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Alberto Marino, Argentine Tango singer.

“Tal vez será su voz” by Aníbal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1943.

“Tal vez será su voz” by Aníbal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1943.

Alberto Marino, Argentine Tango singer.

Alberto Marino

Singer and composer (April 26,1923 – June 21, 1989)

His tenor register and the influence of the Italian singing school, which although several tango vocalists had it, in the case of the “Tano (Italian)” Marino, it generated the feeling that he had more than enough voice for the challenge presented by the lyrics. 

He could go from a powerful high to a deep bass with the ease of the chosen ones, he had an unmistakable vibrato but which he did not abuse. 

The truth is that the great conductor Alfredo Gobbi baptized him “The golden voice of tango.”

He made his debut as an orchestral singer in 1939.

The bandoneon player Aníbal Troilo listens to him sing and makes him an offer to join his group. He accepts the offer of Troilo with whom he performed from 1943 to 1947. 

For many it was the singer’s best time, his versions of the tangos “Tres amigos“, “Fuimos” and “Tal vez será su voz” are true jewels, among many others, of his contribution to the history of Tango.

Alberto Marino left us with the indelible memory of the brilliance and sonority of his golden voice.

Read more about Alberto Marino at Wikipedia.org

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Roberto Miro, Argentine Tango lyricist.

“Me quedé mirándola” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1945.

“Me quedé mirándola” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1945.

Roberto Miro, Argentine Tango lyricist.

Roberto Miró

Lyricist and speaker (25 March 1909 – 1958)

He was an important announcer on Radio El Mundo, and he performed as a presenter for different tango orchestras.

Besides being a lucid professional in his specialty, Miró created a bouquet of deep lyrical tangos that reveal the affective imbalance, the sentimental architecture, the fire, without its consummation.

He was the possessor of a natural musicality, which underlies the verses, as in those of “Qué solo estoy”.

Miró started at the age of 19 at the old National Radio and was one of the mainstays of the great roster of announcers and presenters that Radio El Mundo had for many years.

A cultured man, he became friends with many of the musicians that he presented on that station and with some of them he crafted his tangos.

With the guitarist Vicente Spina he created “Me quedé mirándola”.

Read more about Roberto Miro at tangosalbardo.blogspot

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"Cotorrita de la suerte", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Cotorrita de la suerte” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1945.

“Cotorrita de la suerte” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1945.

José De Grandis

Lyricist, violinist and composer (27 February 1888 – 3 December 1932)

According to those who knew him closely told, adding lyrics to certain tangos he liked was simply unimportant mischief; something like drawing caricatures with a pencil on a tablecloth during an after-dinner chat.

The De Grandis’ most well-known tango is “Amurado” which dates back to 1926 when Pedro Maffia and Pedro Laurenz, who composed the music, played in the sextet led by Julio De Caro.

“Cotorrita de la suerte” is previous, it was premiered by Carlos Gardel and was recorded in Barcelona on December 16, 1927.

His verses appear with honor in the gallery of urban popular poetry.

Read more about José De Grandis at www.todotango.com

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“María” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

“María” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

Anibal Troilo and Cátulo Castillo. Argentine Tango music and poetry.

Music: Aníbal Troilo. Lyrics: Cátulo Castillo.

Maybe your name is just Maria..!

I don’t know if you were the echo of an old song,
but long, long ago, you were deeply mine
over a sad landscape, passed out with love…

Autumn brought you, drenched in agony,
your poor hat and the brown overcoat…
You were like the street of melancholy,
that was raining… raining on my heart ..!

Maria..!
In the shadows of my room
it is your step that returns…

Maria..!
And it’s your voice, small and sad,
that of the day you said:
“There is nothing between the two of us anymore…”

Maria..!
The most mine ..! The Distant ..!
If she cames back another morning
through the streets of farewell..!

Your eyes were ports that kept away,
its horizon of dreams and a flower silence…
But your good hands, they returned present,
to cure my fever, faded with love…

An Autumn you left..! Your name was Maria
and I never knew anything about your unhappy course…
If you were like the landscape of Melancholy,
that it was raining… it was raining, on the gray street…

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Cátulo Castillo, Argentine Tango poet, lyricist and composer.

“Café de Los Angelitos” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1944.

“Café de Los Angelitos” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1944.

Cátulo Castillo, Argentine Tango poet, lyricist and composer.

Cátulo Castillo

Poet, lyricist, composer and leader (6 August 1906 – 19 October 1975)

With his lyrics, he dug the subjects that always haunted tango: the painful nostalgia for what is lost, love sufferings and the decline of life.

Instead he neither had space for humor nor for the unworried stroke, and nor even for the rhythmic emphasis of milonga.

The word último (last) appears in several titles of his works, as testimony of that parade of farewells that runs through his lyrics, where there is always pity for those who suffer and a frequent resort to alcohol as an escape.

Read more about Cátulo Castillo at www.todotango.com

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