David Záizar

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David Záizar
Birth nameDavid Záizar
BornSeptember 1930
Tamazula, Jalisco, Mexico
OriginTamazula, Jalisco, Mexico
Died2 January 1982(1982-01-02) (aged 51)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, actor

David Záizar was a Mexican mariachi singer and actor who appeared in many Mexican films. He was active from the 1940s up until his death in 1982 due to a respiratory infection. What earned him the title of the "Rey del Falsete" or "King of the Falsetto" was the fact that he displaced Miguel Aceves Mejía, who had the title until Záizar's appearance on the ranchera music scene. His voice is known today as having had beauty, interpretative quality, tone, and plenty of feeling and emotion. Initially, he joined forces with his brother, Juan Záizar, with whom he formed a duo. Prior to this, they had both been working on individual projects, especially Juan, who was a renowned composer and singer. They had only sung together for very special occasions, like their tribute to honor the famous ranchera composer, also from Jalisco, Pepe Guízar. Out of this union came the famous duo, Miguel Aceves Mejía[ the Záizar brothers). Like most Mexican folk songs, the majority of those interpreted by David that we have left today are about lost loves, unfaithful women, Mexico and its people, and several other topics commonly present throughout ranchera music.

His songs are considered an integral part of the Mexican musical heritage and are comparable, for instance, to Woody Guthrie's influence on American folk music.

In addition to his own hit recordings, many of his songs have been recorded successfully by renowned recording artists from around the Spanish-speaking world, most notably by Miguel Aceves Mejía, Pedro Infante, Rocío Dúrcal, Javier Solís, Pedro Fernández, Jorge Negrete, José Alfredo Jiménez, Vikki Carr, Luis Miguel, Lola Beltrán, Alejandro Fernández, Chavela Vargas, Maná, Antonio Aguilar, Vicente Fernández, Julio Iglesias, Joaquín Sabina, Manolo García, Los Tigres del Norte, and Gualberto Castro.

Partial list of songs[edit]

  1. Indita Mía
  2. El Preso De San Juan De Ulúa
  3. El Abandonado
  4. Flor Silvestre
  5. La Malagueña
  6. Cielo Rojo
  7. Cuatro Vidas
  8. Esta Tristeza Mía
  9. Sueño
  10. Dolor De Mi Dolor
  11. Se Me Hizo Fácil
  12. Hace Un Año
  13. Albur De Amor
  14. Llorona
  15. Hay Unos Ojos
  16. Amor De Los Dos
  17. El Profugo
  18. Anillo De Compromiso
  19. Estrellita Marinera
  20. Rayando El Sol
  21. Un Viejo Amor
  22. Suenen Guitarras
  23. Por Una Mujer Casada
  24. Mi Terruño
  25. Las Rejas No Matan
  26. La Barca De Oro
  27. Paloma Negra
  28. Me Voy Lejos
  29. El Jinete
  30. El Adiós Del Soldado
  31. Escaleras De La Cárcel