Julio Jaramillo

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Julio Jaramillo
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The Nightingale of America
Background information
Birth nameJulio Alfredo Jaramillo Laurido
Also known asJ. J. (Jota Jota)[1]
El Ruiseñor de América (The Nightingale of the Americas)
Born(1935-10-01)October 1, 1935
OriginGuayaquil, Ecuador
DiedFebruary 9, 1978(1978-02-09) (aged 42)
Genrespasillo, bolero, corrido, valse, tango, ranchera
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1950–1978
LabelsÓnix, Yoyo Music, Sonolux, Discos Peerless, Codiscos

Julio Alfredo Jaramillo Laurido (October 1, 1935 – February 9, 1978) was a famous Ecuadorian singer and recording artist. He performed throughout Latin America. He received great fame for his music of boleros, valses, pasillos, tangos, and rancheras.[2]

Having recorded more than 4,000 songs throughout his career, his most famous song was perhaps "Nuestro Juramento" written by Puerto Rican composer, Benito de Jesús.[1][3]

Jaramillo died from liver sclerosis at the age of 42 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handelsman, Michael (2000). Culture and customs of Ecuador. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. p. 116. ISBN 0-313-30244-8.
  2. "Julio Jaramillo". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-24.
  3. "Biografía de Julio Jaramillo Laurido" (in Spanish). Museo de la Música Popular Guayaquileña Julio Jaramillo. Retrieved 2009-03-25.