Rodriguez of WBAI radio
Sunday, February 25, 2001, WBAI 99.5 FM, a noncommercial
radio station based in New York City, held a tribute
to Louie Ramirez. Born February 28, 1938, in New
York City, he was both an inspiration and a musical
legend. He played percussion, vibes, and piano;
he was also a band leader and a record producer.
Louie was responsible in the 1980s for "Salsa
tribute was produced by Nancy Rodriguez and Dred-Scott
Keye for Rodriguez's show, "Ritmo con Ache" ("Rhythm
with Strength"). It included a jam session produced
by Nancy Rodriguez and Jose Mangual, Jr.
following were the participating musicians:
Vocals: Jimmy Sabater, Frankie Ruiz, Jose Mangual,
Jr., and Luis Soto
Congas: Felix Cruz and Milton Cardona
Bongos: Luis Mangual and Papo Pepin
Timbales: Nicky Marrero
Piano: Lucho Cuerto
Bass: Luis Arona
Vibes: A.J. Mantas
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our photos from the event.