“Orquestas de mi ciudad” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1943.

Anibal Troilo and Francisco Fiorentino. Argentine tango music.

Francisco Fiorentino

Singer, bandoneon player and composer (23 September 1905 – 11 September 1955)

Fiorentino was, no doubt, the archetype of the orchestra singer, a concept which synthetically describes the main feature of tango in the 40s, when the singer was a member of the group on the same level as the musicians.

Fiorentino and Troilo achieved a well-oiled mechanism, of a perfect match where the orchestra was spotlighted in a long introduction to afterwards provide the adequate background necessary for the singer´s showcasing.

His personality, his taste and the permanent supervision by Pichuco resulted in an intimate singer of great warmth in his interpretation who knew how to touch the audience, establishing himself as a milestone in the history of tango vocalists.

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