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Julio Jaramillo

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Julio Jaramillo
The Nightingale of America
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
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 ranchera

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][2]

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. "Biografía de Julio Jaramillo Laurido" (in Spanish). Museo de la Música Popular Guayaquileña Julio Jaramillo. Archived from the original on 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2009-03-25.