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

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

Enrique Cadícamo playing piano, with his wife, Nelly. Black and withe photo.

Enrique Domingo Cadícamo

(July 15, 1900 – December 3, 1999)

He was a prolific Argentine Tango lyricist, poet, and novelist.

From an initial Symbolist bent, he developed a distinctive, lunfardo-rich style from an early age, and by 1925 he had his first piece, Pompas de jabón”, sung by Carlos Gardel.

Other notable compositions include Madame Ivonne”, “Che, papusa, oí”, “Anclado en París”Muñeca brava”Pa’ que bailen los muchachos”Los mareados”, and the song we share with you today, “Dice un refrán”, with music by Ángel D’Agostino.

Read more about Enrique Cadícamo at wikipedia.org

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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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“Esta noche al pasar” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1945.

“Esta noche al pasar” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1945.

Héctor Grané

Pianist, leader and composer (May 23, 1914 – n/d)

Héctor Grané stood out clearly as a pianist and arranger, imprinting his interpretations with a wonderful milonguero taste.

From 1936 to 45, he was an orchestrator, and his hand shows in the orchestra’s drag, the high point of the arrangements, and the solos that make up the impressive quality it maintained in its years.

Read more about Héctor Grané at www.todotango.com

Listen and buy:

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  • Spotify

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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“A Evaristo Carriego” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1969.

Evaristo Carriego, Argentine poet. Portrait.

Evaristo Carriego

Argentine poet
(May 7, 1883 – October 13, 1912)

He was an important influence on the writing of tango lyrics, and in homage, the famous instrumental tango “A Evaristo Carriego” was written by Eduardo Rovira, and recorded by Orquesta Osvaldo Pugliese in 1969.

He is buried at the Cementerio de la Chacarita in Buenos Aires.

Evaristo Carriego was a poet for the outskirts of Buenos Aires

When his family moved to Buenos Aires, he lived on 84 (today 3784) Honduras Street in the neighborhood of Palermo. From a young age, he frequented the literary coteries in Buenos Aires, where Rubén Darío and Almafuerte were important names.

He wrote for different publications of that time, like “La Protesta”, “Papel y Tinta”, “Caras y Caretas”, and others. In them, he published his poems and short stories. He published his first book of poetry, “Misas herejes”, in 1908, and his remaining poetical oeuvre was released after his death under the title “La canción del barrio”. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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“Farol” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1943.

“Farol” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1943.

Virgilio Expósito, Argentine Tango composer. Portrait.

Virgilio Expósito

Pianist and composer (May 3, 1924 – October 25, 1997)

A prolific author with hundreds of songs, he composed his first tango when he was fourteen.

Among his most outstanding compositions is “Farol”.

He was a magnificent pianist and, above all, a spectacular creator of beauty. Because of that, by the side of his brother Homero Expósito, he is in the Great Hall of Fame of popular music.

Read more about Virgilio Expósito at www.todotango.com

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“Equipaje” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Floreal Ruiz in vocals, 1945.

“Equipaje” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Floreal Ruiz in vocals, 1945.

Héctor María Artola, Argentine Tango musician.

Héctor Artola

Pianist, bandoneonist, leader, composer, and arranger (April 30, 1903 – July 18, 1982)

He had a prodigious career.

He is the most outstanding figure in the history of Tango in Uruguay. 

We cannot omit to mention some of the successful tangos that Artola contributed to our dear popular music. “Desconsuelo”, “Marcas”, “Tango y copas” and “Equipaje”.

Read more about Héctor María Artola at www.todotango.com

Listen and buy:

  • Amazon music

  • iTunes music

  • Spotify

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

More Argentine Tango music selected for you:

We have lots more music and history

How to dance to this music?