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

“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

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  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
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Alberto Vaccarezza, Argentine Tango lyricist, and theatre writer.

“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

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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!

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"Yo soy de Parque Patricios", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“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

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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 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!

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"Notas de bandoneón", Argentine Tango music vinyl disc.

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

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

Orestes Cúfaro

Pianist and composer (22 February 1906 – 29 December 1972)

He studied with his father, who was a band director in Rosario, and as a child he still made his debut playing in the orchestras in the cinemas of that city in the years 1917-18.

He played in all Rosario cinemas and theaters, such as cafes and recreations, and also with the company of the Olimpo Theater in 1925.

In 1928 he took him to Buenos Aires entering the Radio Prieto campus where he supported the work of all the interpreters in the house.

In 1930 he went on to work alongside Azucena Maizani with whom he was until 1935.

Later he was the accompanist of Tita Merello and Ernesto Famá, making varieté for many years.

After being Juan Canaro‘s pianist, he had his own orchestra for the carnivals of 1935 at the Boca Juniors Club, the year he directed that of the La Comedia de Rosario Theater company.

He continued doing varieté, radios, theaters, etc. until 1966, the year he retired.

He has a total of seventy registered works.

Read more about Orestes Cúfaro at www.todotango.com

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Mariano Mores, Argentine tango musician, leader and composer.

“A quién le puede importar” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1945.

“A quién le puede importar” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1945.

Mariano Mores, Argentine tango musician, leader and composer.

Mariano Mores

Pianist, leader and composer (18 February 1918 – 13 April 2016)

He was undoubtedly a successful artist.

His art easily traveled through all the existing broadcasting media: records, radio, theater, television and even the seventh art, cinema.

His popularity spread throughout the nation and abroad, he always had his fans. 

Mariano Mores was born in the neighborhood of San Telmo.

He has over 300 recordings. 

About his talent as a composer, someone once said: «Melody is in his head.»

He was an inspired composer of authentic Tango classics, known by either their quality or their commercial success.

Read more about Mariano Mores at www.todotango.com

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