Silvestre Vargas

Silvestre Vargas (31 December, 1901 – October 7, 1985, Guadalajara) was a Mexican mariachi musician. In 1928, he became the leader of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, an ensemble from Jalisco begun by his father in 1898. In the 1930s the group moved to Mexico City, and Vargas, along with Rubén Fuentes, became pivotal composers in the evolution of the genre. Silvestre and the Mariachi Vargas made dozens of recordings and starred in many films through the 1960s. He died in 1985, and his gravesite became a popular site for pilgrimages on the date of his death. In 1997, a museum dedicated to Silvestre was established in Jalisco.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 31st, 1901, Died October 7th, 1985

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1950 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-091489 10-in. before 8/9/1950 Amor ingrato Mariachi Silvestre Vargas ; Las Mochitecas Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-091491 10-in. before 7/19/1950 Nomás suspiro y suspiro Mariachi Silvestre Vargas ; Las Mochitecas Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092248 10-in. before 11/24/1950 Tu llanto beberás Miguel Aceves Mejia ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092249 10-in. before 10/5/1950 Rosa Rosita Miguel Aceves Mejia ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Victor MBS-092250 10-in. before 9/5/1950 Cuatro caminos Miguel Aceves Mejia ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092251 10-in. before 9/12/1950 Sufrir por un amor Miguel Aceves Mejia ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092252 10-in. before 9/12/1950 Mexicanos somos donde quera Miguel Aceves Mejia ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092253 10-in. before 9/5/1950 Ella Miguel Aceves Mejia ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092254 10-in. before 10/5/1950 El capiro Miguel Aceves Mejia ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092325 10-in. before 12/1/1950 Penas del alma Dueto Aguila y Sol ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092326 10-in. before 12/1/1950 El pendenciero Dueto Aguila y Sol ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092628 10-in. before 5/22/1951 Qué hiciste con mis besos Félix y Martha ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092631 10-in. before 5/22/1951 Borracho de sentimiento Félix y Martha ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092677 10-in. before 4/10/1951 Los girasoles Dueto Aguila y Sol ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092679 10-in. before 4/10/1951 Veleidosa Dueto Aguila y Sol ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092681 10-in. before 5/14/1951 Dos seres que se aman Dueto Aguila y Sol ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor MBS-092682 10-in. before 5/14/1951 No te aquerencies Dueto Aguila y Sol ; Mariachi Silvestre Vargas Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vargas, Silvestre," accessed September 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210503.

Vargas, Silvestre. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210503.

"Vargas, Silvestre." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 September 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/210503

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