Los Panchos

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Los Panchos
Los Panchos Gira 70 años con Chucho Navarro Jr .- Paraguay 2015-.jpg
Los Panchos Tour 70 years with Chucho Navarro Jr, Paraguay 2015
Background information
Also known asTrio Los Panchos
OriginMexico, Puerto Rico/United States Of America
GenresBolero
Years active1944 - Present
Associated actsEydie Gorme
Manoella Torres
Alfredo Antonini
John Serry Sr.
External audio
You man hear Los Panchos Trio singing "La Palma" with Alfredo Antonini conducting the CBS Viva America Orchestra and the accordionist John Serry Sr. circa 1946 here

Los Panchos (also known as the Trío Los Panchos) was an internationally famous Latin trío romántico known for its romantic ballads and boleros.

History[edit]

Los Panchos first met in 1944 in New York City. [1] The three original members were Chucho Navarro and Alfredo Gil, both from Mexico, and Hernando Avilés from Puerto Rico. All three played guitar and contributed vocally.[2]

Los Panchos reached fame with their romantic songs, especially in Latin America where they are still regarded as one of the top trios of all time. They sold millions of records in Latin America and other countries. In the 1940s they collaborated with Alfredo Antonini's Viva America Orchestra with the orchestral accordionist John Serry Sr. in a recording of La Palma (a Chilian cueca dance) and Rosa Negra ( a conga) for Pilotone Records (#45 5067, #45 5069).[3]

They also appeared in around fifty movies mostly during the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.

Los Panchos began touring internationally in 1946 and would relocate later that same year to Mexico City. They were welcomed with open arms and XEW-AM, the most popular radio station in Mexico City, reserved a time slot for their music. [4] In 1951, Los Panchos launched another international tour across Latin America.[5]

Trío Los Panchos 2017

Julito Rodríguez joined the group in 1952; he was replaced by Johnny Albino in 1958. Johnny Albino & Chucho Navarro, (Miguel Poventud and Yomo Toro were studio musicians for CBS) famously worked with singer Eydie Gorme on a series of bestselling albums in the 1960s.[6] The Albino era was one of the most prosperous ones for Los Panchos whose classic albums are very popular among Los Panchos fans still. His departure in 1968 was a tumultuous one, as he did not leave on good terms with the group's management.

In 1971, Ovidio Hernández joined the band as lead vocalist, a part he would fulfill until his untimely passing of complications of meningitis in 1976 (There are claims he was actually murdered for trying to leave a party of a mayor TV producer of the time). Following him, Rafael Basurto Lara joined as lead singer.[7]

A very interesting note, and one that not everyone knows about, is that during the illness of Ovidio Hernández and the integration of Rafael Basurto to the trio, Alfredo Gil (the trio’s director) met the Puerto Rican singer, David Ortiz, in New York City, and amazed by the quality of his voice and style, asked him to come to Mexico and sing with Los Panchos. David Ortiz accepted the invitation and was with the Trio Los Panchos for several months. However, after fulfilling several commitments with the trio, David Ortiz returned to New York.

Alfredo Gil played with Los Panchos until his retirement in 1981 (he died in 1999) and Chucho Navarro played with the group until his death in 1993.

A characteristic instrument of Los Panchos and many more bolero trios after them is the Requinto guitar, which is smaller and tuned higher than a standard guitar, and was invented[citation needed] by Alfredo Gil, founding member of Los Panchos. Requinto solos are typically part of a bolero song.

Actually the trio using the Los Panchos name is the Trio Los Panchos de Chucho Navarro Fundador (Trio Los Panchos of Founder Chucho Navarro) under the direction of Chucho Navarro Jr. the son of original Los Panchos member Chucho Navarro, makes presentations worldwide .[8]

Discography[edit]

