V2502. LUIS MARIANO (Mariano Eusebio González y García): Songs by Bucino, Luchesi, Bourtayre, Puech, Larue, Contet, Emer, Durand, van Parys, Provost & Freed; La belle de Cadix - Songs (Francis Lopez). [Mariano Eusebio González y García, also known as Luis Mariano, was a popular tenor of Spanish Basque origin who achieved celebrity in 1946 with 'La belle de Cadix', an operetta by Francis Lopez. A charming stylist, indeed!] (France) Malibran CDRG 505, excellent transfers, 1939-45.
“Mariano Eusebio González y García moved from the Basque region to reside on the French side. Later he became Luis Mariano, ‘prince of the operetta’, thanks to his ‘voice of gold, sun and love’ which, together with the romantic ambiguity of his character, made him an idol never forgotten in this country.”
- elpais.com, July 15, 1980