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Angelillo

for the footballer see Antonio Valentín Angelillo

Ángel Sampedro Montero (12 January 1908 in Vallecas, Madrid- 24 November 1973 in Buenos Aires, Argentina), better known as Angelillo, was a Spanish singer of popular songs in his time. He has been described as a "popular idol of the flamenco copla", a very particular style of flamenco, along with fandangos, soleares, saetas, caracoles and tarantas etc. He was also one of the earliest singers to sing in a forced falsetto in flamenco. He was also an actor in musical films of Andalusian folklore: He appeared in films such as La hija de Juan Simón (1935) and Suspiros de Triana (1955), becoming a film star for Filmófono and working with esteemed directors such as Luis Buñuel, which led to him being nicknamed “the nightingale of Andalusia”.

Angelillo was one of the most outspoken advocates of the Republic, with communist ideologies. He fled to Oran and from there, accompanied by Sabicas, to Argentina, where he quickly gained immense popularity. He returned to Spain in the 1950s.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1908 (Vallecas), Died 1973 (Buenos Aires)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, lyricist, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BAVE-039151 10-in. between 12/12/1939 and 2/19/1940 Tierra de olvido Angelillo Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BAVE-039152 10-in. between 12/12/1939 and 2/19/1940 Andalucía Angelillo Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BAVE-039153 10-in. between 12/12/1939 and 2/19/1940 ¡Arre, burro! Angelillo Male vocal solo vocalist  
Victor BAVE-039154 10-in. between 12/12/1939 and 2/19/1940 La canción que tu cantabas Angelillo ; Orquesta Luis Catalan ; Lydia Scuri Female-male vocal duet vocalist  
Gramophone BJ829 10-in. 6/13/1927 Media granadina Angelillo ; Miguel Borrull Male vocal solo, with guitar and talk vocalist  
Gramophone BJ831 10-in. 6/13/1927 Tarantas de Angelillo Angelillo ; Miguel Borrull Male vocal solo, with guitar and talk vocalist  
Gramophone BJ1493 10-in. 10/12/1928 Fandango de Alonso Angelillo Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Gramophone BJ2211 10-in. approximately 1929 Despedida de la madre Angelillo Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Gramophone BJ2216 10-in. 5/29/1929 Saeta Angelillo Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Gramophone BJ2217 10-in. approximately 1929 Fandanguillo Angelillo Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist  
Gramophone BJ2217 10-in. 5/29/1929 Fandangos del desafio Angelillo ; Guerrita Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Gramophone BJ2220 10-in. 5/31/1929 Fandangos del desafios Angelillo ; Miguel Borrull ; Guerrita Male vocal duet, with guitar vocalist  
Decca 69572 10-in. 7/29/1941 Potpourri flamenco Angelillo vocalist  
Decca 69573 10-in. 7/29/1941 El fandanguillero Angelillo vocalist  
Decca 70185 10-in. 1/19/1942 Er ca' o' er calé Angelillo vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Angelillo," accessed July 31, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110467.

Angelillo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 31, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110467.

"Angelillo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 31 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110467

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