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Edgardo Donato, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer, with his orchestra.

“El lengue” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

“El lengue” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

Edgardo Donato, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer, with his orchestra.

Edgardo Donato

Violinist, leader and composer (14 April 1897 – 15 February 1963)

The orchestra of Edgardo Donato had a phrasing wrapped up in wide dynamics, where the showcasing of bandoneons and Donato’s frequent interventions as soloist was evidenced.

The leader was a true example of the style developed by El Pibe Ernesto, that is to say by Ernesto Ponzio.

This description is completed with the musical gymnastics that Donato performed, together with his famous pizzicati.

His was a dance orchestra, according to his merry absent-minded temper.

He was composer of over two hundred numbers, some of them true classics of the tango repertory.

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Edgardo & Osvaldo Donato, Argentine Tango musicians and composers.

“Sacale punta” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica with Horacio Lagos and Armando Piovani in vocals, 1938 (English translation).

“Sacale punta” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica with Horacio Lagos and Armando Piovani in vocals, 1938 (English translation).

Edgardo & Osvaldo Donato, Argentine Tango musicians and composers.

Music: Osvaldo Donato. Lyrics: Sandalio Gómez.

Sharpen this milonga
That has already started.
I felt that those bellows that grumble
From the heart.

And the girls have come
in “true Vuitton”.
Tango flatters life
And in his notes he scatters
his love.

Cute tango from the suburb
That I,
I haven’t seen him pass out
Triumphed!

Cute tango that when singing
Overturned,
His faith, his love.
A man you have to be.

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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.

Letra original en castellano

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Romeo Gavioli, Argentine Tango singer and musician.

“Mendocina” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica with Romeo Gavioli in vocals, 1942.

“Mendocina” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica with Romeo Gavioli in vocals, 1942.

Romeo Gavioli, Argentine Tango singer and musician.

Romeo Gavioli

Singer, violinist, composer and bandleader (5 February 1913 – 17 April 1957)

He represents the archetype of the style in vogue during the forties, with his voice expressing an introspective feeling through delicate phrasing and an exquisite musicality.

His way of interpretation carries us to a pleasant, warm mood that makes us remember those light tenors that preceded him.

In 1939 he was summoned by Edgardo Donato to appear as a singer of his orchestra, along with the other vocalists, Lita Morales and Horacio Lagos, who were wife and husband.

Most of the numbers he recorded, a total of 15, are duets or trios with the other singers.

As a soloist, he only recorded three pieces: the waltz “Mendocina” among them.

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José Rótulo, Argentine Tango lyricist.

“Repique del corazón” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica with Horacio Lagos and Lita Morales in vocals, 1941.

“Repique del corazón” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica with Horacio Lagos and Lita Morales in vocals, 1941.

José Rótulo, Argentine Tango lyricist.

José Rótulo

Lyricist (29 October 1905 – 27 November 1965)

He grew up in Montevideo.

In the early 40s he arrived in Buenos Aires, and Edgardo Donato recorded his milonga “Repique del corazón”, with music by his brother Osvaldo.

His most important output was during the 40s and 50s and he is representative of the romantic school of Tango.

Already based in Buenos Aires, he was a member of the board of the Sociedad de Autores y Compositores (SADAIC) (Authors and Composers Society), and he carried out the duties of treasurer.

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Grandes Valores del Tango, Argentine TV program.

“Mi serenata” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica with Lita Morales and Romeo Gavioli in vocals, 1940.

“Mi serenata” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica with Lita Morales and Romeo Gavioli in vocals, 1940.

Grandes Valores del Tango

In the history of the Argentine television, this creation TV program was, without a doubt, the most successful show which aired our Buenos Aires music, the one that attained longest permanence in time.

No other program succeeded in lasting nearly forty years on the small screen, despite it was aired largely, during the worst period of the genre.

In the late 1963 Grandes valores del tango (Great Figures of Tango) began on Channel 9.

However, its origin dates back to 1951 when it started on LS10 Radio Argentina and LR9 Radio Antártida.

The program was so successful that a magazine with its same name was published.

Less than a year after its television debut, with Juan Carlos Thorry as emcee, it had become a true hit.

Read more about “Grandes Valores del Tango” 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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