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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 51-75 of 89 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 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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