Juan Arvizu

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Juan Nepomuceno Arvizu Santelices
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Juan Arvizu
Background information
Birth nameJuan Nepomuceno Arvizu Santelices
Also known asJuan Arvizu
Born(1900-05-22)May 22, 1900
Santiago de Querétaro,  Mexico
DiedNovember 19, 1985(1985-11-19) (aged 85)
Mexico City, Mexico
GenresOpera, Bolero, Vocalist
Occupation(s)Lyric tenor
Years active1924-1967
Associated actsNew York Philharmonic, CBS Pan American Orchestra, Consuelo Escobar de Castro Opera, Orquesta de la Radio Caracas, Agustín Lara, Nestor Mesta Chayres, John Serry Sr., Voice of America, Viva América

Juan Nepomuceno Arvizu Santelices (known as Juan Arvizu; Santiago de Querétaro, May 22, 1900 - Mexico City, November 19, 1985), was an acclaimed lyric tenor in Mexico and a noted interpreter of the Latin American bolero and tango on the international concert stage, on the radio and in film. He was widely noted for his interpretations of the works of Agustin Lara and María Grever and was nicknamed "The Tenor With the Silken Voice".

Biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Juan Nepomuceno Arvizu Santelices was born in Querétaro, Mexico, to Pedro Arvizu and Trinidad Santelices. As a child, he assisted his father as a radio-telegraph operator. His mother encouraged him to study vocalization, solfège and harmony while he sang in a children's choir. By the age of 22 he was accepted into the Conservatorio Nacional de Música (Mexico) in Mexico City, where he continued his studies.[1] His artistic abilities attracted the attention of several music teachers including José Pierson, who had instructed such noted vocalists as Jorge Negrete, José Mojica, Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, Pedro Vargas and Juan Pulido. Arvizu first appeared with Pierson's opera company while performing on stage with the noted soprano Ángeles Ottein and Consuelo Escobar.[2]

At the age of 24, Arvizu made his debut at the Teatro Esperanza Iris with a role in La sonámbula by Vincenzo Bellini.[3] As a member of the Consuelo Escobar de Castor Opera Company he continued in this role and traveled abroad. He visited New York City during this time and continued to augment his operatic repertoire to include the Argentine tango and the works of María Grever and Alfonso Esparza Oteo. By 1927, Arvizu returned to Mexico and appeared in another operatic production at the Teatro Esperanza Iris of Giacomo Meyerbeer's work Dinorah.[4]

External audio
You may listen to Juan Arvizu performing María Grever's bolero De Donde with Alfredo Antonini and John Serry Sr. in 1942 here

While Arvizu's natural vocal qualities and the power of his operatic voice attracted the attention of the public, he faced financial obstacles in his professional endeavors at this time. With this in mind he increased his repertoire to include the popular tango and initiated appearances in cafes and cinemas.[5] Pepe Cantillo, who directed one of the most famous music revues in Mexico soon engaged Arvizu.[6][7] His performances in the opera house also attracted the attention of leading figures in the phonographic industry. At this time the popular music field welcomed such noted operatic artists as Margarita Cueto, Pedro Vargas, Juan Pulido, Carlos Mejía, Carlos Almenar Otero, Alfredo Sadel and Tito Schipa among others. Juan Arvizu was no exception, entrusting his voice to the Brunswick record label in 1928. His first recording of the song Varita de nardo by Joaquin Pardavé was well received among audiences. The RCA Victor record label soon included him on their staff, thereby beginning one of the most prolific careers in popular music. The composer Jorge del Moral entrusted his composition Por Unos Ojos to Arvizu, whose vocal versatility and musical qualities earned him the nickname "The Tenor With the Silken Voice".[8][9][10]

International recognition[edit]

