Lalo Rodriguez

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Lalo Rodríguez (real first name Ubaldo), born in 1958 in Carolina, Puerto Rico is a salsa singer and musician is best known for his hit "Ven Devórame Otra Vez". In 1973, at only 16 years of age, he was the featured vocalist on Eddie Palmieri's Grammy-winning album "Sun Of The Latin Music." A year later he sang on "Unfinished Masterpiece", also with Palmieri, who gave him his new first name. Rodríguez also worked with Machito and Tommy Olivencia's group. In 1980, he "went solo." Lalo has been compared to other famous salseros like Eddie Santiago, José Alberto, and Frankie Ruiz. Rodriguez is known for a charismatic stage presence and he often interacts with his audience in the tradition of the great Cheo Feliciano. In 1995 Lalo was brought back to the Copacabana of NY by Chino Rodriguez who became Lalo's Manager for a short period Chino Rodriguez also had Harvey Averne to talk to Capital EMI Latin to re Record Lalo with the project "Naci Para Cantar" (Born to Sing) which although was not promoted as well the CD still sold RIAA Gold. Harvey Averne was the Producer who found Lalo for Eddie Palmieri and Recorded him on the Coco Records Label. Rodriguez was awarded "Tropical Song of the Year" at the Lo Nuestro Awards in 1989 for the hit, "Ven, devórame otra vez".