Bobby Gonzales

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He was the original OFW singing OPM (Overseas Filipino Worker and Original Pilipino Music)! It is said that Bobby Gonzales used to sing 25 to 40 songs per show, three shows per day, seven days a week at Clover Theater in Manila, and would then be paid a meager 25 pesos for all that effort. His career finally took off with very successful recordings like Ale Ale, Diyan Ka Na, Dalagang Suplada and Walastik. He was based many years in Tokyo and also played Vegas and Atlantic City, helping to build the reputation of Filipinos as “the entertainers of the world”.

Villar Records: 20 Best Bobby Gonzales
Hahabol-Habol; Inday ng Buhay ko; Ale, Ale; Di Hayop, Di Tao; Nakakaakit; Diyan ka na; Pinoy Rock N’ Roll; Ngalit sa Tatay; Hitsang Hitsang; Nanginginig Pa; Habang Lalong; Wen Manog; Pakombo-Kombo; Bawa’t Oras, Araw-Araw; Maglalakbay; Dinamdam ko; Hindi Bale; Bakit pa ako Nabubuhay; Pampagana; Bisaya Man.

(HAHABOL-HABOL)
O ang babae pag minamahal
May kursunada’y aayaw-ayaw
Pag panay ang dalaw ay nayayamot
Wag mong dalawin, dadabog-dabog
Pag iyong iniwan, hahabul-habol

*Mayroong babae akong nililigawan
Kapag aking pinapanhik sa bahay
Nagatatago at ayaw malapitan
Kung may pag-ibig
Ay di mo malaman
O, ang babae pag minamahal
Maloloka ka ng husto sa buhay

O ang lalaki pag minamahal
Kahit may pag-ibig aayaw-ayaw
Kapag iyon biniro ay nayayamot
Wag mong batiin, dadabog-dabog
Wag mong suyuin ay nagmamaktol
Pag iyong iniwan, hahabol-habol

5 Responses to Bobby Gonzales

  1. dribble says:

    i love this!!! and the whole blog! do you know where i can find any bobby gonzales music to buy over the internet? i can’t find very much at all!

  2. franas says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed visiting. You can do a search on Villar Records online and purchase the “20 Best” of Bobby Gonzales on its website. / Regards,

  3. Luigi says:

    Hello, very interesting site. Where can I find the composers for the songs in “20 Best”. AllMusic.com lists many of the composers as “Traditional” but I don’t think the information is correct.

  4. Luigi says:

    You may also like to lookup Sylvia la Torre.

  5. franas says:

    For Luigi: Sorry, you may have to contact Villar Records about the composers. Thank you for the tip on Sylvia la Torre.

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