Based upon these achievements, Radio XEW in Mexico invited Arvizu in 1930 to inaugurate its first broadcast in 1930.[11][12] This would not be the only time that the "Tenor With the Silken Voice" would receive such recognition. In fact, Arvizu had the honor of initiating broadcasts on several other international radio stations. For example, in 1935, he inaugurated a show on LR1 - Radio El Mundo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[13] Years later in 1942 he premiered with the Cadena de Las Amėricas of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and Voice of America on the Viva América show in New York, in collaboration with the orchestra conductor Alfredo Antonini, the Puerto Rican vocalist Elsa Miranda, the Argentine composer Terig Tucci, the Mexican American vocalist Eva Garza and the concert accordionist John Serry Sr. [14][15][16][17][18][19] In 1941 he also collaborated with the Andre Kostelanetz Orchestra in live performance on the radio for WABC in New York City.[20] By 1945 his performances on the CBS network were heard by audiences in twenty Latin American nations and were rebroadcast for members of America's Armed forces on the Armed Forces Radio Service.[21] His performances with the CBS Pan American Orchestra were also noteworthy for helping to introduce Latin American music and the Mexican bolero to large audiences in the United States during the 1940s.[22] But one of his greatest achievements was to "discover" one of Mexico's leading composers, Agustín Lara in 1929.[23][24]

Agustín Lara (H. Peraza) Madrid 02

During the 1920s and 1930s, the tango was very popular in Mexico. Arvizu premiered many of these songs in Pepe Cantillo's music revue.[25] While searching for an accompanist, the tenor agreed to hire an unknown bohemian pianist at the ordinary Café Salambó. That pianist was Agustín Lara.[26][27] At first, Agustín Lara was a tango composer, but his compositions lacked the proper accompaniment of the tango orchestra. As a result, his works were classified within the "creole song" genre. Arvizu was the first singer to champion Lara's compositions through his performances in cinemas and on the radio.[28][29] The performances of the Lara-Arvizu duo on radio XEW were well received by the public.[30] Along with other leading vocalists of the time such as Pedro Vargas and Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, Arvizu helped to popularize several of Lara's greatest compositions.[31][32] They included such works as: Aventura, Concha Nacar, Cuando Vuelvas, Enamorada, Granada, Santa and Tus Pupilas.[33][34][35]

Juan Arvizu achieved international recognition in the 1930s. By 1935, the singer made his first international tour and arrived in Buenos Aires for the launching of the LR1 Radio El Mundo.[36] While his stay in Buenos Aires was scheduled for only two months, it lasted for over a year and a half.[37] It was a triumphant season for Juan Arvizu. This feat would be repeated years later when he finished his contract in New York with RCA Victor. He stayed in Argentina for 18 years and launched many concert tours abroad from this venue.[38]

The zenith of Juan Arvizu's career emerged in 1944. In Argentina alone, the singer earned $60,000. Audiences flocked to the stages and concert venues where Juan Arvizu appeared.[39] He lived for several years in Chile while performing boleros[40] as well as in Colombia.

Upon returning to his native Mexico, however, Juan failed to receive the recognition which he had expected. With the passage of time, a new generation had emerged with different musical preferences. Juan had been pushed into the background. After a long tour in his native town of Queretáro, Mexico in 1967, he embarked upon a period of rest since his life had been characterized by continuous movement.[41]

Recordings[edit]

Juan Arvizu was one of the most recorded singers in the history of Latin music.[42] As a prolific performer, he recorded for several leading labels including: RCA Victor, Columbia Records and Tico Records. He often premiered compositions by several prominent Latin composers including: Mario Clavell from Argentina, Rafael Hernández Marín from Puerto Rico, Donato Roman Heitman from Chile, Enrique Fábrega from Panama, Carlos Vieco, Augusto Duque from Colombia, and Agustín Lara, Gonzalo Curiel and Gabriel Ruiz Galindo from Mexico.[43]

Arvizu also performed in duo with other noted musicians. His recordings with Margarita Cueto include several famous songs such as: Taboga, Más Vale Tarde Que Nunca, Bajo el Palmar, Deseparacíon, among many others. With Juan Pulido he recorded El Último Beso and with Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, Negra Linda. Arvizu was also accompanied by several renowned orchestras of his time including: Marimba Panamerica, the Chucho Zarzosa Orchestra, the Vieri Fidanzani Orchestra, the Francisco Lomuto Orchestra, the E. Vigil and Robles Orchestra, the Orchestra of Juan S. Garrido, the CBS Pan American Orchestra,[44][45][46] and many others.[47]

