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Angel Gregorio Villoldo

Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Arroyo (16 February 1861 -14 October 1919) was an Argentine musician and one of the pioneers of tango. He was born south of the city of Buenos Aires. He was lyricist, composer and one of the major singers of the era. He is also known by the pseudonyms A. Gregorio, Fray Pimiento, Gregorio Giménez, Angel Arroyo and Mario Reguero. Villoldo transformed the Spanish tanguillos, the cuplés, and the habaneras, turning that music into a native Argentinian rhythm.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 16th, 1861 (Barracas), Died October 14th, 1919

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, baritone vocal, speaker, author, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 5569 10-in. between 1903 and 1908 El choclo Banda Española Band composer  
Columbia 5673 10-in. between 1903 and 1908 El camambu Prince's Band Band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Villoldo, Angel Gregorio," accessed June 21, 2021,

Villoldo, Angel Gregorio. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2021, from

"Villoldo, Angel Gregorio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 June 2021.

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