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Héctor Palacios, Argentine Tango singer and composer.

“Viejo portón” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1938.

“Viejo portón” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1938.

Héctor Palacios, Argentine Tango singer and composer.

Héctor Palacios

Singer, lyricist and composer (20 March 1909 – 8 April 1987)

In 1937 in a poll organized by La República newspaper, Héctor Palacios was chosen as Carlos Gardel’s successor.

Fifteen years later, in an interview the singer recalled the episode explaining that he had never thought of comparing himself with El Zorzal, whom he considered unsurpassable because of his technique and feeling.

He composed several songs. Among them: “Viejo portón”.

Read more about Héctor Palacios at www.todotango.com

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  • 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.
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Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

“Gólgota” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1938.

“Gólgota” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1938.

Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

Rodolfo Biagi

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

“I used to go often to the Chantecler where Juan D’Arienzo, who was a friend of mine, was playing.

His pianist then was Luis Visca. Several times I was invited to replace him because he always was a little bit ill.

When his health was even worse it was normal that I was his substitute and so an important stage in my career began.

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

The chief of advertising of the Palmolive firm, Mr. Juan Carlos Bergeroc, called me Manos Brujas (Sorcerer’s Hands).

Read more about Rodolfo Biagi at www.todotango.com

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It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that address 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 an 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!

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"Loca de amor", Argentine Tango music vinyl disc.

“Loca de amor” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1938.

“Loca de amor” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1938.

Pablo Vázquez

Singer (25 January 1864 – 26 June 1897)

He began in 1880 and, like all payadores, traveled the country from one extreme to the other in search of adversaries or holding challenges that made the audience vibrate, so fond of payadoril art at that time.

The tours of homelands were also made with various circuses in which he was an attraction, and he performed in various Buenos Aires theaters doing it at the Politeama with José Podestá in 1881, and also in Montevideo.

He was one of the most brilliant payadores, due to his select training and higher education, as he was a school teacher.

He published a pamphlet with his verses in 1895 titled “El payador argentino”.

He is included in this work because he owns the music with which the waltz “Loca de amor” is known, badly signed by Enrique Caviglia, who was not a composer but a music editor.

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Manuel Meaños, Argentine Tango lyricist.

“Lejos de ti” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1938.

“Lejos de ti” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1938.

Manuel Meaños, Argentine Tango lyricist.

Manuel Meaños

Lyricist, writer and reporter (21 October 1902 – 29 April 1959)

Manuel Meaños was a writer of wide and manifold achievements, consecrated either to theater, movies, radio, journalism, and tangos that were widely popular.

He also wrote the lyrics for the vals “Lejos de ti”.

His verses were attached to the songs of many great music composers.

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"La novena" por Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica, canta Teófilo Ibáñez; 1939.

“La novena” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1939.

“La novena” by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1939.

Miguel Bonano

Bandoneonist, bandleader and composer (9 May 1907 – 6 October 2001)

Bonano’s talent amazed audiences and his colleagues.

In 1928 he travel to work in France.

His work got extended more than what was planned, since the orchestra continued with an extensive tour that included Spain, Italy, Rumania, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Germany and Switzerland.

His orchestra was a boom and it was called «The famous orchestra of the kings», because they appeared before the king of Spain in San Sebastian and the queen Maria of Rumania.

Likewise it was in the Villa Saboya, of Italy, where the king gave silver cuff-links to each of them.

Their performance in Turkey, in Constantinople (now Istanbul) was outstanding, where with a crowded theater and with a standing audience, people applauded in excitement and tossed their hats off.

Read more about Miguel Bonano 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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