New CD Project 2011- NO TE EQUIVOQUES & Biography by: Frankie Morales !!!
EFRAÍN "FRANKIE" MORALES
Frankie Morales continues to keep the feet of his fans moving with every
Learning from Salsa's legends such as Joe Bataan and Hector Lavoe,
Frankie was primed to step it up when the greats like Celia Cruz, Ismael Rivera, Ismael
Miranda, Pellin Rodriguez and Cheo Feliciano, among others, came knocking. As Frankie
himself notes, "I learned a lot during this time...inspirations, how to always sound your best, even when your voice
may not be at its best".
Starting on the streets of "El Barrio", New York City's
Spanish Quarter, Frankie has come a long way, and to this day, continues to grow. His first recording "Sabor
Del Barrio" led the way to a ten year association with Bad Street Boys. With an inherent desire
to return to his roots, and with a firm work ethic rooted in the philosophy that "growth comes to a Salsero through ‘work,
work and more work' Frankie parted ways and started focusing on the Salsa genre once again. Proving that it was the right
choice for him, Frankie was ready when the Lebron Brothers invited him to sit in and record with them.
The recording was so impressive, that Caiman Records then produced two
albums featuring none other than Frankie Morales as a solo artist, entitled "Frankie Morales: En
Su Punto" and "Standing Out". These two albums exposed Frankie to greater audiences and enhanced
both his experience and reputation resulting in what he thought to be a dream when he was invited as an independent vocalist
to join the great legends of "The Fania All-Stars."
Continuing to grow his experience, and after singing back-up for Tito Nieves, the late
visionary, Ralph Mercado recommended Frankie to Ernest "Tito" Puente, who was
in search of a lead vocalist. Traveling the world with Master Puente, "El Rey Del Timbal," was definitely one of
the highlights of Frankie's career and famed him as a Grammy Award winner with the recordings of "Tito Puente
Mambo Birdland" and "Masterpiece", Puente's final album and collaboration with "The Great"
Eddie Palmieri. Still today, even after "El Rey's" passing, Frankie holds the position of Lead
Vocalist with the Tito Puente Orchestra.
Frankie Morales' accomplishments have acclaimed him as one of the best Salseros, and have
earned him a world renowned reputation. Listen to one of his recordings, and as you begin to move to the beat, you will know
exactly what Frankie brings "to the people:" rhythm for the dancers, and through his voice, the passion of a
Frankie Morales- Discography