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"Yo soy el Tango", Argentine Tango music sheet.

“Yo soy el Tango” by Aníbal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1941.

“Yo soy el Tango” by Aníbal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1941.

Music: Domingo Federico. Lyrics: Homero Expósito.

“I am
the milongón tango
born in the suburbs
malevos and murky.

Today,
that I am in the dance hall,
they know me tamed,
sweet and tired.
What to believe for,
why lie
that I am changed,
if I am the same as yesterday.

Listen to my song.

Don’t you see that I am gotán?

I break in my song
like a steel dagger
to sing a betrayal.
I like to compadrear,
I’m brave for dancing
listen to my song:

I am the old tango
born in the suburbs.”

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Oscar Rubens, Argentine Tango lyricist.

“Lejos de Buenos Aires” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1942.

“Lejos de Buenos Aires” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1942.

Oscar Rubens, Argentine Tango lyricist.

Oscar Rubens

Lyricist and composer (18 January 1914 – 6 October 1984)

Oscar was a prototypical lyricist of the 40s, with his sad lyrics, of love affairs laden with romanticism, with neither contradictions nor psychological complexities.

He always made use of the poetic touch, but without overshadowing the lyricist: his lines, heard from a singer’s lips, come nicely blended with the music.

Among his works we can highlight “Lejos de Buenos Aires”, in which Rubens ventures into the evocative exaltation of the city, what evidences a clear deviation of subject-matter.

Several of the Rubisteins of Buenos Aires were born at the humble familiar house of 945 Catamarca Street, where their father worked in his trade of cobbler and the family was stacked in two rooms.

Mauricio and Elías when they were kids used to go out to sell shoe polish and shoestrings along Avenida de Mayo or Boedo.

At cafés like Dante, located on Independencia and Boedo, after Elías sang a few tangos, the customers bought a lot of things from him, or even they gave him money without accepting any goods in exchange.

At home at night their mother used to eagerly wait for the two children to come back home because at times the family depended on that money to eat the following day.

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Francisco Fiorentino with Anibal Troilo, creators of Argentine Tango.

“Garúa” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1943.

“Garúa” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1943.

Francisco Fiorentino with Anibal Troilo, creators of Argentine Tango.

Francisco Fiorentino

Singer, bandoneon player and composer (23 September 1905 – 11 September 1955)

His personality, his taste, and the permanent supervision by Pichuco resulted in an intimate singer of great warmth in his interpretation who knew how to touch the audience, establishing himself as a milestone in the history of tango vocalists.

His artistic career beside Troilo lasted six years.

In spite of his short life, his career in music was long and changing.

He started playing bandoneon.

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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 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!

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“Mi castigo” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1942.

“Mi castigo” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1942.

César Vedani, Argentine Tango lyricist.

César Vedani

Lyricist (23 August 1906 – 14 April 1979)

César Vedani’s best-known tango is “Adiós muchachos”, published at the beginning of his career.

Then he released other successes, among which we can count “Mi castigo”.

He collaborated in some newspapers and had an outstanding performance on the board of the Argentine Union of Lyricists and Composers SADAIC in the most prosperous moments of the entity.

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José Betinotti, payador of 1910. Argentine Tango music.

“Tu diagnóstico” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1941.

“Tu diagnóstico” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1941.

José Betinotti, payador of 1910. Argentine Tango music.

José Betinotti

Guitarist, singer lyricist and composer (25 July 1878 – 21 April 1915)

The classic payador was the one of the rural areas, the one who traveled across the towns of the interior and the country taverns in order to contest with the well-known local peers.

He used to do it for the sake of pleasure and his reward was: food and shelter.

Instead we can call Betinotti –and some other of his time- an urban payador.

The one who, preferably, does not get out of his town, but prowls around the outskirts of town and, from time to time agrees to travel to the interior, not in a wandering way but with an arranged route, after an agreement about the money, or being allowed to organize raffles to raise funds on his own benefit or to sell his photographs.

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