Caribbean Ros Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra - PFS 4302 - (Condition 90-95%) - LP Record

Edmundo Ros OBE FRAM (7 December 1910 – 21 October 2011),born Edmund William Ross, was a Trinidadian- Venezuelan musician, vocalist, arranger and bandleader who made his career in Britain. He directed a highly popular Latin American orchestra, had an extensive recording career and owned one of London's leading nightclubs.Edmund William Ross was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad.Ros's bands were always based in London nightclubs or restaurants. By 1946 Ros owned a club, a dance school, a record company and an artistes' agency. His band grew to 16 musicians and was renamed Edmundo Ros and His Orchestra. Among his percussionists was Ginger Johnson.His number "The Wedding Samba", 1949, sold three million 78s. His album Rhythms of The South (1958) was one of the first high-quality LP stereo records: it sold a million copies. He was with Decca Records from 1944 to 1974, and altogether he made more than 800 recordings.

In 1950, King George VI invited him to perform at Windsor, and he took his fiancee, the beautiful Swedish aristocrat Britt Johansen, whom he married that year.

In 1951 Ros bought the "Coconut Grove" on Regent Street and in 1964 renamed it "Edmundo Ros's Dinner and Supper Club". The club became popular for ts atmosphere and music, but it closed in 1965, when legalised casino gambling had drawn away many of its best customers.[citation needed] During the 1950s and 1960s the Ros orchestra appeared frequently on BBC Radio, continuing into the early 1970s on Radio Two Ballroom.

In the early 60s, he collaborated with the Ted Heath orchestra on the album Heath versus Ros (Decca Phase 4 1964) that exploited the relatively new stereo recording process. The shift in musical tastes to rock bands as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones affected Ros's standing but he played on into the 70s.

In 1975, during Ros's seventh tour of Japan, his band's Musicians' Union shop steward tried to usurp Ros's authority by making arrangements with venues behind his back. Upon their return to the UK Ros organised a celebratory dinner after a BBC recording session and announced the disbanding of the orchestra. He destroyed almost all the charts (arrangement sheets), which conclusively ended the orchestra's existence.

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.In 2000, the composer Michael Nyman produced a BBC TV documentary about him entitled I Sold My Cadillac to Diana Dors, and described him as: "One of the few black men to have attained national recognition; he hadn't gone for 'the gorblimeys', he wanted to be a gentleman, the greatest satisfaction you can earn in England."He died on 21 October 2011, shortly before his 101st birthday.

Record Details


Caribbean Ros Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra - PFS 4302


Roger Bain


de Marcelo Duran ,Irwin Levine, L. Russell Brown, Rossiter, Russell, Stevie Wonder, Taylor, Marc, Rio, Norman, Lauret; Lglesias, Martyn, Sotti; Carson & Faulkner


Edmundo Ros


Private Songs

Releasing Year






Made In



The Gramophone Co. Of India Ltd.

Serial No.

PFS 4302

Side One

·        Do You Like The Samba 


·       Tie A Yellow Ribbon  Round The Ole Oak Tree


·        La Paloma 


·        The Night The Lights Out In Georgia 


·        This Train 


Side Two

·        You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 


·        Grab The Bull The Horns 


·        Tequila 


·        Words We Now Regret


·        Mama Loves Pompa 




12 Inches


33 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition


Artist - 1 Edmundo Ros
Lyrics - 1 de Marcelo Duran
Lyrics - 2 Irwin Levine
Lyrics - 3 L. Russell Brown
Lyrics - 4 Rossiter
Lyrics - 5 Russell
Lyrics - 6 Stevie Wonder
Lyrics - 7 Taylor
Lyrics - 8 Marc
Lyrics - 9 Rio
Lyrics - 10 Norman
Lyrics - 11 Lauret
Lyrics - 12 Lglesias
Lyrics - 13 Martyn
Lyrics - 14 Sotti
Lyrics - 15 Carson
Producer - 1 Roger Bain
Record Details
Genre Private Songs
Label Decca
Language English
Releasing Year 1974
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Side1 - Song1 Do You Like The Samba
Side1 - Song2 Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree
Side1 - Song3 La Paloma
Side1 - Song4 The Night The Lights Out In Georgia
Side1 - Song5 This Train
Side2 - Song1 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Side2 - Song2 Grab The Bull The Horns
Side2 - Song3 Tequila
Side2 - Song4 Words We Now Regret
Side2 - Song5 Mama Loves Pompa

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Caribbean Ros Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra - PFS 4302 - (Condition 90-95%) - LP Record

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