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Osvaldo Fresedo

Osvaldo Fresedo (May 5, 1897 - November 18, 1984), nicknamed El pibe de La Paternal ("the kid from La Paternal") was an Argentine songwriter and director of a tango orchestra. He had the longest recording career in tango, from 1925 to 1980.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 5th, 1897 (Buenos Aires), Died November 18th, 1984 (Buenos Aires)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, bandoneĆ³n, composer, songwriter

Notes: Victor catalog also spells name as "Osualdo Fresedo." Fresedo was also a bandoneon player."


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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Fresedo, Osvaldo," accessed June 21, 2021,

Fresedo, Osvaldo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 21, 2021, from

"Fresedo, Osvaldo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 June 2021.

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