Luis Arcaraz Torras

Real Name:
Luis Arcaráz Torrás
Profile:
Mexican, composer, pianist, arranger, singer and conductor. Led the most popular orchestra in Mexico during the 1940s and 1950s. Shying away from Latin rhythms, his playlist consisted mainly of American and Mexican pop favorites. He developed a large following throughout Latin America and in the United States as well, where during the late 1940s and early 1950s he consistently ranked number four on the list of all-time favorite bands.

Born Luis Arcaráz Torrás in Mexico City on December 5, 1910, young Luis had two passions: music and bullfighting. Though he became a successful amateur bullfighter, his parents, who both had musical backgrounds, encouraged him to pursue his artistic side. His mother sent him to Spain to study music and engineering. He later gave up his engineering studies. Upon his return to Mexico he found work at radio station XEW, where he earned 36 cents an hour playing the piano and singing. Once established he put together an orchestra which debuted in 1928 at Tampico's Teatro Palma.

Arcaráz composed more than 200 songs during his career, including the scores of many Mexican films. His most successful era was during the late 1940s and into the early 1960s, when he earned numerous awards in his home country and enjoyed immense popularity in the United States. In 1960 he moved to Monterrey, Mexico, where he established his own nightspot, Cita con Arcaráz (A Date with Arcaráz). Luis Arcaráz lost his life in a tragic automobile accident on June 1, 1963, near San Luis Potosí, while traveling to Mexico City.
Sites:
In Groups:
Variations:

Albums

LPM 3107 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Dance With Luis Arcaraz album art Luis Arcaraz* Dance With Luis Arcaraz(10") RCA Victor LPM 3107 US 1953 Sell This Version
DCS 304 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Prisionero Del Mar  album art Javier Solís a Luis Arcaraz* Javier Solís a Luis Arcaraz* - Prisionero Del Mar (Album) CBS DCS 304 Costa Rica 1963 Sell This Version
CPCS 102 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Mexico's Late Great album art Luis Arcaraz Y Su Orquesta, Mario Ruiz Armengol, Luis Arcaraz* Luis Arcaraz Y Su Orquesta, Mario Ruiz Armengol, Luis Arcaraz* - Mexico's Late Great(LP) Parlophone CPCS 102 UK 1964 Sell This Version
1187, DM 1187 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Los Grandes Exitos Internacionales album art Luis Arcaraz* Los Grandes Exitos Internacionales(LP) Musart, Musart 1187, DM 1187 Mexico 1965 Sell This Version
DM-1240 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Los Grandes Éxitos Internacionales Con Luis Arcaraz Vol. 2 album art Luis Arcaraz* Los Grandes Éxitos Internacionales Con Luis Arcaraz Vol. 2(LP, Album, Mono) Musart DM-1240 US 1966 Sell This Version
CAM/S-583 Luis Arcaraz Torras - En Instrumental - Grabado En New York album art Luis Arcaraz* Y Gabriel Ruiz Luis Arcaraz* Y Gabriel Ruiz - En Instrumental - Grabado En New York(LP, Album) RCA Camden CAM/S-583 Mexico 1972 Sell This Version
74321478732 Luis Arcaraz Torras Latin Airs(CD) RCA Victor 74321478732 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
CLP-942 Luis Arcaraz*, Trío Los Soberanos Luis Arcaraz*, Trío Los Soberanos - As de corazones rojos(LP) CoRo CLP-942 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
BV-20.101 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Lo Mejor De Luis Arcaraz Como El Lo Sintio album art Trío Los Soberanos, Luis Arcaraz* Trío Los Soberanos, Luis Arcaraz* - Lo Mejor De Luis Arcaraz Como El Lo Sintio(LP, Album) BASF BV-20.101 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
D 733 Luis Arcaraz* Coros Y Orquesta(LP) Musart D 733 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MKE 2 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Cerezo Rosa album art Luis Arcaraz* Cerezo Rosa(7", EP, Mono) RCA Victor MKE 2 Mexico 1953 Sell This Version
30026 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Elvis Perez / Viestete Kitty  album art Luis Arcaraz* Y Los Lunaticos (2) Luis Arcaraz* Y Los Lunaticos (2) - Elvis Perez / Viestete Kitty (Single) Columbia 30026 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
70-8404 Luis Arcaraz* Munequita De Squire / Prisionero Del Mar(Shellac, 10") RCA Victor 70-8404 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
515322 Luis Arcaráz* Mona Lisa(7", Single) RCA Victor 515322 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

MKLA-26 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Sus Creaciones Sus Canciones Su Orquesta Su Voz album art Luis Arcaraz* Sus Creaciones Sus Canciones Su Orquesta Su Voz (Comp) RCA Victor MKLA-26 Mexico 1963 Sell This Version
VIK-113 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Glenn Miller & Luis Arcaraz - "Enlace" album art Glenn Miller, Luis Arcaraz* Glenn Miller, Luis Arcaraz* - Glenn Miller & Luis Arcaraz - "Enlace"(LP, Comp) Bertelsmann de Mexico, S.A. VIK-113 Mexico 1988 Sell This Version
03(9935)00135 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Amor: Divino Milagro!  album art Luis Arcaraz*, Maria Luisa Landin, Matilde Diaz, Bobby Capó, Virginia López, Los Hermanos Rigual Luis Arcaraz*, Maria Luisa Landin, Matilde Diaz, Bobby Capó, Virginia López, Los Hermanos Rigual - Amor: Divino Milagro! (LP, Comp) Clave de Son 03(9935)00135 Colombia 1990 Sell This Version
743213580592 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Sweet And Swing album art Luis Arcaraz And His Orchestra* Sweet And Swing(CD, Album, Comp, RE) RCA, S.A. 743213580592 Spain 1998 Sell This Version
743219026323 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Luis Arcaraz album art Luis Arcaraz* Luis Arcaraz(2xCD, Comp) RCA, BMG Entertainment Mexico, S.A. De C.V. 743219026323 Mexico 2001 Sell This Version
MKL3004 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Joyas Bailables album art Luis Arcaraz Torras Joyas Bailables(10", Comp) RCA Victor MKL3004 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
EDC 822, DC 822, 822 Luis Arcaraz Torras - Homenaje A Luis Arcaraz album art Luis Arcaraz* Homenaje A Luis Arcaraz(3xLP, Comp + Box) Musart, Musart, Musart EDC 822, DC 822, 822 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version