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Edgardo Donato, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer, with his orchestra.

“El lengue” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

“El lengue” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

Edgardo Donato, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer, with his orchestra.

Edgardo Donato

Violinist, leader and composer (14 April 1897 – 15 February 1963)

The orchestra of Edgardo Donato had a phrasing wrapped up in wide dynamics, where the showcasing of bandoneons and Donato’s frequent interventions as soloist was evidenced.

The leader was a true example of the style developed by El Pibe Ernesto, that is to say by Ernesto Ponzio.

This description is completed with the musical gymnastics that Donato performed, together with his famous pizzicati.

His was a dance orchestra, according to his merry absent-minded temper.

He was composer of over two hundred numbers, some of them true classics of the tango repertory.

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Edgardo & Osvaldo Donato, Argentine Tango musicians and composers.

“Sacale punta” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica with Horacio Lagos and Armando Piovani in vocals, 1938 (English translation).

“Sacale punta” by Edgardo Donato y su Orquesta Típica with Horacio Lagos and Armando Piovani in vocals, 1938 (English translation).

Edgardo & Osvaldo Donato, Argentine Tango musicians and composers.

Music: Osvaldo Donato. Lyrics: Sandalio Gómez.

Sharpen this milonga
That has already started.
I felt that those bellows that grumble
From the heart.

And the girls have come
in “true Vuitton”.
Tango flatters life
And in his notes he scatters
his love.

Cute tango from the suburb
That I,
I haven’t seen him pass out
Triumphed!

Cute tango that when singing
Overturned,
His faith, his love.
A man you have to be.

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  • 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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"Yo soy de San Telmo", Argentine Tango music vinyl disc.

“Yo soy de San Telmo” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

“Yo soy de San Telmo” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

Arturo Gallucci

Double bass player, composer and lyricist (17 January 1909 – 23 June 1978)

Born in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of San Cristóbal, his experience, forged since childhood in the variety troupe Los Fregolini directed by his parents, enriched his musical knowledge (he learnt to play guitar, double bass and cornet) and brought him a charismatic personality with artistic inquisitiveness.

His career, exemplifies the ones of many composers that fully worked in the generation of the forties, almost anonymously nurturing the repertoire of the great tango orchestras with their pieces either those with traditional rhythmical expression or those with a deeper melodic and harmonic evolution.

And always they had a milonguero lineage, danceable and suitable for singing, with wide popular acclaim.

Since a young age he had been acquainted with lyricists, musicians, radio men and people of the night scene.

The Café El Águila, the Marzotto, the Petit Salón were some of his preferred venues. In them he met Carlos Di Sarli, in whose bohemian circle he established a close friendship with him and in whose school of romantic melodiousness he forged his vein in composing.

Precisely, it was Di Sarli who, in 1943, gave him his career move by recording with his orchestra the milonga “Yo soy de San Telmo”.

Read more about Arturo Gallucci at www.todotango.com

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Alberto Amor. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“Flor de Montserrat” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Amor in vocals, 1945.

“Flor de Montserrat” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Amor in vocals, 1945.

Alberto Amor, Argentine Tango singer.

Alberto Amor

Singer and lyricist (25 January 1917 – 1999)

He was a great singer not only because of his interpretive quality but also for his personal voice and phrasing.

His best period was when he sang with Rodolfo Biagi, an orchestra that had its followers but which was not among the most acclaimed.

However, by listening to his recordings, we can appraise his baritone range with tenor-like overtones and the balance with which he collocated his voice that, despite its strength, achieved a gentle and delicate result.

He was a great singer that we shall go on enjoying by means of his magnificent recordings.

Read more about Alberto Amor at www.todotango.com

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Carlos Parodi, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

“Milonga antigua” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1942.

“Milonga antigua” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1942.

Carlos Parodi, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

Carlos Parodi

Pianist and composer (31 December 1914 – 17 May 1993)

From a very young age, his vocation for playing the piano was evidenced and, so he did, with the instrument his elder sister, who discovered her brother’s liking, played and she was who became his first teacher.

Like all young players who were not born in Buenos Aires, he was attracted to the great city and so, with some friends, he arrived here in 1937. 

His first job was a deluxe one: Elvino Vardaro included him in his group for appearances at the Bar Germinal, on 942 Corrientes Street, when it still was a narrow street, and on Radio Belgrano, where the sextet played authentic tango concerts. 

Then he played with other great musicians: Lucio Demare, Pedro Laurenz, and Los Zorros Grises, among many.

He composed beautiful songs like “A suerte y verdad” and “Milonga antigua”.

Read more about Carlos Parodi at www.todotango.com

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