Angel Gregorio Villoldo

Ángel Gregorio Villoldo Arroyo (16 February 1861 – 14 October 1919) was an Argentine musician and one of the pioneers of tango music. 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 the continental genres into native Argentinian rhythms.

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

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1954

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

Notes: Ángel Gregori Villoldo Arroyo's name appears as Angel Villoldo, Angel Gregorio Villoldo, Fray Pimiento, and Antonio Techotra.

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Recordings (Results 251-255 of 255 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Zonophone 13386 10-in. before 1908 Ensalada criolla Lola Garcia ; Angel Gregorio Villoldo Female-male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Odeon 6875 10-in. 9/23/1931 Cantar eterno Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars composer  
Polyphon 2300 10-in. between 1910 and 1925 Camarera y compadrito Alfredo Eusebio de Gobbi ; Flora Rodríguez de Gobbi Female-male vocal duet composer  
Zonophone (U.K.) 13443 10-in. approximately 1905 El porteñito Angel Gregorio Villoldo Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia (U.K.) CL9333 10-in. approximately 1952 Laisse ta main dans la mienne Orchestre Argentin Manuel Pizarro ; Manuel Pizarro Instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 251-255 of 255 records)


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