Alfredo Attadía, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

“Hay que vivirla compadre” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

“Hay que vivirla compadre” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

Alfredo Attadía, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

Alfredo Attadía

Bandoneonist, composer and leader (9 January 1914 – 30 January 1982)

His main characteristic was his danceable phrasing with a great interpretive force.

Subsequently his definitive consecration took place when he was called by Ángel D’Agostino to join his group as lead bandoneon and arranger.

In his oeuvre as composer, his most important hits were “Tres esquinas” and “Hay que vivirla compadre”, among many others.

Read more about Alfredo Attadía at www.todotango.com

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"Adios arrabal", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Adiós arrabal” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1941.

“Adiós arrabal” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1941.

Juan Baüer

Pianist, composer and leader (27 November 1897 – 13 September 1952)

Since his childhood, he had been known by the nickname Firpito because he had a liking for the tangos composed by Roberto Firpo.

The latter, on a certain occasion, called him that way.

He became a composer in 1924 and produced many great tangos, like this one.

He started his career working in movie theaters, theaters, and the Uruguayan Sondor records.

Baüer was born in Spain on November 27, 1897. When he was a kid he arrived in Uruguay, Salto, where he grew up and studied.

He passed away in Montevideo on September 13, 1952.

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Cuarteto Juan Maglio, Argentine Tango music.

“Un copetín” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1941.

“Un copetín” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1941.

Cuarteto Juan Maglio, Argentine Tango music.

Juan Maglio Pacho

Bandoneonist, leader and composer (18 November 1881 – 14 July 1934)

Juan Maglio “Pacho” was essential to the acceptance of the bandoneon as a musical instrument of Tango.

Born in 1881, he started to learn to play bandoneon by watching his father play it every day after work.

He would pay attention to the finger positions and then practice them secretly on his home’s roof.

He went to school until the age of 12, when he started to work, first in a mechanic workshop, then as a laborer in different activities, and then in a brickyard.

At the age of 18, he decided to fully head into his vocation: music.

During the years of hard work, he kept practicing, in order to stay in shape for when the opportunity knocks.

He improved notoriously, and from his bandoneon of 35 buttons, moved successively to instruments of 45, 52, 65, 71, and at last, a customized bandoneon of 75 buttons.

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"Esquinas porteñas", Argentine Tango vinyl disco.

“Esquinas porteñas” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

“Esquinas porteñas” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

Music: Sebastián Piana. Lyrics: Homero Manzi.

Buenos Aires neighborhood corner
the moon and the sun paint your walls.
The winter rains cry for you
in the watercolors of my evocation.

Thirty moons know my wound
and a hundred streets saw us go by.
Your life and my life crossed,
you took the path that never returns.

Streets, where the meek life
lost hope,
passion and faith.
Streets, if I know that she is already dead,
knocking on every door
why will I look for her?
Little streets, shaded with poetry,
they saw us one day
both happy.
Companion of the sun and the stars,
that afternoon left
God’s way.

The winds murmur my sorrow.
The shadows tell me that he’s already gone.
And written in the serene nights
I find her name as an obsession.

A little corner of Buenos Aires neighborhood,
with walls painted with the moon and the sun,
that when crying with your winter rains
you stain the landscape of my evocation.

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Ángel D'Agostino & Ángel Vargas, Argentine Tango orchestra conductor and singer.

“Ninguna” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

“Ninguna” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

Ángel D'Agostino & Ángel Vargas, Argentine Tango orchestra conductor and singer.

Ángel Vargas

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

In 1940 he would commence his fundamental period when entering the orchestra led by the pianist Ángel D’Agostino with whom he would stay until 1946, producing 94 renditions on record which stand as legitimate jewels in the genre.

A singer with an impressive personality, he is the symbol of porteño (from Buenos Aires) tango phrasing in the 40s. 

His phrasing was reo and compadrito but at the same time of an infinite good taste. 

Angel Vargas died young and still without a very noticeable decline as interpreter; he was, no doubt, one of the major artists in our tango music. 

Among his recordings, stands out “Ninguna”. 

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