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"Bohardilla", Argentine Tango vinyl disc.

“Bohardilla” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1944.

“Bohardilla” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1944.

Music: Rodolfo Blasi. Lyrics: Horacio Sanguinetti.

“Joyful garret of Paris,
old memory and something gray
of those student years,
of dreamer and wanderer.

Who knows today where they will be
the companions of that yesterday
and that girlfriend of mine…
Strange memory…
the years go by
and I never forgot them.

An attic that was a poem
facing the waters of the Seine.
The snow that fell incessantly
painted a sad picture in the city.

And there, in the Latin Quarter,
the voice of an Argentine tango…
and those sad eyes of Mimi
crying the day I left.

That garret in Paris
it’s an old gray picture
that with pain I am looking,
because it is fading…

Those verses to Mimi,
sun and an April sky,
I keep remembering them…
Golden hair and blue eyes,
unforgettable for me.”

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Rafael Rossi, Argentine tango musician and composer.

“Cuando tallan los recuerdos” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1943.

“Cuando tallan los recuerdos” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1943.

Rafael Rossi, Argentine tango musician and composer.

Rafael Rossi

Bandoneon player, composer and leader. (28 December 1896 – 24 December 1982)

He was a figure of a long and fruitful career within Tango. 

A bandoneonist, leader and composer, who achieved far-reaching popularity and prestige in Argentina through his abundant and qualified output as a composer, and also as a consequence of his busy labor on radio, on records, and, above all, on tours throughout the vast territory of the province of Buenos Aires.

With Enrique Cadicamo, he composed a beautiful tango: “Cuando tallan los recuerdos”.

Read more about Rafael Rossi at www.todotango.com

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"Fruta amarga", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Fruta amarga” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1945.

“Fruta amarga” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1945.

Hugo Gutiérrez

Violinist, singer and composer (2 December 1904 – 21 June 1976)

Hugo Gutiérrez was a violinist in Miguel Caló’s orchestra, among many other important orchestras.

He also sang, and after winning an important singing contest he develops a career as a singer.

As a composer, he produced several masterpieces with lyrics by the most prominent lyricists.

Read more about Hugo Gutiérrez at www.todotango.com

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Homero Expósito, Argentine Tango poet and lyricist.

“Margo” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1945.

“Margo” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1945.

Homero Expósito, Argentine Tango poet and lyricist.

Homero Expósito

Poet and lyricist (5 November 1918 – 23 September 1987)

He was the most original, the most important, and the most representative of the poets in Tango, since the brilliant generation of the 40s.

With his never-ending poetic inspiration, Expósito has achieved with evolved and original literary sense the charm of reverting some of the characters, of the situations, of the circumstances, of the legends, corresponding to the thematic choice of Tango.

It is undoubtedly that the artistic expressions are beautifully valuable because of its intrinsic esthetic contents, but with absolute ignorance of the inexorable passing of the calendar days, which in no way can be considered the standard for the force or the caducity of determinate expressions of creative inspiration.

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Raúl Iriarte & Miguel Caló, Argentine Tango singer and leader.

“La vi llegar” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1944.

“La vi llegar” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1944.

Raúl Iriarte & Miguel Caló, Argentine Tango singer and leader.

Raúl Iriarte

Singer (15 October 1916 – 24 August 1982)

He has been one of the tango vocalists most famous and requested in Latin America.

Since an early age he was inclined towards music; he had a devotion for singing and guitar playing.

He had a baritone range, an afflicted voice with special color, perfect diction and good looks. 

In 1943 he join the orchestra of Miguel Caló.

Among his many recordings with this orchestra, we highlight “La vi llegar”.

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