|Born||Ismael Miranda Carrero
(1950-02-20) February 20, 1950 (age 70)
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.
He wanted to become a musician as a child.
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.
Miranda also grew up and played in his first bands with Jazz percussionist Orlando "Q" Rodriguez and piano player Mark Dimond.
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".
That same year Miranda and Harlow co-authored "El Exigente" ("The Demanding One"), set to the rhythm of Latin Boogaloo.
The Fania All Stars
In 1973, he formed his own band called "Orquesta Revelación" and recorded "Así se compone un son" under the Fania record label.
He was then baptized as "El Niño Bonito de la Salsa" ('The Pretty Boy of Salsa").
During the 1970s, he continued to have more songs like "Lupe, Lupe", "Señor Sereno".
In 1984, Miranda recorded an album for Fania with the Cuban conjunto Sonora Matancera.
By 1988, he had planned to retire.
The 2002 recording of one of Miranda's concerts received the recognition and acclaim of the National Foundation of Popular Culture of Puerto Rico.
He currently continues to perform and is now on a national tour.
With Joey Pastrana & His Orchestra
- Let's Ball (Cotique), 1967
With Larry Harlow (musician) / Orchestra Harlow
- El Exigente (Fania Records), 1967
- Presenta A Ismael Miranda (Fania Records), 1968
- Me & My Monkey (Fania Records), 1969
- Electric Harlow (Fania Records), 1970
- Abran Paso! (Fania Records), 1971
- Oportunidad (Fania Records), 1972
- Tribute To Arsenio Rodríguez (Fania Records), 1972
- Con Mi Viejo Amigo (With My Old Friend) (Fania Records), 1976
- The Best of Orchestra Harlow & Ismael Miranda (Fania Records), 1976
With (Willie Colón)
- Doble Energía (Fania Records) 1980
With (Sonora Matancera)
- La Sonora y el Niño (Fania Records) 1984
With His Orchestra
- Así Se Compone Un Son (1973)
- En Fa Menor (1974)
- Este es... Ismael Miranda (1975)
- No Voy al Festival (1977)
- Sabor, Sentimiento, y Pueblo (1978)
- La Clave del Sabor (1981)
- The Master (1983)
- Una Nueva Visión (1985)
- Por el Buen Camino (1987)
- Motivos de Mi Tierra (1987)
- Felicitándote (1988)
- La Mano Maestra (1989)
- Hasta la Última Gota (1991)
- Entre Sombras (1992)
- Enamorado de Ti (1993)
- El Sabor de Puerto Rico (1994)
- Cantar o No Cantar with Junior Gonzalez (1995)
- Al Son del Bolero with (Andy Montanez) (1996)
- Con Buena Nota (1997)
- Románticos de Nuevo with (Andy Montanez) (1997)
- Con Alma de Niño (1998)
- Son de Vieques (1999)
- Vengo Con Todo (2001)
- Tequila y Ron (2003)
- Edición Especial (2005)
- Con Sabor y Sentimiento (2007)
- Buscando el Camino (2008)
- De Regreso al Son (2009)
- Aferrado a Ti (2011)
- Son 45 (2014)
- El Compositor Que Canta (1978)
- Éxitos de los 50 Vol. 1 (1982)
- Éxitos de los 50 Vol. 2 (1985)
- (Fania All-Stars) With Ismael Miranda (2000)
- The Best (2001)
- Live From (San Juan, Puerto Rico) (2001)
- 27 Años de Trayectoria (2002)
- Pura Salsa (2006)
- Pura Salsa Live (2007)
- Romántico (2009)
- Greatest Hits (2009)
- Historia de la Salsa (2010)
- La Herencia (2012)
Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismael Miranda.