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Oscar Aleman

g, voc, 1909-1980 AR, Resistencia, Chaco
Singer / Musician of Jazz and Latin
A.k.a. Oscar Marcelo Alemán

Oscar Aleman (Born : February 20, 1909 in Resistencia , Chaco, Argentina - Died : October 14, 1980 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) was a renowned Argentinian guitarist. Formed Les Loups (Los Lobos) with Gaston Bueno Lobo in 1925, which toured in Brazil, Argentina. In the '30s, he spent long periods in Spain and Paris, where he became Josephine Baker's accompanist and befriended with Django Reinhardt. Aleman relocated to Buenos Aires in the early '40s and continued to record and perform with both a swing quintet, as well as with a nine-piece orchestra. In 1972 at age 63, Aleman recorded a new album which helped re-launch his career with the reissue of many of his previous recordings, along with concert dates and television appearances. He continued to teach and perform in his native Buenos Aires until his death in 1980.

     
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Bésame Mucho on GRABACIONES RECUPERADAS by Oscar Aleman
Tico Tico No Fuba on Swing Guitar Masterpieces by Oscar Aleman
Estambul on Bésame Mucho by Oscar Aleman
De Buen Humor on GRABACIONES RECUPERADAS by Oscar Aleman
Bajo el Cielo de París on Bajo el Cielo de París by Oscar Aleman
Russian Lullaby on Swing Guitar Masterpieces by Oscar Aleman
Besame Mucho on Swing Guitar Masterpieces by Oscar Aleman
Caravana on GRABACIONES RECUPERADAS by Oscar Aleman
Tengo Ritmo on GRABACIONES RECUPERADAS by Oscar Aleman
Tengo Ritmo on Bésame Mucho by Oscar Aleman

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Buenos Aires 1965 - 1975Oscar Aleman2012Compil.
Ritmo Loco - El Rey De La Guitarra SwingOscar Aleman2008Compil.
Un Poquito De SwingOscar Aleman2007Compil.
Oscar AlemanOscar Aleman2006Compil.
Odeon Recordings Vol. 5 Plus Unissued Rare AirshotsOscar Aleman2003Album
Odeon Recordings Vol. 1Oscar Aleman2002Album
Odeon Recordings Vol. 2Oscar Aleman2002Album
Odeon Recordings Vol. 3Oscar Aleman2002Album
Odeon Recordings Vol. 4Oscar Aleman2002Album
Con Ritmos De BrasilOscar Aleman2002Compil.
Grandes Exitos Vol. 2Oscar Aleman2002Compil.
Grandes Exitos Vol. 1Oscar Aleman2002Compil.
Swing Guitar Masterpieces 1938-1957Oscar Aleman1998Compil.
El Inolvidable Volumen 2Oscar Aleman1996Compil.
Jazz & GuitareDjango Reinhardt, Le Trio Ferret, Oscar Aleman1995Compil.
Buenos-Aires - Paris 1928 - 1943Oscar Aleman1994Compil.
Recorded In Paris 1936-1938Bill Coleman Accompanied By Django Reinhardt • Stéphane Grappelli • Frank "Big Boy" Goudie • Oscar Aleman • Herman Chittison • Alix Combelle • Eddie Brunner • Wilson Myers1985Compil.
Swing Guitar Legend: Paris, Copenhagen, Buenos Aires 1938-1945Oscar Aleman1982Compil.
Oscar AlemánOscar Aleman1981Album
El Increible Swing De Oscar Aleman Vol. 2Oscar Aleman1979Compil.
Si... Otra Vez!Oscar Aleman1979Compil.
Oscar Aleman En Todos Los RitmosOscar Aleman1974Album
Oscar Aleman Con Jorge Anders Y Su OrquestaOscar Aleman Con Jorge Anders Y Su Orquesta1973Album
El Increible Swing De Oscar AlemanOscar Aleman1972Compil.
Aleman '72Oscar Aleman1972Album
El Increible Swing De Oscar AlemanOscar Aleman1972Compil.
Ritmo LocoOscar Aleman1971Album
Nobody's Sweetheart / WhisperingOscar Aleman1939Album
Sweet Sue - Jam Session / Limehouse Blues - Jam SessionOscar Aleman, Bibi Miranda, Svend Asmussen, Henry Hagemann, Helge Jacobsen, Alfred Rasmussen1939Album
The Guitar Of Oscar Aleman Volume TwoOscar AlemanCompil.
Oscar Aleman Y Su OrquestaOscar AlemanAlbum
Swing Sessions 2 - 1938/1939Freddy Johnson, Garland Wilson, Oscar AlemanCompil.
El InolvidableOscar AlemanCompil.
The Guitar Of Oscar Aleman 1938-1944Oscar AlemanCompil.
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