Edmundo Ros

Real Name:
Edmundo William Ros
Profile:
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.
Sites:
In Groups:
Variations:

Edmundo Ros Discography Tracks

Albums

LL-1711 Edmundo Ros - Calypso Man album art Edmundo Ros Calypso Man(LP, Album) London Records LL-1711 UK 1957 Sell This Version
TW 91253 Valente*, Ros* Valente*, Ros* - Fire & Frenzy(LP, Mono) London Records TW 91253 US 1960 Sell This Version
SW 99019 Edmundo Ros - Fire & Frenzy album art Valente* & Ros* Valente* & Ros* - Fire & Frenzy(LP, Album) London Records SW 99019 US 1960 Sell This Version
Edmundo Ros - Sing Dance With Edmundo Ros album art Edmundo Ros Sing Dance With Edmundo Ros (Album) Decca UK 1962 Sell This Version
Edmundo Ros - Swing Meets Latin album art Ted Heath With Edmundo Ros Ted Heath With Edmundo Ros - Swing Meets Latin (Album) Decca France 1963 Sell This Version
Edmundo Ros - Plays The Limbo album art Edmundo Ros Plays The Limbo (Album) London Records US 1964 Sell This Version
Edmundo Ros - Latein-Amerikanische Rhythmen album art Caterina Valente With Edmundo Ros Caterina Valente With Edmundo Ros - Latein-Amerikanische Rhythmen (Album) Decca Brazil 1964 Sell This Version
GLB 1013 Edmundo Ros - Latino album art Caterina Valente Und Edmundo Ros Caterina Valente Und Edmundo Ros - Latino(LP, Album, Mono) London Records GLB 1013 UK 1964 Sell This Version
PFS 4092 Edmundo Ros - Arriba! album art Edmundo Ros Arriba!(LP, Album, Gat) Decca PFS 4092 France 1966 Sell This Version
Edmundo Ros - Nothing But Aces album art Caterina Valente & Edmundo Ros With The Edmundo Ros Orchestra* Caterina Valente & Edmundo Ros With The Edmundo Ros Orchestra* - Nothing But Aces (Album) Decca, Decca UK 1969 Sell This Version
SLK 16866-P Edmundo Ros - Haare - Edmundo Ros Goes Hair album art Edmundo Ros Haare - Edmundo Ros Goes Hair(LP, Album) Decca SLK 16866-P Germany 1970 Sell This Version
S-4800 Edmundo Ros - New Rhythms Of The South album art Edmundo Ros New Rhythms Of The South(LP, Album, Club) World Record Club S-4800 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
Edmundo Ros - Edmundo Ros In Concert album art Edmundo Ros Edmundo Ros In Concert (Album) Decca France 1971 Sell This Version
DS 3210/1-2 Edmundo Ros - Swing Meets Latin album art Ted Heath & Edmundo Ros Ted Heath & Edmundo Ros - Swing Meets Latin(2xLP, Album, Gat) Decca DS 3210/1-2 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Sp 44208 Edmundo Ros - Caribbean Ros album art Edmundo Ros Caribbean Ros(LP, Album) London Records Sp 44208 USA & Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SP 44208 Edmundo Ros - Caribbean Ros album art Edmundo Ros Caribbean Ros(LP, Album) London Records SP 44208 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
LPX 436 Y Edmundo Ros - Amor, Amor album art Edmundo Ros Amor, Amor(LP, Album) Decca LPX 436 Y Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
6.22518 Edmundo Ros - Golden Sound Orchestras Edmundo Ros album art Edmundo Ros Golden Sound Orchestras Edmundo Ros(LP) Decca 6.22518 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
GXH 1015 Edmundo Ros - A Holiday In Latin-America album art Edmundo Ros A Holiday In Latin-America(LP, Album) London Records GXH 1015 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
NSPL 18614 Edmundo Ros - The Latin Song & Dance Men album art Edmundo Ros, Victor Silvester Jr. Edmundo Ros, Victor Silvester Jr. - The Latin Song & Dance Men(LP, Album) Pye Records NSPL 18614 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
LAX9023 Edmundo Ros - Latin Rhythm Deluxe album art Edmundo Ros, Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra Edmundo Ros, Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra - Latin Rhythm Deluxe(LP, Album) London Records LAX9023 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
35LO3122-4 Edmundo Ros - Heath VS Ros album art Ted Heath & Edmundo Ros Ted Heath & Edmundo Ros - Heath VS Ros(CD, Album, RE) London Records 35LO3122-4 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
IL0568 Edmundo Ros - Edmundo Ros album art Edmundo Ros Edmundo Ros(CD, Album, RM) Calle Mayor IL0568 Spain 2017 Sell This Version
IL0632 Edmundo Ros - Edmundo Ros album art Edmundo Ros Edmundo Ros(CD, Album, RM) Calle Mayor IL0632 Spain 2017 Sell This Version
25 113 Edmundo Ros - Olé album art Edmundo Ros Olé(LP, Comp, S/Edition) Decca, Ex Libris 25 113 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version

Videos (27) Edit