"Esquinas porteñas", Argentine Tango vinyl disco.

“Esquinas porteñas” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

“Esquinas porteñas” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

Music: Sebastián Piana. Lyrics: Homero Manzi.

Buenos Aires neighborhood corner
the moon and the sun paint your walls.
The winter rains cry for you
in the watercolors of my evocation.

Thirty moons know my wound
and a hundred streets saw us go by.
Your life and my life crossed,
you took the path that never returns.

Streets, where the meek life
lost hope,
passion and faith.
Streets, if I know that she is already dead,
knocking on every door
why will I look for her?
Little streets, shaded with poetry,
they saw us one day
both happy.
Companion of the sun and the stars,
that afternoon left
God’s way.

The winds murmur my sorrow.
The shadows tell me that he’s already gone.
And written in the serene nights
I find her name as an obsession.

A little corner of Buenos Aires neighborhood,
with walls painted with the moon and the sun,
that when crying with your winter rains
you stain the landscape of my evocation.

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Ángel D'Agostino & Ángel Vargas, Argentine Tango orchestra conductor and singer.

“Ninguna” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

“Ninguna” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

Ángel D'Agostino & Ángel Vargas, Argentine Tango orchestra conductor and singer.

Ángel Vargas

Singer, lyricist and composer (22 October 1904 – 7 July 1959)

In 1940 he would commence his fundamental period when entering the orchestra led by the pianist Ángel D’Agostino with whom he would stay until 1946, producing 94 renditions on record which stand as legitimate jewels in the genre.

A singer with an impressive personality, he is the symbol of porteño (from Buenos Aires) tango phrasing in the 40s. 

His phrasing was reo and compadrito but at the same time of an infinite good taste. 

Angel Vargas died young and still without a very noticeable decline as interpreter; he was, no doubt, one of the major artists in our tango music. 

Among his recordings, stands out “Ninguna”. 

Read more about Ángel Vargas at www.todotango.com

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Manuel Meaños, Argentine Tango lyricist.

“Lejos de ti” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1938.

“Lejos de ti” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1938.

Manuel Meaños, Argentine Tango lyricist.

Manuel Meaños

Lyricist, writer and reporter (21 October 1902 – 29 April 1959)

Manuel Meaños was a writer of wide and manifold achievements, consecrated either to theater, movies, radio, journalism, and tangos that were widely popular.

He also wrote the lyrics for the vals “Lejos de ti”.

His verses were attached to the songs of many great music composers.

Read more about Manuel Meaños at www.todotango.com

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"Queja indiana" by Rodolfo Biagi with Andrés Falgás in vocals, vinyl disc.

“Queja indiana” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Andrés Falgás in vocals, 1939.

“Queja indiana” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Andrés Falgás in vocals, 1939.

Juan Rodríguez

Pianist, composer and leader (19 October 1895 – 4 April 1928)

He began his studies at the conservatory in Buenos Aires; then his parents took him to Spain and, at the National Conservatory of Barcelona, he perfected himself under the direction of a famous maestro in piano and harmony.

From the city of Barcelona, he made a trip to Paris where he was distinguished.

He returned to Argentina in 1914.

He obtained in 1927 one of the first prizes in the National Record Contest at the Palace Theater, on Corrientes Street, with the tango “Queja indiana”, which made it possible to be recorded by Carlos Gardel.

Read more about Juan Rodríguez at www.todotango.com

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"Lunes", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Lunes” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1938.

“Lunes” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1938.

'Lunes', Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

José Luis Padula

Guitarist, pianist, composer and leader (30 October 1893 – 12 June 1945)

This musician son of immigrants, born in the northern province of Tucumán, delved into tango and folk music.

His father was Italian, he transferred to him his inclination for music.

As a child, he played harmonica and guitar.

Unfortunately, he became an orphan at age 12 and he didn’t have the support of his mother.

About her, very little is known. For that reason, being still very young, he went out to the streets to work for his living.

José Luis Padula was an archetype of Buenos Aires, owner of extraordinary natural talent, an impeccable melodist that despite he was unable to read or write music left creations that lasted through time and today are authentic classics of Tango.

Read more about José Luis Padula at www.todotango.com

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