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"Una emoción", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Una emoción” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1943.

“Una emoción” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1943.

Raúl Kaplún

Violinist, leader and composer (11 November 1910 – 23 January 1990)

After playing in Miguel Caló orchestra, Raúl Kaplún thought that the time had come to look for another place.

In 1942 he found it in the orchestra led by the pianist Lucio Demare, who since 1938 carried out a style that blended rhythmic stress and sentimental mood in sympathy with the public longing for dancing and living or dreaming of romance.

Besides his violin playing, Kaplún contributed to Demare with some tango numbers he composed, like “Una emoción”, recorded in 1943 with Raúl Berón, with lyrics by José María Suñé.

Read more about Raúl Kaplún at www.todotango.com

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"Se fue", Argentine Tango vals music sheet cover.

“Se fue” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1943.

“Se fue” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1943.

Oscar Rubens

Lyricist and composer (18 January 1914 – 6 October 1984)

Oscar was a prototypical lyricist of the 40s, with his sad lyrics, of love affairs laden with romanticism and, because of that, they are elementary, with neither contradictions nor psychological complexities.

He always made use of the poetic touch, but without overshadowing the lyricist: his lines, heard from a singer’s lips, come nicely blended with the music, but it is not advisable to read them looking for a poem.

Among his works, we can highlight “Se fue”, with music by Horacio Salgán.

Read more about Oscar Rubens at www.todotango.com

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Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica. Argentine Tango music.

“Tal vez será su voz” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón, 1943.

“Tal vez será su voz” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1943.

Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica. Argentine Tango music.

Lucio Demare

Pianist, composer, arranger and leader (9 August 1906 – 6 March 1974)

An innate faculty for musical invention and a delicate creative temper identified, from the very beginning, the characteristics of his oeuvre.

A player of unmistakable sound and phrasing, he has been an authentic speaker with his piano. 

Either his instrumental and vocal charts have the trademark of his fine personality as artist or the groups he led in renderings so satisfying as “Tal vez será su voz”. 

Read more about Lucio Demare at www.todotango.com

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"La cosa fue en un boliche", Argentine Tango music vinyl disc.

“La cosa fue en un boliche” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1943.

“La cosa fue en un boliche” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1943.

Venancio Clauso

Lyricist and composer (19 May 1896 – 10 March 1956)

In his youth wrote poetry and publish in newspapers.

Attracted by popular music, it took some time to have his first successful with the lyrics for a vals: “Clyde”, in 1929.

From there, he became more successful.

In his life he registered 120 songs, among them “La cosa fue en un boliche”.

Read more about Venancio Clauso 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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Lunfardo prohibido, fileteado plate.

“El baile de los domingos” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1943.

“El baile de los domingos” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1943.

Lunfardo prohibido, fileteado plate.

Prohibition of a language

Lunfardo, slang of the Argentines

On October 14, 1943, under the military government, radio censorship began for tango lyrics written in Lunfardo.

These obligatory modifications in the radio broadcast of pages of the genre, caused the deformation of the lyrics and titles that, with the intention of moralizing, became a nonsense factory, duplicating the original lyrics.

This song was called originally “‘Bailongo’ de los domingos”.

Here is the Tanturi-Castillo rendition with the original title

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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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