Vinyl disc Di Sarli, Argentine Tango music.

“Canta pajarito” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

“Canta pajarito” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

Vinyl disc Di Sarli, Argentine Tango music.

Juan José Guichandut

Pianist and composer (11 November 1909 – 17 October 1979)

He started making music as a teenager and his artistic life put him on track towards composing entirely.

He began in 1927 with a first composition that obtained second place in the tango contest of the National records, a work that made possible his acquaintance with Carlos Gardel, who also recorded other tangos for him.

His great virtues continued to be exhibited in many other compositions.

Today we highlight “Canta pajarito”.

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Alberto Mastra, Argentine Tango musician, singer and composer.

“Maldonado” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

“Maldonado” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

Alberto Mastra, Argentine Tango musician, singer and composer.

Alberto Mastra

Guitarist, singer and composer (9 November 1909 – 10 April 1976)

Mastra was born in the neighborhood of La Aguada of Montevideo and he spent his childhood on humble stages of Parque Rodó, then called Parque Urbano (Urban Park).

When he was a kid all occasions were good for him to sing. The public asked him and he agreed.

They call him Carusito and also El pequeño milagro (The little miracle).

His facet as an author needs to be highlighted.

His creations were soon included in the songbooks of the most important orchestras and singers.

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José Bohr, Argentine Tango singer, composer, lyricist, actor and leader. Portrait.

“Cascabelito” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1941.

“Cascabelito” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1941.

José Bohr, Argentine Tango singer, composer, lyricist, actor and leader. Portrait.

José Bohr

Singer, composer, lyricist, actor and leader (3 September 1901 – 29 May 1994)

He began to carry out his career as a singer on Radio Cultura, accompanying himself on the piano.

One day he was in his job —Bohr will remember in his memoirs— he received the following phone call:

«—Che, tell me. You’re the kid of the radio. Aren’t you? Don’t you know who you’re talking to? You’re speaking with the most famous voice in Argentina. You’re talking to Carlitos Gardel. They have told me that you wrote an amazing tango which has much soul and that it’s very romantic, something that has to do with the carnival.»

«—“Cascabelito”?» Bohr dared to say timidly. 

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Enrique Dizeo, lyricist of Argentine Tango. Portrait.

“Cómo se hace un tango” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

“Cómo se hace un tango” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

Enrique Dizeo, lyricist of Argentine Tango. Portrait.

Enrique Dizeo

Lyricist (26 July 1893 – 6 May 1980)

He was, in the literature of tango, the author of the longest career, because he wrote until a very old age. Not as frequently as in the old times and not achieving either the popularity of his gone-by hits.

But that did not matter any more. His name was definitively recorded in the history of tango, by means of an abundant work in lyrics, of which a good portion was not seized by oblivion.

His plain, direct verses had the ingredient of a colorful expression, with the touching feelings of the street and the neighborhood.

And those city feelings —at their first stage, especially— were spiced with the talk and the knowledge of one who not only is a witness, but also a protagonist of the thing.

Read more about Enrique Dizeo at www.todotango.com

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"Griseta", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Griseta” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1941 (English translation).

“Griseta” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1941 (English translation).

Music: Enrique Delfino. Lyrics: José González Castillo.

English translation:

“Rare mix of Museta and Mimí
with caresses from Rodolfo and Schaunard,
was the flower of Paris
that a novel dream brought to the suburb …

And in the crazy ramble of the cabaret,
to the lullaby of some tango compadrón,
encouraged an illusion:
She dreamed of Des Grieux,
she wanted to be Manon.

Little French lady,
what did you bring, you little bitch,
sentimental and flirty
the poetry of the quartier,
Who would say
that your “griseta” poem
only one stanza would have:
the silent agony
of Margarita Gauthier?

But the cold squalor of the suburb.
enduring the purity of their faith,
without finding her Duval,.
dried her heart the same as a thrush.
And a night of champagne and cocaine,
to the funeral lullaby of a bandoneon,
poor thing, she fell asleep,
the same as Mimí,
the same as Manón.”

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