C. Gardel

Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardès; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a French-Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango. He was one of the most influential interpreters of world popular music in the first half of the 20th century. Gardel is the most famous popular tango singer of all time and is recognized throughout the world. He was notable for his baritone voice and the dramatic phrasing of his lyrics. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera, Gardel wrote several classic tangos.

Gardel died in an airplane crash at the height of his career, becoming an archetypal tragic hero mourned throughout Latin America. For many, Gardel embodies the soul of the tango style. He is commonly referred to as "Carlitos", "El Zorzal" ("The Song thrush"), "The King of Tango", "El Mago" (The Wizard), "El Morocho del Abasto" (The Brunette boy from Abasto), and ironically "El Mudo" (The Mute).

In 1967, a controversial theory was published by Uruguayan writer Erasmo Silva Cabrera, asserting that Gardel was born in Tacuarembó, Uruguay. Other authors expanded upon this theory, and a museum to Gardel was established in Tacuarembó. But Gardel's friends and family all knew him as a French immigrant from Toulouse. Scholarly researchers analyzed the contradictory evidence, especially French birth and baptismal records, and confirmed his birthplace as Toulouse.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 11, 1887 (Toulouse), Died June 24, 1935 (Medellín)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor 74322 10-in. 10/3/1933 Mano a mano Trio Ciriaco Ortiz Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-74412 10-in. 1/8/1934 Mano a mano Charlo ; Trio Ciriaco Ortiz Instrumental trio, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77479 10-in. 8/15/1933 Silencio en la noche Manuel Velasquez Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-77480 10-in. 8/15/1933 Melodía de arrabal Manuel Velasquez Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-77635 10-in. 9/8/1933 No sé porqué Manuel Velazquez Orchestra Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-77636 10-in. 9/8/1933 Cuando no estás Manuel Velazquez Orchestra Instrumental quintet, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-78367 10-in. 10/31/1933 Mañanita de sol M. Prichardo ; Manuel Velazquez Male vocal duet, with 3 guitars composer  
Victor BS-78368 10-in. 10/31/1933 Criollita de mis amores M. Prichardo ; Manuel Velazquez Male vocal duet, with 3 guitars composer  
Victor BS-83591 10-in. 7/27/1934 Criollita deci que si Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano composer  
Victor BS-83592 10-in. 7/27/1934 Caminito soleado Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and piano composer  
Victor BS-83598 10-in. 7/30/1934 Cuesta abajo Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-83599 10-in. 7/30/1934 Mi Buenos Aires querido Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-83700 10-in. 7/30/1934 Amores de estudiante Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-83701 10-in. 7/30/1934 Golondrinas Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-83702 10-in. 7/30/1934 Soledad Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-83703 10-in. 7/30/1934 Rubias de Nueva York Alfredo Cibelli ; Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-84129 10-in. 8/24/1934 Apure, delantero buey Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-84130 10-in. 8/24/1934 Amargura Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-86868 10-in. 6/17/1935 Sus ojos se cerraron Jorge Omar ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-86873 10-in. 7/01/1935 Volver Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo ; Roberto Ray Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-86906 10-in. 7/19/1935 Volvio una noche Jorge Omar ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-86925 10-in. 8/8/1935 Por una cabeza Jorge Omar ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-86928 10-in. 8/9/1935 Lejana tierra mia Edgardo Donato Muchachos ; Horacio Lagos Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-86934 10-in. 8/23/1935 Arrabal amargo Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo ; Roberto Ray Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-89224 10-in. 3/19/1935 Arrabal amargo Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 1-25 of 77 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "C. Gardel," accessed August 14, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306471.

C. Gardel. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 14, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306471.

"C. Gardel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 14 August 2022.

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