|Born||January 13, 1903|
Quemado de Güines, Las Villas
|Died||December 22, 1985 (aged 83)|
West New York, New Jersey US
|You may hear a performance of Osvaldo Farrés bolero "Tres Palabras" by Luis G. Roldan with Alfredo Antonini's CBS Pan American Orchestra and the accordionist John Serry Sr. in 194? Here|
Osvaldo Farrés (January 13, 1903- December 22, 1985) was a Cuban songwriter and composer best known for having written the songs "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás", "Acercate Mas", "En El Mar", and "Tres Palabras."
Although unable to read or write music, he became a prolific and world-renowned composer. His songs include "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás", "Acercate Mas", "Tres Palabras", "Toda Una Vida" and his own favorite "Madrecita" written in honor of his mother and sung to this day in Latin America on Mother's Day.
His songs have been performed and recorded by stars such as Doris Day, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, Eydie Gorme, Pedro Vargas, Raquel Bitton, Charles Aznavour, Luis Miguel, Maurice Chevalier, Sara Montiel, Olga Guillot, John Serry Sr., Cake and many others.
In 1962, Farrés and his wife, Fina del Peso Farrés, left Cuba. They never returned. He died in West New York, New Jersey, in 1985.
- Latin American Music - Alfredo Antonini and Viva America Orchestra sound recording at the Library of Congress Online Catalog at Catalog.loc.gov Latin American Music at the Library of Congress Online Catalog catalog.loc.gov
- The Billboard. "Advanced Record Releases - Alfredo Antonini and Viva America Orchestra", New York, Vol. 58 No. 14, 6 April 1946, P. 34 & P. 130 Latin American Music - Alfredo Antonini and Viva America Orchestra in Billboard on books.google.com