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Enrique Cadícamo, Argentine Tango lyricist and composer.

“A otra cosa che pebeta” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943.

“A otra cosa che pebeta” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943.

Enrique Cadícamo, Argentine Tango lyricist and composer.

Enrique Cadícamo

Poet, lyricist, composer, writer and playwright (15 July 1900 – 3 December 1999)

He was one of the most prolific authors of Tango.

It is difficult to find so prolific an author within any songbook in the world; he approached any imaginable subject to be sung and in all rhythms.

He traveled abroad, especially to France.

He published several books, wrote for theatre and cinema, and directed movies too.

He was undoubtedly a great of Argentine popular song; notable, superb.

Read more about Enrique Cadícamo at www.todotango.com

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Carlos Vicente Geroni Flores, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

“Marisabel” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1942.

“Marisabel” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1942.

Carlos Vicente Geroni Flores, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

Carlos Vicente Geroni Flores

Violinist, pianist, leader and composer (22 March 1895 – 22 June 1953)

A wandering bohemian, Carlos Vicente Geroni Flores carried his musical talent throughout the world, spreading tangos and folk music in a personal subtle style.

And if as a composer he reached a remarkable prestige, as piano player he got such success that those who had the chance to hear him will never be able to forget him.

Among his compositions, the beautiful waltz “Marisabel”.

Read more about Carlos Vicente Geroni Flores 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!

If you enter the promo code 8343 when you register at this site you will get a 20% discount!

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Ricardo Tanturi, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer, and medical doctor.

“La vida es corta” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1941.

Ricardo Tanturi, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer, and medical doctor.Ricardo Tanturi

Pianist, leader, and composer.
(27 January 1905 – 24 January 1973)

Tanturi’s great success would come in 1939 when he incorporated Alberto Castillo, a great attraction for the public.

Castillo, with his perfect tune, master ability in the use of pitches and mezza voce, seduced the audience in many possible ways: with his exaggerated gestures, his masculine elegance, and neat hairstyle, his gynecologist degree (obtained in 1942), and that sometimes intimate sometimes lively mood, all of which made a show of each and every tango.

In all the 37 songs recorded by Castillo before leaving Tanturi in 1943, the orchestra let him play the leading role as it also did with the singer chosen to replace him, the Uruguayan Enrique Campos. The same as Castillo, Campos was concerned with communicating with the public, making no attempts to display his vocal skills. He sang in an indifferent, unexcited, simple fashion. Behind him, the orchestra sounded self-confident, precise, and discreet, with a plain perfection. All this turned the 51 songs recorded by Tanturi-Campos into one of the treasuries of the genre.

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Alberto Castillo, Argentine Tango singer and composer.

“Barajando recuerdos” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943.

“Barajando recuerdos” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943.

Alberto Castillo, Argentine Tango singer and composer.

Alberto Castillo

Singer, actor, composer and lyricist (7 December 1914 – 23 July 2002)

Definitively, he is a voice that does not sound like any other’s voice.

Nor his style is like anyone’s; when he himself said that his peculiar phrasing was what the dancers needed —«people moved according to the nuances of my voice»—, he said to himself: «Here’s the thing!», and he never deviated from that way of singing, of that natural style of tango, to which a detail of great importance must be added: his perfect intonation.

Since early childhood he showed a natural inclination towards music; he had violin lessons and sang in any place where he had the chance.

On a certain night —he was already 15 years old—, he was singing for the barra (group of friends) —in which he was the youngest and the most admired— when the guitarist Armando Neira heard him and suggested including him in his outfit.

In 1939 he became a member of the Orquesta Típica Los Indios, which was led by Ricardo Tanturi.

Read more about Alberto Castillo at www.todotango.com

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"Recuerdos", Argentine Tango vals music sheet cover.

“Recuerdos” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1941.

“Recuerdos” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1941.

Alfredo Pelaia

Singer, guitar player and composer (November 15, 1888 – August 30, 1942)

He came to the country as a child, settling with his parents in Mendoza where, as he grew up, he was forming in him the Argentine spirit to the beat of the guitar, learned at an early age in his native Italy.

He made his debut in a theater in the city of Cuyo with a trio called Los Mendocinos, and due to his qualities as an interpreter as well as the native repertoire of Cuyo, simple and beautiful, he became so prestigious that led him to Buenos Aires to record albums for the RCA Victor, obtaining great success with his beautiful waltz “Recuerdos”, a page that is always remembered and links us to that time.

His exquisite art, his beautiful voice, his beautiful songs, brought him closer to his immortal colleague, Carlos Gardel, who gave him his affection.

Read more about Alfredo Pelaia at www.todotango.com

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