Juan Arvizu is credited with several single recordings of boleros, aires, tangos, waltzes and milongas. It has been estimated that during the course of his career he recorded over 2,000 discs. Among some of the most popular titles are his interpretations of: Arrepentimiento Cada Vez Que Me Recuerdes, Corrientes y Esmeralda, Qué Fácil Es Decir, La Cumparsita, Lágrimas de Sangre, Madreselva Caminito, Mi Buenos Aires Querido, Mi Único Amor, Nido Gaucho, No Cantes Ese Tango, Nuestra Casita, Pecado, Plegaria, Prohibido, Salud Dinero y Amor, Señior Juez, Si Dejaras de Quererme, Sinceramente, Tengo Mil Novias, Verdemar, Una Cación.[48]

Serpentina Doble[edit]

Among the many songs showcased by Arvizu is the composition Serpentina Doble by Juan Rezzano. The song tells the tale of a boy who was selling colored strips of paper and subsequently suffers a fatal accident caused by a vehicle which is driven by a pierrot at a carnival. The boy passes away in a hospital just as the carnival also comes to an end. The composer of the song is said to have heard his father singing the beautiful melody at home when he was very young.[49][50]

Cinema[edit]

The "Seventh Art" also benefited from the presence of Juan Arvizu. He participated in several films including Santa and Reír llorando, which were produced in Mexico. In Cuba, Arvizu starred in the most important film of his career Ahora Selemos Felices with the charismatic Puerto Rican artist Mapy Cortés.[51] By 1939, Arvizu had already reached the zenith of his fame. Even though the plot of the film was simple, it generated fabulous revenues. Arvizu sang several boleros by the composer Rafael Hernández including: Quiero Decirte, Las Palomitas, Purísima and Ahora Seremos Felices. In 1940 he also sang in the film Infidelidad in collaboration with the actor Jorge Vélez.[52][53] In the 1950s he performed in several biographical films about the composer María Grever including: Cuando Me Vaya (1954) which earned two Ariel Awards and O Grande Amor De María Grever 1954 Leg (1954).[54][55][56][57]

Performance style[edit]

During the course of his long career recording music for the Victor label, Arvizu's performances were reviewed by critics in such leading magazines as The Billboard. He was consistently praised for a passionate delivery as well as a dramatic style of chanting.[58][59] He was also applauded for his full bodied chanting and the full tonal quality of his voice.[60]

Death[edit]

Juan Arvizu died in Mexico City November 19, 1985. His musical legacy includes a compendium of single recordings for RCA Victor, Columbia Records and Tico Records some of which were produced in both North and South America. They embody an extensive repertoire which includes the music of his fellow Mexican artists Agustín Lara and María Grever.[61][62] He is recognized as one of the leading Mexican tenors of his era who championed the compositions of Agustín Lara.[63][64][65][66]

Discography[edit]

External audio
You may listen to Juan Arvizu performing Felipe Bermejo Araujo's bolero Rancho Alegre with Alfredo Antonini and John Serry Sr. in 1941 here

Also included among Juan Arvizu's single recordings are:[67]