Singles


Albums

  • 1945 – Mexicantos
  • 1949 – Ritmos tropicales
  • 1949 – Boleros selectos, Vol. 1
  • 1950 – Los Panchos Favorites
  • 1955 – Boleros selectos, Vol. 2
  • 1955 – Así cantan Los Panchos
  • 1956 – Canciones para una noche de lluvia
  • 1956 – Vaya con Dios
  • 1956 – Canciones del corazón
  • 1956 – South Of The Border - Agustín Lara Hits
  • 1956 – Mexican Holiday
  • 1957 – Eva Garza
  • 1958 – Un minuto de amor
  • 1959 – Trío Los Panchos y Chucho Martínez Gil
  • 1959 – Siete notas de amor
  • 1960 – Los Panchos con Johnny Albino cantan
  • 1960 – Canciones del corazón
  • 1960 – Los favoritos de todo el mundo
  • 1960 – Los Panchos en Tokyo
  • 1961 – Ciudadanos del mundo
  • 1961 – Ambassadors of Song
  • 1961 – Ceguera de amor
  • 1961 – Los Panchos en Japón
  • 1962 – Época de oro
  • 1962 – Los Panchos cantan tangos
  • 1962 – El Trío Los Panchos interpreta Guty Cárdenas
  • 1962 – El pecador
  • 1962 – México canta
  • 1962 – Favoritos latinos
  • 1963 – A mi madrecita
  • 1963 – Cantan a Paraguay
  • 1963 – Love Songs of the Tropics - Trio Los Panchos Sing the Songs of Rafael Hernández
  • 1963 – Pedro Flores
  • 1964 – By Special Request Sing Great Love Songs In English
  • 1964 – Caminemos
  • 1964 – Amor (Great Love Songs In Spanish) (with Eydie Gormé)
  • 1964 – Los Panchos en el Japón
  • 1964 – Recuerdos...
  • 1965 – More Amor / Cuatro vidas (with Eydie Gormé)
  • 1965 – El pescador de estrellas
  • 1965 – Obsesión
  • 1965 – Los Panchos en persona
  • 1965 – Horas nuestras
  • 1966 – Que no te cuenten cuentos
  • 1966 – Celoso
  • 1966 – Blanca Navidad / Navidad Means Christmas (with Eydie Gormé)
  • 1967 – Los Panchos en estéreo, Vol. 1
  • 1967 – Con éxitos de Armando Manzanero
  • 1967 – En Venezuela
  • 1967 – Hey, Amigo! The Trío Los Panchos Sing Great Popular Country Hits in Spanish with The Jordanaires
  • 1968 – Los Panchos en estéreo, Vol. 2
  • 1968 – Gigliola Cinquetti e il Trio Los Panchos in Messico
  • 1968 – Con mariachi
  • 1970 – Liliana
  • 1970 – Los Panchos En Japón, Vol. 2
  • 1970 – Los Panchos Cantan a Agustín Lara
  • 1970 – Trío Los Panchos
  • 1971 – Volví la espalda
  • 1971 – Voces internacionales con Los Panchos
  • 1971 – Basura
  • 1971 – Háblame
  • 1972 – Lo dudo
  • 1972 – Frío en el alma
  • 1972 – Martha (with Estela Raval)
  • 1972 – Quiero
  • 1972 – Cantan al Perú
  • 1972 – Adulterio
  • 1972 – La hiedra
  • 1973 – El tiempo que te quede libre
  • 1973 – Tú me acostumbraste (with Estela Raval)
  • 1974 – Gil, Navarro y Hernández
  • 1974 – Yo lo comprendo
  • 1976 – Cantan a Latinoamérica
  • 1976 – Sabor a mí
  • 1977 – Si tú me dices ven (Lodo)
  • 1981 – España en la voz de Los Panchos
  • 1982 – Los Panchos en Brasil
  • 1985 – Homenaje a Carlos Gardel
  • 1985 – La nave del olvido
  • 1989 – Esencia romántica
  • 1991 – Siglo veinte
  • 1991 – Triunfamos
  • 1991 – Hoy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Latin Music - Musicians, Genres and Themes, Stavans, Ilan - Editor In Chief, Greenwood, Oxford, England, 2014, p. 798-799 ISBN 978-0-313-34395-7 Latin Music - Musicians, Genres and Themes, Stavans, Ilan - Editor, "Trio Los Panchos" on books.google.com
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music, Torres, George - Editor. Greenwood, Oxford, England 2013, p. 44-45, 415 ISBN 978-0-313-34031-4"Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music", Torres, George - Editor, "Trio Los Panchos" on books.google.com
  3. ^ La Palma; Rosa Negra - Vocalists Los Panchos Trio and the Viva America Orchestra - Conductor Alfredo Antonini
  4. ^ Musical Ritual in Mexico City - From the Aztec to NAFTA Pedelty, Mark. University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas 2004, ISBN 978-0-292-79848-9 "Music Ritual in Mexico City - From the Aztec to NAFTA" Pedelty, Mark, University of Texas Press, "Trio Los Panchos" on books.google.com
  5. ^ https://translate.google.com/translatehl=en&sl=es&u=http://lospanchos.com/&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=2&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522los%2Bpanchos%2522%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dcom.google:en-US:official%26hs%3DfTd
  6. ^ Music of Latin America and the Caribbean. Brill, Mark. Routledge, New York, NY 2016, ISBN 978-0-131-83944-1 "Music of Latin America and the Caribbean". Brill, Mark. Routledge, New York, 2016 Chapter 3 - Mexico - "Los Panchos Trio" on books.google.com
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
  8. ^ Los Panchos con Chucho Navarro Fundador
  9. ^ La Palma performed by Los Panchos Trio and the Viva America Orchestra - Conductor -Alfredo Antonini - Accordionist John Serry Sr.

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