Terig Tucci

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  
(Results 1-25 of 83 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tucci, Terig," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107339.

Tucci, Terig. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107339.

"Tucci, Terig." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

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