Frankie Ruiz
03/10/1958-08/09/1998 in Paterson, NJ


José Antonio Torresola Ruiz (March 10, 1958 – August 9, 1998), better known as Frankie Ruiz, was an American salsa singer. He was a major figure in the salsa romántica subgenre that was popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. During his youth, he developed a passion for percussion, later confessing that this would have been his second choice after singing. While still in his 30s he became known as El Papá de la Salsa (The Father of Salsa). ... (see more)

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