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Bobby Capó Interview, Tape 1

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Description

Ruth Glasser interview with Puerto Rican musician and composer, Bobby Capó. Mr. Capó discusses the origins of his musical style and his career.

Felix Manuel Rodriguez Capó, known as Bobby Capó, was born on January 1, 1922 in Coamo, Puerto Rico. After touring as a substitute singer for Cuarteto Victoria, led by Rafael Hernández, Capó came to New York in July 1940. He became a famed 1950s Puerto Rican singer and composer (especially of ballads, or boleros) and contributed to the unique Puerto Rican sound that still permeates today. Mr. Capó married Irma Nydia Vazquez in 1948, had six children, and briefly lived in Mexico City in the early 1960s. Back in New York, he hosted a popular television show on Telemundo. Mr. Capó  turned to politics in the 1970s, serving as Deputy Campaign Manager for Nelson Rockefeller and as Director of the Puerto Rico Department of Labor Division of Migration. Bobby Capó died on December 18, 1989 in New York City.  

See also the film documentary about Bobby Capó in Centro’s collections titled, “Siempre Piel  Canela: La Musica de Bobby Capó” which include performances of his hits by various artists.

Language: English

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Duration

00:45:09 [Side A]
00:45:07 [Side B]

Identifier

Capo_Bobby_1988-04-22_1A
Capo_Bobby_1988-04-22_1B

Rights

This content is intended for educational purposes only. Material may not be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted without written consent from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos Library and Archive (Centro). The creators of this site have made every attempt to identify and obtain copyright clearance on materials presented. Please contact Centro for additional information regarding these materials.

Digital Format

Preservation file: 24-bit/96 kHZ uncompressed WAV file
Access file: MP3

Physical Format

Notes

There is a copy of a CD/DVD available at Centro with both interviews from 4/22/1988 & 02/23/1989.