CUMPARSITA, LA

Latest update on 28/02/2010

Artist: Roberto Firpo
Author: Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
Label: Odeon
Year: 1916

In café La Giralda in Montevideo. Uruguayan tango (means The Small Carnival Parade). To Matos Rodriguez' melody, Firpo added elements from Verdi's Miserere and a piece of his own tango La Gaucha Manuela. Lyrics (as Si Supieras) added in '24 by Pascual Contursi and Enrique Maroni. Later better known as Hernando's Hideaway (see there).

Covers:

1917:

Orquesta Alonso-Minotto

1924:

Carlos Gardel [as Si Supieras; Parisian success; in '27 as La Cumparsita (for Decca in Argentina)]

1924:

Francisco Canaro [idem]

1930:

Tito Schipa [with other words]

1930:

Orquesta Criolla Argentina

1933:

Hal Kemp

1937:

Solistas De D'Arienzo

1939:

Xavier Cugat [vocal: Dinah Shore]

1947:

Desi Arnaz [instrumental]

1958:

Malando

1960s:

Astor Piazzolla

1981:

Brave Combo

1991:

José Garcia

1996:

Julio Iglesias

2000:

Danny Malando [Malando's grandson]

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