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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 26-50 of 89 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 89 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gardel, Carlos," accessed April 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104355.

Gardel, Carlos. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104355.

"Gardel, Carlos." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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