José Larralde

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José Larralde
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Background information
Birth name José Teodoro Larralde
Born (1937-10-22) October 22, 1937 (age 77)
Huanguelén, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Folk Music,
Occupation(s) Singer,
Instruments Vocals, guitar,
Years active 1967–present
Labels Columbia Records, CBS, RCA Victor

José Larralde (Huanguelén, Coronel Suárez, Buenos Aires Province, October 22, 1937) is an Argentine songwriter of folk music.[1]

At the early age of 7 years Larralde had already written songs with social content. Throughout the years he would write various songs about crafts, situations and people he had stumbled upon in his life. Of Iraqi and Basque descent, José Larralde has been a bricklayer, a rural worker, a solderer, a mechanic, and a guitarist and songwriter.

Some songs by Jose were published by Jorge Cafrune in his LP Jorge Cafrune (1967). In 1967 Larralde recorded his first LP in a series of over 30 edited in Argentina: Canta José Larralde

Larralde is not much known because he has shunned promotions and massive concentrations. Notwithstanding, his singing crossed the boundaries of his country and triumphed in countries such as Germany, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Spain among others. His lyrics deal with injustices and inequities.

Larralde also debuted as an actor in the Argentinian film Santos Vega (1972). His cover of Quimey Neuquén, originally composed by Marcelo Berbel and Napoleón Milton Aguilar, was re-edited by Chancha via Circuito and it has been showcased in the AMC television series Breaking Bad.


  • Canta José Larralde (1967)
  • Permiso (1968)
  • Herencia pa un hijo gaucho (1968)
  • Hombre (1969)
  • Pa que dentre (1969)
  • Amigo (1970)
  • Santos Vega (1970)
  • Cimarrón y tobacco (1971)
  • Cimbreando (1972)
  • Macollando (1973)
  • Y un porque sin final (1975)
  • De hablarle a la soledad (1976)
  • Al tranco manso nomás (1977)
  • Si yo elegí mi destino (1978)
  • Desde lejos (1979)
  • Del sur pa' allá (1980)
  • Amansando soledades (1981)
  • Un viento de aquel lao (1982)
  • Viento arriba (1984)
  • El alegre canto de los pájaros tristes (1986)
  • Como quien mira una espera (1995)
  • Trayendo ayeres(1996)
  • A las 11 1/4 (1999)
  • Antología (2004)
  • Larralde vs. Cafrune (2006)


  1. ^ Billboard. Billboard Publications. April 1971. p. 64. 

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