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"Charamusca", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Charamusca” by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica, 1934.

“Charamusca” by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica, 1934.

Francisco Canaro

Musician, violinist, leader and composer. (26 November 1888 – 14 December 1964)

His life runs parallel to the history of Tango: starting in the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, moving up the social ladder, eventually achieving worldwide recognition.

His passion for music began in his childhood.

He decided that he wanted the music to be his profession, formed a trio, and went to play in a brothel in the town of “Ranchos”, eighty miles south of Buenos Aires, in 1906.

Canaro helped Tango to find its way to complete acceptance by all the sectors of Buenos Aires society, being the first Tango musician to play at the private parties celebrated in the houses of some of the most prominent upper-class families of Buenos Aires.

As a composer, from his first tangos, we like to share “Charamusca”.

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Ernesto Famá & Francisco Canaro, Argentine Tango music.

“La requebrada” by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica with Ernesto Famá in vocals, 1939.

“La requebrada” by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica with Ernesto Famá in vocals, 1939.

Ernesto Famá & Francisco Canaro, Argentine Tango music.

Ernesto Famá

Singer and composer (18 August 1908 – 19 July 1984)

He left more than three hundred recordings as vocalist and he can be regarded, even though he was not the first one, as the estribillista (refrain singer) par excellence.

He started in theater, later he was vocalist with Osvaldo Fresedo and, shortly, with Carlos Di Sarli.

The association with Francisco Canaro made possible his way up to fame. 

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Alberto Soifer, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

“Largá las penas” by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Maida in vocals, 1935.

“Largá las penas” by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Maida in vocals, 1935.

Alberto Soifer, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

Alberto Soifer

Composer, pianist and director (1 August 1907 – 1 September 1977)

Alberto joined the Francisco Canaro orchestra to replace the pianist Luis Riccardi that was ill. He admired, above all, two qualities of Pirincho: his musical inventiveness and his capacity as manager.

He was the annotator of many tangos composed by Canaro who ignored how to write music. 

One of the hit he made was the milonga “Largá las penas”. 

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Luis César Amadori,Lyricist, author, entrepreneur, filmmaker and journalist (28 May 1902 - 5 June 1977)

“Yo también soñé” by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Maida in vocals, 1936.

“Yo también soñé” by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Maida in vocals, 1936.

Luis César Amadori ,Lyricist, author, entrepreneur, filmmaker and journalist (28 May 1902 - 5 June 1977)

Luis César Amadori

Lyricist, author, entrepreneur, filmmaker and journalist (28 May 1902 – 5 June 1977)

Like many other Italian families that came to our country to search for their fortune, he arrived in our country when he was five from Pescara, his hometown.

Writing for theater drove him to write as well the lyrics of numerous songs, mainly tangos.

With Francisco Canaro he wrote among other tangos “Yo también soñé”.

Read more about Luis César Amadori at www.todotango.com

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Ivo Pelay, at 18. Argentine Tango author.

“Casas viejas” by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Maida in vocals, 1935.

“Casas viejas” by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Maida in vocals, 1935.

Ivo Pelay, at 18. Argentine Tango author.

Ivo Pelay

Lyricist, theatral writer and journalist (5 May 1893 – 28 August 1959)

He was author of a great number of theatrical works that encompassed all the genres.

He also wrote many lyrics for tangos, spiced with a genuine, clean local grace.

His prolific stage of collaboration with Francisco Canaro is outstanding.

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