Desert Island Jazz
Rudy Ramirez (2011)
Rudy Ramirez has been playing guitar from an early age, taught by his professional musician father (who, in turn, had been taught by his own father).

Born in Costa Rica, Rudy grew up in the Mission District of San Francisco, playing typical Latin music, boleros and the like. He was exposed to classic rock, blues, and R&B, and was already playing parties and dancers when he was a teenager. He caught the Latin Rock craze, and gravitated toward funk, jazz and salsa.

At age 20, he attended the College of San Mateo, and fell in love with the campus. He told himself that one day he'd like to teach there. If you want something hard enough, they say, … He now teaches Ethnic Studies at CSM, where his nickname is "El Professor".
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Santana Santana Waiting Columbia
# 2 Los Tres Reyes Tesoros Musicales Odiame Orfeon
# 3 Los Black Stars Colombia Tropical Violencia Sonolux
# 4 Native Elements Sign of the Times Bigger They Come Nice 'n' Up
# 5 Alexa Weber Morales Wanderings Asi Es el Amor Patois
# 6 Hermann Lara   New Mission Matinee  
# 7 Cal Tjader Cal Tjader's Greatest Hits Cubano Chant Fantasy
# 8 Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela Tamacun Phantom Records
         
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