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Enrique Santos Discépolo

“Uno” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1943.

“Uno” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1943.

Enrique Santos Discépolo, portrait.

Enrique Santos Discépolo

Poet, composer, actor and playwright. (27 March 1901 – 23 December 1951)

Discépolo’s work aroused interest in the field of thought.

The Spaniard Camilo José Cela included him among his preferred popular poets and Ernesto Sábato had no doubt in identifying himself with his pessimistic philosophy.

Another writer from Buenos Aires, Julián Centeya, when reviewing one of his films, talked of «philosophy in small coins», and at the same time was risking an analogy —undoubtedly exaggerated— between Discépolo and… Charlie Chaplin.

Read more about Enrique Santos Discépolo 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!

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

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Enrique Santos Discépolo, Argentine Tango musician and composer, author of famous tangos, filmmaker, actor and screenwriter.

“Infamia” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1941.

“Infamia” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1941.

Enrique Santos Discépolo, Argentine Tango musician and composer, author of famous tangos, filmmaker, actor and screenwriter.

Enrique Santos Discépolo

Musician, composer, author, filmmaker, actor and screenwriter (27 March 1901 – 23 December 1951)

Author of famous tangos performed by several of the most important singers of his time, amongst them notably Carlos Gardel.

He was also a filmmaker, actor and screenwriter.

He was very versatile in his styling, having the ability to write songs that were ironic and moralistic, romantic, sarcastic, expressionist, passionate and nostalgic.

He was devoted to the arts from an early age and tried acting and theatre writing, with moderate success, before finally dedicating himself to Tango.

His tango songs, as those of many other tango composers, make extensive use of lunfardo.

Read more about Enrique Santos Discépolo at Wikipedia.org

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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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"Yo quiero cantar un Tango", Argentine Tango music vinyl disc.

“Yo quiero cantar un tango” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1943.

“Yo quiero cantar un tango” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1943.

José María Suñé

Lyricist (15 January 1911 – 1 May 1976)

José María Suñé was the manager of several orchestras and singers and stood out in this field for years. 

However, at the same time, he was also a poet who knew how to embrace the sensibilities that the city that saw him born daily spreads. 

He came to the world in 1911, in the Balvanera neighborhood, he wrote his first tango lyrics at the age of 18, and he knew how to join composers who would put music to his works.

Among them “Yo quiero cantar un tango” with music by José Nieso and Miguel Nijensohn.

Read more about José María Suñé at tangosalbardo.blogspot.com

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Manuel Romero, Argentine Tango lyricist, dancing.

“Dime mi amor” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1941.

“Dime mi amor” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1941.

Manuel Romero, Argentine Tango lyricist, dancing.

Manuel Romero

Lyricist and play-writer (21 September 1891 – 3 October 1954)

His personality was that of a typical porteño and for that reason, Tango was very deep inside him.

Just like other lyricists, theater immediately attracted him, as well as tango lyrics.

He soon got public acclaim.

Read more about Manuel Romero at www.todotango.com

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“Tres horas” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1943.

“Tres horas” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1943.

Alberto Nery, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

Alberto Nery

Pianist, composer and lyricist (8 August 1916 – 27 September 1993)

He was considered one of the most capable typical pianists in the country and a great composer.

He has been arranger of the orchestras led by Héctor Varela, Juan D’Arienzo and Juan Canaro.

He formed his own typical orchestra and was the author of several songs, among them “Tres horas”.

Read more about Alberto Nery at www.todotango.com

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