I'm sure, this week's song is a delight especially for Balboa dancers: exciting and fast.
Benjamin Baruch Ambrose (September 15, 1896 – June 11, 1971), known professionally as Ambrose or Bert Ambrose, was an English violinist and bandleader and violinist.
He was born in the East End of London into a jewish wool merchant family. At age five, he was picking up the violin.
During his childhood, his family moved to the U.S. where he find success as musician and musical director.
In the 1920s and 1930s he mainly played at the Embassy Club or at the May Fair Hotel in London.
In August 1928, the BBC began remote broadcasts from the Mayfair ballroom and the band emerged as one of the most popular in all of Britain.
From 1938 until the outbreak of World War II, Ambrose worked at the Cafe de Paris. There he discovered singer Vera Lynn. In late 1939 the band went back to work at the Mayfair, but by the spring 1940, most of its key instrumentalists had been inducted into the military.
After the war, Ambrose continued touring the clubs until 1956, when he turned to a career in artist management.
Title: Embassy Stomp
Artist: Bert Ambrose and his Orchestra
Tempo: 272 bpm
You can find all the songs of the series also on my Spotify playlist or on 8tracks.
Official hashtag of the series: #djcsotw
Do you like the “Song of the Week” series? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.