25 Songs, 2 Hours, 6 Minutes

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6:22
4:50
4:43
4:19
5:01
4:56
5:32
5:24
4:29
4:47
4:08
4:14
4:48
5:15
4:21
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4:28
4:51
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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

25 Ratings

25 Ratings

great beats

dannybooyoo,

aunque se ve un poco extrano, el es muy bueno para cantar salsa

See VITI RUIZ for Frankies last recording called "Una Cara Bonita"!!!!!!

Salsero2012,

There are many compilations of the same music out there. All of his music is good at the end of the day. You can't go wrong with any of them. Check out the music from his brother VITI RUIZ. "Una Cara Bonita" was Frankies last recording before he died. 2008 is the 10th anniversary of Frankies death. Also, I-tunes just posted the record "Seduceme" by VITI RUIZ. That was his best!!!!!

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luciarivera,

This is truly one of the greatest if not the greatest salsa singer of my life time and can turn out to be one of the greatest ever!!, and this is his best music on one album.

About 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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