Louie Ramirez was a boogaloo, salsa and latin jazz percussionist, vibraphonist, band leader and composer. He was born on February 24, 1938 in New York City. He died on June 7, 1993. He co-wrote with Johnny Pacheco the 1961 hit, El Güiro De Macorina. He has been called "the Quincy Jones of Salsa."