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*1947 ES
Pop and Latin
A.k.a. José Jiménez Fernández

José Jiménez Fernández (born 11 February 1947), commonly known as Joselito, was a child star in Spain during the 1950s and 1960s. Joselito was born in Beas de Segura, Jaén, northeast Andalucia in Spain. Joselito made his film debut at the age of 9 and began making other films, including "El Pequeño Ruiseñor", "Saeta del Ruiseñor", "El Ruiseñor de las Cumbres", "Escucha mi Canción", "El Pequeño Coronel", "Aventuras de Joselito en America", "Los Dos Golfillos", "Bello Recuerdo", and El caballo blanco (The White Horse) with Antonio Aguilar. Besides acting, Joselito was a popular juvenile singer with notable voice and songs such as "La Campanera", "Dónde estará mi vida", "Gorrioncillo pecho amarillo", "En un pueblito español", "Clavelitos", "Doce Cascabeles", "Las Golondrinas", "El Pastor", "Granada", and "Ave María". "The Little Nightingale", as he was widely known in Spain when he became a widely successful child star, had a very troubled childhood that led to an even more troubled life as an adult. José Jiménez Fernández was born in Beas de Segura (Jaén, Andalucía, Spain), on February 11, 1943, although some sources claim it was in 1947, due to false advertising by the studios that made his movies, and which wanted to make him appear younger than he really was (an obsession that haunted him through the whole of his career), pretending he was 9 at the moment of his debut, when he actually was 13. Discovered as a singer by Luis Mariano, who got him to perform in France, Joselito was introduced to the movie business in 1956 by Antonio del Amo, who directed him in his first feature, Pequeño ruiseñor, El (1956) ("The Little Nightingale"), where he earned his famous nickname. Spanish film studios were looking for a new child star to follow the steps of Pablito Calvo, and make popular and populist folkloric movies, which were big box-office hits in Spain during Franco's dictatorship. After several movies and records, and already a big star as a singer and an actor in Europe, the next move was trying to triumph in America, so Joselito went to Mexico where he filmed various projects, starting by Aventuras de Joselito y Pulgarcito (1960), which paired him with Mexican child star 'Cesáreo Quezadas Pulgarcito to grant local box-office. His success even reached the USA, where he appeared to great acclaim in "Toast of the Town" (1948) with Ed Sullivan. However, life was not too glamorous for Joselito, as he was treated almost as a sideshow act by his managers, not allowing him to become the teenager he was (that was a milestone in Spanish "child prodigies" under Franco: trying to keep them as little kids for as long as possible), and even locking him in his room between rehearsals so he couldn't meet girls. He was forced to keep his childlike image up to 1969 (when he was in his mid-twenties), when he appeared in his last film, Prisionero en la ciudad (1969). But, as his voice had long broken, he was not successful anymore and he retired, disappearing from public life until it was discovered much later that he had become a heroin addict and even worked as a mercenary in Africa.

  • Pop
  • Latin
  • World
  • Folk
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Campanera on Las Estrellas Del Fonografo RCA Victor by Joselito
El Pajaro Amarillo on Homenaje a Joselito by Joselito
Chica Bon Bon on Chica Bon Bon by Joselito
Tani on Las Estrellas Del Fonografo RCA Victor by Joselito
Egoísmo on Las Estrellas Del Fonografo RCA Victor by Joselito
Volver a Verte on Los 60 Éxitos de Marisol, Rocío Dúrcal y Joselito by Marisol, Joselito & Rocío Dúrcal
Más Bonita Que Ninguna on Los 60 Éxitos de Marisol, Rocío Dúrcal y Joselito by Marisol, Joselito & Rocío Dúrcal
Clavelitos on La Voz De Oro by Joselito
Doce cascabeles on Las Canciones de Joselito by Joselito
Doce Cascabeles on Las Estrellas Del Fonografo RCA Victor by Joselito

