Just about all of the works of Edmundo Ros from his first decade of recording activity have been reissued by Harlequin in a series of ten compilations, most of which contain between 20 and 25 tracks. Quantitatively speaking, one of the skimpiest offerings is Cuban Love Song, Vol.3, which offers only 18 selections recorded in London during the year 1945. On this segment of his discography, Ros is heavily featured as a vocalist. The playlist includes titles destined to become standards in the Caribbean and Latin American-styled easy listening market during the late ‘40s, and throughout the ‘50s and early ‘60s. First and foremost perhaps would be "Baia" and "Brazil," while "Rum and Limonada" was better known in the U.S. as "Rum and Coca Cola." With plenty of Ros collections to choose from, Cuban Love Song, Vol.3 might qualify as a comparative welterweight. While Ros recordings of this vintage are almost always enjoyable, you might want to opt for an edition containing more material with maybe a slightly higher percentage of instrumentals.
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