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Juan Maglio Pacho Argentine Tango music disc.

“La marca de fuego” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

“La marca de fuego” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

Juan Maglio Pacho Argentine Tango music disc.

Juan Maglio Pacho

Bandoneonist, leader and composer (18 November 1881 – 14 July 1934)

It was in the 1910s. The phrase used to be commonly heard at the record selling shops: «Give me a pacho». The vendor understood with no further explanation; he has just requested a disc.

Seen from the present days, it would seem a strange jargon, but on those days it was the most usual way, such it was the boom in sales of the recordings made by the orchestra led by Juan Maglio, who was called by his nickname Pacho, that this little word became a synonym for the discs.

He was the first bandoneonist who committed to disc bandoneon solos.

Undoubtedly, Juan Maglio (Pacho), was one of the most important musicians who followed the Guardia Vieja.

He was also a great composer.

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Rodolfo Biagi, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

“El Yaguarón” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

“El Yaguarón” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

Rodolfo Biagi, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

Rodolfo Biagi

Pianist, composer and leader (14 March 1906 – 24 September 1969)

“As for my style, I always longed to place the piano at a different level to the one used by the typical tango orchestras: a mere accompaniment.

So when I joined D’Arienzo I succeeded in making it true.

I was with him from December 1935 until June 1938.

In 1938, I put together my own orchestra.”

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Rafael Canaro, Argentine Tango musician, leads and composer.

“Sentimiento gaucho” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica, 1942.

“Sentimiento gaucho” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica, 1942.

Rafael Canaro, Argentine Tango musician, leads and composer.

Rafael Canaro

Bass player, leader and composer (22 June 1890 – 28 January 1972)

After various performances, he left in 1925 as a component of his brother Francisco Canaro’s orchestra to Paris, performing double bass and handsaw.

In 1926 he went to New York with the same and at the end of that tour he returned to France where he led his own orchestra until 1939, who returned to Buenos Aires for reasons of war, after touring all of Europe, with Creole and European elements who became the tango, and the Middle East.

He did not compose much music but his first work, the tango “Sentimiento gaucho”, which he did with Francisco, exceeded the limits of popularity; awarded the first prize in the first tango contest of the discs Nacional in late 1924, is one of the classic tangos of all time.

Its famous lyrics are by Juan Andrés Caruso.

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