Rafael Tuegols and his Quartet, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

“La gayola” by Enrique Rodríguez y su Orquesta Típica with Armando Moreno in vocals, 1941.

“La gayola” by Enrique Rodríguez y su Orquesta Típica with Armando Moreno in vocals, 1941.

Rafael Tuegols and his Quartet, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

Rafael Tuegols

Violinist and composer (11 March 1889 – 23 April 1960)

He met Carlos Gardel and José Razzano when he was with Arolas back in 1917, who introduced them.

Over the years, he performed with his ensemble at the Maipú Pigall, where Gardel and Razzano followed.

One night, the three friends got into an argument, as the singers claimed that everyone who played a lyric of the same meter of “Mano a mano” had to incur in musical plagiarism.

Of course, Tuegols maintained the opposite and, to substantiate his opinion, he asked the lyricist Armando Tagini to compose a verse with said meter, which he later put to music.

When the singers appeared in the room, the orchestra premiered the brand new work.

“What a song, brother!” Whose is it…? Gardel asked.
“From the double bass player who sang it …,” Tuegols replied.
“Tell him to give me a copy and I’ll record it for him tomorrow.”
—Look, the truth is that the tango is mine, you know? But I didn’t want to tell you so you wouldn’t accuse me of plagiarism.
-Why? Gardel asked.
—Because this tango has the same size as your “Mano a mano”.

That tango was “La gayola”.

Read more about Rafael Tuegols at www.todotango.com

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Enrique Rodríguez, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

“En la buena y en la mala” by Enrique Rodríguez y su Orquesta Típica with Armando Moreno in vocals, 1940.

“En la buena y en la mala” by Enrique Rodríguez y su Orquesta Típica with Armando Moreno in vocals, 1940.

Enrique Rodríguez, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

Enrique Rodríguez

Bandoneon player, leader and composer (8 March 1901 – 4 September 1971)

Enrique Rodríguez’s orchestra had the brilliant sound of a well-rehearsed formation, with simple nice arrangements and also with very good vocalists.

He was a complete functional musician, besides playing bandoneon, he equally played piano and violin or brandished the baton.

He was talented and was fast to easily write simple arrangements and versions of consecrated classical and popular melodies of all countries, without depriving them of their essence of international beat.

So the success of his orchestra was strengthened not only in our milieu, but also in the whole continent for the delight of listeners and dancers

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Chingolo, bird of Argentina and Uruguay regions.

“Ya no cantas chingolo” by Enrique Rodríguez y su Orquesta Típica with Armando Moreno in vocals, 1943.

“Ya no cantas chingolo” by Enrique Rodríguez y su Orquesta Típica with Armando Moreno in vocals, 1943.

Chingolo, bird of Argentina and Uruguay regions.

Antonio Scatasso

Bandoneonist, leader and composer (28 February 1886 – 29 July 1956)

Mandolin, guitar and bandoneon were the instruments that this Italian born in Naples played, but his activity was focused on orchestra leading and composing music.

Everybody agrees about his privileged memory, and his great facility to remember any kind of music.

He was a picturesque figure of the theater milieu, he achieved smash hits because he didn’t lack good taste and a fine intuition to create pleasant melodies.

Among his main titles is “Ya no cantas chingolo”.

Read more about Antonio Scatasso at www.todotango.com

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Enrique Mora, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

“Este es tu tango” by Enrique Rodriguez y su Orquesta Típica with Armando Moreno in vocals, 1945.

“Este es tu tango” by Enrique Rodriguez y su Orquesta Típica with Armando Moreno in vocals, 1945.

Enrique Mora, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

Enrique Mora

Pianist, bandleader and composer (8 February 1915 – 14 July 2003)

Enrique Mora was a great musician.

Out of his compositions, one of the best known is “Este es tu tango”.

Strict respect for the melodic line, a stressed beat, regular beats, and, above all, a clear piano with crystalline sound and driving push that is the trademark of his style, ideal for dancers.

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"Danza maligna", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Danza maligna” by Enrique Rodríguez y su Orquesta Típica with Armando Moreno in vocals, 1940.

“Danza maligna” by Enrique Rodríguez y su Orquesta Típica with Armando Moreno in vocals, 1940.

Music: Fernando Randle. Lyrics: Claudio Frollo.

“Courageous compass measures are dragged
of the tango that shrinks and stretches …
His suffering music would seem
feel that a threat is coming.
We will both live the quarter of an hour
of the nostalgic and malignant dance.
Let’s hear the hearts beat
under the number of Venus Aphrodite.

The pleasure of the gods, perverse dancing,
Tango is a rite and is religion;
Criollas orchestras are their altars
and the priest, his bandoneon.

I want to feel trapped
as in the prison of my pain,
keep silent, half my soul
that there is a secret between the two.

Courageous compass measures are dragged
of the tango that takes over the fibers.
The game of your curlers in my temples
will be the extreme unction of my agony.
I invite you to penetrate this temple
where love purifies it all.
We will both live the quarter of an hour
of nostalgic and evil dance!”

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