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This profile was last updated on 12/24/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Singer, Songwriter and Producer

Email: r***@***.com
Company Description: As SalsaBlvd makes a go of it by endeavoring to bring this passion to our cities here in the US, matching the atmosphere of Zaperoco will be no easy task. Yet we...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Songwriter and Singer
    Fania
  • Emilio Estefan Enterprises
  • McDonald's
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Web References
SalsaBlvd | Roberto Blades | Biography
www.salsablvd.com, 24 Dec 2012 [cached]
Roberto Blades SalsaBlvd | Roberto Blades | Biography
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Roberto Blades
Singer, songwriter and producer Roberto Blades, Rubén Blades' younger brother, was born into a musical family. Their father played bongos, their mother sang and played piano, and oldest brother Luis was also a percussionist. While his older brothers grew up in Panama where they were born, Roberto moved to the U.S. when the family was pressured to leave the country in 1973, when he was 11 years old. He grew up in Miami, making that city his home.
At 17 he was working at McDonald's and singing just for the family, considering joining the Air Force. But an audition for the salsa group Inmensidad led to touring with the group, and at 18 he was signed to the Fania record label. He stayed with Fania as a songwriter and singer for 10 years, with hits such as "Ya no regreso contigo" and "Lagrimas."
But in contrast with his brother Rubén, much of his success has been writing, producing, and arranging music for other artists. In 1982 he signed with Emilio Estefan Enterprises.
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www.bmi.com, 6 July 1999 [cached]
Roberto Blades
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Roberto Blades
Once upon a time, Panamanian songwriter Roberto Blades wanted to be an Air Force pilot.But as fate would have it, he opted to go into music and, in some ways, is still flying high.
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Tough luck for the U.S. Air Force turned into an opportunity in music for Blades.Through hard work and discipline he became one of the most sought-after songwriters in Latin music of the past decade."I didn't pursue music; it pursued me, Blades insists, remembering the time when a music teacher from Tallahassee met with his parents, telling them he could learn more in a day than most students could in a year.
By 1981, Blades teamed up with other talented musicians in Miami to form the hardcore salsa group Inmensidad.The band was signed by premier tropical/salsa label Fania, which then offered Blades a contract, where he remained for 10 years, writing several hit songs, including the classic "Lagrimas."
One of Blades' most unique characteristics is the way he composes new songs; he simply hears the song in his head as if he was listening to the radio - lyrics, melody, instrumentation, and arrangement.
In 1992 Blades signed with Emilio Estefan Enterprises as a writer and producer, which led to two Grammys: one as songwriter of Marc Anthony's hit "Dimelo (I Need To Know)" and the other as producer of Gloria Estefan's "Alma Caribena."He was also named BMI's Songwriter of the Year at the 2001 Latin Awards in Los Angeles.
Ramiro Burr
> > Music by "Roberto Blades" at Amazon.com
Music of Puerto Rico - Artists: Roberto Blades
www.musicofpuertorico.com, 25 Feb 2003 [cached]
Bio del cantante y compositor de salsa y música popular, Roberto Blades (inglés) escrito por la voluntaria, Alison Weinstock
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Blades, Roberto - Salsa
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While his older brothers grew up in Panama where they were born, Roberto moved to the U.S. when the family was pressured to leave the country in 1973, when he was 11 years old.He grew up in Miami, making that city his home.
At 17 he was working at McDonald's and singing just for the family, considering joining the Air Force.But an audition for the salsa group Inmensidad led to touring with the group, and at 18 he was signed to the Fania record label.He stayed with Fania as a songwriter and singer for 10 years, with hits such as "Ya no regreso contigo" and "Lagrimas."
But in contrast with his brother Rubén, much of his success has been writing, producing, and arranging music for other artists.In 1982 he signed with Emilio Estefan Enterprises.He wrote many #1 Latin singles, including Marc Anthony's "Muy dentro de mi" and the Grammy-winning "Dimelo."He also produced Gloria Estefan's Grammy-winning album "Alma Caribeña," co-writing 7 of the 15 songs on the album.
ROBERTO BLADES Veo Siento Y ...
mail.descarga.com, 1 Jan 2007 [cached]
ROBERTO BLADES Veo Siento Y Canto
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classic salsa release by singer Roberto Blades (yes, brother of
Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. Business Information, Profile, and History - Films, Television, and Film
companies.jrank.org, 15 Mar 2009 [cached]
The Cherry Casa unit signed its first Latin songwriter and producer, Roberto Blades, in May 2003. Grammy winner and frequent nominee, Blades had earned songwriting credits for seven number one Latin singles, including Marc Anthony's hits, "Dimelo (I Need to Know)" and "Muy Dentro de Mi (You Sang to Me)".
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Blades had also worked with Gloria and Emilio Estefan, among other Latin artists.
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