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Ricardo 'Richie' Ray & Bobby Cruz

Ray organized his octet in 1963. He was considered a virtuoso pianist, music arranger, and composer, whose band enjoyed tremendous drawing power and was among the best sellers in the '60s and '70s. ~ Max Salazar, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

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Track List: 40 Aniversario: EN VIVO

Disc 1

1. Presentación Del Concierto (En Vivo)

2. Comején (En Vivo)

3. Traigo De Todo (En Vivo)

4. Bienvenida Al Concierto (En Vivo)

5. Pancho Cristal (En Vivo)

6. Historia De Jala-Jala (En Vivo)

7. Richie's Jala-Jala (En Vivo)

8. Saludo De Charlie Cruz (En Vivo)

9. Bomba Camara (En Vivo)

10. Introducción A Nydia Caro (En Vivo)

11. Medley De La Niña De Los Ojos Brujos (En Vivo)

12. Juan En La Ciudad (En Vivo)

13. Introducción A Luisto Carrión (En Vivo)

14. Cristobal Celai (En Vivo)

15. Saludo De Luisito Carrión (En Vivo)

16. Amparo Arrebato (En Vivo)

17. Introducción A La Vimari (En Vivo)

18. Cuando Me Digas Que Si (En Vivo)

19. La Vimari (En Vivo)

Disc 2

1. Introducción A La Orquesta Del Sonido Bestial (En Vivo)

2. Sonido Bestial (En Vivo)

3. La Zafra (En Vivo)

4. Doña Catalina (En Vivo)

5. Chan Chan Ki Nih Nah (En Vivo)

6. El Yambú (En Vivo)

7. Saludo De Alex D'Castro (En Vivo)

8. Guaguanco Triste (En Vivo)

9. Bomba Con Aquinaldo De Historia (En Vivo)

10. A Mi Manera (En Vivo)

11. Señora (En Vivo)

12. Introducción A El Mano A Mano De Los Pianos (En Vivo)

13. María Cervantes (En Vivo)

Disc 3

1. Introducción A Los Integrantes De La Fania All Stars (En Vivo)

2. Ahora Vengo Yo (En Vivo)

3. Hermanidad Fania (En Vivo)

4. 40 Años (En Vivo)

5. Celebrando El Numero 100 (En Vivo)

6. Mi Bandera (En Vivo)

7. Despedida - Oración (En Vivo)

8. 40 Años (Studio Track)

9. Chan Chan Ki Nih Nah (Studio Track)

10. Celebrando El Numero 100 (Studio Track)

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Track List: Que Vuelva La Música

1. Los Reyes De La Salsa (Opening)

2. Salsa La Celebración

3. El Gallo Y La Vaca

4. Quim Bon Bori

5. Que Cante La Gorda

6. Va A Llover

7. España Que Linda Eres

8. Salsa En Paris

9. Soy Boricua

10. La Vieja Reguetona

11. Vive Contento

12. La Bailarina

13. Esto Si Hay Que Verlo

14. Fantasia Borinqueña

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Track List: Un Sonido Bestial

Disc 1

1. Tema: Presentacion

2. Zafra

3. El Diferente

4. Aguzate

5. La Lluvia

6. Sonido Bestial

7. Senora

8. Mr. Trumpet Man

9. Mi Bandera

Disc 2

1. A Mi Manera

2. Timoteo

3. Los Fariseos

4. Sipriano

5. Ahora Vengo Yo

6. Richie Jala Jala

7. Juan En La Ciudad

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Track List: Canta Para Ti

1. La Novela

2. Ansio Tu Amor

3. The Falling Rain

4. Nostalgia

5. Concierto Musical

6. Si Alguien Me Dijera

7. Te Quiero Mas Y Mas

8. Si Te Amara

9. Atrasemos El Reloj

10. Ya Ni Te Acuerdas

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Track List: El Sonido De La Bestia

