quarta-feira, 1 de julho de 2009

Edmundo Ros and his orchestra - The New Rhythms Of The South

01. What A Difference A Day Made
02. The Peanut Vendor
03. Alla En El Rancho Grande
04. Amapola
05. La Golondrina
06. Malagueña
07. Yours
08. The Breeze And I
09. Say "Si Si"
10. Latin Shalom
11. Maria, My Own
12. Jungle Drums

New Rhythms

Edmundo William Ros OBE (born 7 December 1910) is a musician, vocalist and bandleader. He is known worldwide for his unique blend of modern and traditional Latin American popular music.

Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Ros' mother was an African-Venezuelan; his father was Scottish. Ros' parents separated not long after he was born, and he was enrolled into a military school, where he became interested in music and learned to play the euphonium or bombardin. From 1927 to 1937 his family lived in Caracas, Venezuela. He played in the Venezuelan Military Academy Band as well as being a tympanist in the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra. Later he received a music scholarship from the government, under which from 1937 to 1942 he studied harmony, composition and orchestration at the Royal Academy of Music, London.[1] At the same time he was the vocalist and percussionist in Don Marino Baretto’s band at the Embassy Club and also recorded several sides as a sideman to Fats Waller who was visiting London in 1938.

In 1939 he formed his own rumba band, "Rumba With Ros". In 1941 he gained recognition with the track "Los Hijos de Buda" and was playing regularly at the Coconut Grove club in Regent Street, which attracted members of high society.

In 1946, he owned a club, a dance school, a record company and an artist's agency. His band grew to 16 musicians. His album The Wedding Samba sold three million copies in 1949.

In 1951, he bought the Coconut Grove and renamed it Edmundo Ros' Dinner and Supper Club. The club became popular for its atmosphere and music; it closed in 1965. From 1964 to 1968 he was the owner of the Edmundo Ros Club on Regent Street.

His album Rhythms of The South (1957) was one of the first high-quality LP stereo records. He was with Decca records from 1944 to 1974.

In 1975 (at the age of 65) he retired and moved to Jávea, Alicante (Spain). On 8 January 8 1994 he gave his last public performance. Ros was appointed to the Order of the British Empire in the 2000 New Year's Honours List.

He is also a Freemason and a member of Sprig of Acacia Lodge No 41, Javea, Spain.

His most famous albums:

* Edmundo Ros And His Rumba Band, 1939-1941, LP
* Tropical Magic, 1942-1944, LP
* Cuban Love Song, 1945, LP
* On Broadway, LP
* Show Boat/Porgy & Bess, LP
* Ros at the Opera
* Broadway goes Latin
* Rhythms of the South
* Latin Carnival
* New Rhythms of The South
* Latin Boss...Señor Ros
* Arriba
* Latin Hits I Missed
* Hair Goes Latin
* Heading South of the Border
* The Latin King
* This is My World
* Caribbean Ros
* Sunshine and Olé!
* Give My Regards to Broadway
* Doin' the Samba, CD
* Rhythms of the South/New Rhythms of the South, CD
* Good! Good! Good! CD
* Strings Latino/Latin Hits I Missed CD
* That Latin Sound
* Wedding Samba
* Cancion Cubana
* Mambo Jambo, Naxos, CD
* The Wedding Samba (Nayer Sher)
* Calypsos (Decca 1956),
* Mambos (Decca 1956),
* Rhythms Of The South (Decca 1957),
* Calypso Man (Decca 1958),
* Perfect For Dancing (Decca 1958),
* Ros On Broadway (Decca 1959),
* Hollywood Cha Cha Cha (Decca 1959),
* Bongos From The South (Decca 1961), Dance Again (Decca 1962),
* Sing And Dance With Edmundo Ros (Decca 1963), with *Ted Heath Heath Versus Ros (Phase 4 1964),
* with Heath Heath Versus Ros, Round Two (Phase 4 1967),
* This Is My World (Decca 1972),
* Ros Remembers (Decca 1974),
* Edmundo Ros Today (Decca 1978),
* Latin Favourites (Gold Crown 1979),
* Latin Song And Dance Men (Pye 1980),
* Music For The Millions (Decca 1983),
* Strings Latino (London 1985),
* Cuban Love Song (1985),
* Latin Magic (London 1987),
* Edmundo Ros & His Rumba Band, 1939-1941 (1992),
* That Latin Sound (Pulse 1997)

His most famous track was "The Wedding Samba" (1950), "Melodie D'amour" hit the variety juke box chart in 1957.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Um comentário:

  1. La calidad de Edmundo Ros, es indiscutible.vale la pena Tener esta grabacion, gracias


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