Pedro Vargas

Pedro Vargas Mata (San Miguel de Allende, 29 April 1906 – Mexico City, 30 October 1989) was a Mexican tenor and actor, from the golden age of Mexican cinema, participating in more than 70 films. He was known as the "Nightingale of the Americas", "Song Samurai" or "Continental Tenor".

Despite his training in opera, he dedicated his career to popular song, reaching international recognition and becoming one of the main interpreters of Agustín Lara.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 29, 1904 (San Miguel de Allende), Died October 30, 1989 (Mexico City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, composer, piano, vocalist, lyricist, songwriter, translator

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 240 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-90539 10-in. 1935 or earlier Ya no quero que me queras Ana María Fernández ; Orquesta Tipica Edgardo Donato ; Pedro Vargas Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90545 10-in. 1935 or earlier Me dejaste Orquesta de José Sabre Marroquín ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90546 10-in. 1935 or earlier Una lágrima tuya Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90559 10-in. 1935 or earlier Valencia Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90568 10-in. 1935 or earlier Navarra Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90578 10-in. February 1936 or earlier Arrullo Pedro Vargas ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90579 10-in. February 1936 or earlier Cosas que suceden Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90588 10-in. February 1936 or earlier Reto Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90589 10-in. February 1936 or earlier Dime que no Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90590 10-in. February 1936 or earlier No me digas nada José Sabre Marroquín ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor MBS-90591 10-in. February 1936 or earlier Enigma José Sabre Marroquín ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90687 10-in. April 1936 or earlier Entonces Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90688 10-in. April 1936 or earlier Dadiva Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90689 10-in. April 1936 or earlier Muchacha del alma Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90690 10-in. April 1936 or earlier Dueña mia Orquesta de José Sabre Marroquín ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90691 10-in. April 1936 or earlier Inutil Orquesta de José Sabre Marroquín ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90692 10-in. April 1936 or earlier Casualidad Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90950 10-in. before 8/23/1937 Flores negras Orquesta Alfonso Esparza Oteo ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90951 10-in. before 8/23/1937 Noche de ronda Orquesta Alfonso Esparza Oteo ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90971 10-in. before 8/24/1937 Quién si no tú? Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90972 10-in. before 8/24/1937 Quién te quiere más? Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90973 10-in. before 8/24/1937 Nomás Orquesta RCA Victor ; Pedro Vargas ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90974 10-in. before 8/24/1937 Entre tú y yo Orquesta RCA Victor ; Pedro Vargas ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90995 10-in. before 9/7/1937 Lorenzo Garza Orquesta Alfonso Esparza Oteo ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor MBS-90996 10-in. before 9/7/1937 Janitzio Orquesta Alfonso Esparza Oteo ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 240 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vargas, Pedro," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104265.

Vargas, Pedro. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104265.

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