Terig Tucci (June 23, 1897 – February 28, 1973) was an Argentine composer, violinist, pianist, and mandolinist.
Tucci was born in Buenos Aires, in 1897. His first composition, Cariños de Madre was performed for a zarzuela at the Avenida Theatre, in 1917. Following a career as a violinist in local cinema orchestras, he left in 1923 for New York City, and from 1930 to 1941, performed for NBC Radio. Prominent recording label RCA Victor named Tucci executive producer of their lucrative Latin American music unit in 1932, and in 1934, he performed with fellow countryman Carlos Gardel during the renowned tango vocalist's Paramount Pictures contract.
Remaining at the helm of RCA Victor's Latin unit, Tucci served as lead music arranger for CBS' Pan American Symphony Orchestra from 1940 to 1949 where he collaborated with the accordionist John Serry Sr. and the conductor Alfredo Antonini on the radio program Viva America. During this tenure at CBS in New York City, he also collaborated with Juan Arvizu (Mexican tenor), Nestor Mesta Chaires (Mexican tenor) and Elsa Miranda (Puerto Rican vocalist). He also performed for General Electric from 1941 to 1947, and for the Voice of America, from 1951 to 1959. Tucci led his tango orchestra in numerous RCA recordings, notably My Buenos Aires, in 1958. He retired from RCA Victor in 1964, and in 1969, wrote a reflection on Gardel's last days, Gardel en Nueva York. Tucci lived out his final years in his Forest Hills, Queens, home. He died during a visit to Buenos Aires in 1973, and was buried in New York.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 23rd, 1897 (Buenos Aires), Died February 28th, 1973 (Buenos Aires)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1954
Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, director, composer, songwriter
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 83 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-77594||10-in.||9/1/1933||Cayó el tirano||Chago Rodríguez y su Grupo||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-77595||10-in.||9/1/1933||Mulata||Chago Rodríguez y su Grupo||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-81913||10-in.||3/12/1934||Flor incaica||Estudiantina Colombiana Tucci||Instrumental ensemble||composer, leader|
|Victor||BS-81914||10-in.||3/12/1934||Anita la bogodaneta||Estudiantina Colombiana Tucci||Instrumental ensemble||composer, leader|
|Victor||BS-81915||10-in.||3/12/1934||Vals del amor||Estudiantina Colombiana Tucci||Instrumental ensemble||leader|
|Victor||BS-81916||10-in.||3/12/1934||Ojos negros||Estudiantina Colombiana Tucci||Instrumental ensemble||leader|
|Victor||BS-81917||10-in.||3/12/1934||Los filipichines||Estudiantina Colombiana Tucci||Instrumental ensemble||leader|
|Victor||BS-81918||10-in.||3/12/1934||Centenario||Estudiantina Colombiana Tucci||Instrumental ensemble||leader|
|Victor||BVE-84129||10-in.||8/24/1934||Apure, delantero buey||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||director|
|Victor||BVE-84130||10-in.||8/24/1934||Amargura||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||director|
|Victor||BVE-86362||10-in.||12/21/1934||Lolita||Estudiantina Colombiana||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BAVE-86869||10-in.||6/17/1935||Sol tropical||Jorge Omar ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto||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||director|
|Victor||BVE-89225||10-in.||3/19/1935||Sus ojos se cerraron||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||director|
|Victor||BVE-89226||10-in.||3/19/1935||Volver||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||director|
|Victor||BVE-89227||10-in.||3/19/1935||Por una cabeza||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||director|
|Victor||BVE-89228||10-in.||3/19/1935||Lejana tierra mía||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||director|
|Victor||BVE-89229||10-in.||3/19/1935||El día que me quieras||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||director|
|Victor||BVE-89230||10-in.||3/20/1935||Volvió una noche||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||director|
|Victor||BVE-89231||10-in.||3/20/1935||Amor tropical||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||director, composer|
|Victor||BVE-89232||10-in.||3/20/1935||Los ojos de mi moza||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||director, composer|
|Victor||BVE-89233||10-in.||3/20/1935||Amargura||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||director|
|Victor||BS-89235||10-in.||3/20/1935||Guitarra mía||Carlos Gardel||Male vocal solo, with 3 guitars||director|
|Victor||BS-89531||10-in.||4/8/1935||Claveles rojos||Estudiantina Colombiana||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-89532||10-in.||4/8/1935||Perfume embriagador||Estudiantina Colombiana||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tucci, Terig," accessed October 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107339.
Tucci, Terig. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107339.
"Tucci, Terig." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 October 2021.
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