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Carlos Viván, Argentine Tango singer, actor, lyricist and composer.

“Cómo se pianta la vida” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1942.

“Cómo se pianta la vida” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1942.

Carlos Viván, Argentine Tango singer, actor, lyricist and composer.

Carlos Viván

Singer, actor, lyricist and composer (15 April 1903 – 16 July 1971)

He had a warm voice, within an alto-tenor range, as it was common then, plus a feature that made his voice unmistakable: his vibrato.

He was a tireless traveler, he made numerous tours throughout Latin America, especially Brazil, and the United States.

His figure, his good-looking image and his way of dressing made possible his participation as mannequin vivant, by that time a fashionable job, at the main shop windows and on the downtown streets. His definitive artistic last name was born without that final “t”.

He was featured lead actor and singer in theater plays with many companies.

Carlos Viván, besides being a great vocalist, he was the composer of many widespread tangos.

He is remembered as a gentleman, respectful of friendship and loyalty towards his friends, that revered and honored women and had a great sense of humor.

Read more about Carlos Viván 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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Ricardo Tanturi. Argentine Tango music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires

“Pocas palabras” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals (1941)

Ricardo Tanturi: El caballero del tango

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

The turn for records came in 1937 with an unforgettable piece recorded for Odeón, containing the instrumental version of “Tierrita” tango by Agustín Bardi, and “A la luz del candil”, with music written by the talented Carlos Vicente Geroni Flores, cruel lyrics by Julio Navarrine, and sang by Carlos Ortega. But 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. Continue reading at www.todotango.com...

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Alberto Castillo, Argentine Tango singer.

“Así se baila el Tango” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo, 1942.

“Así se baila el Tango” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1942.

Alberto Castillo, Argentine Tango singer.

Alberto Castillo

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

The very peculiar style of Alberto Castillo maybe has something to do with the mocking (humorous) grace of the outskirts origin of Rosita Quiroga, Sofía Bozán, or Tita Merello.

But in no way these are influences; neither have they similarity among them nor Castillo resembles them. Simply, we could group them —and add them to the subsequent Elba Berón— because they are united by a common air, the same unpolished cadence.

However, when Castillo faces deep themes, the tenderness he conveys is striking.

Definitively, he is a «voice that does not sound like any other’s voice», as the unforgettable Julián Centeya wisely said.

Read more about Alberto Castillo at www.todotango.com

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Sebastian Piana, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

“Tango (Voz De Tango)” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1942.

“Tango (Voz De Tango)” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1942.

Sebastian Piana, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

Sebastián Piana

Pianist, leader, and composer (26 November 1903 – 17 July 1994)

Among the artists of a very long career in our popular music he had stood out by the hierarchy and the sustained inventiveness of his oeuvre as a composer of amazing classics.

To immediately appraise his talent, his heart of Buenos Aires man and the noble guarantee of his inspiration, you only need to listen to his works.

A figure of the Boedo school, which tended to renew and improve the popular aesthetics around 1930, he shared with them the commitment to a movement that forced all the authors to selection and refinement.

With Homero Manzi, especially, he achieved what till then seemed to be impossible: finding a new path for an old genre known as milonga.

His output, as a whole, places him at the level of the major creators of our music.

Read more about Sebastian Piana at www.todotango.com

Listen and buy:

  • Amazon music

  • iTunes music

  • Spotify

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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