Louie Ramirez

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Louie Ramirez
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American boogaloo, salsa, and latin jazz percussionist, vibraphonist, band leader, and composer.

Born: 24 February 1938 in New York City, New York, USA.
Died: 7 June 1993 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA (aged 55).

Ramirez recorded many albums for various labels with different instrumentations, from big band to conjunto to septet. In the 1960s, he became a senior member of the Alegre All-Stars, doing everything from clave to vibes to arranging to co-leader status with Charlie Palmieri, Kako and Alegre Records founder Al Santiago.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Louie Ramirez was staff producer and arranger for the Fania family of labels (Alegre, Tico, Vaya, International), for which he arranged and produced countless releases.

While driving along Junction Boulevard in Queens, New York, Ramirez suffered a fatal heart attack. He was recording his third album with singer Ray De La Paz, titled "Preparate Bailador".

He has been called "the Quincy Jones of salsa".
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LPR 1512, LPR-1512 Introducing Louie Ramirez — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Introducing Louie Ramirez (Album) Remo Records, Remo Records LPR 1512, LPR-1512 US 1964 Sell This Version
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LPA 845 Vibes Galore — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez And His Conjunto Chango Louie Ramirez And His Conjunto Chango - Vibes Galore (Album) Alegre Records LPA 845 US 1966 Sell This Version
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20113 SMCL, 134 058 MCY In The Heart Of Spanish Harlem / En El Corazón De Harlem Español — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez In The Heart Of Spanish Harlem / En El Corazón De Harlem Español (Album) Mercury, Mercury 20113 SMCL, 134 058 MCY UK 1967 Sell This Version
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LP 357 Ali Baba — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Ali Baba (Album) Fania Records LP 357 US 1968 Sell This Version
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TLP-00300 En Algo Nuevo — Louie Ramirez Tito Rodriguez Y Louie Ramirez Tito Rodriguez Y Louie Ramirez - En Algo Nuevo (Album) TR Records TLP-00300 US 1972 Sell This Version
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LT-LA 208-D Tipico — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Tipico (Album) UA Latino LT-LA 208-D US 1974 Sell This Version
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CS - 1085, JMCS1085, JMC S1085 A Different Shade Of Black — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez A Different Shade Of Black (Album) Cotique, Cotique, Cotique CS - 1085, JMCS1085, JMC S1085 US 1976 Sell This Version
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JMCS-1096, JMCS 1096 Louie Ramirez Y Sus Amigos — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Y Sus Amigos (Album) Cotique, Cotique JMCS-1096, JMCS 1096 US 1978 Sell This Version
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6346840 Louie Ramirez Y Sus Amigos — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Y Sus Amigos(LP, Album) Cotique 6346840 Colombia 1978 Sell This Version
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JMCS-1100 Salsa Progresiva — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Salsa Progresiva (Album) Cotique JMCS-1100 France 1979 Sell This Version
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5064 Salsero — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Salsero (Album) Cotique 5064 Costa Rica 1980 Sell This Version
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C 7001, 7001 Media Noche Diferente — Louie Ramirez Louis Ramirez* Media Noche Diferente (Album) Congo Records (6), Discos Victoria C 7001, 7001 Colombia 1983 Sell This Version
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JM 11343 Super Cañonazos Con — Louie Ramirez Louis Ramirez* Super Cañonazos Con(LP, Album) GiGi Records JM 11343 US 1983 Sell This Version
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CLP 9004, CLP 90014 ¡ Con Caché ! — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez & Ray De La Paz Louie Ramirez & Ray De La Paz - ¡ Con Caché ! (Album) Caiman Records, Rythmo-Disc CLP 9004, CLP 90014 France 1984 Sell This Version
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CAIMAN 9011, 85698 Alegres Y Romanticos — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Y Ray De La Paz Y Su Orquesta Louie Ramirez Y Ray De La Paz Y Su Orquesta - Alegres Y Romanticos (Album) Caiman Records, Sono Mundi, S.A. CAIMAN 9011, 85698 Panama 1985 Sell This Version
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LPS-99.900 Sabor Con Clase! — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez - Ray De La Paz Y Su Orquesta Louie Ramirez - Ray De La Paz Y Su Orquesta - Sabor Con Clase! (Album) Caiman Records, Palacio LPS-99.900 Venezuela 1986 Sell This Version
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LPS-2025 Noche Caliente 88 — Louie Ramirez Noche Caliente, Louie Ramirez - Ray De La Paz Noche Caliente, Louie Ramirez - Ray De La Paz - Noche Caliente 88(LP, Album) Solex, Palacio LPS-2025 Venezuela 1988 Sell This Version
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14465601 Noches En Copa Con Louie Ramirez Y Su Orquesta — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Noches En Copa Con Louie Ramirez Y Su Orquesta (Album) CBS 14465601 Colombia 1989 Sell This Version
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TM 003, MAYOR 003 Sexy Salsa — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Sexy Salsa (Album) The Mayor, The Mayor TM 003, MAYOR 003 US 1989 Sell This Version
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LTR 2419 El Genio — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez El Genio(LP, Album) L&T Records (2) LTR 2419 US 1989 Sell This Version
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AM-001 Louie Ramirez Y Sus Amigos — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Y Sus Amigos (Album) Caché Records & Tapes AM-001 US 1990 Sell This Version
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SCD111 The King Of Latin Vibes — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez The King Of Latin Vibes (Album) Sugar Records (9), Sugar Records (9), Sugar Records (9), Sugar Records (9) SCD111 US 1991 Sell This Version
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CDTM-004 Sexy Salsa Vol. 2 — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Sexy Salsa Vol. 2 (Album) The Mayor CDTM-004 US 1992 Sell This Version
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RMD-80748 Otra Noche Caliente — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez & Ray De La Paz Louie Ramirez & Ray De La Paz - Otra Noche Caliente (Album) Harmony (7) RMD-80748 US 1992 Sell This Version
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JM 668 Como Nunca — Louie Ramirez Louie Ramirez Como Nunca(CD, Album) Fania Records JM 668 1992 Sell This Version