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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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"Lagrimas", Argentine Tango music by Eduardo Arolas, must sheet cover.

“Lágrimas” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica, 1941.

“Lágrimas” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica, 1941.

Eduardo Arolas

Bandoneonist, composer and leader (24 February 1892 – 29 September 1924)

The last group of his compositions, from 1917 to 1923, showed an even further musical evolution, deeper in feelings, nostalgic, almost crying with masculine vulnerability, playing with his characteristic rhythmic phrasing.

These works were influenced by the break up with his lover Delia López, who ended up involved with his brother, and his subsequent submersion into alcoholism and chronic sadness. 

The composition cover artwork for the song “Lágrimas” deserves a special mention because of Arolas’ self-portrait.

Dedicated to the mother of his colleague and violinist Tito Roccatagliata, combined a delicious rhythmic first part with a deeply emotional second part. Ricardo Tanturi recorded it in 1941.

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'La cachila', Argentine Tango of Eduardo Arolas by Osvaldo Pugliese, vinyl disc.

“La cachila” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

“La cachila” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

Eduardo Arolas

Bandoneonist, composer and leader (24 February 1892 – 29 September 1924)

In 1921 Arolas returned from Europe and remained in Uruguay.

Possibly, this is the year in which he composed what is considered his masterpiece: “La Cachila”.

It has everything.

After an intense first part, of incomparable beauty, comes a second part with vibrant renovating rhythms, piercing, rich, and tearing.

That is the way it was interpreted by Osvaldo Pugliese.

It had become one of the classics of the genre, of a permanent presence in the repertoire of orchestras of all times.

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"Entrada prohibida", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“Entrada prohibida” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1947.

“Entrada prohibida” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1947.

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Luis Teisseire

Flutista, composer, lyricist and leader (24 October 1883 – 3 May 1960)

He was born in the city of Buenos Aires, son of Jean Teisseire, a native from France, and Maria Puzzi, born in Genoa (Italy).

Teisseire in his youth had a fighting temper. Music appeased his turbulent adolescence.

Among his compositions, we find unforgettable titles which total over 80 pieces.

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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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