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Angel Vargas. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“No aflojés” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1940.

Angel Vargas. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Ángel Vargas

Singer, lyricist and composer
(22 October 1904 – 7 July 1959)

He was the paradigm of the orchestra singer, to such an extent that when we refer to Ángel Vargas, we are inevitably reminded of Ángel D’Agostino, the orchestra leader of his greatest hits.

A singer with impressive personality, he is the symbol of porteño (from Buenos Aires) tango phrasing in the 40s. Vargas sings as only in the 40s tango was sung.
His phrasing was reo and compadrito but at the same time of an infinite good taste.

He had a sweetness which compensated for his small but masculine voice, he generated sympathy and was, above all, a charismatic singer.

Among his recordings these tango interpretations stand out “No aflojés”. Continue reading at…

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Marcelo Solis

I was born in Argentina. Through my family and the community that saw my upbringing, I have been intimately involved with the culture of Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dance performer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years. I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, and culture, particularly that of the Golden Era. I am a milonguero.

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