"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”.

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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.

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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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Juan María Gutiérrez, portrait. Argentine Tango.

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

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

Juan María Gutiérrez, portrait. Argentine Tango.

Juan María Gutiérrez

Poet, writer and politician (6 May 1809 – 26 February 1878)

He was, perhaps, the most complete man of Argentine letters of his time.

He traveled to Europe and to countries of the American continent; he was constituent congressman in 1853; minister of the Argentine Confederacy and rector of the University of Buenos Aires.

He collected his polished, passionate poems in 1869 and published a selection of them in a volume.

Among them is Endecha del Gaucho which, with some arrangement by Gardel-Razzano, the duo recorded nearly fifty years later under the title “El moro”.

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Alberto Vaccarezza, Argentine Tango author and lyricists.

“La copa del olvido” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1942.

“La copa del olvido” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1942.

Alberto Vaccarezza, Argentine Tango author and lyricists.

Alberto Vaccarezza

Lyricist and theatral writer (1 April 1886 – 6 August 1959)

He arrived to song writing by means of theater, for which he found the suitable formula.

Until radio appeared and even some years later, theater was the instrument to spread popular songs. 

Either drama or comedy, always the plays included among their characters a singer or a young female singer. Most times they hired well-known names to attract the interest of audiences.

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