  • A La Misma Hora - Tico (#10-055 B) - Juan Arvizu with organist Salvador Muñoz perform this song by Ferradas Compos (19??)[68]
  • Chamaca Mia - Victor (#46108-B) - Juan Arvizu with orchestra performs this song by María Grever (1929)[69]
  • Daño - RCA Victor (#23-6818) - Juan Arvizu and the Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa performm this bolero by Carlos Arturo Briz (19??)[70]
  • De Donde? - Columbia (#36666) - Juan Arvizu and the CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini perform this song by María Grever (194?)[71]
  • El Ay, Ay, Ay - RCA Victor (#23-5260-b) - Juan Arvizu and Mario Clavell with Orquesta Federico Ojeda perform a rabanal by Juan S. Garrido (19??)[72]
  • El Bigote de Tomas - Columbia (#36666) - Juan Arvizu and the CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini perform this song by Valie (194?)[73]
  • El Tulipan RCA Victor (23-6318) - Juan Arvizu and La Orquestra Chucho Zarzosa perform this polca by Clara Solovera (19??)[74]
  • Ella - Tico (#10-056-B) - Juan Arvizu and the Orquesta Simon Alvarez perform this bolero by J. A. Jimenaz (19??)[75]
  • Enamorada - Barcelona Compaňia del Gramófono Odeón (AQ 73065) - Juan Arvizu with Orchestra perform this bolero by Agustín Lara (1946)[76]
  • Granado - Victor (30705) - Juan Arvizu with Orchestra sings this bolero by Agustín Lara (1932)[77][78]
  • Juan Arvizu - Trubador of the Americas- Columbia (#36663) - Juan Arvizu with the CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini (1941)[79] List of musical selections: Rancho Alegre- Felipe Bermejo Araujo, Duerme - Prado
  • La Bamba - RCA Victor (#68-0612-A) - Juan Arvizu with orchestra performs this song by Luis Martinez Serrano (19??)[80]
  • Lejos - Victor (#32550-B) - Juan Arvizu and the Alfredo Cibelli Orchestra perform this canción creolla by M. Theresa Lara (1934)[81]
  • Llevame - Tico (#10-056-A) - Juan Arvizu and the Orquesta Simon Alvarez perform this bolero by Juan Clauso (19??)[82]
  • Me lo Cantaron Ayer - RCA Victor (#23-5260-A) - Juan Arvizu and La Orquesta de Federico Ojeda perform this bolero mambo by Alcas/Daglio (19??)[83]
  • Mi Carta - RCA Victor (#68-0612-B) - Juan Arvizu and orchestra perform this song by Mario Clavelli (19??)[84]
  • Mi Sarape - Colombia (#36665) - Juan Arvizu and the CBS Tipica Orchesta conductor Alfredo Antonini perform this song by María Grever (194?)[85]
  • Nada, Nada - RCA Victor (#23-1233-A)- Juan Arvizu and the Orquesta de la Radio Caracas perform this guaracha by Jose Reyna (19??)[86]
  • No Hagas Llorar A Esa Mujer - RCA Victor (#23-6818) - Juan Arvizu and the Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa perform this bolero by Joaquin Pardarve (19??)[87]
  • No Mereces Nada - RCA Victor (#23-7149) - Juan Arvizu and La Orquesta Rafael de Paz perform this song by Manuel Alvarez Maciste (19??)[88]
  • Noche de Amor - Columbia (#36664) - Juan Arvizu and the CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini music by Tchaikovsky (194?)[89]
  • Perfidia - Victor (#82690-A) - Juan Arvizu with Marimba Pan-Americana and accordion perform this Foxtrot by Alberto Dominguez (19??)[90]
  • Pobre Corazon - RCA Victor (#23-6936) - Juan Arvizu with piano, guitar and accordion perform this Valse Pasillo by Manilo/Oliviero (19??)[91]
  • Poquito a Poco - Tico (#10-055A) - Juan Arvizu and the Simon Alvarez Orchestra perform this song by Don Fabian (19??)[92]
  • Que Paso? - Columbia (#36665) - Juan Arvizu and the CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Anonini perform this song by Cortazar (194?)[93]
  • Senior del Milagro - RCA Victor (#23-6936) - Juan Arvizu performs this bolero by Cancho Manisella Casto with piano, guitar and accordion (19??)[94]
  • Señora Tentación - Barcelona Compaňia del Gramófono Odeón (AQ 73067) - Juan Arvizu with Orchestra perform this bolero by Agustín Lara (1946)[95]
  • Tu, Tu, y Tu - Victor (#46108-A) - Juan Arvizu performs this song by María Grever (1929)[96]
  • Ven - Victor (#32250-A) - Juan Arvizu perform this fox trot bolero by Gonzolo Curiel with the Alfredo Cibelli Orchestra (1934)[97]
  • Viva Sevilla! - Columbia (#36664) - Juan Arvizu and the CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini perform this song by Lavidada/Delmoral (194?)[98]
  • Volvi - Tico (#10-059 B) - Juan Arvizu with piano and orchesta perform this song by E. Grenet (19??)[99]
  • Voy Gritando por la Calle RCA Victor (#23-7149) Juan Arvizu and La Orqesta Rafael de Paz perform this bolero by Fernando Z. Maldanado (19??)[100]
External audio
You may listen to Juan Arvizu performing Alberto Dominguez's bolero Perfidia with the Lorenzo Barcelata Orchestra here
  • Ya lo Ves - RCA Victor (#23-1233-B) - Juan Arvizu and the Orquesta de la Radio Caracas perform this bollero with Trio Mastra (19??)[101]
  • Yo - Tico (#10-059 A) - Juan Arvizu and the organist Salvador Muñoz perform this song by J. A. Jimenez (19??)[102]

