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Living Era's The Wedding Samba presents 25 well-chosen recordings made by Edmundo Ros & His Rumba Band during the 1940s. By reaching back to 1941, Living Era's compilers have delved to the very bedrock of his lengthy discography. The band, which blended trumpet, flutes, and violins, is neatly represented by dance music both upbeat and romantic, with vocals by Ros , Santiago Lopez , and Ronald Mazar appearing like ginger blossoms among the bromeliads. The Latin American authenticity of Ros ' early recordings may provide a pleasant contrast with his work in the late ‘40s, which contains higher incidences of show tunes and especially novelty tunes exploiting his ethnicity. By 1949, Ros was already well on the way to becoming a suave and sophisticated nightclub crooner who enjoyed enormous popularity among wealthy aristocrats in London, New York, and mainland Europe. The Wedding Samba is a great way to start to get to know Edmundo Ros . A much more intensive overview of his complete works may be cultivated by way of multiple-volume collections on the Harlequin and Dutton Vocalion labels.

Dodd's version begins thus:
Granada, I'm falling under your spell,
And if you could speak, what a fascinating tale you would tell.

Comparsa is a Cuban term used to describe a conga band heard at Carnaval, usually performing on a mobile, decorated "carrosa" which is preceded by dancers. This type of procession traces directly back to the cultures of western Africa. La Comparsa is also the name of Volume 5 in Harlequin's collected early works of Edmundo Ros . Its title track is one of three melodies by Cuban maestro Ernesto Lecuona , which is among the finer performances in this portion of the Ros discography. In addition to Lecuona 's "Jungle Drums" and "Maria la O," Ros & His Rumba Band perform a pleasing selection of dance and mood pieces, such as "Paraquedista,", "Batuque No Morro," "La Paloma," "La Golondrina," "La Borrachita," and the "Jungle Rumba." Ros began making records in 1941. After his contract with Parlophone expired, he and his group backed Hammond organist Ethel Smith on her records, and this eventually helped him to get established as an exclusive Decca artist. In 1948, the year that everything on this collection was recorded, the Ros Rumba Band accompanied Carmen Miranda in live performance at the London Palladium. Ros , who had been recording steadily since 1944, had become adept at putting across easygoing popular songs. Humorous performances included in this album are "Money, Money, Money," "Relatives, Relatives," "No Money," "It's Easy When You Know How," "Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)," and the tongue-in-cheek "Walter Thornton Rumba." For the next quarter century, Ros would succeed both as leader of a stylistically malleable Britain-based Latin American dance band, and as a dashing vocalist who made a point of interpreting mainstream pop tunes as soon as they cropped up. "The Big Brass Band from Brazil," for example, was familiar to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic through records by Art Mooney's Orchestra as well as Danny Kaye and the Andrews Sisters . Ros was well aware that the song was currently being performed in the Broadway musical Angels in the Wings. His shrewd ability to seize upon hits while they were still hot would serve him well until he retired from active bandleading in 1975.

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