"Bajo un cielo de estrellas", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Bajo un cielo de estrellas” by Miguel Caló su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1941.

“Bajo un cielo de estrellas” by Miguel Caló su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1941.

Héctor Stamponi

Pianist, leader, arranger, composer and lyricist (24 December 1916 – 3 December 1997)

The beauty and the originality of his waltzes are evidenced in titles like “Bajo un cielo de estrellas” composed in collaboration with Enrique Francini, and lyrics by José María Contursi.

He was born in Campana, province of Buenos Aires.

There he studied music with a local maestro, who made him join a small ensemble he led.

Later he joined many other orchestras and travel to Central America and Mexico.

When he returned to Buenos Aires he began to study with the maestro Alberto Ginastera (harmony) and Julián Bautista (composition) (1946) and put together an excellent Tango orchestra under a recording contract with the Victor label.

When he left this activity he continued as piano soloist, accompanist, and arranger.

The most important interpreters requested his collaboration. 

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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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"Recuerdos", Argentine Tango vals music sheet cover.

“Recuerdos” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1941.

“Recuerdos” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1941.

Alfredo Pelaia

Singer, guitar player and composer (November 15, 1888 – August 30, 1942)

He came to the country as a child, settling with his parents in Mendoza where, as he grew up, he was forming in him the Argentine spirit to the beat of the guitar, learned at an early age in his native Italy.

He made his debut in a theater in the city of Cuyo with a trio called Los Mendocinos, and due to his qualities as an interpreter as well as the native repertoire of Cuyo, simple and beautiful, he became so prestigious that led him to Buenos Aires to record albums for the RCA Victor, obtaining great success with his beautiful waltz “Recuerdos”, a page that is always remembered and links us to that time.

His exquisite art, his beautiful voice, his beautiful songs, brought him closer to his immortal colleague, Carlos Gardel, who gave him his affection.

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Alfredo Lucero Palacios, Argentine Tango singer, lyricist and musician.

“Flores del alma” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante and Julio Martel in vocals, 1947.

“Flores del alma” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Carlos Dante and Julio Martel in vocals, 1947.

Alfredo Lucero Palacios, Argentine Tango singer, lyricist and musician.

Alfredo Lucero Palacios

Singer, lyricist and guitarist (26 October 1910 – 2 June 1974)

His career lasted a rather short time and he was only able to record a little over 20 numbers.

Out of them, only two were tango pieces and three waltzes that used to be included in the tango songbooks.

He was a singer with a pleasant range voice with delicate color.

A typical light tenor of the thirties, quite soft and with good intonation.

Together with Lito Bayardo, he wrote the lyrics of “Flores del alma”.

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"Esquinas porteñas", Argentine Tango vinyl disco.

“Esquinas porteñas” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

“Esquinas porteñas” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1942.

Music: Sebastián Piana. Lyrics: Homero Manzi.

Buenos Aires neighborhood corner
the moon and the sun paint your walls.
The winter rains cry for you
in the watercolors of my evocation.

Thirty moons know my wound
and a hundred streets saw us go by.
Your life and my life crossed,
you took the path that never returns.

Streets, where the meek life
lost hope,
passion and faith.
Streets, if I know that she is already dead,
knocking on every door
why will I look for her?
Little streets, shaded with poetry,
they saw us one day
both happy.
Companion of the sun and the stars,
that afternoon left
God’s way.

The winds murmur my sorrow.
The shadows tell me that he’s already gone.
And written in the serene nights
I find her name as an obsession.

A little corner of Buenos Aires neighborhood,
with walls painted with the moon and the sun,
that when crying with your winter rains
you stain the landscape of my evocation.

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