“Ataniche” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1936.

"Ataniche". Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Story of the tango “Ataniche”

About the origin of the tango “Ataniche” somebody said —and many more repeated it— that Ernesto Ponzio had been inspired by a certain lady that used to go to the Tambito on a carriage whose horse was adorned with small silver bells. It was a pure legend. Pibe Ernesto himself once told a reporter that, in fact, he had dedicated it to a girlfriend of his of that time, and its title was no other thing but the anagram of «Che, Anita».
And probably its title comes from Ponzio —we know he signed it in 1900—, but the authorship of the melody presents serious doubts… Continue reading.

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