Filmography[edit]

  • O Grande Amor De María Grever 1954 Leg - Juan Arvizu as himself singing (1954)[103]
  • Cuando Me Vaya - Juan Afrvizu as himself singing (1954)[104][105]
  • Infidelidad - Juan Arvizu as himself singing (1940)[106][107]
  • Ahora Seremos Felices - Juan Arvizu as a singer (1938)[108][109]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agustin Lara - A Cultural Biography Wood, Andrew Grant. Oxford University Press. New York. 2014 p. 34 ISBN 978-0-19-989245-7 Juan Arvizu - Biography on books.google.com
  2. ^ Hernán Restrepo-Duque: «Notas. Prohibited in the Voice of Juan Arvizu. RCA Victor. Medellín: Sonolux.
  3. ^ Juan Arvizu Biography - Juan Arvizu debut at Teatro Esperanza Iris on todotango.com
  4. ^ Agustin Lara - A Cultural Biography Wood, Andrew Grant. Oxford University Press. New York. 2014 p. 34 ISBN 978-0-19-989245-7 Juan Arvizu on books.google.com
  5. ^ 'Agustin Lara - A Cultural Biography Wood, Andrew Grant. Oxford University Press. New York. 2014 p. 34 ISBN 978-0-19-989245-7 Juan Arvizu on books.google.com
  6. ^ Hernán Restrepo-Duque: Notas. The songs of “Ahora seremos felices” and other hits of those days. RCA Victor. Medellín: Sonolux.
  7. ^ Juan Arvizu - Biographie - Vintagemusic.fm Juan Arvizu performs in music revue of Pepe Cantillo on vintagemusic.fm
  8. ^ Agustin Lara - A Cultural Biography Wood, Andrew Grant. Oxford University Press. New York. 2014 p. 34 ISBN 978-0-19-989245-7 Juan Arvizu- "The Tenor With The Silken Voice" on books.google.com
  9. ^ Todo Tango - Juan Arvizu - nicknames El Tenor de la Voice de Seda --The Tenor with the Silken Voice on todotango.com
  10. ^ Juan Arvizu - Biographie - "The Tenor With The Silken Voice on www.vintagemusic.fm
  11. ^ Juan Arvizu - Biography in Todo Tango - Juan Arvizu inaugurates Radio XEW on tototango.com
  12. ^ Agustin Lara - A Cultural Biography Wood, Andrew Grant. Oxford University Press. New York. 2014 p. 56-57 ISBN 978-0-19-989245-7 Juan Arvizu and Agustin Lara collaborate on the launch of radio XEW on books.google.com
  13. ^ Juan Arvizu - Biography - Vintagemusic.fm Juan Arvizu inaugurates Radio LR1 in vintagemusic.fm
  14. ^ 'The New York Times", May 5, 1941, Pg. 32
  15. ^ 'A Pictorial History of Radio', Settel Irving Grosset & Dulap publishers, New York 1960 & 1967, Pg. 146 - see Photograph and caption, Library of Congress # 67-23789
  16. ^ Media Sound & Culture in Latin America & The Caribbean. Editores: Bronfman, Alejandra & Wood, Andrew Grant.University of Pittsburg Press, Pittsburg, PA, USA, 2012 Pg. 49 Books.google.com Vea la pág. 49
  17. ^ The Pan American - Volume 2 1941, p. 46, p. 55- "Latin American Ballad Singer Comes For Radio" Juan Arvizu on books.google.com
  18. ^ Newsweek Volume 17 1941 p. 68 Juan Arvizu recruited by Edmund Chester for CBS radio on google.books.com
  19. ^ Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda Deborah R. Vargas. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2012 p. 155-157 ISBN 978-0-8166-7316-2 Eva Garza and Viva America on google.books.com
  20. ^ Andre Kostelanetz on Records and On The Air - A Discography and Radio Log North, James A. The Scarecrow Press Inc., Plymouth UK 2011 p. 317 ISBN 978-0-8108-7732-0 on books.google.com
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  22. ^ Media Sound & Culture in Latin America & The Caribbean. Editores: Bronfman, Alejandra & Wood, Andrew Grant.University of Pittsburg Press, Pittsburg, PA, USA, 2012 Pg. 49 Juan Arvizu, CBS Pan American Orchestra & Latin American music Books.google.com
