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Azucena Maizani

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Maizani, Azucena," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111787.

Maizani, Azucena. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111787.

"Maizani, Azucena." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111787

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