Azucena Maizani (17 November 1902 – 15 January 1970) was an Argentine tango singer, composer and actress who was born in Buenos Aires on November 17, 1902 and died in the same city on January 15, 1970. She was discovered in 1920 by Francisco Canaro and quickly emerged as a major star. Her frequent appearances on stage and radio made her the female counterpart of Carlos Gardel although she did not enjoy as successful a film career as he did, appearing in a handful of films including Buenos Aires Sings (1947). During many years she gave performances dressed with men's suits or criollo cowboy attire for which she was known by the nickname "Funny-face Cowgirl", given to her by Libertad Lamarque in 1935.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1902 (Buenos Aires), Died January 15th, 1970 (Buenos Aires)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1938
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, songwriter, lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BAVE-44284||10-in.||Fall 1928||Pero yo sé||Orquesta Típica J. Guido||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BAVE-74026||10-in.||Jan. 1933||Con casa y sin mujer||Mercedes Simone||Female vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BAVE-74063||10-in.||3/13/1933||Con casa y sin mujer||Alberto Gómez ; Orquesta Típica Victor||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Victor||BAVE-74065||10-in.||Mar. 1933||Deci que si||Orquesta Adolfo Carabelli||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BAVE-74135||10-in.||May 1933||Como gato entre las leñas||Libertad Lamarque||Female vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BAVE-74139||10-in.||5/12/1933||Como gato entre las leñas||Fernando Díaz ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||lyricist|
|Victor||BS-028372||10-in.||11/4/1938||Descreída||Azucena Maizani||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||vocalist|
|Victor||BS-028373||10-in.||11/4/1938||Amanece||Azucena Maizani||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||vocalist|
|Victor||BS-028374||10-in.||11/4/1938||No sé por qué te quiero||Azucena Maizani||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||vocalist|
|Victor||BS-028375||10-in.||11/4/1938||Lejos de mi tierra||Azucena Maizani||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||vocalist, composer|
|Gramophone||0J515||10-in.||before 8/18/1933||Portero, suba y digale||Azucena Maizani||Female vocal solo||vocalist|
|Gramophone||0J516||10-in.||before 6/8/1933||Pero yo se||Azucena Maizani||Female vocal solo||vocalist, composer, lyricist|
|Gramophone||0J520||10-in.||before 6/8/1933||No salgas de tu barrio||Azucena Maizani||Female vocal solo||vocalist|
|Gramophone||0J521||10-in.||before 8/18/1933||Usted sabe, Señor Juez||Azucena Maizani||Female vocal solo, with violin and piano||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Maizani, Azucena," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111787.
Maizani, Azucena. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111787.
"Maizani, Azucena." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.
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