Ismael Miranda

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Ismael MirandaIsmael Miranda_header_cell_0_0_0
BornIsmael Miranda_header_cell_0_1_0 Ismael Miranda Carrero
(1950-02-20) February 20, 1950 (age 70)

Aguada, Puerto RicoIsmael Miranda_cell_0_1_1

Other namesIsmael Miranda_header_cell_0_2_0 Ismael Miranda_cell_0_2_1
OccupationIsmael Miranda_header_cell_0_3_0 Ismael Miranda_cell_0_3_1
Parent(s)Ismael Miranda_header_cell_0_4_0 Ismael Miranda_cell_0_4_1
GenresIsmael Miranda_header_cell_0_5_0 SalsaIsmael Miranda_cell_0_5_1
LabelsIsmael Miranda_header_cell_0_6_0 FaniaIsmael Miranda_cell_0_6_1

Ismael Miranda, also known as El Niño Bonito de la Salsa ("The Pretty Boy of Salsa") (born February 20, 1950) is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter. Ismael Miranda_sentence_0

Early years Ismael Miranda_section_0

Miranda (birth name: Ismael Miranda Carrero ) was born in Aguada, Puerto Rico and grew up in New York City on East 13th Street in Manhattan's East Village. Ismael Miranda_sentence_1

He wanted to become a musician as a child. Ismael Miranda_sentence_2

His musical inclination led him to form two different juvenile groups, "The 4J's and Little Junior" and "The Class Mates" by the time he was eleven years old. Ismael Miranda_sentence_3

He sang and played conga for the group and they appeared on Jerry Lewis's Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Ismael Miranda_sentence_4

Miranda also grew up and played in his first bands with Jazz percussionist Orlando "Q" Rodriguez and piano player Mark Dimond. Ismael Miranda_sentence_5

First recording Ismael Miranda_section_1

In 1967, when Miranda was 17 years old, he made his recording debut with the song "Let's Ball" with Joey Pastrana and had his first "hit" with "Rumbón Melón". Ismael Miranda_sentence_6

He was hired as bandleader Larry Harlow's lead singer. Ismael Miranda_sentence_7

That same year Miranda and Harlow co-authored "El Exigente" ("The Demanding One"), set to the rhythm of Latin Boogaloo. Ismael Miranda_sentence_8

The Fania All Stars Ismael Miranda_section_2

In 1969, Miranda joined the Fania All Stars and went with the band on tour to Europe, Asia and Latin America. Ismael Miranda_sentence_9

In 1973, he formed his own band called "Orquesta Revelación" and recorded "Así se compone un son" under the Fania record label. Ismael Miranda_sentence_10

He was then baptized as "El Niño Bonito de la Salsa" ('The Pretty Boy of Salsa"). Ismael Miranda_sentence_11

During the 1970s, he continued to have more songs like "Lupe, Lupe", "Señor Sereno". Ismael Miranda_sentence_12

In 1984, Miranda recorded an album for Fania with the Cuban conjunto Sonora Matancera. Ismael Miranda_sentence_13

By 1988, he had planned to retire. Ismael Miranda_sentence_14

However, he went on to establish his own record label "IM Records" and recorded several boleros with Andy Montañez. Ismael Miranda_sentence_15

By 1992, he signed under the management of Chino Rodríguez in New York City, who negotiated with the late Jerry Masucci on the Fania All-Star Reunion of 1994. Ismael Miranda_sentence_16

Later years Ismael Miranda_section_3

The 2002 recording of one of Miranda's concerts received the recognition and acclaim of the National Foundation of Popular Culture of Puerto Rico. Ismael Miranda_sentence_17

He also recorded a CD which contained songs composed by Mexican composer José Alfredo Jiménez in the salsa version. Ismael Miranda_sentence_18

On September 27, 2003, Ismael Miranda performed at the Copacabana nightclub in New York City. Ismael Miranda_sentence_19

He currently continues to perform and is now on a national tour. Ismael Miranda_sentence_20

Discography Ismael Miranda_section_4

With Joey Pastrana & His Orchestra Ismael Miranda_sentence_21

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  • Let's Ball (Cotique), 1967Ismael Miranda_item_0_0

