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"San José de Flores", Argentine Tango vinyl record cover.

“San José de Flores” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Morán in vocals, 1953.

“San José de Flores” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Morán in vocals, 1953.

Music: Armando Acquarone. Lyrics: Enrique Gaudino.

I’m sorry to see you today, Flores neighborhood,
corner of my games, cordial and happy.
Dear memories, love story
evoking a romance of endless bliss.

I was born in that neighborhood, I grew up on its sidewalks,
one day I took flight dreaming of success;
and today, poor and defeated, loaded with sorrows,
I have returned tired from so much wandering …

Happiness and fortune eluded me,
shreds of scattered reveries I left;
and in the midst of so many misfortunes and sorrows,
the blessed desire to see you again …
In strange lands I fought with luck
straight forward and direct I did not know how to lie,
and seeing me overwhelmed, poorer than ever,
I returned to my love looking to die.

I’d better never think about the return
if when I saw you again I started to cry.
My lips said trembling in prayer:
This is not my neighborhood, it changed places! …
I’d rather, to stay, die on the trail,
if I have lost everything, neighborhood and home …
Another wound does not make a dent,
it will be my destiny to roll and roll …

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Alberto Morán, Argentine Tango singer.

“Quiero verte una vez más” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Morán in vocals, 1950.

“Quiero verte una vez más” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Morán in vocals, 1950.

Alberto Morán, Argentine Tango singer.

Alberto Morán

Singer (15 March 1922 – 16 August 1997)

The young singer attracted the attention of the maestro Osvaldo Pugliese who asked some of his musicians to go to listen to this singer in order to have their opinion.

Finally Pugliese took him to Radio El Mundo for an audition after which he hired him while at the same time he advised him to use more his mezza voce.

Morán, as many other singers, never studied neither music nor singing, what added to his impassioned style and his unconventional way of life, made him risk his voice to such an extreme that his voice declined very early.

He recorded 54 pieces with Osvaldo Pugliese from January 1945 to March 1954.

But the success achieved did not result in equivalent economic reward, so this made his relationship with Pugliese not to be the best.

From the technical point of view, the period with Pugliese is the most interesting either because of his fresh young voice or also due to his delicate phrasing which he would later abandon in his stage as soloist. 

Read more about Alberto Morán at www.todotango.com

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  • Now they started a new project that address 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 an 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!

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Herminia Velich, Argentine Tango singer, actress, pianist, composer and lyricist.

“Cualquier cosa” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Morán in vocals, 1952.

“Cualquier cosa” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Morán in vocals, 1952.

Herminia Velich, Argentine Tango singer, actress, pianist, composer and lyricist.

Herminia Velich

Singer, actress, pianist, composer and lyricist (12 March 1908 – 5 January 1956)

Her debut as a female singer took place in 1925 on the microphones of Radio Cultura, one of the first to go on the air in our country.

She was also a broadcaster for a long time.

As an actress, she started a year later in the Víctor comedy company that was directed by her father Juan Velich.

Although she acted in many theaters, her strength was the radio drama for which she had her own company.

Her work as an actress was only interrupted by that of a singer, performing on all Buenos Aires radio stations.

She left her voice recorded on Victor records, and on Odeon Nacional.

Whether in the radio theater or in song, her performance was extensive when radio was the recreation of homes, before being supplanted by television.

She may have been the artist who acted the most on Argentine radio broadcasting.

She created beautiful melodies on the piano.

Read more about Herminia Velich at www.todotango.com

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It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that address 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 an 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!

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Emilio and Osvaldo Fresedo, argentine Tango musicians, lyricists, leaders and composers.

“Por qué” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Chanel and Alberto Morán in vocals, 1945.

“Por qué” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Chanel and Alberto Morán in vocals, 1945.

Emilio and Osvaldo Fresedo, argentine Tango musicians, lyricists, leaders and composers.

Emilio Fresedo

Violinist, lyricist and composer (5 March 1893 – 10 February 1974)

His lyrics possess great expressive achievements and reached great popular acclaim.

Born in Buenos Aires, he was a man of various activities: violinist in small groups together with his brother Osvaldo Nicolás; journalist in the newspaper; co-director of a magazine; advertising promoter and even producer of medical specialties.

His early tango lyrics date back to the years when he worked as journalist.

Read more about Emilio Fresedo at www.todotango.com

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It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that address 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 an 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!

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Mario Soto, Argentine Tango lyricist, commentator and actor.

“Pasional” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Morán in vocals, 1951.

“Pasional” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Morán in vocals, 1951.

Mario Soto, Argentine Tango lyricist, commentator and actor.

Mario Soto

Lyricist, commentator and actor (20 August 1912 – 20 April 1995)

In 1949, Mario Soto joined the Osvaldo Pugliese Orchestra with which he would reach his definitive consecration when in July 1951 was recorded, with Alberto Morán on vocals, “Pasional”, one of the most paradigmatic tangos of the popular repertory.

This number also meant a turning point for the singer and became one of the romantic tangos most requested by the audience.

The drama of its lyrics and the brilliant Morán’s interpretation turned out a perfect formula.

Read more about Mario Soto at www.todotango.com

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