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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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  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
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José Tinelli, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

“Por la vuelta” by Francisco Lomuto y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Omar in vocals, 1939.

“Por la vuelta” by Francisco Lomuto y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Omar in vocals, 1939.

José Tinelli, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

José Tinelli

Pianist, leader and composer (13 April 1911 – 27 July 1960)

This notable musician started professionally at a cinema theater in the neighborhood of Palermo.

At age 16 he was hired by the Odeon label to play in the orchestras of that recording company.

He played at the recording sessions of the most important orchestras and wrote the music for several movies.

In 1939, he composed with Enrique Cadícamo his most famous tango. This number: “Por la vuelta”.

Read more about José Tinelli 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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Daniel López Barreto, Argentine Tango pianist, composer, musicologist and lecturer.

“La uruguayita Lucía” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1945.

“La uruguayita Lucía” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1945.

Daniel López Barreto, Argentine Tango pianist, composer, musicologist and lecturer.

Daniel López Barreto

Pianist, composer and lyricist (8 April 1903 – 21 December 1982)

Pianist, composer, musicologist and lecturer.

At the age of nine he began to study music and at twelve he had already sketched some compositions.

He registered about a hundred works.

His tango “Cuna de los bravos treinta y tres” was very popular in Europe, and Gardel picked it up there to record it with a changed title, “La uruguayita Lucía”, a title with which he became famous.

Read more about Daniel López Barreto 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 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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"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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  • 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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"La clavada", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“La clavada” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

“La clavada” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

Ernesto Zambonini

Violinist and composer (6 April 1880 – 23 April 1947)

He was violinist in many groups of his time.

We can recall his tenure with Vicente Greco, with a trio along with Eduardo Arolas and Rafael Tuegols, in the Firpo’s orchestra, in the one led by Tano Genaro (with Juan Carlos Cobián on piano), with Manuel Aróztegui and in other forgotten aggregations.

Francisco Canaro who did not use to speak badly of his old pals, and to whom Zambonini, together with Félix Camurano, dedicated the tango, did not refrained himself of describing negatively his personality: «He had the habit of getting drunk and when he was in that state he became an impertinent man and an extremely aggressive person» and his words are quoted because among his stories one that took place in La Boca is mentioned. An orchestra of Italian players was playing at a venue and for some reason, probably alcoholic drinks, he forced them to play for hours only his tango “La clavada”. We guess that the imposition may have been due to a convincing menace.

Ernesto Zambonini was one of the creators of the “canyengue” beat with the violin.

Read more about Ernesto Zambonini 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 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!

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