(Guayaquil, 1935-1978) Ecuadorian singer. Known by the nicknames of The Nightingale of America and Mister oath, Julio Jaramillo is considered the best Ecuadorian singer of all time. Their songs, which speak of love and misunderstandings, calaron deeply in the public reflected in them. Many consider this singer as one of the symbols of national identity. The melodies that popularized, among which should be mentioned in cigar cigar, my soul, polling, hate blood, I hate you and I love you, Carnival of life or when cry my guitar, still heard on the radio in Latin America.
Having lost his father when just he was six years old, her mother worked as a nurse to keep it. July was very sickly in his childhood: he suffered bronchopneumonia, diphtheria, dysentery, and even had a beginning of infantile paralysis. He grew up listening to the duo Guayaquil, a Olimpo Cárdenas to Carlos Rubira Infante, Duo Villafuerte, who marked an era in the national music and artists that influenced his vocation for singing.
Along with Pepe, his older brother, and against the will of his mother, he began to sing in the musician Toapanta House. Author of my loves GuayaquilHall completed his studies in the philanthropic and a tax school, under the direction of maestro Dávila Lauro, precisely. Completed elementary school, was used in a shoe store of shoes for women, and then as automobiles of furniture.
At seventeen he was known by his beautiful and warm voice, and participated in programs of Radio Condor. In 1950 he joined with two friends and they were touring the villages of Esmeraldas and Manabí singing trio. Once he was forced to return to his trade of Shoemaker to survive. Despite the criticisms, punishments, tears and entreaties of his mother, it wasn't able to quit his parrandera and bohemian life.
With the recording of their first album, Pobre mi madre querida (1954), in Duet with Doña Fresia Saavedra, his name began to be known. This was followed by the wife (1955) Hall, in duo with Carlos Rubira Infante. The rise to fame occurred in 1955 with his fatalityWaltz, which was disseminated by all the radios of the Ecuador and the main stations of other countries. The recording of this song marked the beginning of his formal career and recognition. His international consecration arrived with our oath bolero (1957), moment in which made several tours through Latin America: start a pilgrimage by Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. Upon returning to his country, he was arrested and taken to military service.
Returned to civilian life in 1960, continued with his career, reaching performances up to four consecutive months in Guayaquil Guayas cinema, with sellout. He participated in the film Romance in Ecuador and another shot in Argentina. In 1965 he settled in Venezuela, from where made triumphal tours of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Central America. She recorded in Duet with Daniel Santos, Alci Acosta and Olimpo Cárdenas.
His last international tour was held by the United States and Canada. The scandals of his turbulent life were also frequently news. Several times was captured and almost always by women problems or failure to comply with the juvenile court. In addition to have been married five times, had children with other women, who came to add a total of twenty-eight. He never denied his humble origins, he was generous, wasteful money with his friends, and prototype of porteño machismo.
On his return to the Ecuador in 1975, tired, prematurely aged and worm-eaten by cirrhosis, he was booed in a performance in his hometown because his voice was no longer that of before. In recent years it had a program on Radio glass titled "The time of J. J.", whose advertising barely got to live.
However, when Julio Jaramillo died, people considered it as the great singer, which contributed to that in turning to weave the legend. Died at the age of only forty-three years old, his remains received a farewell as any other popular character has known in Guayaquil, as it is estimated that they were accompanied by about 250,000 people.
After his death, an Argentine businessman released the LPS containing songs (many of them unpublished) July recorded him when I had need of money, thus giving basis to the saying that "the Nightingale sang better after his death". His life has been taken to the cinema in the feature film Our oath, shot in Mexico and Guayaquil, with his brother Pepe argument.