“Gitana rusa” by Ricardo Malerba y su Orquesta Típica with Orlando Medina in vocals, 1942.
Bandoneonist, leader, and composer
(November 28, 1920 – July 29, 1979)
Not only should we remember this notable musician because he was a good bandoneon player but also for his orchestra which for 20 years won the heart of the people of Argentina with its rhythmic style and its sentimental repertory.
He was also great for the radio and the recording industry.
He composed the music of that number, and the poet Horacio Sanguinetti wrote its lyrics. It was inspired by the melody of a Jewish musician in Ukrania. This curiosity highlights Sánchez Gorio’s capability to develop a little country music into a tango of extraordinary widespread acclaim. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…
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