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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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haciendo celebro
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wow
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Frankie Ruiz uno de los pioneros que desperto la salsa en P.R , aunque yo todavia no habia nacido pero ya a mis10 añitos sabia quie era Ruiz y suscanciones las utilizo para comparar lo que me alla pasado.. Frankie En Paz Descansez.. Todavia sigues en los corazones de todo el mundo salsero.. Viva Puerto Rico.. NG25E81, Mayaguez,y Añasco al palo...
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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This is Salsa at it's best Frankie Ruiz never gets old!
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Love love him!! �������� sad that we lost another salsa Star at such a young age. But his music is timeless it never gets old!!
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hey to me tito rojas n lalo rodriguez are the best singers I have ever heard man can they kicked it.ricardo from Puerto rico.
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prietoso1
Hey Craig Harris you got a couple of mistakes in his bio he did not leave the solution in the seventies I graduate in 1982 and he sang for my class party so check your facts please thank you
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Uno de los mejores saleros, el canto . para mi graduación en el 1982 cuando cantaba con la solución, son unos bonitos recuerdos que nunca olvidaré Qué pena que se murió tan joven
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Un buen cantante ,soy cubano y tengo que Puerto Rico y Cuba son de un pájaro sin duda las dos alas . Sin duda la Salsa ha ocupado un lugar privilegiado en la música alrededor del mundo. Con los ancestros de nuestro Son cubano que es pilar indiscutible m e n t e de este ritmo ; que vivan La perla la del Caribe y la isla del encanto
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Frankie lo mejor de la salsa, la cansiones son unica gracias Frankie..
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El unico
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Es uno de los mejores salsero que Dios le perdone sus pecados
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DONT READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE. TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOUVE STARTED READING THIS DONT STOP THIS IS SO FREAKY. But if you read this and ignore it then you will have very bad luck. PUT THIS ON 15 SONGS IN 143 MINS. WHEN YOU ARE DONE PRESS THE SPACEBAR AND YOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN THIS IS SO FREAKY IT ACTUALLY WORK
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The best of the best
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El Duro de la salsa, La solucion, y Tommy Olivencia, la mejor voz q paso por esas orquestas.
RIP. Y q siga con el caballito.
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Frankie ruiz ilu always.chula Chiquita
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jjulianne26
Se lo dudo
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guadalupeobe r t i
Ya no ya.... Como disfruto de estas canciones y los recuerdos que me traen es lo máximo....!! !
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Arecibo62lov e salsa nunca abra otro como franky i Will Miss him
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Me Encarta Esta musica
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jjulianne26
Lo dudo
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One of the all time best songs . Muchachooooo o ! !
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dv3per
Salsa 4 ever��
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Frankie we love uuuuuuuuuu��
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phinepr
El Papa De la Salsa !
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Number one Frankie Ruiz.......t h e king
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El numero uno por siempre
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El mejor
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jlaguer18
El papa de la salsa siempre vivirás
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Ninguno como él, que descanse en paz ...
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bazan-21
El tártaro el lokiiiiiito
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Mitorrens25 el menor de los TORRENS de DULCES LABIOS enmayaguez ESO musica que nunca olvidaremos los salseros de ESE tiempo R.I.P FRANKIE
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El Papa de la salsa . Siempre estarás en el corazón de los salseros.
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Another great artist gone so early but am greatful I still have his tapes.:(
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Quierro llenarte such a favorita romantica cancion escuchandola con tu jeba especial los dos sintonisao a oscuras la tomas de su mano y una rosa flor de la otra mano bailando suavecitooo
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And with true all those comments we lose to many great ones like franky ruiz el caballero romantico
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So sad the influence pressure has on many..we lose too many
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Pllinrodrigu e z


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Esto esmusica. HonoMIGENTE
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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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