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Charlie's was born in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan Puerto Rico, on November 4, 1921 his parents were Fabriciano Figueroa and Ángela Rosario and was baptized as Carlos Fabriciano Figueroa Rosario, His first recording was made in 1940, he was 19 years old his musical beginnings made them with a duet that conformed with his sister Carmencita, presenting himself with the name of "Los Hermanos Figueroa", later enters like singer to the orchestra of the boricua Rafael Muñoz, also integrated by the pianist Charlie Palmieri. He died at the age of 27, a victim of liver cirrhosis, on October 25, 1955.
Before joining the Rafael Muñoz orchestra, he recorded his first two tracks for the label Victor with the so-called "Ladi Typical Set", which was directed by the composer and performer of the four Ladislao Martínez "Ladi" and also composed by Sarrail Archilla in The four, Felipe Rosario Goyco "Don Felo" on guitar and Patricio Rijos "Toribio" on the güiro. There were two songs recorded on December 3, 1940, the boleros "A ella" by Ladislao Martínez and "Algún día" by Felipe Rosario Goyco, which played a duet with singer Rafael Castro.
Charlie Figueroa is not really an unknown in Latin America, Costa Rica left an indelible mark, The Costa Rican writer and music lover Mario Zaldivar Rivera, member of the Sonora Matancera Club of Antioquia, made a tribute to him on October 9, 2016 in his program "Eres inolvidable" through Radio Sinfonola de Costa Rica.
The case of Charlie Figueroa, playing boleros of the inspired Colombian composer José Barros was something that made sensational impact in the international mail of the music. Being Puerto Rican, Charlie Figueroa was incorporated as a "very Colombian" thing with those great texts of José Barros.
Charlie finally got his consecration with themes written by José Barros as "Unfortunately", "Black fatality", "A good price", "Do not step my way", "As you laughed" and finally, that precious romantic chapter "I seek You remember "where continental fame, greeted as distinguished star. Around the same time, the firm of José Barros, as the author of such musical numbers, knew more than a million applause.
The nostalgia of a text ... the specially "designed by the singer" testament of such an argument made possible the appearance of rich emotions in the American popular songbook.
Thus followed the novel singer Charlie Figueroa, sending "triumphal letters" by all the airs of America; The clear and fresh notes of his Antillean voice, through more than a thousand different nights, crossed paths of love and admiration everywhere.
Charlie was the same romantic that sparkling, his sonorous Creole interpretation, allowed him to interpret with equal property, a song, a guaracha, a full or a joint. As a discovery of "Fountain Records" it possessed the special conditions of a multifaceted artist.
But one day in full swing in his 20s, he received prudent medical councils to divorce some of his nocturnal life, but married as he was hopelessly with his captivating bohemian life, Charlie shrugged ... further refined his beautiful voice and He set out on the journey of success with many recordings and personal presentations at New York Clubs.
As if sensing that he was called to be "An Early Remembrance" in the hearts of all those who admired and applauded him, he served as a gallant and honest player, his final date with romance and music, so much so that " My way "was his last performance and had to perform it in the recording studios, sitting, because the deadly ailment that overwhelmed him, had already completely vanquished.
Very few days after this recording and before arriving at two dozen years, Charlie Figueroa, the Puerto Rican with "Alma Colombiana", in his boleros, left the studies ... left the bohemian ... the stages ... the applause ... absolutely everything, And plunged forever into the unfathomable mystery of death.
Her songs were filmed all over America and ... like the echoes of a legend, this was stopped in the eternal time, this brief life.
Charlie Figueroa left early ... absurdly early ... before ... long before his songs flourished. Read more on Last.fm
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