Alberto Podestá, Argentine Tango singer.

“La capilla blanca” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1944.

“La capilla blanca” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1944.

Alberto Podestá, Argentine Tango singer.

Alberto Podestá

Singer and composer (22 September 1924 – 9 December 2015)

“One evening somebody brought me a business card, it had been handed to the waiter by a gentleman named Vázquez, that was Carlos Di Sarli’s agent. 

He wanted me to meet him at a nearby barroom after my show was over. 

In the beginning, I held it in my hands. 

As I realized I was creasing it, I put it into my pocket. 

Since the time the card was handed to me until the end of my performance that evening my body was shivering. 

But I swear that I sang as never before. 

Imagine, to have the chance of singing with Di Sarli before I was 18. 

It was like a dream come true!”

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Juan Andrés Caruso, Argentine Tango lyricist.

“Destellos” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1946.

“Destellos” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1946.

Juan Andrés Caruso, Argentine Tango lyricist.

Juan Andrés Caruso

Lyricist and play-writer (20 September 1890 – 1 March 1931)

He lived barely forty years and it gave him time to be an outstanding playwriter, journalist, and one of the most prolific tango lyricists.

He was an avant-garde of the picturesque tango; that is to say, the tango that portrays the mocking spirit of the man of Buenos Aires, describing the subtle aspects of his peculiar idiosyncrasy. 

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Jorge Ortiz and Rodolfo Biagi, Argentine Tango artists.

“Todo te nombra” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Ortiz in vocals, 1940.

“Todo te nombra” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Ortiz in vocals, 1940.

Jorge Ortiz and Rodolfo Biagi, Argentine Tango artists.

Jorge Ortiz

Singer (18 September 1912 – 18 February 1989)

In 1940 he was called by Rodolfo Biagi.

On June 19, 1940, he recorded the tango “Todo te nombra”.

Since then a team that for three years would become one of the most important teams of the 40s was born.

The vocalist became the emblematic voice of the orchestra, featuring his personality and his expressive and melodic style.

The Odeon label succeeded in the market due to the boom achieved by the Biagi-Ortiz team.

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'Bailarín de contraseña', Argentine Tango vinyl disc.

“Bailarín de contraseña” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1945.

Jorge Caldara, Argentine Tango bandoneon player, leader and composer.

“Patético” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1948.

“Patético” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1948.

Jorge Caldara, Argentine Tango bandoneon player, leader and composer.

Jorge Caldara

Bandoneonist, leader and composer (17 September 1924 – 24 August 1967)

His great move came when he joined the Osvaldo Pugliese Orchestra because there was a complete renewal in the bandoneon section.

Pugliese himself confessed that after auditioning different instrumentalists he chose Jorge because he was what he precisely needed, an element of vigorous personality and capable of driving, within the style of the orchestra, the other bandoneon players. 

At this stage, he as well evidenced his great capabilities as a composer which Pugliese knew how to take advantage of by premiering and recording his tango “Patético”.

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