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In 1975, following a dispute with the Musicians' Union, Ros disbanded his orchestra and retired to Spain with his second wife, Susan.He shredded his arrangements, but his music was kept alive by reissues.In the 1940s Edmundo Ros, who has died aged 100, introduced UK audiences to Latin-American music and through his initiative, mambos, sambas and rumbas became part of the standard repertoire of dance bands.
"His band, frequently augmented to an orchestra for recording, made numerous albums for Decca, many on the label's pioneering Phase Four stereo series.
I had to buy it from a butcher and we got publicity from it.
When we played a conga, the jawbone of the ass played the fourth beat in the bar."In 1942 Carmen Miranda played some successful dates at the London Palladium.
The family moved to Venezuela in 1924 and following an argument, his godfather recommended placing him in a military academy.
Ros told me in 2005, "I was only 14 years old and the army would not have me as such.
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Compared to the Buena Vista Social Club and their offshoots, Ros's work is neglected today: that is probably because he did not stick to pure Latin-American music but would apply those rhythms to the popular tunes of the day, resulting in such albums as Ros On Broadwayand Hollywood Cha Cha Cha, both dating from 1959, and Hair Goes Latin from 1969.