In 1952, Ismael Rivera joined the U.S. Army but was quickly discharged, because he didn't speak English. When he returned to Puerto Rico, he went to work as a lead singer with Orquesta Panamericana, thanks to the recommendation of his friend Cortijo. With Orquesta Panamericana, Rivera recorded and scored his first hits with the songs "El charlatán", "Ya yo sé", "La vieja en camisa" and "La sazón de Abuela".
Salsa Singer Frankie Ruiz
El Gran Combo del Ayer
Late salsa star Cheo Feliciano honored at Madison Square Garden concert by friends and colleagues
Feliciano in the 1970's, during his Fania All-Stars heyday.
Ismael Rivera- Dime Porque
CHEO FELICIANO, Salsero, Puerto Rico's pride and joy. May you rest in peace. Gracias por su musica. ♥
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