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Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardès; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a French Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango. Gardel's baritone voice and the dramatic phrasing of his lyrics made miniature masterpieces of his hundreds of three-minute tango recordings. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera, Gardel wrote several classic tangos.

Gardel died in an airplane crash at the height of his career, becoming an archetypal tragic hero mourned throughout Latin America. For many, Gardel embodies the soul of the tango style. He is commonly referred to as "Carlitos", "El Zorzal" (The [Song] Thrush), "The King of Tango", "El Mago" (The Wizard), "El Morocho del Abasto" (The Brunette boy from Abasto), and ironically "El Mudo" (The Mute).

Birth and Death Data: Born December 11th, 1887 (Toulouse;Q833016), Died June 24th, 1935 (Medellín)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, songwriter, speaker

Notes: Sometimes listed as singing in the tenor vocal range.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 89 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 65739 10-in. 5/19/1933 Silêncio Lely Morel Female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor 65782 10-in. 6/21/1933 Melodia de arrabal Lely Morel Female vocal solo composer  
Victor 79773 10-in. 11/13/1934 Amores de estudante Francisco Alves Male vocal solo composer  
Victor 79774 10-in. 11/13/1934 Meu Buenos Aires querido Francisco Alves Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-82350 10-in. 4/25/1934 Silencio Hotel Picadilly Orchestra ; Oscar de la Rosa Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-83591 10-in. 7/27/1934 Criollita deci que si Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-83592 10-in. 7/27/1934 Caminito soleado Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-83598 10-in. 7/30/1934 Cuesta abajo Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-83599 10-in. 7/30/1934 Mi Buenos Aires querido Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-83700 10-in. 7/30/1934 Amores de estudiante Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-83701 10-in. 7/30/1934 Golondrinas Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-83702 10-in. 7/30/1934 Soledad Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-83703 10-in. 7/30/1934 Rubias de Nueva York Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-84129 10-in. 8/24/1934 Apure, delantero buey Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-84130 10-in. 8/24/1934 Amargura Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BAVE-86863 10-in. 6/13/1935 El día que me quieras Edgardo Donato Muchachos ; Jorge Ortiz Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-89224 10-in. 3/19/1935 Arrabal amargo Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-89225 10-in. 3/19/1935 Sus ojos se cerraron Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-89226 10-in. 3/19/1935 Volver Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-89227 10-in. 3/19/1935 Por una cabeza Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-89228 10-in. 3/19/1935 Lejana tierra mía Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-89229 10-in. 3/19/1935 El día que me quieras Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-89230 10-in. 3/20/1935 Volvió una noche Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-89231 10-in. 3/20/1935 Amor tropical Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BVE-89232 10-in. 3/20/1935 Los ojos de mi moza Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 89 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gardel, Carlos," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104355.

Gardel, Carlos. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104355.

"Gardel, Carlos." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104355

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