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Francisco Gorrindo. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“Ansiedad” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Echagüe in vocals, 1938.

Francisco Gorrindo. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Francisco Gorrindo

Lyricist
(5 October 1908 – 2 January 1963)

Around the late 30s the name of Francisco Gorrindo reached, suddenly, a great reputation, as a consequence of the appearance of a series of tangos whose lyrics were immediately included into the popular ear and feeling.

Sententious, persuading lyrics, because they were conveyed with a direct, touching and plain language, and even though they evidenced disbelief and pointed out at injustice, this material caused a striking impact between 1936 and 1940. And all that had been originated in the pen of this poet from Quilmes, at that period standing as a would-be boom.

Those hits were “Las cuarenta”, “Paciencia”, “Mala suerte”, “Gólgota”, “La bruja”, “Ansiedad”, to mention only the pieces that sprung up almost one after the other during that short period. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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"Ataniche". Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“Ataniche” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1936.

"Ataniche". Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Story of the tango “Ataniche”

About the origin of the tango “Ataniche” somebody said —and many more repeated it— that Ernesto Ponzio had been inspired by a certain lady that used to go to the Tambito on a carriage whose horse was adorned with small silver bells. It was a pure legend. Pibe Ernesto himself once told a reporter that, in fact, he had dedicated it to a girlfriend of his of that time, and its title was no other thing but the anagram of «Che, Anita».
And probably its title comes from Ponzio —we know he signed it in 1900—, but the authorship of the melody presents serious doubts… Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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Juan D'Arienzo, the King of Rhythm.

“El flete” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1936.

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Juan D’Arienzo recorded “Desde el Alma” and “Hotel Victoria” on July 2, 1935.

Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica recorded “Desde el Alma” and “Hotel Victoria” on July 2, 1935, jump starting the Golden Era of Tango:

Juan D'Arienzo portrateJuan D’Arienzo: “El Rey del compás”

Violinist, leader and composer
14 December 1900 – 14 January 1976.

In 1935, Juan D’Arienzo successfully appeared in the disputable territory of popularity.

He was just 35 years old, one less than Julio De Caro —stylistically placed on the other end of the musical horizon of tango— he had been a star since 1924 and D’Arienzo started to become one when Pablo Osvaldo Valle took him to the brand new El Mundo radio station.

What in no way meant, at all, that D’Arienzo were a late tango player.

Like almost all the musicians in those days, he started in tango as a boy. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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