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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

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  
Victor BVE-89233 10-in. 3/20/1935 Amargura Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-89235 10-in. 3/20/1935 Guitarra mía Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 3 guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-89451 10-in. 3/26/1935 Exploitation record for Export Department Carlos Gardel Promotional talk, with dubbed recording speaker  
Victor BAVE-93137 10-in. 4/3/1936 Amargura Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-93370 10-in. Between 10/7/1936 and 10/27/1936 Mano a mano Héctor Palacios Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-99410 10-in. 2/27/1936 Cuesta abajo Club Aguila Orchestra ; Fred Gutiérrez Jazz/dance band (take 1); with recitation (take 2) composer  
Victor BS-02916 10-in. 10/26/1936 Volvio una noche Tito Vargas Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Victor BS-02917 10-in. 10/26/1936 El día que me quieras Tito Vargas Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Victor BS-02918 10-in. 10/26/1936 Por una cabeza Tito Vargas Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Victor BS-02919 10-in. 10/26/1936 Lejana tierra mía Tito Vargas Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Victor BS-02920 10-in. 10/26/1936 Silencio Tito Vargas Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Victor BS-023641 10-in. 6/28/1938 Golondrinas Quinteto "La Plata" Instrumental quintet, with male vocal duet composer  
Victor BAVE-039072 10-in. 11/14/1939 Ay Aurora Alberto Echagüe ; Orquesta Típica Juan D'Arienzo Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia 56748 10-in. approximately 1912 Sos mi tirador plateado Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56749 10-in. approximately 1912 Yo se hacer Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56750 10-in. approximately 1912 La mañanita Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56752 10-in. approximately 1912 A mi madre Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56753 10-in. approximately 1912 Me dejaste Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56754 10-in. approximately 1912 Mi china cabrera Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56755 10-in. approximately 1912 El sueño Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56756 10-in. approximately 1912 Pobre flor Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56757 10-in. approximately 1912 La mariposa Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56758 10-in. approximately 1912 Es en vano Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56759 10-in. approximately 1912 Brisas de la tarde Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56760 10-in. approximately 1912 El almohadon Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56761 10-in. approximately 1912 A mitre Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 56762 10-in. approximately 1912 Mi madre querida Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Brunswick C899-C900 10-in. 5/3/1927 Entre no mas Rafael García ; Román Nava ; Quinteto Mexicano de Chicago Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet composer  
Odeon 29 10-in. approximately 1918 Mis perros Carlos Gardel ; José Razzano Male vocal duet, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 32 10-in. approximately 1917 La criolla Carlos Gardel ; José Razzano Male vocal duet, with guitars songwriter, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 33 10-in. approximately 1918 Flor de fango Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 36 10-in. approximately 1917 El moro Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 137 10-in. approximately 1917 El moro Orquesta Roberto Firpo Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Odeon 166 10-in. approximately 1919 El vagabundo Carlos Gardel ; José Razzano Male vocal duet, with guitar songwriter, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 170 10-in. approximately 1919 De vuelta al bulín Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon E-1109 8-in. 7/20/1927 Caminito Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 3 guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon KI 4489 10-in. 5/28/1931 Gotas de veneno Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon e5449 10-in. approximately 1928 Mi noche triste Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon e5450 10-in. approximately 1934 Vieja recoba Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon E 5471 10-in. 4/29/1930 La mariposa Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar trio vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon E-5603 8-in. 5/20/1930 Insomnio Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 6846 10-in. 9/4/1931 Preparate pal domingo Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 6858 10-in. approximately 1931 Como se canta en Napoles Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 6871 10-in. 9/21/1931 Déjà Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 6872 10-in. 9/21/1931 Folie Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 6873 10-in. approximately 1931 Madame c'est vous Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 6874 10-in. approximately 1931 Je te dirai Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 6875 10-in. 9/23/1931 Cantar eterno Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon Ki 6915 10-in. approximately 1934 Taconeando Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon E 7319 10-in. 1/13/1933 Mentiras Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 4 guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon E 7329 10-in. 1/23/1933 Milonga sentimental Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 4 guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon E-7333 10-in. 1/25/1933 Melodia de arrabal Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 4 guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 18010B 10-in. 1917 Mi noche triste Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 18010A 10-in. 1917 Puntana Carlos Gardel ; José Razzano Male vocal duet, with guitars songwriter, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon X21172 12-in. approximately 1930 Palabras de José Razzano Carlos Gardel ; José Razzano Male vocal duet, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
Odeon X21173 12-in. approximately 1930 Palabras de Cátula Castillo Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon X21292 12-in. approximately 1930 Escena de la película "Cuesta abajo" Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars composer, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon X21293 12-in. approximately 1930 Palabras de Francisco Canaro Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon X21376 12-in. approximately 1930 Escena de la película "Cuesta abajo" Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, baritone vocal, composer  
Odeon X21377 12-in. approximately 1930 Escena de la película "El día que me quieras" Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon X21500 12-in. approximately 1930 Palabras de César Vedani Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon X21501 12-in. approximately 1930 Palabras de Francisco García Jiménez Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon X21502 12-in. approximately 1930 Palabras de Enrique Cadícamo Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon X21503 12-in. approximately 1930 Palabras de Ireneo Leguisamo Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars vocalist, baritone vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gardel, Carlos," accessed April 14, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104355.

Gardel, Carlos. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104355.

"Gardel, Carlos." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 14 April 2021.

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

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