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“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”.

Read more about Raúl Iriarte at www.todotango.com

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“Trenzas” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

“Trenzas” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

Music: Armando Pontier. Lyrics: Homero Expósito.

Braids,
sweet silk of your braids,
moon in shadow of your skin
and of your absence.

Braids that tied me in the yoke of your love,
yoke almost soft of your laughter and your voice…
Fine
charity of my routine,
I found your heart
in a corner…
Bitter mate-colored braids
that sweetened my gray lethargy.

Where did your wildflower love go?
Where, where did he go after loving you?
Maybe my heart had to lose you
and so my loneliness is enlarged by looking for you.
And I’m crying like this
tired of crying
braided to your life
with anxiety braids… without you!
Why will I have to love
and finally, leave!

Pain,
old anguish of my pain,
truncated phrase of your voice
that chains me…
Grief that fills me with words without rancor,
the flame that calls you with the flame of love.
Braids,
sweet silk from your braids,
moon in shadow of your skin
and of your absence,
braids,
heinous rawhide knot
they tied me to your silent goodbye…

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“Mañana iré temprano” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica, with Raúl Iriarte en vocals, 1943.

Enrique Francini

Violinist, leader and composer
(14 January 1916 – 27 August 1978)

A violinist of remarkable precision, standard vibrato, polished and unmistakable sound with a prodigious left hand, he has stood out, also, because of a personal way of dividing the musical phrase.

He turned out an important musician due to hard studying on his instrument, even at the peak of his success, he studied more than ever before. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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“Cada día te extraño más” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Iriarte in vocals, 1943.

Raul Iriarte with Miguel Caló. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Raúl Iriarte

Singer
(October 15, 1916 – August 24, 1982)

In early 1943, Alberto Podestá split with Miguel Caló and joined the Pedro Laurenz Orchestra. Because of that, they began to look after a substitute.

The author Oscar Rubens suggested Raúl Iriarte’s name to Caló and they went to see him. After hearing him the leader hired him and on May 17, 1943.

At Iriarte’s debut, the orchestra led by Miguel Caló was lined up by Osmar Maderna on piano; Enrique Mario Francini, Aquiles Aguilar, Antonio Bogas, and Mario Lalli on violins; Domingo Federico, Armando Pontier, José Cambareri and Felipe Richiardi on bandoneons; and on double bass, Armando Caló.

He soon reached success and managed to impose on the public two Carlos Bahr’s numbers, “Mañana iré temprano” and “Cada día te extraño más” that he recorded on August 10, 1943. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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