Louie Ramirez

Real Name:Louie Ramirez

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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In Groups:Ali Baba Y Su Orquesta, Azuquita Y Su Melao, Louie Ramirez & His Orchestra, Louie Ramirez And His Latin Jazz Ensemble, Louie Ramirez y la Superbanda, Louie Ramirez Y Su Conjunto Changó, Louie Ramirez Y Su Orquesta, Louie Ramirez y Sus Amigos, Pete & Louie, The Cesta All Stars, The Louie Ramirez Band
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