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Venticuatro de agosto, Argentine Tango music vinyl disc.

“Veinticuatro de agosto” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1943 (English translation).

“Veinticuatro de agosto” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1943 (English translation).

Venticuatro de agosto, Argentine Tango music vinyl disc.

Music: Pedro Laurenz. Lyrics: Homero Manzi.

August 24… It’s been a year since
I do not miss a night at the Café,
and that I go out late with my friends
to dance, to drink and I don’t know what else…

A year that I don’t touch a tool
and that I talk to my mom every month,
I wake up in nap hours
and I go to bed at six o’clock.

Next to her love, it was a different life,
another life, more full of hope.
The pleasure of working and being cut off
from the cafe, the corner, the dancing.

Next to her love, it was nicer
the shirt ironed with starch,
the brushed jacket on Sundays
and a rose covering my heart.

August twenty-fourth, and in a year
How existence changes inadvertently!
For no reason, I raised my hand
and after, guilty, I cried.

My life is not the same. Everything is sad.
It’s so sad that I don’t even want to think.
A year ago, a year ago you left
but useless, I remember you much more.

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Héctor Farrel, Argentine Tango singer.

“Abandono” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Farrel in vocals, 1937.

“Abandono” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Farrel in vocals, 1937.

Héctor Farrel, Argentine Tango singer.

Héctor Farrel

Singer (4 August 1908 – n/d)

He was lucky because walking around the tango milieu he reached Pedro Laurenz who was putting together an orchestra.

After an audition he accepted him and became his first vocalist.

On September 24, 1937 he recorded “Abandono”.

Read more about Héctor Farrel at www.todotango.com

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"Nunca tuvo novio" by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1943. Music: Agustín Bardi. Lyrics: Enrique Cadícamo.

“Nunca tuvo novio” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1943.

“Nunca tuvo novio” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1943.

Agustín Bardi

Pianist, composer, arranger and leader (9 August 1906 – 6 March 1974)

So much was his sense of aesthetic and professional responsibility that at forty he decided to study musical theory in more depth to put his future compositions at the height of the great Tango instrumentalists of the “De Caro’s” school.

Agustín Bardi has very deservedly received the title of “composer of musicians.”

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"La madrugada" by Pedro Laurenz, vinyl disc.

“La madrugada” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Bermúdez in vocals, 1944 (English translation).

“La madrugada” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Bermúdez in vocals, 1944 (English translation).

Music: Ángel Maffia. Lyrics: Cátulo Castillo.

Turns the night on the schedule
of the sleepless and sad
bell tower clock.

The grief of a tram rolls,
that lonely wears
blue melancholy…
And a haze ghost
wraps thin
gloom over the café.
The night cries in its agony.
What am I looking for?… Where am I going?…
I do not know, I do not know…

Will it be the sad and distant
Margot, who was
like a light in my shadows?
Would it be her old window?
Would it be her voice that names me?
Would it be the defeated friend
that just yesterday
gave me a hug crying?

I don’t know what I’m looking for incessantly,
that I will find in your darkness…

I want to cross the dawn
searching through mists
the one that was not forgotten…
Old stars of ennui
the dawn light shines
dying inside me.
Spell with which ties me
the silver moon
and the murky coffee…
The night cries in the dew.
What am I looking for?… Who I am?…
I do not know, I do not know…

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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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Argentino Galván. Violinist, arranger, leader and compose. Argentine Tango.

“Me están sobrando las penas” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Bermudez in vocals, 1944.

“Me están sobrando las penas” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Bermudez in vocals, 1944.

Argentino Galván. Violinist, arranger, leader and compose. Argentine Tango.

Argentino Galván

Violinist, arranger, leader and composer (13 July 1913 – 8 November 1960)

The 40s presented a great number of young qualified leaders that joined those already in the milieu.

It then becomes necessary, for reasons of competence, the contribution of a professional specialization that makes real the pretensions of evolution.

So the figure of the arranger and orchestrator appears.

His mission, according to his capability, is to help to harmonize and polish the styles of interpretation of the groups.

Galván carried Tango to the music stand definitively.

At this period of great creativity he composed the tango “Me están sobrando las penas” (with Basso and Bahr).

Read more about Argentino Galván 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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