To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

José Razzano
Razzano (left) and Carlos Gardel, 1926.
Razzano (left) and Carlos Gardel, 1926.
Background information
Birth nameJosé Francisco Razzano
Also known asEl Oriental
DiedApril 30, 1960(1960-04-30) (aged 73)
Buenos Aires
Occupation(s)Guitarist, Composer, Singer
InstrumentsClassical guitar
Associated actsCarlos Gardel

José Francisco Razzano (1887–1960) was an Uruguayan singer and composer. He joined singer Carlos Gardel on a duo until 1925 when Razzano left due to vocal cord problems. Since then, Razzano became Gardel's manager until 1933.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/3
    6 235
    2 151
    3 784
  • Tango from Uruguay - Duelo Criollo, 1939
  • Tortazos by GLAMOURTANGO
  • Duelo Criollo -- tango -- Orquesta Eduardo Bianco (1939)



José Francisco Razzano born in Montevideo, near Plaza Independencia, on February 25, 1887. When his father died two years later, his mother moved to Buenos Aires, establishing in Balvanera district.

In 1903, he performed in the National Drama Company led by Adriana Cornaro as a singer. He also performed on Justicia Humana by Agustín Fontanella impersonating "Juancho" and singing payada with Damián Méndez in Calandria written by Martiniano Leguizamón. He also formed part of gaucho centre Los Pampeanos.

Razzano's prominent fame resulted in the signing of his first contract with Argentine filial of Victor Talking Machine Company in 1912. Razzano recorded 10 songs. La China Fiera (singing in a duo with Francisco Martino) was the first of them. A couple of years later, Razzano signed a new contract with local label "Era".

He then joined other artists such as Francisco Martino, Carlos Gardel and Raúl Salinas. The Razzano-Gardel duo signed a contract with Austro-Hungarian entrepreneur Max Glücksmann. At the beginning of their collaboration, both artists signed as authors of all the compositions, although some versions refuted this statement, because there were not authors societies that could confirm that.[1]

The popularity of the Gardel-Razzano duo was in crescendo, touring on Uruguay, Brazil, Chile and Spain until 1925 when Razzano left his singing career due to throat problems. In October, Gardel designated Razzano as administrator of his properties.[1]


  1. ^ a b "José Razzano 'El Oriental'", El Litoral, 7 Sep 2013

External links

This page was last edited on 8 April 2021, at 06:16
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.