Lalo Martel

Real name: Harispe, Raúl Oscar
(26 August 1930 - 18 June 2016)
Place of birth:
San Justo (Buenos Aires) Argentina

e was born in San Justo, province of Buenos Aires. He was greatly influenced by the style of his brother Julio Martel.

While still a teenager, in 1945, he appeared at a singing contest and it turned out that he was included in the orchestra led by Víctor Braña. He later switched to the one of Graciano Gómez and the one led by Alfredo De Angelis.

His career developed abroad, in South America and Central America and with a long season in Chile.

In 1965 he was vocalist, along with Olga Delgrossi, of the group Los Siete del Tango. In that aggregation played, among others: Orlando Trípodi, Fernando Suárez Paz and Luis Stazo. They recorded for the Odeon company.

Thereafter, he recorded for the Microfón label with Los Reyes del Tango that were led by the pianist Osvaldo Requena.

On July 20, 1959 the family name Martel returned to the De Angelis orchestra with the recording of “Al mundo le falta un tornillo”. It was followed by “Anoche estuve llorando” (April 6, 1959), “Así nació esta milonga” (October 13, 1959), “Blanca nieve” (August 8, 1961), “Chau pebeta” (December 22, 1960), “Chistando” (June 26, 1961), “Desagradecida” (April 30, 1962), “El piropo” (May 4, 1959), “El sonsonete” (October 25, 1962), “La manzanita” (June 17, 1960), “Meta garufa” (August 21, 1961), “Muñeca brava” (June 5, 1959), “No aflojés” (November 20, 1959), “Orgullo tanguero” (August 18, 1959), “Pastorcita de Amancay” (November 28, 1960), “Qué tenés que hablar de mí” (December 27, 1962), “Ruiseñor de Puente Alsina” (June 30, 1960), “Si me esperaras a mí” (December 10, 1962), “T.B.C.” (October 19, 1960), “Yira yira” (December 21, 1961).