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How José Alfredo Jiménez and Chavela Vargas met

José Alfredo Jiménez and Chavela Vargas, in addition to performing hits like “Paloma Negra” or “El último trago”, were great friends and “loved each other very much”, according to Paloma Gálvez (Photos: INAH Media Library)

friendship between Jose Alfredo Jimenez Y Chavela Vargas It has been one of the most famous in regional Mexican music, because they not only formed a dumbbell that is even listened to and admired, but they were companions at nights of drinks for several years.

Although in recent years several versions of the friendship that existed between José Alfredo and Chavela Vargas on the part of their children have emerged, the truth is that Paloma Galvezthe singer-songwriter’s first wife, claimed to have been the one who managed to make him knew and that is why she became the main witness of their parties.

As Paloma recounted in different interviews, she had an uncle who used to invite her to dinner at different restaurants every time she went to her hometown, in Veracruz. It was during the first years of Chavela’s career that they met in one of the nightclubs that she constantly visited.

Paloma was considered the most important muse of José Alfredo Jiménez, because not only did she never stop collating her, but she was inspired by her to write a large part of her songs (Photo: José Alfredo Jiménez Museum)
Paloma was considered the most important muse of José Alfredo Jiménez, because not only did she never stop collating her, but she was inspired by her to write a large part of her songs (Photo: José Alfredo Jiménez Museum)

The Costa Rican was singing, and it seemed to Paloma that she had a outstanding voicewhich would surely be to the liking of her husband, who was in the habit of boost the career of new talents.

The first thing José Alfredo’s muse thought was that Chavela was unique because she did not sing like other women used to, trying to reach high notes with a high voice, but rather emulated the voice of a drunk.

Upon her return to Mexico City, Paloma immediately told Jiménez about the young woman she had heard singing, although warning him that possibly she was a foreigner, because he had perceived his accent when vocalizing. He agreed to go see one of the presentations of The Shamanhaving very high expectations.

María Isabel Anita Carmen de Jesús Vargas Lizano, known as Chavela Vargas, arrived in Mexico at the age of 17 (Photo: INAH)
María Isabel Anita Carmen de Jesús Vargas Lizano, known as Chavela Vargas, arrived in Mexico at the age of 17 (Photo: INAH)

The couple went to listen to Vargas in Mexico City, as the young woman would have been on a small tour, as Paloma recalled.

From the first song that the interpreter of the last drinkJosé Alfredo was amazed by Chavela’s way of interpreting, so he approached her to get to know her in depth.

After learning that Vargas was not only originally from Costa Rica, but had had a very difficult childhoodestranged from her parents, and he had left his country hoping to find a better future in Mexico.

Vargas confessed that she was in charge of singing in the serenades that José Alfredo took to his conquests (Photo: INAH)
Vargas confessed that she was in charge of singing in the serenades that José Alfredo took to his conquests (Photo: INAH)

It was then that the Son of the People She began to constantly visit Vargas to get to know the Costa Rican voice better and find out how and with what songs she could boost her career.

After several visits, the interpreter of I let you off the leash he asked his wife not to accompany him to listen to Chavela Vargas, because as he had already established a good friendship with the young woman, the nights began to be endless and he used the pretext of not wanting to wake up their children on his return to stay with The Shaman in some nightclub.

It was so The king She proposed to her friend to sponsor her, because she thought that several of the songs she had composed were ideal for her voice and the feeling with which she sang.

The "Son of the People" asked Chavela to sing songs like Paloma Negra, because she felt that the Costa Rican voice was better than hers for this type of subject (Photo: Facebook/José Alfredo Jiménez)
The “Son of the People” asked Chavela to sing songs like Paloma Negra, because she felt that the Costa Rican voice was better than hers for this type of subject (Photo: Facebook/José Alfredo Jiménez)

José Alfredo then accompanied The Lady in the Red Poncho a sign their first contractswhile she was always with him on the composer’s drinking nights.

Although Paloma Gálvez has known each other for many years, she told this story about how the singers met and maintained a strong friendship, it was Jose Alfredo Jimenez Medelson of the second wife of Son of the People, Mary Medellwho denied that this version of the relationship was true.

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