Luis Caruso, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

“Y siempre igual” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1944.

“Y siempre igual” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1944.

Luis Caruso, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

Luis Caruso

Bandoneonist, bandleader, lyricist and composer (16 February 1916 – 10 February 1981)

His was a case the other way around to what was customary.

Throughout the twentieth century the Uruguayan boys that played tango or were movie or theater actors or carried out other activities like horse racing, such as the case of Irineo Leguisamo, used to cross the Río de la Plata and moved to Buenos Aires in order to have more job possibilities.

But Carusito —who was born in the porteño neighborhood of Villa Crespo— moved to the other bank when he was only twenty and stayed in Montevideo for the rest of his life.

Every now and then he returned for a short time because of family or business reasons or because there were few jobs in his city of choice.

As an author, Luis Caruso filed in the record over 200 numbers of great success. For instance: “Y siempre igual”.

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"Me besó y se fue", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Me besó y se fue” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1945.

“Me besó y se fue” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1945.

José Canet

Guitar player, leader, composer and lyricist (15 December 1915 – 10 March 1984)

Canet is the prototype of the classic tango guitarist, always ready to back with his guitar to a tango vocalist.

His influences date back to the style of the players that accompanied Gardel.

In 1933 he began to work as a professional.

He was a prolific composer.

One of his greatest hits was the waltz “Me besó y se fue”.

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Carlos Lazzari, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

“Calla bandoneón” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1944.

“Calla bandoneón” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1944.

Carlos Lazzari, Argentine Tango musician and composer.

Carlos Lazzari

Bandoneonist, composer, arranger and leader (9 December 1925 – 9 June 2009)

Temperamental is the descriptive expression most suited to define the interpretive style of this bandoneon player so important in the 1950s and 1960s.

His outstanding sound and his abilities as “fueye cadenero” (leading player) made him unique in the style that he embraced as his own: the one of Juan D’Arienzo’s.

His playing technique on that instrument was inborn.

He possessed a perfect fingering with both hands and an expressive natural manner when playing, and he knew that mistakes or wrong notes were not frequent for him.

As a composer, one of his most outstanding pieces is “Calla bandoneón”.

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“Así se canta” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1943.

“Así se canta” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1943.

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Marvil

Lyricist and composer (24 November 1902 – 8 May 1976)

Marvil was a very popular lyricist, many of whose creations we can hear at milongas.

His interest in writing tango lyrics began in the mid-thirties and continued for twenty years.

From his beginnings, he obtained great success.

The musicians who collaborated with him in the musicalization of his verses were many and important.

As well as many great voices that interpreted his tangos.

He was a great Tango author.

He knew how to interpret the time in which he lived, with humor and sensitivity, portraying the landscape of his youth with typical watercolors full of tenderness and with the stamp of the forties.

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"Malvón", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Malvón” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1943.

“Malvón” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Enrique Campos in vocals, 1943.

Oscar Arona

Violinist and composer (7 November 1905 – n/d)

His father was the first one who guided him through the secrets of the music.

He stood out as a composer.

He had said about his first composition: «I had sent the handwritten copies of “Mentiras criollas” to the Max Glücksmann house which was located on Florida Street where El Ateneo bookstore is today. One morning, knowing that they had already chosen the twenty-four tangos for the 1929 contest, I went there to see if my number had been picked up to contest at the qualifying rounds. The examining jury included Gardel, Razzano, Firpo, Canaro, and Don Mauricio Godard; at the hall, I met Carlitos who was getting off the elevator and was wearing a maroon overcoat and a brown hat. He greeted me with a smile. I was almost a teenager then but I approached him to ask him if my tango had been chosen and he replied: «Look, boy, with that name there are five or six tangos but the one chosen is very good. I don’t know if it is yours», and then he hummed to me «…que si corren pa’ ganar te lo vienen a decir»… Filled with joy I told him: «That is mine, Mr. Gardel». «Well, congratulations, it’s a nice tango», he replied.

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