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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 76-89 of 89 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-89 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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