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 101-118 of 118 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick B13517 10-in. 7/5/1933 Melodía de Arrabal : Tango canción, from "Melodía de Arrabal" Orquesta Típica Don Alberto Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick B13519 10-in. 7/5/1933 Cuando no estás : Canción, from "Melodía de Arrabal" Orquesta Típica Don Alberto Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick B14187 10-in. 10/20/1933 Mañanita de sol : Canción, from "Melodía de Arrabal" Orquesta Típica Don Alberto Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick B14889 10-in. 3/5/1934 Melodia de Arrabal Hurtado Brothers Royal Marimba Band of Guatemala Marimba band composer  
Gramophone 0J322 10-in. before July 1932 Tomo y obligo Alfredo Marino ; Orquesta Típica Palermo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0J915 10-in. January 1933 Mi destino Orquesta Típica Argentina Angel Maffia Jazz/dance band composer  
Odeon 36 10-in. approximately 1917 El moro Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Odeon 137 10-in. approximately 1917 El moro Orquesta Roberto Firpo Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Odeon E5471 10-in. 4/29/1930 La mariposa Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitar trio composer  
Odeon E7333 10-in. 1/25/1933 Melodia de arrabal Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with 4 guitars composer  
Odeon E7385 10-in. 3/27/1933 Silencio ... ! Carlos Gardel ; Orquesta Francisco Canaro Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble and vocal chorus composer  
Odeon X21172 12-in. approximately 1930 Palabras de José Razzano Carlos Gardel ; José Razzano Male vocal duet, with guitars composer  
Odeon X21292 12-in. approximately 1930 Escena de la película "Cuesta abajo" Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with guitars composer  
Odeon X21376 12-in. approximately 1930 Escena de la película "Cuesta abajo" Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Odeon X21377 12-in. approximately 1930 Escena de la película "El día que me quieras" Carlos Gardel Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gennett 9096 10-in. 9/26/1924 Mano a mano Nava's Mexican Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL1132 10-in. 6/7/1928 Mano a mano Orquesta Típica Argentina Salvador Pizarro Instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6848 10-in. 11/18/1938 Viejos tiempos Aldo Campoamor ; Orchestre Rafael Canaro Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 101-118 of 118 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "C. Gardel," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306471.

C. Gardel. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306471.

"C. Gardel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 22 June 2024.

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