Nico Gomez

Real Name:
Joseph van het Groenewoud
Profile:
Belgian orchestraleader with Dutch roots (born in 1925 in Amsterdam, came to Belgium in 1947).
Active during the 50's, 60's and 70's with latin flavoured bigbandjazz. Died December 15th 1992.
Father of Belgian rocker Raymond van het Groenewoud.
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Born of a Dutch father and a South American mother, Nico Gomez, he spent his entire youth in Curaçao in the Antilles. Later, with his family, he moved to Cuba and stayed in most of the other islands of the Caribbean Sea. Passionate musician and already a skilled guitarist, he soon became familiar with the typical rhythms of those regions, thus accumulating an uncommon experience in South American music.
Rich in these notions, he arrived in Europe and settled in Holland and Belgium, where his musical career took place. As a guitarist and as a singer he was part of numerous Dutch-Belgian orchestras in his first years of activity; later on he formed a typical orchestra of nine elements which soon became one of the most appreciated by the public of those countries.
In the musical environment he is also highly appreciated as a composer and arranger; in addition to his work for the orchestra of Chakachas, he has already composed numerous pieces for world-famous artists and orchestras such as: Caterina Valente, Edmundo Ros, Jack Ary, Los Merecumbes, and in particular for Francis Bay (from "Musica e dischi" nr. 184 of October 1961)
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Albums

BE 877.051 Nico Gomez - Piano Latino Americano Merengue album art Nico Gomez Piano Latino Americano Merengue(LP) Blue Elephant BE 877.051 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
Nico Gomez - Bossa Nova album art Nico Gomez Bossa Nova (Album) International Bestseller Company Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
Nico Gomez - Merengue Festival album art Nico Gomez Merengue Festival Halter Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
L-528 Nico Gomez - Ritmos Calientes, Vol. 1 Cha-Cha-Chas album art Nico Gomez, Juanito Segarra, Chupi (3) Nico Gomez, Juanito Segarra, Chupi (3) - Ritmos Calientes, Vol. 1 Cha-Cha-Chas(LP) Olympo L-528 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
55.002 Nico Gomez - Nico Gomez & Copacabanas album art Nico Gomez & The Copacabanas Nico Gomez & The Copacabanas - Nico Gomez & Copacabanas(LP, Album) GIP 55.002 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
Nico Gomez - Latin Fever album art Nico Gomez Latin Fever (Album) DANSELP Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
DLP 0005 Nico Gomez - Latin Fever 2 album art Nico Gomez Latin Fever 2(LP) DANSELP DLP 0005 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1652341 Nico Gomez - La Bamba album art Nico Gomez La Bamba(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure 1652341 France 1984 Sell This Version
1976631 Nico Gomez - Jazz Samba À Rio album art Nico Gomez Jazz Samba À Rio(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure 1976631 France 1984 Sell This Version
Nico Gomez - Dance Fever album art Nico Gomez Dance Fever DANSELP Europe 1987 Sell This Version
30.272 Nico Gomez - Latin American Rhythms  album art Nico Gomez Latin American Rhythms (LP) JB (2) 30.272 France Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Nico Gomez - Eso Es El Amor / Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu album art Terry Lester and Nico Gomez / Juan Loubry & His Orchestra Terry Lester and Nico Gomez / Juan Loubry & His Orchestra - Eso Es El Amor / Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu Decca Belgium 1959 Sell This Version
45-527 Nico Gomez - Eso Es El Amor (This Is Love) / Holiday In Havana album art Terry Lester and Nico Gomez / Juan Loubry & His Orchestra Terry Lester and Nico Gomez / Juan Loubry & His Orchestra - Eso Es El Amor (This Is Love) / Holiday In Havana(7", Promo) Paris (5) 45-527 US 1959 Sell This Version
07.759 Nico Gomez - Cha-Cha-Cha album art Nico Gomez Cha-Cha-Cha(7", Single) Belter 07.759 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
Nico Gomez - Baila Chibiquiban / Aquarela album art Nico Gomez Baila Chibiquiban / Aquarela (Single) Blue Elephant Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
4C006 96756 Nico Gomez - Aquarela / Saudade Do Rio album art Nico Gomez Aquarela / Saudade Do Rio(7", Single) Best Seller 4C006 96756 Belgium 1977 Sell This Version
P 517 Nico Gomez - O Chero Da Carolina album art Nico Gomez & The Copacabanas Nico Gomez & The Copacabanas - O Chero Da Carolina(7") F1 Team P 517 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
AC085S Nico Gomez - Lupita / Estrada Do Desejo album art Nico Gomez / Combo Boogaloo* Nico Gomez / Combo Boogaloo* - Lupita / Estrada Do Desejo(7", Promo) Afro-Cuban AC085S 2009 Sell This Version
2021 043 Nico Gomez - Hey Baby Nana album art Nico Gomez Hey Baby Nana(7") Palette 2021 043 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
9.3006 Nico Gomez - Venus album art Nico Gomez, Jacques Delrive Y Su Orquesta*, Hélène Donelli Nico Gomez, Jacques Delrive Y Su Orquesta*, Hélène Donelli - Venus(7", Single) Stella (6) 9.3006 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
27 112 Médium, 27112 Nico Gomez - Samba Do Perroquet album art Nico Gomez Samba Do Perroquet(7", EP) Polydor, Polydor 27 112 Médium, 27112 France Unknown Sell This Version
9.22.810 Nico Gomez - Buona Sera album art Dina Lanvi, Nico Gomez Dina Lanvi, Nico Gomez - Buona Sera(7", Single) Decca 9.22.810 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
9.3009 Nico Gomez - Een Guitaar En De Wijde Zee album art Jenny Durand en Nico Gomez Jenny Durand en Nico Gomez - Een Guitaar En De Wijde Zee(7", Single) Stella (6) 9.3009 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

4M124-64836/7 Nico Gomez - 28 Latin Dance Hits album art Nico Gomez & The Copacabanas Nico Gomez & The Copacabanas - 28 Latin Dance Hits(2xLP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 4M124-64836/7 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
Nico Gomez - Giants of Latin album art Walter Laird & Nico Gomez Walter Laird & Nico Gomez - Giants of Latin (Comp) DANSELP Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version

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