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“Como el hornero” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1944.

“Como el hornero” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1944.

A Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus) standing over its nest on a wire fence

José Rótulo

Lyricist (October 29, 1905 – November 27, 1965)

José Rótulo was born in Rocha, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, and spent his childhood in Montevideo.

In the early 1940s, he arrived in Buenos Aires, where his literary production earned him a place among the distinguished poets of the 1940s.

Once settled in Buenos Aires, he served as Treasurer on the board of the Society of Authors and Composers (SADAIC).

Read more about José Rótulo at www.todotango.com

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

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

Enrique Cadícamo playing piano, with his wife, Nelly. Black and withe photo.

Enrique Domingo Cadícamo

(July 15, 1900 – December 3, 1999)

He was a prolific Argentine Tango lyricist, poet, and novelist.

From an initial Symbolist bent, he developed a distinctive, lunfardo-rich style from an early age, and by 1925 he had his first piece, Pompas de jabón”, sung by Carlos Gardel.

Other notable compositions include Madame Ivonne”, “Che, papusa, oí”, “Anclado en París”Muñeca brava”Pa’ que bailen los muchachos”Los mareados”, and the song we share with you today, “Dice un refrán”, with music by Ángel D’Agostino.

Read more about Enrique Cadícamo at wikipedia.org

Listen and buy:

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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“A pan y agua” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1945.

“A pan y agua” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1945.

'A pan y agua', Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

Juan Carlos Cobián

Pianist, leader, composer and lyricist (31 May 1896 – 10 December 1953)

In 1916, he joined a trio with Eduardo Arolas on bandoneon and Tito Roccatagliatta on violin, at the stage of the cabaret Montmartre, shared with Pepita Avellaneda, the first woman who sang publicly tangos.

That same year he had to comply with the military service, but he postponed it on his own decision and had to inevitably serve three years later, generally under arrest.

What gave him good reasons to compose then his later famous “A pan y agua”.

After over a year serving in the Infantry Regiment 2, he got the discharge he was longing for and went on with his normal life, that is to say, the one he led protected by night shadows, among good tangos, good whisky and beautiful girls.

Later withdrew from musical activity voluntarily, confining himself in his humble little apartment placed on Montevideo street.

Read more about Juan Carlos Cobián at www.todotango.com

Listen and buy:

  • Amazon music

  • iTunes music

  • Spotify

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.

Ver este artículo en español

More Argentine Tango music selected for you:

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

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

Alberto Vaccarezza, Argentine Tango lyricist, and theatre writer.

Alberto Vaccarezza

Lyricist and theatre writer (1 April 1886 – 6 August 1959)

He was the creator of the sainete (one-act farce) in Argentina.

He was deep in the heart of the people.

The heavy aspects of such a situation were exactly captured by Vaccarezza, but he also had the wit to stage them without their drama. His plays included the bad guys and the good ones, but when tragedy was near, because guns or knives were shown, the brave opponents gave over or somebody made them understand. The endings were always happy and romantic.

His oeuvre represents, in spite of its lightness, a faithful document of the period. About the time when the immigration flow forced the newly arrived people to live stacked, suffering with the difficulties of the language and the diversity of cultures, added to the despair of the present and the uncertainty of the future.

Vaccarezza was a prolific author of tango lyrics.

Like Luis César AmadoriManuel Romero and Mario Battistella he reached song writing by means of theater.

Read more about Alberto Vaccarezza at www.todotango.com

Listen and buy:

  • Amazon music

  • iTunes music

  • Spotify

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.

Ver este artículo en español

More Argentine Tango music selected for you:

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“Yo soy de Parque Patricios” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1944.

“Yo soy de Parque Patricios” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1944.

Carlos Lucero

Lyricist and composer (3 March 1920 – n/d)

Carlos Lucero wrote the lyrics of, among other beautiful tangos, “Yo soy de Parque Patricios”, with music by Víctor Felice.

Read more about Carlos Lucero at www.todotango.com

Listen and buy:

  • Amazon music

  • iTunes music

  • Spotify

We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do hi-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 address 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 an 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.

Ver este artículo en español

More Argentine Tango music selected for you:

We have lots more music and history

How to dance to this music?