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Cátulo Castillo

Ovidio Cátulo González Castillo (6 August 1906 – 19 October 1975) was an Argentine poet and tango music composer. He was the author of many famous works, such as Organito de la tarde, El aguacero (lyrics by José González Castillo), Tinta roja and Caserón de tejas (both with music by Sebastián Piana), María and La última curda (both with music by Aníbal Troilo), and El último café (with music by Héctor Stamponi). The tango La calesita, which he composed with Mariano Mores, inspired the film of the same name directed in 1962 by Hugo del Carril.

His father, José González Castillo, an anarchist, wanted to list himself in the civil registry as Descanso Dominical González Castillo, but was convinced by his friends not to, and kept his other name. As an infant, Cátulo lived in Chile, where his father was exiled because of his anarchist ideology. He returned to Argentina in 1913. Cátulo later affiliated with the Communist Party.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 6th, 1906 (Buenos Aires), Died October 19th, 1975

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-40784 10-in. 12/15/1927 Viejo ciego Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-66531 10-in. Oct.-Nov. 1931 Aguacero Orquesta Típica Sinfonica Lomuto Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-66533 10-in. Oct.-Nov. 1931 El aguacero Gómez-Vila Male vocal duet, with guitars composer  
Victor BAVE-66882 10-in. 8/24/1932 Ronda Charlo ; Orquesta Adolfo Carabelli Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-74331 10-in. 10/6/1933 Tango sin letra Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-74460 10-in. 3/23/1934 Papel picado Fernando Díaz ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-93704 10-in. 5/4/1937 Tu cariño Libertad Lamarque Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-012034 10-in. between 12/14/1937 and 12/21/1937 Triste destino Libertad Lamarque Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BAVE-084084 10-in. 11/30/1942 Organito de la tarde Orquesta Típica Carlos Di Sarli Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-091579 10-in. before 12/12/1950 No vuelvas, María Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Vieri Fidanzini Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
OKeh W400018 10-in. 1/16/1928 Organito de la tarde Orquesta Criolla Tropical Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick 212bf 10-in. 1926 Organito de la tarde Marek Weber Adlon Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick E25146-E25147 10-in. 11/10/1927 Viejo ciego Los Floridians ; Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E25844-E25845 10-in. 1/5/1928 Organito de la tarde Pilar Arcos ; Los Floridians Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Gramophone 0J1195 10-in. 12/21/1933 El aguacero Trío Argentino Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Odeon X21173 12-in. approximately 1930 Palabras de Cátula Castillo Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Castillo, Cátulo," accessed February 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107681.

Castillo, Cátulo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107681.

"Castillo, Cátulo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 February 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107681

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