|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".
|# 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|
|Book||Eckhart Tolle, "The Power of Now"|
|Luxury Item||"A radio. And if I could get only one station, it would be 91.1"|
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