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Oscar Larroca, Argentine Tango singer.

“Volvamos a empezar” by Alfredo De Ángelis y su Orquesta Típica with Oscar Larroca in vocals, 1953.

“Volvamos a empezar” by Alfredo De Ángelis y su Orquesta Típica with Oscar Larroca in vocals, 1953.

Oscar Larroca, Argentine Tango singer.

Oscar Larroca

Singer 5 July 1922 – 26 August 1976

The great singer Oscar Larroca was born in the neighborhood of Almagro.

In 1951, an event that allowed Oscar’s development and his definitive consecration took place.

A violinist of Alfredo De Angelis‘ orchestra, attracted by the color of his baritone-like voice, his good intonation, and his diction, plus his good-looking appearance, introduced him to De Angelis who hired him immediately.

Oscar quickly adapted himself to the style of the orchestra.

In a short time he was recognized by the public who admired the so-called “orchestra of the youth”, as the De Angelis Orchestra was known.

Subsequently he will record the tango that will open for him all the doors of Latin America: “Volvamos a empezar”.

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Juan D'Arienzo portrate

Juan D’Arienzo recorded “Desde el Alma” and “Hotel Victoria” on July 2, 1935.

Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica recorded “Desde el Alma” and “Hotel Victoria” on July 2, 1935, jump starting the Golden Era of Tango:

Juan D'Arienzo portrateJuan D’Arienzo: “El Rey del compás”

Violinist, leader and composer
14 December 1900 – 14 January 1976.

In 1935, Juan D’Arienzo successfully appeared in the disputable territory of popularity.

He was just 35 years old, one less than Julio De Caro —stylistically placed on the other end of the musical horizon of tango— he had been a star since 1924 and D’Arienzo started to become one when Pablo Osvaldo Valle took him to the brand new El Mundo radio station.

What in no way meant, at all, that D’Arienzo were a late tango player.

Like almost all the musicians in those days, he started in tango as a boy. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

"El entrerriano", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“El Entrerriano” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1946.

“El Entrerriano” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1946.

The story of “El entrerriano” and its main recordings

With this number the three-section structure that prevailed in the old trend tango began to spread and, more than a hundred years later, “El entrerriano” is still one of the greatest classics of the genre.

The canyengue liveliness of the melody amazed the audience from the first bar.

The dancer José Guidobono —who was present— was unable to dance as he used to do because he was paralyzed by the spell of those music notes.

When the number was finished he approached the composer and suggested him: «Why don’t you dedicate it to Segovia?»

He was referring to Ricardo Segovia, a landowner from Entre Ríos, who was making whoopee in the Buenos Aires nights.

Mendizábal told him he would honor him by naming “El entrerriano” his new tango.

Read more about “El entrerriano” at www.todotango.com

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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!

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Ricardo Malerba and Orlando Medina. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“Embrujamiento” by Ricardo Malerba y su Orquesta Típica vocals by Orlando Medina, 1943.

Ricardo Malerba and Orlando Medina. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Ricardo Malerba

Bandoneonist, leader and composer
(24 August 1905 – 29 June 1974)

He was lucky to live, in his beginnings, in the tango ambience of the late twenties, to travel to Europe and take part of a bohemia that shaped him artistically. His orchestra was known either for the quality of its sound or the swinging attributes of its rhythm.

He started gigging with a group lined-up with his brothers, the bandoneon was played by Ricardo, on piano was Alfredo and on violin, Carlos. Their stints were at cinema theaters in the local neighborhoods. They earned one peso a day.

Later, in 1927, along with his brothers he joined the orchestra that Cátulo Castillo put together to go to Europe. Miguel Caló and Roberto Maida were as well members of it. They stayed in Spain for a long period and gigged in numerous cities. There they recorded several records for the Odeon label. The tour ended in 1930, but the Malerba brothers stayed in Europe. Continue reading at www.todotaango.com...

Ricardo Malerba and his orchestra appeared on the movie “La vida de Carlos Gardel” (1939), in which Hugo del Carril and Delia Garcés were starred, performing the tango piece “Noches de Montmartre” (start at 1:11:50).

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Juan Carlos Thorry. Music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“Vida querida” by Osvaldo Fresedo y su Orquesta Típica, vocals by Ricardo Ruiz.

Juan Carlos Thorry

By Juan Carlos Thorry

My relationship with tango is old, intimate and sentimental. I was a young kid and then my old man, who used to play guitar, taught me some accompaniments (dominant and tonic chords) with which I began my Argentine-Tango-Classes-San-Francisco-Bay-Area-Buenos-Airesearly «two-four» songs. Which melody would I have learned first? I remember, through the distant time, the counter line of “La cumparsita (Si supieras)”, the one that says: «Si supieras, que aún dentro de mi alma…» And then, years later, «Buenos Aires, la reina del Plata…», or «Rechiflao en mi tristeza…», when I became acquainted with Carlos Gardel.
My first long trousers, the end of my high school studies and the time when I entered the university are very closely linked to my early experiences at dancehalls. We used to go to dance to the venues called then cabarets, which later became boites and thereafter night-clubs and now are boliches. There we held a contest of twists and turns dancing with the best players of the period: Aníbal Troilo, Juan D’Arienzo, Osvaldo Fresedo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Edgardo Donato, Alfredo De Angelis, etc. They caressed our adolescent dreams with the most popular melodies of the time.
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