Pedro Vargas

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Pedro Vargas
Busto de Pedro Vargas (L.A. Sanguino, Madrid) 02.jpg
Background information
Birth name Pedro Vargas Mata
Born (1906-04-29)April 29, 1906
Died October 30, 1989(1989-10-30) (aged 83)
Occupations Singer
Actor
Years active 1920–1989

Pedro Vargas Mata (San Miguel Allende, 29 April 1906 - Mexico City on 30 October 1989) was a Mexican singer and actor, from the golden age of Mexican cinema. He was known as the "Nightingale of the Americas".

Biography[edit]

Born into a family of modest means, Pedro Vargas sang in the church choir in his hometown from the age of seven. In 1920 he came to Mexico City and immediately began singing in the choirs of several churches and giving serenades. He met the composer and tenor Mario Talavera, his guide and mentor, who recommended him to Professor José Pierson. Vargas received voice training from Pierson, and soon after, the opportunity to participate in the opera "Cavalleria Rusticana" on January 22, 1928 at the Teatro Esperanza. He traveled to the United States with the Orquesta Tipica de Miguel Lerdo de Tejada. On his first visit to Buenos Aires he recorded two of his own compositions for the Victor label: "Porteñita mía" and "Me fui", with musical backing from pianist Agüero Pepe and the legendary violinist Elvino Vardaro. He was one of the best interpreters of the composer Agustín Lara, as well as many other composers from Latin America with great success, and enabled their music to traverse the most diverse countries in the continent, mainly Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela. With a very extensive repertoire that included lyrical songs such as "Jinetes en el Cielo", ranchera songs like "Allá en el Rancho Grande", boleros such as "Obsesión" (sung as a duet with Beny Moré) and nostalgic songs like "Alfonsina y el mar", Pedro Vargas received the well-deserved title of "The Nightingale of the Americas" from the public.

Discography[edit]

Long (vinyl)

  • El Rey Pedro Vargas - RCA VICTOR - 0107LPA

Tracks

  1. - Te Solté la Rienda
  2. - Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez
  3. - A Donde Va Nuestro Amor?
  4. - Mi Paloma Triste #- Volver, Volver
  5. - El Rey #- Cruz de Olvido
  6. - 16 Años
  7. - Eres Tú
  8. - Amor de Mi Vida
  9. - Que Te Vaya Bonito


  • Así Es Mi Tierra Pedro Vargas y La Rondalla Tapatía - RCA VICTOR - 0107LPB

Tracks

  1. - Así es mi Tierra
  2. - Soy Puro Mexicano
  3. - Allá en el Rancho Grande
  4. - La Feria de las Flores
  5. - Dos Arbolitos
  6. - Cielito Lindo
  7. - La del Rebozo Blanco
  8. - Fallaste Corazón
  9. - La Barca de Guaymas
  10. - La Huella de Mis Besos
  11. - ¿Sabes De Que Tengo Ganas?
  12. - Viva México


  • Lo Mejor de Pedro Vargas - Vol 1 Pedro Vargas - RCA VICTOR - 0107LPC

Tracks

  1. -Mujer
  2. - Te amaré toda la vida
  3. - Noches de Mazatlán
  4. - Esto es felicidad
  5. - Te traigo serenata
  6. - Aquel amor
  7. - Piel canela
  8. - Luna azul
  9. - Te quiero
  10. - Adiós
  11. - La negra noche
  12. - Obsesión


  • Lo Mejor de Pedro Vargas - Vol 2 Pedro Vargas - RCA VICTOR - 0107LPD

Tracks

  1. - Quizás, quizás, quizás
  2. - Santa
  3. - Que bonito amor
  4. - Jinetes en el cielo
  5. - Canción mixteca
  6. - Por Que ya no me quieres
  7. - Por que negar
  8. - Acércate más
  9. - La flor de la canela
  10. - Pecado
  11. - Granada
  12. - Rosa


  • Lo Mejor de Pedro Vargas - Vol 3 Pedro Vargas - RCA VICTOR - 0107LPE

Tracks

  1. - Quien será
  2. - Lamento borincano
  3. - Suerte loca
  4. - Cuando vivas conmigo
  5. - Despierta
  6. - Perdón
  7. - Pequeña
  8. - Flores negras
  9. - Corazón, corazón
  10. - La última noche
  11. - Amanecí en tus brazos
  12. - Adiós Mariquita linda

