Edmundo Ros

Edmundo Ros

Real Name:
Edmundo William Ros
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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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Edmundo Ros Discography

Albums

LL-1711 Edmundo Ros Calypso Man(LP, Album) London Records LL-1711 UK 1957 Sell This Version
SW 99019 Valente* & Ros* Valente* & Ros* - Fire & Frenzy(LP, Album) London Records SW 99019 US 1960 Sell This Version
SKL 4526 Edmundo Ros Sing And Dance With Edmundo Ros (Album) Decca SKL 4526 UK 1963 Sell This Version
PFS 4033 Ted Heath With Edmundo Ros Ted Heath With Edmundo Ros - Swing Vs. Latin (Album) London Records PFS 4033 France 1963 Sell This Version
SLK 16 184-P Caterina Valente Und Edmundo Ros Caterina Valente Und Edmundo Ros - Latein-Amerikanische Rhythmen (Album) Decca SLK 16 184-P Germany 1964 Sell This Version
LLN-7058 Caterina Valente With Edmundo Ros Caterina Valente With Edmundo Ros - Caterina Valente Com Edmundo Ros(LP, Album, Mono) London Records LLN-7058 Brazil 1964 Sell This Version
PFS 4157 Caterina Valente Y Edmundo Ros Con La Orquesta De Edmundo Ros* Caterina Valente Y Edmundo Ros Con La Orquesta De Edmundo Ros* - Nothing But Aces (Album) Decca, Decca PFS 4157 Spain 1968 Sell This Version
SPA 71 Edmundo Ros The Latin World Of Edmundo Ros Vol. 1 (Album) Decca SPA 71 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SLK 16 849-P Caterina Valente & Edmundo Ros Caterina Valente & Edmundo Ros - Latin Together(LP, Album) Decca SLK 16 849-P Germany 1970 Sell This Version
PFS 334235 Edmundo Ros Edmundo Ros In Concert (Album) Decca PFS 334235 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Sp 44208 Edmundo Ros Caribbean Ros(LP, Album) London Records Sp 44208 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
35LO3122-4 Ted Heath & Edmundo Ros Ted Heath & Edmundo Ros - Heath VS Ros(CD, Album, RE) London Records 35LO3122-4 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
HQCD177, HQ CD 177 Edmundo Ros It's Illegal, It's Immoral Or It Makes You Fat!(CD) Harlequin, Harlequin HQCD177, HQ CD 177 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SW 2008-2 Edmundo Ros Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra (Album) Swan SW 2008-2 Unknown Sell This Version
SPC-3200 Edmundo Ros Latin Love-In Pickwick/33 Records SPC-3200 US Unknown Sell This Version
LPD 272-Y Edmundo Ros Sing And Dance With Edmundo Ros(LP) Decca LPD 272-Y Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
Box 710 / 711 Edmundo Ros The Best Of Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra(2xLP, Album, S/Edition) Decca Box 710 / 711 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
LL 3264 Edmundo Ros Plays The Limbo(LP, Album) London Records LL 3264 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
B20023 Edmundo Ros Latin Carnival(LP) Richmond B20023 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SLK 16836-P Ted Heath Und Edmundo Ros Mit Ihren Orchestern Ted Heath Und Edmundo Ros Mit Ihren Orchestern - Swing Meets Latin Vol. 2(LP) Decca SLK 16836-P Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ND 482 Caterina Valente With Edmundo Ros Caterina Valente With Edmundo Ros - Caramba(LP, Album) Decca, Musik Für Alle ND 482 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
Box 1000/02-Y Mantovani / Edmundo Ros / Frank Chacksfield Mantovani / Edmundo Ros / Frank Chacksfield - Magnificent Music(3xLP, Box) Decca Box 1000/02-Y Belgium Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

F8608 Edmundo Ros Dengozo / Chico Chico (From Porto Rico)(Shellac, 10", Mono) Decca F8608 France 1945 Sell This Version
9.22.757 Edmundo Ros Mélodie D'Amour/Gin And Coconut Water(7", Single) Decca 9.22.757 UK 1957 Sell This Version
STO 105 Edmundo Ros Ros En Broadway(7", EP) Decca STO 105 Spain 1959 Sell This Version

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