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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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prospect851
To me Frankie Ruiz is the best
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Salsa For Ever El Papa de la Salsa
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I love salsa!!!!!!! ! ! !
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His music is so sexy to dance too close with lots of rhythm
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I'm chillin with his cousin Jose Colon Santiago, good times!
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������***"SA L S A BORICUA!!! THE BEST***�����
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Me gusta con esta cancion tienes tu cura ponte a bailar
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micheal.meye r
I'm a white Californian but feel the Puerto Rican soul through Frankie!
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Frankie love his music repping balboa mayaguez his moms block
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Boricua y de mayaguez
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Frankie, Hector, Gilberto, Cheo, have all had their era of STARDOM... Musicians are like a cool breeze,you fell it then it's gone !!!! Why GOD has the greatest ORQUESTA , QUE VIVA no solamente La SALSA , que viva la musical y punto. God's wOrLd...
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I love his music then and still do. He's one of my favorite salsa singer. I enjoyed his concerts and playing in the best nightclubs in New York City. God Bless His Soul. RIP
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Eddie santiago y frankie pioneros de la salsa romantica
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el que no le guste la salsa no quiere a nadie
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Salsa pura y buena
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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��Love Frankie. ��
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Un grande k hizo bailar gracias Frankie we love you
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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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prietoso1
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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