Filmography[edit]

  • Butterfly in the night, A (1977) (voice)
  • "Thank" (1975) TV
  • Back (1969)
  • Retablos of Guadalupe (1967) ... Retablos of Tepeyac (Mexico)
  • "Duquesa, La" (1966) TV
  • Cucurrucucu Paloma (1965)
  • Study Raleigh, El "(1964) TV
  • The singer cricket Cri Cri (1963) (voice)
  • Paper Man, The (1963) (voice) ... The Paper Man (International: English title)
  • "Domingos Herdez" (1962) TV
  • Mexico lindo y querido (1961) ... Beautiful and Beloved Mexico (International: English title)
  • Tres Angelitos Negros (1960)
  • Everyone his music (1959)
  • Unforgettable Melodies (1959 ).... Singer
  • Flor de canela (1959)
  • Vida de Agustín Lara, La (1959)
  • "Estudio de Pedro Vargas, El" (1959) TV
  • Bolero inmortal (1958)
  • Locos on television (1958)
  • Mask of flesh, The (1958)
  • Music in the Night (1958)
  • Music and Money (1958)
  • When Mexico canta (1958)
  • Locura musical (1958)
  • Feria de San Marcos, La (1958)
  • Three bohemianism The (1957)
  • Under naked, La (1957)
  • Apples Dorotea, Las (1957)
  • Zany rock and roll, Los (1957)
  • Teatro del crimen (1957)
  • "Max Factor, the stars and you" (1957) TV
  • Golden Jubilee (1956) ... Golden Anniversaries (International: English title)
  • Pensión artists (1956)
  • Besos banned (1956) ... Constant Love (Mexico)
  • Movida Chueca, A (1956)
  • Wet backs (1955 ).... Worker (International: English title)
  • De ranchero a businessman (1954)
  • Reportaje (1953 ).... Pedro, unemployed singer
  • Meat fork (1953 ).... Mocuelo ... Sierra Morena (Italy: Venice festival title) ... Terror dell'Andalusia, Il (Italy)
  • Nobody dies twice (1953)
  • Piel canela (1953)
  • Caribbean (1953)
  • Your memories and I (1953)
  • Yes .. my life (1953)
  • There once was a husband (1953)
  • Neither poor nor rich (1953)
  • Uncle of my life (1952)
  • Forgotten Faces (1952 ).... Singer
  • For women who sins (1952)
  • Night is ours, La (1952)
  • There is a child in the future (1952)
  • Victims of divorce (1952)
  • Del can-can to mambo (1951)
  • Burlada (1951 ).... Pedro
  • Marquesa the neighborhood, The (1951 ).... Pedro Vargas / Cantante
  • In Havana I go (1951)
  • Sin of being poor (1950)
  • Aventurera (1950 ).... Singer
  • Also pain is sung (1950)
  • I loved that woman, La (1950)
  • Lost (1950)
  • Poor Heart (1950)
  • Women in my life (1950)
  • I want to be bad (1950)
  • Abandoned, The (1949)
  • Sin for months, Un (1949)
  • Eyes of Youth (1948)
  • Revenge (1948)
  • Here come the Mendoza (1948)
  • I killed Alvírez Rosita (1947)
  • Fantasía ranchera (1947)
  • Morena my copla, La (1946)
  • Summer Hotel (1944) ... Summer Hotel (International: English title)
  • I'm pure Mexican (1942) ... I'm a Real Mexican (USA: Title in English)
  • Cavalry of the Empire (1942 ).... Singer ... Imperial Cavalry (UK: Title in English))
  • Candida Millionaire (1941) ... Candida, Millionairess (International: English title)
  • Laranja-da-China (1940)
  • Canto a mi tierra (1938) ... Mexico canta (Mexico)
  • Hunger (1938)
  • Boys of the press, (1937) ... The Newspaper Boys (USA: Title in English)

External links[edit]

Newspaper article Pedro Vargas at the Internet Movie Database Biography