  23. ^ Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures Editors: Daniel Balderston, Mike Gonzalez, Ana M. López. Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, London p. 833 ISBN 1134788525, "Agustin Lara" biography - on books.google.com
  24. ^ El Sigo De Torrén - 1970: Fallece el cantautor mexicano Agustín Lara, 'El Flaco de Oro' Agustin Lara Obituary and Juan Arvizu on elsiglodetorreon.com(in Spanish)
  25. ^ Juan Arvizu - Biographie - Vintagemusic.fm Juan Arvizu premiers songs in Pepe Cantillo's music revue on vintagemusic.com
  26. ^ Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures Editors: Daniel Balderston, Mike Gonzalez, Ana M. López. Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, London p. 833 ISBN 1134788525, "Agustin Lara" -biography - Juan Arvizu "Discovers" Agustín Lara on books.google.com
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  28. ^ Golpe aL Corazón: Tangos y Boleros Carlos Joaquin Ossa, Planeta, 1997 p. 32 Juan Arvizu on books.google.com(in Spanish)
  29. ^ What Boleros Tell: The Story of 100 beautiful boleros, their composer and their best performers Hernán Restrepo Duque. Centro de Estudios Musicales, 1992, p. 33 Juan Arvizu - first interpreter of Lara who premiers his works on radio XEW on google.books.com(in Spanish)
  30. ^ Juan Arvizu Biographie - Vintagemusic.fm Juan Arvizu and Agustín Alara and the tango history on vintagemusic.fm
  31. ^ From Tejano to Tango: Essays on Latin American Popular Music Editor: Walter Aaron Clark. Routledge, New York, 2002 p. 157 ISBN 0-8153-3639-X "From Tejano To Tango - Essays on Latin American Popular Music - Époco de oro - Juan Arvizu helps popularize Agustín Lara, see page 157 on google.books.com
  32. ^ Agustin Lara - A Cultural Biography Wood, Andrew Grant. Oxford University Press. New York. 2014 p. 56-57 ISBN 978-0-19-989245-7 Juan Arvizu and Ortiz Tirado help to promote the work of Agustin Lara on books.google.com
  33. ^ Juan Arvizu Biography on vintagemnsuc.fm
  34. ^ Juan Arvizu - Granada Juan Arvizu performs with Orchestra on youtube
  35. ^ Juan Arvizu and Orchestra Discography including "Granada" on "Discography of American Historical Recordings" - University of California at Santa Barbara - Library - Juan Arvizu Discography on adp.library.ucsb.edu
  36. ^ Juan Arvizu - Biographie on vintagemusic.fm
  37. ^ Todo Tango - Juan Arvizu Biography of Juan Arvizu by Nestor Pinson on todotango.com(in Spanish)
  38. ^ Todo Tango - Juan Arvizu Biography of Juan Arvizu by Nestor Pinson on todotango.com(in Spanish)
  39. ^ Juan Arvizu Biographie on vintagemusic.fm
  40. ^ The Garland Encyclopedia of Music: South America, Mexico, Central America and the Carebbian. Editors Dale A. Danield E. Sheehy Olsen Garland Publishing Co. 1998 p. 372 ISBN 0-8240-6040-7 on books.google.com
  41. ^ Juan Arvizu Biography on todotango.com
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  43. ^ DAHR Discography if American Historical Recordings - Juan Arvizu on University of California at Santa Barbara at adp.library.ucsb.edu
  44. ^ A Pictorial History of Radio, Settel Irving Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York, 1960 & 1967, Pg. 146, Library of Congress #67-23789 Juan Arvizu photographed with the CBS Pan American Orchestra in New York
  45. ^ Media Sound & Culture in Latin America. Editors: Bronfman, Alejanda & Wood, Andrew Grant. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburg, PA, USA, 2012, Pg. 49 ISBN 978-0-8229-6187-1 books.google.com See pg. 49
  46. ^ The New York Times May 5, 1941 p. 32
  47. ^ Hernán Restrepo-Duque: «Notas. A tropical night: Juan Arvizu. RCA Victor. Medellín: Sonolux.
