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
|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||70185||10-in.||1/19/1942||Er ca' o' er calé||Angelillo||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Angelillo," accessed June 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110467.
Angelillo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110467.
"Angelillo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 June 2021.
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