nov 23 2011

Homenagem do Almanaque Info aos Amigos de Porto Rico (Puerto Rico)

DUO JULITA ROSS Y CHAGO ALVARADO Falsaria.wmv

“Falsaria” letra y musica de Miguel Matamoros. Cantante, Compositor y Guitarrista. Nombre completo: Lorenzo Santiago Alvarado Santos, Fecha de nacimiento: 26 de octubre de 1920, Lugar: Ponce, Puerto Rico, Falleció el 23 de julio de 1982 en Caguas, Puerto Rico.Además de haber cimentado un sólido prestigio como creador de bellísimas melodías románticas, en su faceta de cantante Chago Alvarado logró el reconocimiento de los conocedores, quienes lo clasificaron entre los mejores especialistas latinoamericanos en la segunda voz. Se hizo internacionalmente famoso integrando el fenomenal Trío San Juan, que completó primero con Johnny Albino (primera voz y guitarrista) y Félix «Ola» Martínez (primera guitarra y tercera voz) durante el período 1949-1957 y, posteriormente, bajo su liderato, con otras primeras voces. A su ingenio se acredita el grueso del repertorio representativo de esta formación. Entre su valioso legado sobresale el bolero Siete notas de amor, que data de 1956 y es considerado una joya del pentagrama popular puertorriqueño. Apareció por primera vez en el álbum Mar y cielo (Verne, VLP-108). Este gran artista, nacido en la Calle Las Casas, de la Perla del Sur, era hijo del no menos insigne músico Julio Alvarado Tricoche (1886-1970) y Georgina Santos. Tuvo seis hermanos. Inició sus estudios musicales a la edad de nueve años bajo la tutela materna. Se aficionó principalmente al canto y, recién entrado en la adolescencia, hizo sus primeras presentaciones ante el público formando dueto con su progenitora. JULITA ROSS: (March 21, 1919 June 29, 1981) was a singer of Puerto Rican danzas, also known as “The Great Lady of the Danzas”.Ross was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Her parents Ramon and Clemencia moved to the Santurce section of San Juan in 1923. Ross received her primary and secondary education and graduated from the Central High School of Santurce. In 1940, she joined an artistic singing group which had a show called “Industrias Nativas” (Native Industries) and which was transmitted through the radio station “WIAC”, until 1945. During World War II, Ross entertained the troops with her voice in “USO shows” (United Service Organizations). After touring with the USO, Ross went to New York where she performed in many hispanic theaters, among which was “El Theatro Puerto Rico”. She was also heard on the radio stations “WWRL” and “WHOM”. In 1947, Ross was offered a recording contract. She recorded the boleros “Diez Años” (Ten Years) by Rafael Hernandez and “Aunque me Llores” (Even if you cry for Me) by Claudio Ferrer. In 1948, she recorded 49 danzas written by composers such as Juan Morel Campos, Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, Rafael Alers and Angel Mislan among others. In 1953, Ross returned to Puerto Rico where she received a contract from the radio station “WNEL” to do the show “La Voz de Borinquen” (The voice of Puerto Rico). This is where she was nicknamed “The Great Lady of the Danzas”. Ross’s first record was titled “Julita Ross canta Danzas” (Julita Ross sings Danzas). In 1961, she recorded “Julita y Chago” and in 1968 “La Siempre Recordada Julita Ross” (The Always Remembered Julita Ross).Ross moved to Levittown, Toa Baja in 1966. She continued to participate in many activities, especially with the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. In 1974, Ross was honored by the Cayetano Coll y Toste Club in Arecibo. She was given the “keys” to the city and inducted into the Arecibo Hall of Fame. Julita Ross died on June 29, 1981 in Levittown, Toa Baja and was buried in Bayamon. The Mayor of Toa Baja honored her memory by renaming the Levittown theater “El Theatro de Bellas Artes de Julita Ross” (The Julita Ross Theater of Beautiful Arts).

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