Felipe Gil

Felipe Gil, also known by his nickname El Charro is a Mexican singer and songwriter. He was born in Misantla, Veracruz, in 1913, into a family of musicians and he studied the music of the area. He worked for a time with Álvaro Ancona and in 1936 they were joined by Jesús "Chucho" Navarro, forming the group El Charro Gil y Sus Caporales. In 1940 Ancona was replaced by Felipe's brother Alfredo Gil. They disbanded in 1944, when Chucho Navarro and Alfredo Gil left the group to form the Trío Los Panchos with Hernando Avilés.

In 1939, Felipe Gil married the Mexican American vocalist Eva Garza after they met during Garza's concert tour in Juarez, Mexico. The couple subsequently settled in New York City and eventually raised three children until they divorced in 1953. Felipe Gil occasionally collaborated with his wife in his performances with Sus Caporales. They also recorded several boleros for Columbia Records (Catalogue # 1613-C) including: Diez Años - Rafael Hernández and Eso Si... Eso No - Felipe "El Charro" Gil.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1913 (Veracruz), Died January 1st, 1956

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1942

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

Notes: Also known as "El Charro."

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-94935 10-in. before 2/2/1938 Hay que ponerse muy chango Trío Hidalguense Vocal trio, with guitars composer  
Victor MBS-015274 10-in. before 8/10/1938 El aguamielero Caporales ; Felipe Gil Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-015275 10-in. before 8/10/1938 La morenona Caporales ; Felipe Gil Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor MBS-015276 10-in. before 8/10/1938 El corrido de la sierra Caporales ; Felipe Gil Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-015277 10-in. before 8/10/1938 Serenata serrana Caporales ; Felipe Gil Vocal and instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-032059 10-in. before 3/7/1939 La chole Caporales ; Felipe Gil Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars leader  
Victor MBS-032060 10-in. before 3/7/1939 Por esta Caporales ; Felipe Gil Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars leader  
Victor MBS-032348 10-in. before 10/4/1939 La juilona Caporales ; Felipe Gil Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars leader  
Victor MBS-032349 10-in. before 10/4/1939 Los caporales Caporales ; Felipe Gil Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars and talk composer, leader  
Victor MBS-032350 10-in. before 11/1/1939 Juega el gallo Caporales ; Felipe Gil Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor MBS-032351 10-in. before November 1939 Canción del camino Caporales ; Felipe Gil Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars vocalist  
Victor MBS-032352 10-in. before 10/4/1939 Chinita Caporales ; Felipe Gil Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars leader  
Victor MBS-032353 10-in. 10/4/1939 Sola a ti te quiero Caporales ; Felipe Gil Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars composer, vocalist  
Victor MBS-054018 10-in. before 9/6/1940 Sola me dejaste Eva Garza Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Decca 70490 10-in. 3/13/1942 Ay jalisco no te rajes El Charro Gil vocalist  
Decca 70491 10-in. 3/13/1942 Corrido del Norte El Charro Gil vocalist  
Decca 70492 10-in. 3/13/1942 Como Mexico no hay dos El Charro Gil vocalist  
Decca 70493 10-in. 3/13/1942 Traigo un amor El Charro Gil vocalist  
Decca DLA 1524 10-in. 10/18/1938 El cascabel El Charro Gil vocalist  
Decca DLA 1525 10-in. 10/18/1938 La cucaracha El Charro Gil vocalist  
Decca DLA 1526 10-in. 10/18/1938 Hay que ponerse muy change El Charro Gil vocalist  
Decca DLA 1527 10-in. 10/18/1938 El parrandero El Charro Gil vocalist  
Decca DLA 1528 10-in. 10/18/1938 La morenona El Charro Gil vocalist  
Decca DLA 1529 10-in. 10/18/1938 Cancion de mar El Charro Gil vocalist  
Decca DLA 1566 10-in. 11/21/1938 Mujeres latinas El Charro Gil vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 32 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gil, Felipe," accessed March 7, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114417.

Gil, Felipe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/114417.

"Gil, Felipe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 7 March 2021.

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