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Frankie Ruiz

"Vuelvo a Nacer (Born Again)"



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Jose Antonio Terresola Ruiz was born on March 10, 1958, in Paterson, New Jersey, USA and died on 9 August 1998, in Newark, New Jersey, USA. The mercurial salsa star Frankie Ruiz will likely be remembered as much for his wanton lifestyle and descent into self-destruction as his beguiling tenor voice and emphatic performances. His signature phrase was "Vaya, mi China!" (Go, Baby!). As a teenager Ruiz moved to Puerto Rico and eventually became vocalist with Orquesta La Soluci n. He stayed with the group for three years before moving on to the Tommy Olivencia orchestra for another three years. By the mid 1980's Frankie began recording as a solo artist. He toured extensively and was one of the most sought-after artists on the salsa music scene. Most closely associated with the "salsa romantica" movement of the late 1980's, his string of hits on the TH-Rodven Records label including Solista Pero No Solo Voy Pa' Encima. Ruiz made significant contributions to salsa music and specifically to the "salsa sensual" movement, also known as salsa romantica. He helped to revive salsa at a time when its popularity was on a downturn. Ruiz became one of the first idols youth related to because of his own young age, handsome good looks, and true singing ability. A good example of his talents is this song, Bailando from his Serie 32 release on the Universal Latino label in 2001. However, these successes were interspersed with periods of drug and alcohol abuse, and a three-year jail sentence in Jacksonsville, Texas, for assaulting a flight attendant. He was recording a new album for Rodven/ PolyGram Latino: Nacimiento y Recuerdos before the struggle to extricate himself from alcohol and drugs was lost. He eventually died of cirrhosis of the liver a month after his final concert on 11 July 1998 at Madison Square Garden. The latest release of Ruiz' music is the Exitos Eternos compilation album (2003). Copyright 2006, Evan Bailyn, All rights reserved.Top

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teresa2015
teresa2015

Female, 25, New York, NY

Posted June 18, 2013


Hello my dear, My name is Teresa, i saw your profile today and became interested in you,i will like to know you the more,and i want you to email me at (teresaoneil669@yahoo.com.sg) so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am. I believe we can move from here! remember that distance and color doesn't matter, but love matters in life.Please do not write me back on this site, write to my email address here is my private email..(teresaoneil669@yahoo.c om.sg) waiting for your lovely response.


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Female, Age Private, Lancaster, CA

Posted July 17, 2011


Te adoro Frankie! Donde sea que estes siempre oigo tu musica. Te quiero mucho!


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Female, Age Private, Lancaster, CA

Posted July 17, 2011


Te adoro Frankie! Donde sea que estes siempre oigo tu musica. Te quiero mucho!


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Female, 53, Brooklyn, NY

Posted March 14, 2011


Love your music, Frankie, can't get enough of itgeneral


otizrivs
otizrivs

Male, Age Private, Brooklyn, NY

Posted November 09, 2010


NADIE PODRA IGUALAR A MI QUERIDO FRANKIE, DISFRUTE MUCHO SU MUSICA Y JAMAS DEJARE DE ESCUCHAR SU GRAN TALENTO, SU MUSICA NUNCA MORIRA.....


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Male, Age Private, Marina del Rey, CA

Posted July 11, 2010


chachoooooo..sigue por ahi!!!!

Que ese estilo de musica esta tremendamente caliente!!!
wepa!


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Male, 37, Bronx, NY

Posted May 17, 2010


he still the man in salsa no one will take his place never!


miosoti2
miosoti2

Female, 53, Camden, NJ

Posted February 06, 2010


Frankie dios te bendiga alla en el cielo para mi siempre viviras....


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Female, 47, Bronx, NY

Posted January 03, 2010


l just want say mad love to you frank tuti from the barrio


corazontaino
corazontaino

Male, Age Private, Allentown, PA

Posted November 21, 2009


ISLA BELLA EN MI ALMA SIEMPRE ESTERAS


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