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Johnny Pacheco

Johnny Pacheco was born on March 25, 1935 in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. See full bio »

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Carlito's Way
Carlito's Way Soundtrack
The Mambo Kings
The Mambo Kings Music Department
Fires Within
Fires Within Soundtrack
Salsa Music Department


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 2009-2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- 1 of 10 Voted Off (2010) ... (performer: "Quimbara")
- The Top 16 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Quimbara")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Round One: Part 2 (2009) ... ("Las Muchachas", uncredited)
 2008 Soul Power (Documentary) (writer: "Ponte Duro")
 2006 El cantante (writer: "Mi Gente", "Quitate Tu Pa Ponerme Yo")
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) ("Quimbara", uncredited) / (writer: "Mi Gente" - uncredited)
 2000 Born Romantic (writer: "Ella Fue" - as Pacheco)
 1993 Carlito's Way (performer: "Vieja Luna") / (writer: "Mi Gente")
 1992 The Mambo Kings (writer: "La Dicha Mia")
 1991 Fires Within (performer: "Prestame los guantes", "Quimbara") / (writer: "El Rey de la puntualidad", "Pun Pun Catafu", "Lo que pide la gente", "Prestame los guantes", "Usando el coco")
 1979 Öyle bir kadin ki (writer: "Ella Fue (She Was the One)" - uncredited)
 1976 Salsa (Documentary) (arranger: "Clavisando", "El Jardinero", "Mi Gente") / (writer: "Clavisando", "Mi Gente")
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Founder, with Jerry Masucci, of Fania Records (1964-2005), a major producer and distributor of Latin music in the 1970s, located in New York and Miami.


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