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“Como el hornero” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1944.

“Como el hornero” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1944.

A Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus) standing over its nest on a wire fence

José Rótulo

Lyricist (October 29, 1905 – November 27, 1965)

José Rótulo was born in Rocha, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, and spent his childhood in Montevideo.

In the early 1940s, he arrived in Buenos Aires, where his literary production earned him a place among the distinguished poets of the 1940s.

Once settled in Buenos Aires, he served as Treasurer on the board of the Society of Authors and Composers (SADAIC).

Read more about José Rótulo at www.todotango.com

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We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

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!

Thanks for supporting this project, you will find other useful information on the site, a great initiative.

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“Motivo sentimental” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1944.

“Motivo sentimental” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1944.

Carlos Bahr, Argentine Tango lyricist | Portrate

Carlos Bahr

Lyricist and composer (October 15, 1902 – July 23, 1984)

Little is known about this author, who came to Tango poetry due to his early inclination towards literature, which initially shifted towards native songwriting and later embraced urban music. With no secondary education, his formation was that of a classic autodidact who, in reading – done disorderly and without appropriate guidance since childhood – found the means that his natural intelligence was awaiting, eventually acquiring some basic knowledge to refine his language, enrich his intellect, and stimulate his literary vocation. The thematic diversity was notable in Carlos Bahr, even more evident due to the prolific nature of his work.

But his preferred subjects were love and Tango itself, which he reflected and recreated in different compositions and with various treatments, never straying from romantic flights and all brimming with urban flavor and authenticity.

We want to share this talented poet’s “Motivo sentimental” tango with our audience.

Read more about Carlos Bahr at www.todotango.com

Listen and buy:

We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

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!

Thanks for supporting this project, you will find other useful information on the site, a great initiative.

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“Caserón de tejas” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Del Campo in vocals, 1942.

“Caserón de tejas” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Del Campo in vocals, 1942.

Cátulo Castillo, Argentine Tango lyricist and composer, and Perón, Argentine president.

Cátulo Castillo

Poet, lyricist, composer, and director (August 6, 1906 – October 19, 1975)

An astonishing fact is that Cátulo could have been, at the same time, an inspired musician and poet, and a renowned boxer who came to win the title of Argentine featherweight champion.

His political commitment to the exploited inspired his early works, but he would also contribute emblematic works for other issues.

Such is the case of “Caserón de tejas”, a beautiful waltz from 1941, with music by Sebastián Piana, where longing for the neighborhood and childhood merge.

Other of his important works are “Tinta Roja” and “María”.

Read more about Cátulo Castillo at www.todotango.com

Listen and buy:

We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

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!

Thanks for supporting this project, you will find other useful information on the site, a great initiative.

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“Vieja luna” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945.

“Vieja luna” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945.

Argentine Tango lyricist Celedonio Flores with singer Carlos Gardel.

Celedonio Flores

Poet and lyricist (August 3, 1896 – July 28, 1947)

When asked in an interview about how he created his successful works, Celedonio Flores answered:

“I search for a piece of life, I live it through in my mind, I take it seriously, and then slowly and carefully I put to work with the lyrics”.

And continued: “As I have had my own experiences and wandered around, as I’ve met scoundrels myself, I can boast of having lived a thousand characters. I am not one of those who believe that the funny tango reflects people’s feelings. We all know that tango is sad as any other music of ours”.

Among his creations, we can mention “Muchacho”, “El bulín de la calle Ayacucho”, “Corrientes y Esmeralda”, “Atenti pebeta”, and the tango we share with you today, “Vieja luna”, by Carlos Di Sarli.

Read more about Celedonio Flores at www.todotango.com

Listen and buy:

We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

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!

Thanks for supporting this project, you will find other useful information on the site, a great initiative.

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“El encopao” by Anibal Troilo y su orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1942.

“El encopao” by Anibal Troilo y su orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1942.

Enrique Dizeo

Lyricist (July 26, 1893 – May 6, 1980)

His inclination towards popular poetry, which he approached out of instinct, sensitivity, natural and awakened intelligence, had its early expressions at a center with artistic pretensions in a carnival outfit where he made his first rhymed scribbles. His first tango was born through this outfit, and it reached popularity: “Romántico bulincito”, with music by Augusto Gentile. From then on, his passion and his profession was Tango. 

He succeeded in handling a language that has a close relationship with lunfardo, where what has to do with the town is merged with the things of the outskirts in harmonic alloy, to offer paintings and expressions of an authentic porteño character.

Read more about Enrique Dizeo at www.todotango.com

Listen and buy:

We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

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!

Thanks for supporting this project, you will find other useful information on the site, a great initiative.

Ver este artículo en español

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