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
|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|
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.
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