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“Vieja luna” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945.

“Vieja luna” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945.

Argentine Tango lyricist Celedonio Flores with singer Carlos Gardel.

Celedonio Flores

Poet and lyricist (August 3, 1896 – July 28, 1947)

When asked in an interview about how he created his successful works, Celedonio Flores answered:

“I search for a piece of life, I live it through in my mind, I take it seriously, and then slowly and carefully I put to work with the lyrics”.

And continued: “As I have had my own experiences and wandered around, as I’ve met scoundrels myself, I can boast of having lived a thousand characters. I am not one of those who believe that the funny tango reflects people’s feelings. We all know that tango is sad as any other music of ours”.

Among his creations, we can mention “Muchacho”, “El bulín de la calle Ayacucho”, “Corrientes y Esmeralda”, “Atenti pebeta”, and the tango we share with you today, “Vieja luna”, by Carlos Di Sarli.

Read more about Celedonio Flores at www.todotango.com

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  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
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“Un tango y nada más” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945.

“Un tango y nada más” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945.

Armando Lacava, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer

Armando Lacava

Pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer (12 December 1915 – 8 April 1989)

His birth took place in the city of Bahía Blanca, in the southern area of the province of Buenos Aires.

He was a pianist with formal training and he added, to his technical knowledge of orchestration and harmony, the experience acquired with the bohemian nightlife in Buenos Aires.

He settled in the Capital in 1945 and joined the Orquesta Argentina lined up by former members of the Osvaldo Fresedo orchestra. 

That year his most important number was premiered: “Un tango y nada más” which was co-written with the bandoneonist Juan Pomati and had lyrics by Carlos Waiss.

This piece received such acclaim that Carlos Di Sarli soon committed it to record, with Jorge Durán on vocals.

Read more about Armando Lacava at www.todotango.com

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“Porteño y bailarín” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

“Porteño y bailarín” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

Music: Carlos Di Sarli. Lyrics: Héctor Marcó.

Porteño and dancer, you made me Tango, as I am:
Romantic and sweet …

Your violin inspires me, the soul of your compass drags me,
the bandoneon lulls me …
A melancholic little house, sighing love,
I gave her my love at your doors,
and in your criolla little window leaning to the sun,
broke my strings yesterday.
All my drama is in your voice
hands in goodbye,
lips in lipstick …
For her and for her love you made me Tango, as I am:
Porteño and dancer!

What does the dream matter
that steal from my pupils,
the lying hours
to dance without calm.
What does fear matter
to give my life!
If I found the kiss
that my soul asks me.
Today I know they were
tangos, love and drinks,
crazy swallows,
in my heart.

Porteño and dancer, Tango resounds … that in your voice
today I live in a soap opera.
Her breath returns to me like that night I hugged,
her tender heart …
A melancholic little house of glass and blue,
if to ask, she comes back once,
in your criolla little window transformed into a cross,
tell her how much I cried for her.
A guitar, a bordonear,
dreams and sing …
Everything was taken away!
Porteño and dancer, you made me Tango, as I am,
romantic and sweet …

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“Gracias” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1946.

“Gracias” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1946.

Carlos Bahr, Argentine Tango lyricist.

Carlos Bahr

Lyricist and composer (15 October 1902 – 23 July 1984)

The prolific contribution made by Carlos Bahr to tango literature through lyrics of so valuable and varied contents, makes his name be necessarily mentioned when the diffusion of this genre is concerned.

So many works of impeccable elaboration, devised with clear ideas and literary neatness —in most of which he achieved the exact blend between art and craftsmanship—, permanently update his name because all that production was included in the repertoires of all the orchestral groups which were able to record.

Furthermore, almost all the numbers we have chosen in the selection enclosed in this work were recorded by various groups simultaneously, to which were added many interpretations by soloists.

Read more about Carlos Bahr at www.todotango.com

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“Con alma y vida” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

“Con alma y vida” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

'Con alma y vida', Argentine Tango music vinyl disc.

Music: Carlos Di Sarli. Lyrics: Héctor Marcó.

Dressed by night and moon
gentlemen … here I present her;
make way for this beauty
that is a pure milonga
more criolla than a bitter mate.

Dreaming between her songs
I’m going to form my flag
with my mother’s gray hair
and the blue of dark circles
where today I lost my heart!

How sweet it is to love her,
feel her and kiss her!
And hear the dear voice
from a mouth that asks us
a kiss without betrayal,
and the heart,
with soul and life.

How beautiful is my Criolla,
What an enchanter is a love!

Laughing like the dawn,
Gentlemen, cross, my lady!
Do not snub her figure
that when she wiggled her waist
My guitar laughs and cries.

Milonga by Martín Fierro,
the blazon of my suburbs;
the more I sing to you and the more I love you
because when tapping your streets
I live in her arms.

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We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
    The price is 50€ each (for 32 songs each compilation) and now the good news!

If you enter the promo code 8343 when you register at this site you will get a 20% discount!

Thanks for supporting this project, you will find other useful information on the site, a great initiative.

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