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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
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pilarpadro
Uno de los mejores!
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Viviras siempre .. En el pasado , en el presente I futuro. X k la salsa es Frankie Ruiz ..... I Sigues cantando alla. En en cielo ... R.I.P. I positivo ok
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Rip frankie
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borinquen196 6
El Gran Papi de Voe Hector TU papa Ruiz salsa DE VERDAD
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ricmedina6
Frankie el papi de la salsa. Nunca se olvidará.
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wow i didn't even he passed..RIP Frankie
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DESNUDATE MUJER! DESNUDATE HOMBRE. HACEMO UN TRIO!!
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El Hombre de la Salsa
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Weepppaaa!!
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BEAUTIFUL♡♡♡
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The one and only. El papa.de.la.s a l s a . p u e r t o r i g u e n s . b e s t . . . . R i p
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El papá de los pollitos Mayagüez en la casa!!
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Una pena que mi Puerto Rico produzca tantos buenos saleros y la mayoría sucumba el él negro mundo de las drogas. RIP
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El p**o de Tommy Olivencia lo acabo de explotar cuando Frankie se fue con el pagandole con droga . Cada baile y concierto que hacían. El cabron de Tommy maldito seas.
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Tony Vega
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BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL
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Lo mejor de lo mejor
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El VERDADERO CANGRI DE LA SALSA......L O V E IT.
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gmc0067
Yo me cree con su música famosa. Te quiero mucho frankie. Salsero de la salsa
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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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