Guillermo Buitrago

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Guillermo de Jesús Buitrago Henríquez, a Colombian composer of vallenato music, was born in Ciénaga Magdalena, Colombia on 1 April 1920 and died 19 April 1949.

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Discography[edit]

His music was originally distributed in 78 rpm discs; nobody knows exactly how many songs he recorded but it is said[by whom?] to be more than 150 songs. His record producers were "Discos Fuentes", who have compiled most of his songs in LPs and CDs.

Some of the main releases have been:

Víspera de año nuevo[edit]

  1. "Las mujeres a mí no me quieren"
  2. "Compae Heliodoro"
  3. "La hija de mi comadre"
  4. "Ron de vinola"
  5. "Qué criterio"
  6. "El hijo de la luna"
  7. "Grito vagabundo"
  8. "El huerfanito"
  9. "La víspera de año nuevo"
  10. "La araña picua"
  11. "Dame tu mujer José"
  12. "La vida es un relajo"

Guillermo Buitrago inédito[edit]

La música inédita de Guillermo Buitrago

  1. Se marchitaron las flores
  2. La loca Rebeca
  3. Muchacha patillalera
  4. Gallo basto y pelao
  5. El toque de queda
  6. El desdichado
  7. La cita
  8. Careperro
  9. Cinco noches de velorio
  10. Las contradicciones
  11. El gallo atravesao
  12. El tigre guapo
  13. El maromero
  14. Buitrago me tiene un pique

La piña madura[edit]

  1. La capuchona
  2. Adios mi maye (la despedida)
  3. Cienaguera
  4. La carta
  5. El testamento
  6. El tiburon de marbella
  7. El amor de claudia
  8. Pacha rosado
  9. La piña madura
  10. La varita de caña
  11. Espera que me muera
  12. El compae migue (El ermitaño).

Regalito de navidad[edit]

This long play was edited by Discos Fuentes mixing between those 12 songs of the album four songs that were recorded after Buitragos Death by another singer called Julio C. San Juan and don't belong to Guillermo Buitrago. Those songs with an asterisk belong to San Juan.

  1. Regalito de navidad*
  2. Palomita mensajera*
  3. Yo no monto en avión*
  4. El amor es un collar
  5. Las sabanas del diluvio
  6. Luis Eduardo
  7. Rosa Valencia*
  8. La peste
  9. Pacho y Abraham
  10. Los enanos
  11. El brujo de Arjona (El enviado)
  12. Moralito.

El testamento y otros cantos ineditos[edit]

  1. El cazador
  2. La mujer que quiere a uno
  3. La fiera de pabayo
  4. Pacho y Abraham
  5. La costumbre de los pueblos
  6. El testamento
  7. La matica de yuca
  8. Espera que muera
  9. El dolor de Micaela
  10. La vida es un relajo

Released in 78's[edit]

Some other songs that haven't been released in CD or LP but just recorded in 78's and only collectors possess them are: (They have disappeared almost completely).

  • Buitrago me tiene un pique (1st version)
  • Como se pierde se gana(bolero)
  • Compay Chaney (El zorro)
  • El bachiller
  • El bobo de la yuca (buitrago just did backing vocals)
  • El coco rayado
  • El día de San Sebastián (El caimán)
  • El doctor Rafael Lavalle
  • El compa´e mige (1st version)
  • El jerre jerre -El negro maldito
  • El negro Mendo
  • La estricnina
  • La vaca lechera
  • Linda nena
  • Los panderos de Río Frío
  • Mi guayabo
  • Mil veces(Lombo)
  • Mi morenita
  • Petra la pelua
  • Santo Tomás
  • Zorro chucho, marimonda y baco

Extinguised recordings[edit]

The following are completely extinguished:

  • El alazanito
  • Mala noche (El negrito figurin)
  • Toño miranda en el Valle
  • Falsas caricias
  • Anhelos
  • Los choferes
  • La rosca
  • Teresa Mercedes
  • Las muchachas de buitrago
  • Ritmo colombiano (Mi Colombia) "Buitrago just did backing vocals"
  • La cañandonga

Odeón Argentina and Chile edited a few of his songs and some of that Odeón material was also edited by Discos Fuentes.

From radio advertising[edit]

Some other songs were radio advertising and they weren't commercially edited.

  • Ron añejo*
  • Ron motilon*
  • Radio document. (Advertising to promote Butrago's radio programme)*
  • Canada Dry.
  • Nutrimalta.
  • La Costeña. (A tailor shop).
  • El Colegio. (A food supplies and liquor store).
  • La piladora de Tomás.
  • Farmacia San José.
  • Farmacia Royal.
  • Almendra Tropical (A cafe).
  • Muebles la Fama. (A furniture shop).
  • Gentleman. (Colombian cigarettes).
  • La Mayorquina.(A candy sotre).
  • Flor del campo (A bakery).

There are some more radio advertising recordings made by Buitrago and those with an asterisk are the only 3 that have been found.

Compilation: 16 Exitos de Navidad y Año Nuevo[edit]

One of the latest CDs produced is a compilation and restoration of his greatest hits called "16 Exitos de Navidad y Año Nuevo". Two of the songs were cut at the very beginning missing a small part of the original intro. Also, percussion and a bass were added to almost all the songs differing from the original track.

  1. Víspera De Año Nuevo
  2. Ron De Vinola
  3. Dame Tu Mujer José
  4. Grito Vagabundo
  5. El Huerfanito
  6. Compae Heliodro
  7. El Amor De Claudia
  8. La Carta
  9. La Araña Picua
  10. La Piña Madura
  11. La Hija De Mi Comadre
  12. Qué Criterio
  13. Las Mujeres A Mi No Me Quieren
  14. Cienaguera
  15. El Testamento
  16. El Brujo De Arjona

References[edit]

Guillermo Buitrago cantor del pueblo para todos los tiempos (biography book), Edgar Caballero Elias, Discos Fuentes www.discosfuentes.com Gabriel Velez's collection.