  48. ^ Todo Tango - Juan Arvizu Biography of Juan Arvizu by Nestor Pinson on todotango.com(in Spanish)
  49. ^ Juan Arvizu 80 anos MP3 - Serpentina Doble as sung by Juan Arvizu on mp3s-musica.com(in Spanish)
  50. ^ Serpentina Doble by Juan Rezzano on hermanotango.com(in Spanish)
  51. ^ Ahora Selemos Felices Film featuring Juan Arvizu in 1938 on IMDB.com
  52. ^ Infidelidad (1940) - Film featuring Juan Arvizu and Jorge Vélez on IMDB.org
  53. ^ Juan Arvizu Biography on IMDB.org
  54. ^ Cuando Me Vaya Film featuring performance by Juan Arvizu on imdb.org
  55. ^ Cuando Me Vaya Ariel Awards (1955) on imdb.com
  56. ^ Juan Arvizu on imdb.com
  57. ^ O Grande Amor De María Grever 1954 Leg Film featuring performance by Juan Arvizu on Archive.org
  58. ^ The Billboard - Artist's Tunes Labvel and No. - Latin American Juan Arvizu (Victor 23-107) Record review of Juan Arvizu in performance on "The Billboard" January 1, 1949 p. 89 on boobks.google.com
  59. ^ The Billboard - Artists TUnes LAbels And No. - Latin American - Juan Arvizu - George Adreann Ork Critical review of Juan Arvizu performing in "The Billboard" magazine January 15, 1949 p. 109 on books.google.com
  60. ^ The Billboard - Artist Tunes Labels and No. - Latin-American - Juan Arvizu - Vieri Fidanzini Ork (Victor 23=0993) Critical review of Juan Arvizu performing in "The Billbaord" magazine October 30, 1948 p. 106
  61. ^ Discography of American Historical Recordings - Juan Arvizu Discography of Juan Arvizu - University of California Santa Barabara at adp.library.ucsb.edu
  62. ^ Todo Tango - Juan Arvizu Biography of Juan Arvizu by Nestor Pinson on todotango.com(in Spanish)
  63. ^ Mexican Tenors in California and the United States 1910-50 - "TWO MEXICAN TENORS" - Juan Arvizu (1900-1985) identified as a leading Mexican tenor of his era on thefreelibrary.com
  64. ^ Agustín Lara - A Cultural Cultural Biography Andrew Grant Wood Oxford University Press - Juan Arvizu and Maria Grever on google.books.com
  65. ^ Golpe al Corazón: Tangos y Boleros Carlos Joaquín Ossa Planeta, 1997, p. 32 Juan Arvizu described as noted and vibrant singer who first championed the work of Agustin Lara-- on google.books.com
  66. ^ The Billboard - A Mexican TV Series Will Honor 150 Radio Artists March 30, 1968 p. 39 Juan Arvizu featured in "The Golden Epoch of Radio on XEW_TV on google.books.com
  67. ^ Discography of American Historical Recordings - Juan Arvizu Discography of Juan Arvizu - University of California Santa Barabara at adp.library.ucsb.edu
  68. ^ A La Misma Hora Single record Juan Arvizu performs with organist Salvador Muñoz on Archive.org
  69. ^ Chamaca Mia Single record performed by Juan Arvizu with orchestra on Archive.org
  70. ^ Daño Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa on Archive.org
  71. ^ De Donbde? Single record performed by Juan Arvizu with CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini on Archinve.org
  72. ^ El Ay, Ay, Ay Single record Juan Arvizu and Mario Clavell with Orquesta Federico Ojeda on Archive.org
  73. ^ El Bigot de Tomas Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and the CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini on Archive.org
  74. ^ El Tulipan Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and La Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa on Archive.org
  75. ^ Ella Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and Orquesta Simon Alvarez on Archive.org
  76. ^ Enamorada Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and Orchestra archived at the Biblioteca Digital Hispánica - Biblioteca Nacional de España on bdh.bne.es(in Spanish)
