son buenísimos pa bailalo, el unos d los más grandes merengueros igual q Joseito Mateo el diablo del merengue
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Johnny

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Johnny Ventura greatest ever in Santo domingo
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Johnny Ventura el gran Dominicano merenguero del Tambora
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Stupid people
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Love this meregue,Domi n i c a n 100%
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Nancy stop being so ignorant, nadie es mejor que nadie. Que viva el merengue y que viva el Caballo!!! GRAN TALENTO DOMINICANO!! ! !
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nancyweissbe i n
The Dominicans are nice people but we are better PR:) no heart feelings❤️
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Boricua 4ever, wepaaaaa!!
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Johnny as he does dominicanos forever
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El caballo! El mas querido en Latino America.
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PLease, please updte that bio, this man is great and has done much for our music from Latin America ane the Caribbean
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Man!!! I sure wish it wasn't so late or I'd be whaling on the congas.
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Rico:-P
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juan_a_gomez
as he was singing to his country, and lamenting the loss of jobs and hope caused by modernizatio n . Known as el Caballo Negro, Ventura became such an important figure in the culture, lives and the political reality of the country that he became Governor of the Capital District, Santo Domingo, and some had tauted him as a potential president. He has since left politics, but still contributes to his nation, its art and its culture in many ways. JAG~
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juan_a_gomez
That is no where near a full bio for a man who brought the sounds, spirit and flavor of the Island nation of the Dominican Republic to a loving crowd world over. He had unique sounds and spirit and wrote and performed hundreds of titles, performed in many countries to audiences all over the world, and became a folkloric figure to his people. With titles like Solo por el Muchachito, and El Carbonero, Johny Ventura was just as comfortable telling fictional stories about neighbors and friends
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luisdlugo2
pioneer of merengue
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luisubiera
Yo r so right about that dancing like there is no tomorrow
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la cancion que mas me gusta es la gata salvaje
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jonny quebueno q u
esta tus cancions
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soy de honduras y me gusta esta musica
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Johnny ventura is and will be the icon of merengue
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The best........ . .
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the_vampire_ 1 8
el aballoooooo
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curramba 70s viva elcaballo
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yessenia.dia z 7
WOW... Love this song, brings me so many memories from my childhood in Puerto Rico when El Caballo Negro Johnny Ventura was very well known. Great times, great music from our neighbors in Dominican Republic. Noting like a good Salsa and Merengue songs to have fun and dance like their is no tomorrow!!! :D
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Como ese no hay dos, y si quieres ponerte en forma con tu cuerpo baila sus merengues, quemaras esas grasas, y calorias te lo aseguro.
Eso si, Disfrutalo como si fueras tu que estas en la pista de baile.
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yannio1994
They all give you the best performance on stage and CD's, they are definetly the best merengueros of the Dominican Republic, where I have to include Fernandito Villalona "El Mayimbe", Milly Quezada "La Reina del Merengue", Kinito Mendez, Aventura, y otros mas.
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Johnny Ventura es y siempre será el maestro de Merengue. ¡Hay muchos semejante, pero ninguno jamás lo reemplazará!
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tauro_ng
Johnny, EL CABALLO MAYOR....no hay dudas. MI MORENAZO.
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zandalf2
el rey del merengue
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july620
"El Caballo Negro", "El Rey del Merengue" ABSOLUTELY THE BEST EVER !!!
None other than Johnny Ventura !!! From a Dominican in Las Vegas, NV !!
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johnny ventura es el rey del merengue.the king!
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Que rico...como que bailo sin desperdiciar una nota...JV es uno de los grandes
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El rey del merengue! Merengue's king! Bravo Johnny!
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eustaquiocol o n
Our salsa music is nothing but a sancocho of great performers and lyrics which enhances the true roots of our spanish heritage and salsa music. It will not be worth lo que es hoy sin mencionar " Ventura " one of the greatest.
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pier27067
If anyone was to speak in regards to MERENGUE is must speak about Ventura.
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