“El viejo vals”, by Charlo and guitars.
Listen to “El viejo vals”, by Charlo and guitars.
Real name: Pérez, Carlos José
Singer, musician, pianist, actor and composer.
(7 July 1906 – 30 October 1990)
After Carlos Gardel, Charlo is the most important singer in tango, although, unlike him he did not become a popular myth. He was the vocalist who recorded most, in a discographic career started in 1925 and ended in 1967. However, the main part of his recordings are concentrated in only four years, from 1928 to 1931. In most of those renditions he reaches a level comparable to Gardel’s. Like him, he was responsible for establishing an emotional style though austere and without exaggerations, of perfect intonation and attentive musicianship. As composer he displayed his great melodic talent, giving birth to important pieces in tango romanza style. Continue reading.