With Larry Harlow (musician) / Orchestra Harlow Ismael Miranda_sentence_22

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  • El Exigente (Fania Records), 1967Ismael Miranda_item_1_1
  • Presenta A Ismael Miranda (Fania Records), 1968Ismael Miranda_item_1_2
  • Me & My Monkey (Fania Records), 1969Ismael Miranda_item_1_3
  • Electric Harlow (Fania Records), 1970Ismael Miranda_item_1_4
  • Abran Paso! (Fania Records), 1971Ismael Miranda_item_1_5
  • Oportunidad (Fania Records), 1972Ismael Miranda_item_1_6
  • Tribute To Arsenio Rodríguez (Fania Records), 1972Ismael Miranda_item_1_7
  • Con Mi Viejo Amigo (With My Old Friend) (Fania Records), 1976Ismael Miranda_item_1_8
  • The Best of Orchestra Harlow & Ismael Miranda (Fania Records), 1976Ismael Miranda_item_1_9

With (Willie Colón) Ismael Miranda_sentence_23

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With (Sonora Matancera) Ismael Miranda_sentence_24

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  • La Sonora y el Niño (Fania Records) 1984Ismael Miranda_item_3_11

With His Orchestra Ismael Miranda_sentence_25

Ismael Miranda_unordered_list_4

  • Así Se Compone Un Son (1973)Ismael Miranda_item_4_12
  • En Fa Menor (1974)Ismael Miranda_item_4_13
  • Este es... Ismael Miranda (1975)Ismael Miranda_item_4_14
  • No Voy al Festival (1977)Ismael Miranda_item_4_15
  • Sabor, Sentimiento, y Pueblo (1978)Ismael Miranda_item_4_16
  • La Clave del Sabor (1981)Ismael Miranda_item_4_17
  • The Master (1983)Ismael Miranda_item_4_18
  • Una Nueva Visión (1985)Ismael Miranda_item_4_19
  • Por el Buen Camino (1987)Ismael Miranda_item_4_20
  • Motivos de Mi Tierra (1987)Ismael Miranda_item_4_21
  • Felicitándote (1988)Ismael Miranda_item_4_22
  • La Mano Maestra (1989)Ismael Miranda_item_4_23
  • Hasta la Última Gota (1991)Ismael Miranda_item_4_24
  • Entre Sombras (1992)Ismael Miranda_item_4_25
  • Enamorado de Ti (1993)Ismael Miranda_item_4_26
  • El Sabor de Puerto Rico (1994)Ismael Miranda_item_4_27
  • Cantar o No Cantar with Junior Gonzalez (1995)Ismael Miranda_item_4_28
  • Al Son del Bolero with (Andy Montanez) (1996)Ismael Miranda_item_4_29
  • Con Buena Nota (1997)Ismael Miranda_item_4_30
  • Románticos de Nuevo with (Andy Montanez) (1997)Ismael Miranda_item_4_31
  • Con Alma de Niño (1998)Ismael Miranda_item_4_32
  • Son de Vieques (1999)Ismael Miranda_item_4_33
  • Vengo Con Todo (2001)Ismael Miranda_item_4_34
  • Tequila y Ron (2003)Ismael Miranda_item_4_35
  • Edición Especial (2005)Ismael Miranda_item_4_36
  • Con Sabor y Sentimiento (2007)Ismael Miranda_item_4_37
  • Buscando el Camino (2008)Ismael Miranda_item_4_38
  • De Regreso al Son (2009)Ismael Miranda_item_4_39
  • Aferrado a Ti (2011)Ismael Miranda_item_4_40
  • Son 45 (2014)Ismael Miranda_item_4_41

Compilaciones Ismael Miranda_sentence_26

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  • El Compositor Que Canta (1978)Ismael Miranda_item_5_42
  • Éxitos de los 50 Vol. 1 (1982)Ismael Miranda_item_5_43
  • Éxitos de los 50 Vol. 2 (1985)Ismael Miranda_item_5_44
  • (Fania All-Stars) With Ismael Miranda (2000)Ismael Miranda_item_5_45
  • The Best (2001)Ismael Miranda_item_5_46
  • Live From (San Juan, Puerto Rico) (2001)Ismael Miranda_item_5_47
  • 27 Años de Trayectoria (2002)Ismael Miranda_item_5_48
  • Pura Salsa (2006)Ismael Miranda_item_5_49
  • Pura Salsa Live (2007)Ismael Miranda_item_5_50
  • Romántico (2009)Ismael Miranda_item_5_51
  • Greatest Hits (2009)Ismael Miranda_item_5_52
  • Historia de la Salsa (2010)Ismael Miranda_item_5_53
  • La Herencia (2012)Ismael Miranda_item_5_54

Note Ismael Miranda_section_5

See also Ismael Miranda_section_6

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Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Miranda.