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Raúl Kaplún, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

“Canción de rango (Pa’ que se callen)” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1942.

“Canción de rango (Pa’ que se callen)” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1942.

Raúl Kaplún, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

Raúl Kaplún

Violinist, leader and composer (11 November 1910 – 23 January 1990)

A great number of the players were not at the level that Tango was beginning to demand from them at the end of the 1930s.

This was, precisely, the historical opportunity that allowed Kaplún to reach the hall of fame as the initiator of the violin virtuosity in Tango.

Kaplún played solo passages with such difficulties that demanded the best of his great interpretative dexterity.

Besides his violin playing, Raúl Kaplún contributed to Tango with great compositions.

Read more about Raúl Kaplún at www.todotango.com

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Miguel Bucino, Argentine Tango dancer, musician and composer.

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

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

Miguel Bucino, Argentine Tango dancer, musician and composer.

Miguel Bucino

Bandoneonist, dancer, lyricist and composer (14 August 1905 – 15 December 1973)

He was the first to dance tango at the Teatro Colón.

In his twenty years as a professional dancer, he taught personalities such as princes Humberto de Savoya and Eduardo de Windsor to dance our tango.

He excelled as well as a composer, recording from sixty to seventy works, including “Decile que vuelva”.

Read more about Miguel Bucino at www.todotango.com

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"Qué podrán decir" by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943. Music: Vicente Salerno. Lyrics: Alfredo Bigeschi.

“Qué podrán decir” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943.

“Qué podrán decir” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943.

Vicente Salerno

Violinist and composer (18 July 1907 – 30 December 1974)

Violinist born in Buenos Aires in 1907.

He soon had his own orchestra which appeared on radio stations.

Later he joined the orchestras led by Raúl Kaplún, Nicolás D´Alessandro, Francisco Lauro and, especially, for over twenty-five years he was the lead violinist for Ricardo Tanturi.

From his work as composer and author we selected “Qué podrán decir”.

Read more about Vicente Salerno at www.todotango.com

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Enrique Cadícamo. Poet, lyricist, composer, writer and playwright. Argentine Tango.

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

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

Enrique Cadícamo. Poet, lyricist, composer, writer and playwright. Argentine Tango.

Enrique Cadícamo

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

Enrique Cadícamo was the author of the last tango that Gardel recorded in Argentina before his last tour: the tango “Madame Ivonne”, recorded on November 6, 1933.

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Undoubtedly, Enrique Cadícamo was one of the most prolific authors of Tango.

Read more about Enrique Cadícamo at www.todotango.com

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Alberto Castillo, great Argentine Tango singer

“Que me quiten lo bailao” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943 (English translation).

“Que me quiten lo bailao” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943 (English translation).

Alberto Castillo, great Argentine Tango singer

“Try to get the dance out of me”

Music & Lyrics: Miguel Bucino.

Open hand with men, and rightful in any situation,
I have two brave passions: the gamble and the liquor …

I’m a dancer of the good school, there is no milonga where I am out of place.

Sometimes I’m penniless and other times I’m like a lord.
What do you want me to do, brother? If it is a gift from fate!
If the desire to save money has never been my virtue!
I am electrified by bubbles and feminine eyes
Since those sweet days of my joyous youth!

But i don’t regret
of those beautiful moments
that I fully committed myself in life.
I had everything I wanted …
and even what I didn’t want
the fact is that I enjoyed it.
My conduct was serene,
I was lavish in the good
and in the bad I cringed.
I was a tycoon and a tramp
and today I know the world so well
that I prefer to be like this.

What do you want me to do, brother, if I was born to die poor,
with a tango between the lips and in a card game entangled.
I play, sing, drink, laugh … and although I don’t have a copper left,
when the last hour rang … get the dance out of me!

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