Edmundo Ros

Edmundo William Ros

Also known as Edmundo Ros Und Sein Orchester, Edmundo Ross, Rios, Ros, Ross
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.edmundoros.com/, http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmundo_Ros

Discography of Edmundo Ros:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Nothing But Aces / Latin Melodies Old And New 24 Audio 2003 Vocalion
2 Fire & Frenzy 12 Audio 1960 London Records
3 Swing Vs. Latin 11 Audio 1964 London Records
4 Swing Vs. Latin 11 Audio Memoir Records
5 Swing Meets Latin 11 Audio 1964 Decca
6 The Carnation Girl 2 Audio Decca
7 Edmundo Ros 4 Audio
8 The Latin World Of Edmundo Ros Vol. 1 12 Audio 1970 Decca
9 Caterina Valente Com Edmundo Ros 12 Audio 1964 London Records
10 Celebration 20 Audio 1990 Decca Eclipse
11 Ros En Broadway 4 Audio 1959 Decca
12 Sing And Dance With Edmundo Ros 14 Audio Decca
13 Sing And Dance With Edmundo Ros 16 Audio 1963 Decca
14 Swing Meets Latin 11 Audio 1963 Decca
15 Samba Samba 25 Audio 2009
16 Caterina Valente - Silvio Francesco - Edmundo Ros 12 Audio
17 Saudades Da Bahia / Ba 2 Audio 1961 Decca
18 Brasil 12 Audio 1969
19 The Early Years 39 Audio 1979 Decca
20 It's Illegal, It's Immoral Or It Makes You Fat! 25 Audio 2001
21 Spezial-Cocktail 4 Audio Decca
22 Unsere Tanzparty Nr. 6 4 Audio Decca
23 Latin Love-In 10 Audio Pickwick/33 Records
24 Edmundo Ros In Concert 14 Audio 1972 London Records
25 Edmundo Ros En Directo 14 Audio 1974 Decca
26 Bongos From The South 12 Audio Swan Records (8)
27 Latin Carnival 10 Audio Richmond
28 Swing Vs. Latin 11 Audio 1964 London Records
29 Edmundo Ros In Concert 14 Audio 1972 The Decca Record Company Limited
30 Magnificent Music 35 Audio Decca
31 The Latin World Of Edmundo Ros Vol. 1 12 Audio 1970 Decca

British orchestra conductor.

Born: December 7, 1910 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Died: October 21, 2011 in Alicante, Spain

Edmundo Ros was born in Trinidad in December 1910. The family moved to Caracas, Venezuela. Edmundo's musical career started in the army, then he became the tympanist in the Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. He moved to London in 1937 to continue classical studies, but popular music was to become his career. He played drums in the Fats Waller recordings, played percussion and sang in Don Marino Barreto's Cuban band and formed his five-piece Rumba Band in 1940, and the rest is history.

Edmundo's Rumba Band with strange rhythms was a smash hit in London, although the Nazi bomb almost hit the club. His first recording for Parlophone was Record of the Month in June 1941 (Harlequin HQ CD 15). The contract with the famed Bagatelle Restaurant opened the doors for Ros to high society. All the leaders of Allied Countries and the Royal Family came there to dine and listen to Edmundo's Rumba Band. In 1951 Edmundo bought the famous Coconut Grove and named it "Edmundo Ros Dinner and Supper Club". Only those mentioned in "Who's Who" were allowed in the club. The Club was world famous and the BBC had regular raio broadcasts there. In the late 1950's Ros got a smart idea of recording Broadway musical melodies arranged to different Latin rhythms: the mambo, cha cha cha, rumba, samba, baion, bolero, valse creole, meringe, guaracha, and the conga. He also made a series of TV shows for the US and European markets. The 1960's was the the peak of Edmundo Ros' popularity and commercial success.

Edmundo retired in 1975 and has lived with his wife Susan in Alicante, Spain since then. In 1994 Edmundo conducted and sang with the BBC Big Band with Strings at The Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. The other conductor was Stanley Black. The concert was broadcast over BBC Radio 2 and it was such a success that a Japanese recording company invited them into a recording studio in London to make yet another Edmundo Ros CD.

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