Friday, May 25, 2007

Carlos Gardel

I love Carlos Gardel, and I was thrilled when I stumbled upon a treasure trove of film clips of him on youtube. Even though I do not understand very much Spanish, I believe every word he sings, and I absolutely love his diction. You will too. Here he is singing "Por una cabeza," and here he is singing "Volver." There are more videos of him over at youtube, and each one has its own particular charm.


Clara Koser said...

Miss Fine: I agree with everything you write about Carlos Gardel. He is the best. How did you get to know about him?

Elaine Fine said...

I first heard of Carlos Gardel through a recording called The Tango Project (It must have been in the late 1980s, back when it was an LP). I was so taken with the instrumental version of Por una cabeza on that recording that I searched for a recording of the original song. I was smitten with Gardel's voice and diction as well as his ability to write fantastic tangos. We are all so fortunate to be able to watch and listen to him sing on film by way of YouTube.

Clara Koser said...

You must have watched the video on his Venezuela visit in Hotel Miramar on April 25, 1935. Youtube has it.

Yes, his diction is beautiful. A pity if you do not understand the words. My language is Spanish so I understand everything he says. The way he sings. He is a dramatic actor singing too. He feels the words. He can smile and be sad. Beautiful. He is the best !

I have been collecting since 1961. That is when I fell in love with him. What a smile he has !

Gardel is gorgeous.