Arroyo began his career at an early age, when the eight years he sang in a local dance in his hometown of Cartagena de Indias. He sang in a group of coast called Los Caporales del Magdalena and then sang with The Corraleros Majagual. In 1971 his big break when you sign Discos Fuentes and is recruited by Julio Ernesto Estrada, bassist, singer, songwriter and producer and Tesos Fruko. With this orchestra he achieved great fame.Then he recorded with The Latin Brothers in November 1980 and founded his own orchestra, which he called The Truth.  Two years later, is presumed dead after suffering an illness which kept him away from the stage, but continued making records. Some of these are now classics of Caribbean music, with the greatest salsa songs and different rhythms of the Colombian Caribbean, which have led to numerous awards and be considered the King of the Carnival of Barranquilla.With his band The Truth is dedicated to mix different musical influences, mainly the sauce with the Colombian Caribbean music (cumbia and porro) and various Caribbean rhythms (soca, reggae, rhythm) to create their own rhythm, "Joesón" that characterizes it and makes it unique.Perhaps his greatest success has been "Rebellion" (1986), a song that tells a story about a married African slaves from a Spanish in Cartagena de Indias seventeenth century. The solo piano, performed by Chelito De Castro, and soneos Arroyo, along with an overwhelming pace, made "Animal" an immediate success still dancing at parties and clubs on the continent. In Mexico, the same phenomenon happens since the first published item in the LP Tequendama Golden Disk Volume 7 Peerless in the year 1987 and LP Joe Arroyo y su Orquesta La Verdad - Greatest Hits, yet to date the subject is very popular in the movement sonidero. Some of the most successful song by Joe Arroyo are "The Wanderer", "Tania" (dedicated to his infant daughter, deceased) and "Away", all three recorded with Fruko. However, The Truth, their successes have been no less impressive. The album Fire In My Mind (1988) contains an outstanding piano solo by De Castro (again) on "In Barranquilla I stay," and a good number of songs with influences from African music and contemporary salsa. With The Quiet War (1991), made his first Spanish tour. In 1993, he edited and returned fire to play in Spain. Joe Arroyo has recorded with music labels Sony Discos Fuentes and Music. After a stint of several years at Sony Music, Discos Fuentes returns based in Medellin in 2003, where he recorded his most recent works: Arroyo Peligroso (2004), all hell broke Mona (2005) and Super Joe, who went on sale on September 14, 2007 in Colombia. Joe Arroyo has been one of the five Colombians who have appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. He is currently in poor health due to diabetes suffering from some years ago. The RCN, is recording a soap opera in the name of this great artist to be released in late May 2011.