1. El Relajo

2. Juan En La Ciudad II

3. Solo Una Vez Mas

4. Pa Tra Y Pa Tra

5. Eres Tu

6. Salvalo

7. El Sonido De La Bestia

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From Colombia y Chicago que viva Ricardo Ray. Y Bobby Cruz
The best y arriba Puerto Rico
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amazing, love this song, it elevates me!
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alitosunrise
The bio should add that they switched to Christian music towards the end of the 1970s. In my opinion, they went under the radar for many decades, but emerged with new found confidence and remained true to their values.
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yo estube con ellos hace 3 meses atras en Miami .firmando un video en una iglesia ,lo veran pronto.los reyes de la salsa.
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Great pianist. Blessed.
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PERHAPS ONE OF MOST INFLUENTIAL BANDS OF ITS ERA, RICHIE AND HIS CLASSICAL PIANO PLAYING SPEAKS FOR ITS SELF. ONE OF THE BEST BAND OF ALL TIME.
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teresaboriqu a
Greatmusisfr o m t h e 1 9 8 0
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Wepa, mi patria. ♡
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tremenda musica
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Richie and Bobby took it to a different level.... these are well trained artist in their craft.... Holla por siempre!!!
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boricuas ilustres de la salsa
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Esto Es musica del Ayer. soy boricua grata la muerte
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Demasiaooo,, , ! ! ! , , , ,
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Esto es salsa gorda pa' los majaderos
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Que mucho recuerdos me trai esa cancion de mi Papá que ya no esta.Le encantaba y a mi mamá tambuen le gusta.
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WEEPA!!!!! Salsa at its finest!
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Amor por el sonido bestial
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Love this.
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OMG!!!!! LOVE THIS!!!
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PR .FOR LIFE
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I grew up listening and dancing to this dúo in my young days and their virtuoso music has been indelibly in my heart and memory.
Thank you Richie and Bobby for this unforgetable great time given back then and now while my eyes are all teary.
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lookin for 3 dimensions by Richardo Ray on CD
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I'm from Brooklyn and love their music....I didn't know they studied their art in Brooklyn
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juanhdez24
Fantastica la musica de estos 2 maestros solo para conocedores, saludos a los paises hermanos unidos x la salsa y sus dif. Culturas en especial cuba, puerto rico, colombia, Venezuela y a mi mexico.
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The best, wepaaaaaaaaa a a a a ! !
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Acabo due estar LA semana pasada in NY in in concerto due salsa con Ellis Oscar due Leon el gran combo due Puerto Rico fue genial lo mas fabuloso in salsa
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Sólo para salseros que Dios los bendiga.
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Soy boricua y me encanta la salsa
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Los Bestiales de la FANIA! Inigualables !
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Richie y Bobby tumbaron
La tarima del Roguin s place en Patillas , P R. en 1974 en un baile grande q dimos . By: Cuco Roguin
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Simple mente los mejores.Que Rico!!!!
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Simplemente de lo mejor
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Oh Dios! Como he bailado y gozado los temas de Richie Ray y Bobby Cruz.
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«Ae tu ves que es la verdad que yo les traigo de todo, un poco»
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virellaw
los monsters de la salsa de Puerto Rico, lo mejor de lo mejor 70s
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shaggy.2001
Tremendo unos de Los mejores. 3/30/13
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josmunpe
Tremendos cantantes estos maestros q DIos los cuide y proteja para tenerlos x muchos años, y esperando su visita x Perú y q viva la salsa!!
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Los Durisimos !!
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back in the 70's i was lucky to sit next to the stage where he was performing/ at COLGATE GARDENS!!, what a pack of energy, his fingers and the piano were one, from the first day i heard his music, i knew he was going to last,and i still hear him today
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RICHIE Y BOBBY COCOTEANDO THE FAT SALSA.
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Tuve el placer de conocer a Richie Ray y Bobby Cruz en un culto que dieron en el Campamento Sarzar, un centro correcional en Puerto Rico en 1977. Eran solamente ellos dos con Richie en el piano. Un recuerdo muy lindo de mi juventud
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VAYA! ESTO ES EL EJEMPLO DE LA SALSA DURA, LOS CONOCEDORES DE ESTA CULTURA MUSICAL SABEN BIEN QUE EN LOS 60 Y PARTE DE LOS 70S ESTE GRUPO ESTABAN SOLOS, METIERON MANO DURO CON EL MOTUNO, DESCARGAS BOOGALOO Y JALA JALA, PARA LUEGO INTEGRARSE A LA SALSA DURA DURA DONDE DEEJARON UNA MARCA INBORRABLE. QUE VIVA LA SALSA PERO LA SALSA, SALSAAAAA.
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I believe I read some where that both Ritchie and his brother Ray studied at the Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music in Park Slope Brooklyn. Its an awesome school! I studied classical piano there for 2 years. The classical piece that Ritchie plays in Sonido Bestial which is a Chopin Piece called Revolution is very hard to play. Not too many classical pianist can play that piece with precision...
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williams.ord o n e z
richy rey y bobby cruz son de otro planeta en la salsa que dios me los bendiga y me les de mucha salud y vida para esta salsa siga y siga con nosotros GOD BLESS BOTH..
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davila-jorge
que viva la salsa ponce,puerto rico
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Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz What an awesome team. Que viva la Salsa Y Que Viva Pandora Internet Radio.
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Nice & hot salsa music.I like every bit of it.:):):)
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I like to thanks pandora for keeping this great music alive, it's all good
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bkprincess42 0
truly salsa music is the best music in the world and without Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz it wouldn't be possible thank you Pandora for keeping it alive
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agusate yeeeehaaaww
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