Pascual Contursi, Argentine Tango lyricist.

“Que lindo es enamorarse” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante in vocals, 1946.

“Que lindo es enamorarse” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante in vocals, 1946.

Pascual Contursi, Argentine Tango lyricist.

Pascual Contursi

Poet, lyricist, playwriter and amateur singer (18 November 1888 – 29 May 1932)

He was the creator of the lyric for tango, and with it, he turned Tango into the sentimental song of Buenos Aires.

He introduced human topics of universal value into it — sadness, melancholy, love disappointments, ambition, decadence, and injustice— even though his specific universe was that of whorehouses’ life with their pimps and harlots.

In those first decades of the 20th century, the immigratory flood had brought hundreds of thousands of lonesome men who nourished a huge sex market.

Contursi, then settled in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, by going beyond the shallow and jolly lyrics used in the early tango, set between 1914 and 1915 the new poetic parameters for the genre which included as a peculiarity —in some cases— the narration of a complete plot displayed in a few verses. 

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Alfredo De Angelis with Dante & Martel.

“Remolino” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante and Julio Martel in vocals, 1946.

“Remolino” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante and Julio Martel in vocals, 1946.

Alfredo De Angelis with Dante & Martel.

Alfredo De Angelis

Pianist, leader and composer. (2 November 1910 – 31 March 1992)

In the forties, Alfredo De Angelis was the promoter of the vocal duets.

Revising his discography the team Dante-Martel stands out in the first place with pearls like “Remolino”.

Alfredo De Angelis belongs to the group of orchestras that focused their interest in dancing.

This, however, does not mean they lacked artistic value, on the contrary, they were precise in execution, with good arrangements, and were lined-up with great musicians and vocalists.

He is the composer of this beautiful tango.

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Alfredo Lucero Palacios, Argentine Tango singer, lyricist and musician.

“Flores del alma” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante and Julio Martel in vocals, 1947.

“Flores del alma” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante and Julio Martel in vocals, 1947.

Alfredo Lucero Palacios, Argentine Tango singer, lyricist and musician.

Alfredo Lucero Palacios

Singer, lyricist and guitarist (26 October 1910 – 2 June 1974)

His career lasted a rather short time and he was only able to record a little over 20 numbers.

Out of them, only two were tango pieces and three waltzes that used to be included in the tango songbooks.

He was a singer with a pleasant range voice with delicate color.

A typical light tenor of the thirties, quite soft and with good intonation.

Together with Lito Bayardo, he wrote the lyrics of “Flores del alma”.

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"Así es Ninón" vynil disc. Argentine Tango music.

“Así es Ninón” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante in vocals, 1946.

“Así es Ninón” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante in vocals, 1946.

'Así es Ninón' vynil disc. Argentine Tango music.

Marsilio Robles

Lyricist, guitarist and composer (27 September 1913 – 6 June 1980)

His tangos had wide public acclaim and were in the repertoires of the orchestras; so we can mention: “Así es Ninón”, recorded in 1946 by Alfredo De Angelis with Carlos Dante.

Marsilio Robles was an outstanding composer. 

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Mocosita Argentine Tango music sheet.

“Mocosita” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante in vocals, 1949.

“Mocosita” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante in vocals, 1949.

Víctor Soliño

Lyricist (10 September 1897 – 13 October 1983)

He was the author of a great number of renowned tangos in the twenties.

Many of his numbers were composed in collaboration with Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, author of “La Cumparsita”

In his prolific oeuvre, very important titles are standouts, like “Mocosita”.

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