Trio Los Paraguayos

Profile:
"Los Paraguayos", Chapter 1 (1953-1956)

Folk (guarania) trio assembled to introduce Paraguayan music to Europe.

On November 24, 1953 President Chaves and Finance Minister Velloso signed Executive Decree No. 1736 which promised each artist the sum of 3200 dollars to spread Paraguayan music in Europe. Although harpist Digno Garcia and singer/guitarists Agustín Barboza and Luis Alberto Del Parana were well-known on their native continent and had, in fact, already performed in this combination before (under the same/similar name, no less), they were unknown in the old world.

Travelling on diplomatic passports, the "Trio Los Paraguayos" arrived via the Italian port of Genoa in May 1954, with one of their first performances being the song "India" on Vatican Radio. They eventually found their way to Antwerp, Belgium where they were signed to Philips, outputting a number of recordings for the label and achieving a gold record a year later for sales in Europe.

Once the "Official Cultural Mission" was over in 1956, the trio split up but remained in Europe: Agustín went on to do various loose projects, Digno signed to Palette and made a string of records, and Luis continued the legacy with his new group, Luis Alberto del Parana y Los Paraguayos.
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Albums

P 10403 R Trio Los Paraguayos - Paraguayan Songs No. 2 album art Trio Los Paraguayos Paraguayan Songs No. 2 (Album) Philips, Philips P 10403 R France 1955 Sell This Version
LPCB 42014 Trio Los Paraguayos - Trio Los Paraguayos album art Trio Los Paraguayos Trio Los Paraguayos Epic LPCB 42014 Brazil 1958 Sell This Version
FL-4010 Trio Los Paraguayos - Mexican Love Songs album art Trio Los Paraguayos Mexican Love Songs(10", Promo) Philips FL-4010 Japan 1960 Sell This Version
WL1107 Trio Los Paraguayos With Luis Alberto Del Parana Trio Los Paraguayos With Luis Alberto Del Parana - Famous Latin American Songs (Album, Comp) Wing Records WL1107 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7430 027 Trio Los Paraguayos - Malaguena album art The Paraguayos* Malaguena (Comp) Litratone 7430 027 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
PD 117 Trio Los Paraguayos - Paraguayos' Greatest Songs album art Luis Alberto Del Parana And The Trio Los Paraguayos* Luis Alberto Del Parana And The Trio Los Paraguayos* - Paraguayos' Greatest Songs(LP, Mono) Philips PD 117 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
B 08166 L Luis Alberto Del Parana Y Su Trio Los Paraguayos Luis Alberto Del Parana Y Su Trio Los Paraguayos - Mi Guitarra Y Mi Voz (Comp) Philips B 08166 L Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
P 10405 R Trio Los Paraguayos - Paraguayan Songs album art Trio Los Paraguayos Paraguayan Songs (Album) Philips, Philips P 10405 R Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
P 10113 R Trio Los Paraguayos - Bajo El Cielo Del Paraguay album art Trio “Los Paraguayos”* Bajo El Cielo Del Paraguay (Album) Philips P 10113 R Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

319 516 PE, 45-PB 947 Trio Los Paraguayos - Bell Bird / Misionera album art Trio Los Paraguayos Bell Bird / Misionera (Single) Philips, Philips 319 516 PE, 45-PB 947 UK 1955 Sell This Version
P 19169 H Trio Los Paraguayos - Malagueña album art Trio "Los Paraguayos"* Malagueña (Single) Philips P 19169 H Netherlands 1956 Sell This Version
421 401PE Trio Los Paraguayos - Trio Los Paraguayos album art Trio Los Paraguayos Trio Los Paraguayos (EP) Philips 421 401PE Italy 1958 Sell This Version
421 021 PE Trio Los Paraguayos - Cantando Para Tí album art Luis Alberto Del Parana Con Trio Los Paraguayos Luis Alberto Del Parana Con Trio Los Paraguayos - Cantando Para Tí (EP) Philips 421 021 PE Argentina 1958 Sell This Version
421 400 PE Trio Los Paraguayos - Maria Dolores / Serenata / Malagueña / Pajaro Campana album art Trio Los Paraguayos Maria Dolores / Serenata / Malagueña / Pajaro Campana (EP) Philips, Philips 421 400 PE Germany 1958 Sell This Version
P 19152 H Trio Los Paraguayos - Mi Dicha Lejana / Galopera album art Trio "Los Paraguayos"* Mi Dicha Lejana / Galopera Philips P 19152 H 1958 Sell This Version
428 123 PE Trio Los Paraguayos - Fiesta Paraguaya album art Trio Los Paraguayos Fiesta Paraguaya (EP) Philips, Philips 428 123 PE Germany 1958 Sell This Version
EPH-21512, 21 512 EPH Trio Los Paraguayos - Ecos Sudamericanos album art Agustín Barboza And His Paraguayan Trio* Agustín Barboza And His Paraguayan Trio* - Ecos Sudamericanos (Single) Polydor EPH-21512, 21 512 EPH Australia 1960 Sell This Version
PF 315 603 Trio Los Paraguayos - Pajaro Choqui / Mi pobre Vida album art Luis Alberto Del Parana Col Trio Los Paraguayos Luis Alberto Del Parana Col Trio Los Paraguayos - Pajaro Choqui / Mi pobre Vida(7", Mono) Philips PF 315 603 Italy 1962 Sell This Version
430 792 BE Trio Los Paraguayos - Amor, Amor! album art Trio Los Paraguayos Amor, Amor! (EP) Philips 430 792 BE UK 1963 Sell This Version
PROMO CD 028 Trio Los Paraguayos - Guantanamera album art Los Paraguayos* Guantanamera(CD, Single, Promo) Movieplay PROMO CD 028 Portugal 1997 Sell This Version
428 122 PE Trio Los Paraguayos - Latin American Romance album art Trio Los Paraguayos Latin American Romance(7", EP) Philips 428 122 PE Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
430 041 PE Trio Los Paraguayos - Accent On Harp album art Trio Los Paraguayos Accent On Harp(7", Single, Mono) Philips 430 041 PE Unknown Sell This Version
P 19173 H Trio Los Paraguayos - Feliz Mariposa / Me Voy P'Al Pueblo album art Trio "Los Paraguayos"* Feliz Mariposa / Me Voy P'Al Pueblo Philips P 19173 H Italy Unknown Sell This Version
319 186 PF Trio Los Paraguayos - Maria Dolores  album art Trio Los Paraguayos Maria Dolores Philips 319 186 PF Italy Unknown Sell This Version
421 014 PE Trio Los Paraguayos - Bajo El Cielo Del Paraguay album art Trio Los Paraguayos Bajo El Cielo Del Paraguay (EP, Single) Philips 421 014 PE Germany Unknown Sell This Version