C. Gardel

Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardès; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a French-born 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 - 1956

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 118 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-89225 10-in. 3/19/1935 Sus ojos se cerraron Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-89226 10-in. 3/19/1935 Volver Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-89227 10-in. 3/19/1935 Por una cabeza Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-89228 10-in. 3/19/1935 Lejana tierra mía Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-89229 10-in. 3/19/1935 El día que me quieras Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-89230 10-in. 3/20/1935 Volvió una noche Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-89232 10-in. 3/20/1935 Los ojos de mi moza Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-89233 10-in. 3/20/1935 Amargura Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-89235 10-in. 3/20/1935 Guitarra mía Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 3 guitars composer  
Victor BAVE-93322 10-in. Between 9/4/1936 and 9/10/1936 Los ojos de mi moza Cuarteto Criollo Brunelli Instrumental quartet composer  
Victor BAVE-93365 10-in. 10/3/1936 Mano a mano Jorge Omar ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-95573 10-in. 10/24/1935 Volver Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-95574 10-in. 10/24/1935 El día que me quieras Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-99259 10-in. 2/22/1936 Cuesta abajo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BS-99410 10-in. 2/27/1936 Cuesta abajo Club Aguila Orchestra ; Fred Gutiérrez Jazz/dance band (take 1); with recitation (take 2) composer  
Victor BAVE-1252 10-in. summer 1927 Mano a mano Rosita Quiroga Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor G-1968 10-in. 5/5/1917 El moro Ignacio Riverol Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) composer  
Victor G-2005 10-in. 5/12/1917 Ingrata! Ignacio Riverol Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor G-2006 10-in. 5/12/1917 La mariposa Ignacio Riverol Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor G-2007 10-in. 5/12/1917 El señuelo Ignacio Riverol Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor G-2008 10-in. 5/12/1917 Amargura Ignacio Riverol Male vocal solo, with guitar and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor [Vi cat 75250-B] 10-in. approximately 1935 Lejana tierra mia Horacio Lagos ; Orquesta Tipica Edgardo Donato Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-02916 10-in. 10/26/1936 Volvio una noche Tito Vargas Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Victor BS-02917 10-in. 10/26/1936 El día que me quieras Tito Vargas Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Victor BS-02918 10-in. 10/26/1936 Por una cabeza Tito Vargas Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
(Results 26-50 of 118 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "C. Gardel," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306471.

C. Gardel. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306471.

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