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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
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Exitos Eternos: Frankie Ruiz

1. Que Siga La Fiesta

2. La Rueda

3. Como Lo Hacen

4. Tu Con El

5. La Cura

6. Esta Cobardia

7. Desnudate Mujer

8. Para Darte Fuego

9. Mirandote

10. Puerto Rico

11. Bailando

12. Mi Libertad

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Track List: La Leyenda

Disc 1

1. La Rueda

2. Primero Fui Yo

3. Como Una Estrella

5. Ahora Me Toca A Mi

6. Tu Con El

7. La Cura

8. Cosas Nativas

9. El Camionero

10. Quiero Llenarte

11. Desnudate Mujer

12. Mujeres

Disc 2

1. Voy Pa' Encima

2. Me Acostumbre

3. La Rueda Vuelve A Rodar

5. Tu Eres

6. Deseandote

7. Mi Libertad

8. Bailando

9. Tu Me Vuelves Loco

10. Puerto Rico

11. (I Cant) Get No Satisfaction

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Track List: Nacimiento Y Recuerdos

1. Vuelvo A Nacer

2. Mirandote

3. Bailando

4. Mi Libertad

5. Puerto Rico

6. Voy Pa' Encima

7. Quierro Llenarte

8. Tu Con El

9. La Cura

10. Para Darte Fuego

11. Ironia

12. Esta Cobardia

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Track List: Mi Libertad

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Track List: Mas Grande Que Nunca

1. Para Darte Fuego

2. Tu Eres

3. Me Dejo

4. Entre El Fuego Y La Pared

5. Amantes De Otro Tiempo

6. En Epoca De Celo

7. Deseandote

8. Senora

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Track List: Iconos: Frankie Ruiz - 25 Exitos

1. Ahora Me Toca A Mi

2. Esta Vez Si Voy Pa' Encima

3. Si Esa Mujer Me Dice Que Si

4. Bailando

5. Si No Te Hubieras Ido

6. Tu Me Vuelves Loco

7. Voy Pa' Encima

8. Puerto Rico

9. Mujer

10. Hablame

11. La Rueda Vuelve A Rodar

13. Para Darte Fuego

14. Mirandote

15. Tu Eres

16. Mi Formula De Amor

17. Amantes De Otro Tiempo

18. Tranquilo

19. En Epoca De Celo

20. Cada Uno Por Su Lado

21. Deseandote

24. Vuelvo A Nacer

25. Mi Libertad

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inovidables y eternos momentos1997
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FRANKIE RUIZ vida loca
malos amigos hombre sin
fuerzas ante veneno del
mal . Los dichosos somos
nosotros . Quienes gozan
de su herencia valiosa que
es su música. GRACIAS!!!
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EL PAPA DE LA SALSA.
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Que en la Gloria este, El Papá De La Salsa.
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Lamentable mente ni vity ruiz su hermano le llega a los tobillos...n u n abla otro como frankie y esos que se atrebido a grabar canciones de Frankie no tiene berguenza jamas no traten ni su propio hijo da liga....
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FRANKIE RUIZ !!!! Eso me
recuerda algo.... Casanova
Night club. 1987. Que nota!!
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El papá de la salsa. Siempre será grande
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La cura= la Vida y salsa
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Great artist, sad to hear about his passing. I remember in 1999 when I heard. I like his salsa music.
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I loved the best
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Best that ever did it
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Forever will always be remember..
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Excelente salsero- nadie como él- siempre se te escuchará tu música.
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Angel Cruz one of best
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El mejor Salsero no va a venir uno como Frankie Ruiz..
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El mejor franki ruiz
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Franky siempre te recuerdo y los ratos que pasamos en vacilon con mi otro amigo el indio dios te bendiga tu amigo de siempre. Chee
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Esa si es musica de buen gusto! Maten a todos los reggetoneros y traigan de nuevo a frankie ruiz!
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Un salsero como Frankie Ruiz no volvera a nacer siempre lo llevaremos en el corazón todos los que conocieron su musica
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El papa de la salsa, ya no volvera....
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ya no salen en puerto rico como este
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El unico que toca la salsa de verda!!!!!! Essssoooooo
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El. Mejor. Salsero
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Buena musica Frankie Ruiz Por siempre en nuestros corazones
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La cura eso lo que hago yo curarme con la musica de Frankie ruiz,lenny83 1 L e n n y
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Frankie ruiz,tremend o vocalista que fue,que lastima que lla no esta con nosotros⭐��
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Pure legends
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louie3567
Every time I hear this song, it reminds me when we leave in Puerto Rico for 2 years, and we would fly kyts
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MINNIE vamos a uninos en el cementerio Faifr lawn el merece un omenaje mejir .siempre estas en nuestros corazones.
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jiny1224
Musica inolvidable. . . .
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i had the pleasure on watching him jam with a few of my friend,s in union city nj 39th st projects, he had he's girlfriend there so we got to see him a lot, me and my friends were blessed to know him
we miss u Frankie R.I.P.!!!
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lsuarez328
He was from Paterson, New Jersey ,, (only one T in Paterson)
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He's a amazing but my heart belongs to hector lavoe "el cantante"
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my.treo
As a kid, my mom would always play his music... Great memories!
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trujillohect o r 7 5
I believe he's the best salsa singer and his music inspired me rest in peace Frankie
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YO COMO LLEVO SU APELLIDO Y EN Mi FAMILIA CASI TODOS TOCAN UNA CLACE D INSTRUMENTO LO LLEVO N MI SANGRE Y MI CORAZON PARA SIEMPRE ME SE CASI TODAS SUS CANCIONES DE MEMORIA Y TODAS LAS PEGO..LA PREFERIDA MIA X LA RUEDA..BORRI HASTA LA MUERTE..I LOV MY BORINQUEÑOS
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Lo amo este mixeo esta a punto.
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cuantos zuelas de zapatos keme bailando su musica en la isla y continuo bailando. as you get older you learn to appreciate salsa music. especially when it brings those good old memories, its so nice to be able to listen to a song that can take you back to that time. i always love salsa music but now i cant get enough of it. k dios bendiga nuestra musica
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So talented! LOVE my salsa stations.
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Him and the other talented artists of the Salsa Sensual era created such timeless hits... I am 28 and though most were popular when I was just a small child, I enjoy listening to them all
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Old school!!!! Love it!!!
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josesantiago 1 2 3 9 9
Los mrjores aqui el papá de los pollitos
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Los recuerdos que tengo son salsa
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Love his music makes me feel great
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Lo mejor
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jnolasco12
The best of puerto Rico love it !!!!!!
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The man........r i p . . . .
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Me encanta
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Recuerdos hermosos!!!!
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Esta música me llega a tiempo bellos de mi adolescencia . .
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