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Juan María Gutiérrez, Argentine writer's portrait.

“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”.

Read more about Juan María Gutiérrez at www.todotango.com

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    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
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Thanks for supporting this project, you will find other useful information on the site, a great initiative.

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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.

Read more about Alberto Vaccarezza at www.todotango.com

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Enrique Santos Discépolo, Argentine Tango composer and author.

“Esta noche me emborracho” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo, 1942.

“Esta noche me emborracho” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo, 1942.

Enrique Santos Discépolo, Argentine Tango composer and author.

Enrique Santos Discépolo

Poet, composer, actor and playwright. (27 March 1901 – 23 December 1951)

Unlike other popular creators who displayed their talent in an instinctive and somewhat naïve way to be later recognized as future exegetes, Discépolo was always conscious of his contribution.

It could also be stated that all his artistic renderings were articulated by common sense, a certain Discepolian air or spirit which people immediately recognizes with affection and admiration as if his work —more than once defined as prophetic— should express the common sense of the Argentines.

Discépolo´s singularity keeps on disquieting either in the tango universe or outside it. 

While most of his contemporaries are today strange to new generations, he persists, is in force. 

Or to say it with one of his most loved images: he keeps on biting.

The luck of the stubborn author started in 1928 when he composed “Esta noche me emborracho”.

Read more about Enrique Santos Discépolo at www.todotango.com

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Bailongo de los domingos | Argentine music to learn to dance at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires

“Bailongo de los domingos” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943.

“Bailongo de los domingos” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943 (with English translation).

Bailongo de los domingos | Argentine music to learn to dance at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires

Music: Oscar Arona | Lyrics: Francisco García Jiménez

Novela del bailarín
que escrita está,
un cacho en cada salón
de mi ciudad.
De la “Unione” al “Augusteo”
con ella te veo
soñando a compás.
Silenciosos van los dos
y dejás que hable por vos
la milonga en sus floreos.
Viejas quejas de pasión
renovando parejas
con este son…

Bailongo de los domingos!
Por vos ni vuelto a los pingos!
Y encadenado a tus tangos
hoy vivo cautivo
del ritmo dulzón.
Emoción hay una sola
y es llorar de bandoneones
fraseando acordes de Arolas.
Bailongo de los domingos!
Remanso del corazón!

Translation:

Dancer’s novel
written
a piece in each ballroom
of my city.
From the “Unione” to the “Augusteo”
I see you with her
dreaming in sync with the beat.
Both going silent,
and you let it the embellishments of the milonga
speak for you
Old complaints of passion
renewing couples
with this music.

Sunday’s dancing!
Because of you I stop going to the horse racings!
Chained to your tangos
I am captive
of the sweet rhythm.
Emotion there is only one
and is the crying from bandoneons
phrasing Arolas chords.
Sunday’s dancing!
Calm waters of the heart!

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Luis Visca. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

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

Luis Visca. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Luis Visca

Pianist and composer
(19 June 1903 – 22 June 1968)

“Muñeca brava” sprang up at the Max Glücksmann contest in 1928 and Gardel recorded it on June 28, 1929.
His early professional appearances as pianist were in the late 1924 at the Cine Colón on Entre Ríos Avenue with a group of friend musicians, among them was Elvino Vardaro. And in 1925 he made his debut on Radio Cultura with a group put together for the occasion. Continue reading.

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