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Evaristo Carriego, Argentine poet. Portrait.

“A Evaristo Carriego” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1969.

Evaristo Carriego, Argentine poet. Portrait.

Evaristo Carriego

Argentine poet
(May 7, 1883 – October 13, 1912)

He was an important influence on the writing of tango lyrics, and in homage, the famous instrumental tango “A Evaristo Carriego” was written by Eduardo Rovira, and recorded by Orquesta Osvaldo Pugliese in 1969.

He is buried at the Cementerio de la Chacarita in Buenos Aires.

Evaristo Carriego was a poet for the outskirts of Buenos Aires

When his family moved to Buenos Aires, he lived on 84 (today 3784) Honduras Street in the neighborhood of Palermo. From a young age, he frequented the literary coteries in Buenos Aires, where Rubén Darío and Almafuerte were important names.

He wrote for different publications of that time, like “La Protesta”, “Papel y Tinta”, “Caras y Caretas”, and others. In them, he published his poems and short stories. He published his first book of poetry, “Misas herejes”, in 1908, and his remaining poetical oeuvre was released after his death under the title “La canción del barrio”. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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In Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, the most widespread proposal is that of the day when man reached the Moon (July 20, 1969).

“A los amigos” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1960.

“A los amigos” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1960.

Alberto Vaccarezza, Argentine Tango author and lyricists.

Día del amigo

July 20

Friend’s Day is a proposed day to celebrate friendship. It has as antecedent the World Friendship Crusade that had been established in Paraguay in 1958, and that is celebrated every July 30 under the name of Friendship Day.

In other Latin American countries it is celebrated on different dates.

In Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, the most widespread proposal is that of the day when man reached the Moon (July 20, 1969).

Read more about “Día del amigo” at www.wikipedia.org

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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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"El irresistible", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“El irresistible” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1936.

“El irresistible” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1936.

Lorenzo Logatti

Clarinetist and composer (November 7, 1872 – March 19, 1961)

He was born in Foggia, Italy, and was a clarinetist and composer. His father, a professional musician, taught him his first lessons. Later, he continued his studies with other teachers and joined bands and orchestras in his province and also in Naples. He even led a band in Ancona.

During the carnival dances at the Teatro Ópera, he premiered 1908 his tango “El irresistible”.

At that time the repercussion in the audience was so important that a pair of dancing partners —according to a story— approached the bandstand in order to know its title. It was the female dancer who asked about it.

When the bandleader pointed out at a musician saying he was the composer of the tune, the latter answered that he had not yet given a title to the piece.

Then she added:
– But it’s irresistible!!!
– That’s it, that’ll be its title…

Read more about Lorenzo Logatti 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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Raul Beron, Argentine Tango singer.

“Lejos de Buenos Aires” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1942.

“Lejos de Buenos Aires” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1942.

Raúl Berón singing.

Raúl Berón

Singer (30 March 1920 – 28 June 1982)

He was, for some people, the best orchestra singer in the history of tango.

Although other major vocalists rival him this position in the opinion of the connoisseurs.

In an undeniable Gardelian tradition, tenor register and velvet sound, his peak in popularity coincided exactly with the period of greatest popularity for tango: from his inclusion in the Miguel Caló orchestra in 1939 until his withdrawal from the Aníbal Troilo orchestra in 1955.

Read more about Raúl Berón at www.todotango.com

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"Catamarca", vinyl disc Argentine Tango music.

“Catamarca” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

“Catamarca” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.

Eduardo Arolas

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

In 1918 Eduardo Arolas‘ orchestra was formed with him on the first bandoneon and conductor, Manuel Pizzarro on the second bandoneon, Rafael Tuegols on the first violin, Horacio Gomila on the second violin, Roberto Goyeneche on piano, and Luis Bernstein on double bass.

This was the peak of his career, playing in both Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

Soon, Julio De Caro joined his orchestra.

1918 brought this eminently rhythmic composition: “Catamarca”, initially called “Estocada a fondo”, of which Carlos Di Sarli left us a magnificent rendition in 1940.

Read more about Eduardo Arolas and the History of Tango

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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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