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Title Artist Year Type
L'enfant A la Voix D'orJoselito2011Album
Una leyenda infantil - Sus grandes éxitos en el cine y el disco (1956-1962)Joselito2009Compil.
Sus Grandes ÉxitosJoselito2009Compil.
La Voz De OroJoselito2001Compil.
El Chaval De OroJoselito2001Album
El Niño De La Voz De OroJoselito2001Single
100 Años De MúsicaJoselito2001Compil.
L'enfant à la Voix D'orJoselito1998Compil.
El Pequeño RuiseñorJoselito1998Compil.
El Pequeno RuiseñorJoselito1998Compil.
The CollectionJoselito1992Compil.
Joselito - Volume 2Joselito1983Album
El CancioneroJoselito1980Compil.
Fantastico JoselitoJoselito1977Album
El Tango Se Baila En CadizJoselito1976Single
La voix d'orJoselito1975Compil.
El Pequeño RuiseñorJoselito1973Single
Los Exitos De JoselitoJoselito1970Compil.
Donde EstasJoselito Y Orquesta De Chucho Ferrer1968Single
Eso Eres Para MiJoselito1968Single
La Romeria / Hay Que Decir AdiosJoselito Y Orquesta De Chucho Ferrer1968Single
El Oro y la PlataJoselito1967Single
Chansons Du Far-West Vol.2Joselito1966Single
Chansons Du Far-West - Vol. 1Joselito1966Single
Canciones Del OesteJoselito1966Single
Chansons Du Far-WestJoselito1966Album
Chansons Du Far-West - Vol. 3Joselito1966Single
Chansons Du Film "La Vida Nueva De Pedrito De Anda"Joselito1965Single
Chansons Du Film Le VagabondJoselito1965Single
Chansons Du Film Mon Ami JoselitoJoselito Avec Libertad Lamarque1964Single
B.O. Du Film "Le Petit Gondolier"Joselito1964Single
Du Film "Le Secret De Joselito'Joselito1964Single
Los Dos Golfillos / Mi Estrella BuenaJoselito1963Single
Le RossignolJoselito1963Album
Malaguena / GranadaJoselito1963Single
Malagueña / GranadaJoselito1963Single
Pequena Flor / ChiribiribiJoselito1963Single
Chansons des films " Le cheval blanc " et Mon ami Joselito "Joselito1963Single
Les Deux GaminsJoselito1963Single
Chansons Du Film "Mon Ami Joselito"Joselito1963Single
Musica del Film "Bello Recuerdo"Joselito y Libertad Lamarque1962Single
Chansons Du Film Le Petit ColonelJoselito1962Single
Chansons Du Film Mon Ami JoselitoJoselito Avec Libertad Lamarque1962Single
El Emigrante - Canta Seleções De Seu Filme "El Caballito Blanco"Joselito1962Single
Doce CascabelesJoselito1962Single
El Emigrante - Canciones De La Película "El Caballo Blanco"Joselito1962Single
Les Derniers Succès DeJoselito1962Album
Barquito Chiquitin / Platerillo Canta El GrilloJoselito1962Single
Clavelitos / Doce CascabelesJoselito1962Single
El Chaval De OroJoselito1962Single
El Ruiseñor De Las CumbresJoselito1962Single
Musica Del Film "Los Dos Golfillos"Joselito1962Single
Huapango ToreroJoselito1962Single
En Un Pueblito Español / FandangosJoselito1961Single
Ciribiribin / FandangosJoselito1961Single
Donde Estara' Mi Vida / Colombia Tiene Una CoplaJoselito1961Single
Escucha Mi Canción (De La Película Del Mismo Título)Joselito1961Single
El Triunfador JoselitoJoselito1961Album
Doce CascabelesJoselito1960Single
Doce CascabelesJoselito1960Single
Violino Tzigano / Lloraba Un ZagalJoselito1960Single
A Little Boy Sings FlamencoJoselito1959Album
Clavelitos / Colombia Tiene Una Copla / Doce Cascabeles / Por Llamarte MarisolJoselito1959Single
Campanera (De La Película "El Pequeño Ruyseñor")Joselito1959Single
Joselito N 3Joselito1959Single
El Pequeño RuiseñorJoselito1958Single
Rosas En El Mar / Eso Eres Para MiJoselito Y Orquesta De Chucho FerrerSingle
Joselito con orquesta y guitarraJoselitoAlbum
Joselito VagabundoJoselitoAlbum
Colombia tiene una coplaJoselitoSingle
"El Nuevo"JoselitoAlbum
Joselito N° 5JoselitoSingle
Joselito en AmériqueJoselitoSingle
Mi Tío Fernando (Chansons Du Film "Escucha Mi Canción")JoselitoSingle
Lo Mejor DeJoselitoCompil.
Princesita / Colorin De La Niña BonitaJoselitoSingle
El Ruiseñor De Las CumbresJoselitoSingle
Dos Luceros Quieren Verte / Caudal Escondido / Donde Estara Mi Vida / Por Llamarte MarisolJoselitoSingle
La Banda Del Cucu / Caballito LuceroJoselitoSingle
Quiereme Mucho / ChiclaneraJoselitoSingle
Clavelitos / En Un Pueblecito De EspañaJoselitoSingle
Rosas En El Mar - Balada Rítmica / Eso Eres Para Mi - Cancíon BaladaJoselito Y Orquesta De Chucho FerrerSingle
Doce Cascabeles / Violino TziganoJoselitoSingle
Chante En FrançaisJoselitoSingle
Les Plus Belles Chansons De Joselito - L'Enfant Á La Voix D'OrJoselitoAlbum
Violino TziganoJoselitoSingle
Vol. IIJoselitoCompil.
El Coplero / El Tango Se Baila En CadizJoselitoSingle
Violino Tzigano / Lloraba Un ZagalJoselitoSingle
El Violin GitanoJoselitoSingle
Donde Estará Mi Vida / Caudal EscondidoJoselitoAlbum
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