  77. ^ Juan Arvizu - Granada Juan Arvizu performs with Orchestra on youtube
  78. ^ Granada - Juan Arvizu and Orchestra performing on Victor Records (#30705) on "Discography of American Historical Recordings" - University of California at Santa Barbara - Library - Juan Arvizu and Granada on adp.library.ucsb.edu
  79. ^ Juan Arvizu - Trubador of the Americas Single record - Juan Arvizu performing with Alfredo Antonini's CBS Tipica Orchestra on Archive.org
  80. ^ La Bamba Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and orchestra on Archive.org
  81. ^ Lejos Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and the Alfredo Cibelli Orchestra on archive.org
  82. ^ Llevame Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and the Simon Alvarez Orchestra on Archive.org
  83. ^ Me lo Cantaro Ayer Single record performed by Junan Arvizu and La Orquesta de Federico Ojeda on Archive.org
  84. ^ Mi Carta Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and orchestra on Archive.org
  85. ^ Mi Sarape Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and the CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini on Archive.org
  86. ^ Nada, Nada Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and the Orquesta de la Radio Caracas on Archve.org
  87. ^ No Hagas Llorar A Esa Mujer - Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa on Archive.org
  88. ^ No Merceces Nada Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and La Orquesta Rafael de Paz on Arcive.org
  89. ^ Noche de Amor Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and the CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfr3edo Antonini on archive.org
  90. ^ Perfidia Single record performed by Juan Arvizu with Marimba Pan-Americana and accordion on Archive.org
  91. ^ Pobre Corazon Single record performed by Juan Arvizu with accordion, guitar and piano on arechive.org
  92. ^ Pobre Corazon Single record performed by Juan Arvizu with the Simon Alvarez Orchestra on Archive.org
  93. ^ Que Paso? Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini on Archive.org
  94. ^ Senior Del Milagro Single record performed by Juan Arvizu on archive.org
  95. ^ Seňora Tentación Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and Orchestra archived at the Biblioteca Digital Hispánica - Biblioteca Nacional de España on bdh.bne.es(in Spanish)
  96. ^ Tu, Tu, y Tu Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and orchestra on Archive.org
  97. ^ Ven Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and the Alfredo Cibelli Orchestra on Archive. org
  98. ^ Viva Sevilla! Single record performed by Juna Arvizu and the CBS Tipica Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini on Archive.org
  99. ^ Volvi Single record performed by Juan Arvizu with piano and orchestra on Archive.org
  100. ^ Voy Gritando por la Calle Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and La Orquesta Rafael de Paz on Archive.org
  101. ^ Ya no Ves Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and Trio Mastra on Archive.org
  102. ^ Yo Single record performed by Juan Arvizu and organist Salvador Muñoz on Archive.org
  103. ^ O Grande Amor De María Grever 1954 Leg Biographical film of María Grever featuring Juan Arvizu in performance on Archive.org
  104. ^ Cuando Me Vaya Film featuring Juan Arvizu as a singer on imdb.com
  105. ^ Juan Arvizu on imdb.com
  106. ^ Infidelidad Film featuring Juan Arvizu as a singer on imdb.com
  107. ^ Juan Arvizu on imdb.com
  108. ^ Ahora Seremos Felices Film featuring Juan Arvizu as a singer on imdb.com
  109. ^ Juan Arvizu on imdb.com

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