Tag: milonguero

Dante A. Linyera, Argentine Tango poet.

“Boedo” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1948.

“Boedo” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1948.

Dante A. Linyera, Argentine Tango poet.

Dante A. Linyera

Lyricist, poet and composer (10 August 1903 – 15 July 1938)

Short was the life of this stubborn bohemian whose biggest sin was living in a hurry and carelessly.

On one occasion he thought over repentance but he continued with no change on his way.

«Damn it! When I recall I was just fourteen when I started with this easy life I feel like killing myself like fools do, but later I smoke a cigarette while saying: That’s it. What can I do?»

He was in a superior level, the master of lunfardo poem.

Unbeatable. An exceptional guy. He was born for this, he came to accomplish his assigned mission.

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“María” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

“María” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

Anibal Troilo and Cátulo Castillo. Argentine Tango music and poetry.

Music: Aníbal Troilo. Lyrics: Cátulo Castillo.

Maybe your name is just Maria..!

I don’t know if you were the echo of an old song,
but long, long ago, you were deeply mine
over a sad landscape, passed out with love…

Autumn brought you, drenched in agony,
your poor hat and the brown overcoat…
You were like the street of melancholy,
that was raining… raining on my heart ..!

Maria..!
In the shadows of my room
it is your step that returns…

Maria..!
And it’s your voice, small and sad,
that of the day you said:
“There is nothing between the two of us anymore…”

Maria..!
The most mine ..! The Distant ..!
If she cames back another morning
through the streets of farewell..!

Your eyes were ports that kept away,
its horizon of dreams and a flower silence…
But your good hands, they returned present,
to cure my fever, faded with love…

An Autumn you left..! Your name was Maria
and I never knew anything about your unhappy course…
If you were like the landscape of Melancholy,
that it was raining… it was raining, on the gray street…

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Cátulo Castillo, Argentine Tango poet, lyricist and composer.

“Café de Los Angelitos” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1944.

“Café de Los Angelitos” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1944.

Cátulo Castillo, Argentine Tango poet, lyricist and composer.

Cátulo Castillo

Poet, lyricist, composer and leader (6 August 1906 – 19 October 1975)

With his lyrics, he dug the subjects that always haunted tango: the painful nostalgia for what is lost, love sufferings and the decline of life.

Instead he neither had space for humor nor for the unworried stroke, and nor even for the rhythmic emphasis of milonga.

The word último (last) appears in several titles of his works, as testimony of that parade of farewells that runs through his lyrics, where there is always pity for those who suffer and a frequent resort to alcohol as an escape.

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Ciriaco Ortiz, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

“Atenti pebeta” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Julio Martel in vocals, 1949.

“Atenti pebeta” by Alfredo De Angelis y su Orquesta Típica with Julio Martel in vocals, 1949.

Ciriaco Ortiz, Argentine Tango musician, leader and composer.

Ciriaco Ortiz

Bandoneonist, director and composer (5 August 1905 – 9 July 1970)

It would be absolutely impossible to transcribe in a music staff what he plays in his instrument.

It is a style with reminiscences of the guitar plucking of the milonguero criollo, which even though it has had no followers it may have much influenced Aníbal Troilo.

His most important composition was, no doubt, “Atenti pebeta” with lyrics by Celedonio Flores.

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Héctor Farrel, Argentine Tango singer.

“Abandono” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Farrel in vocals, 1937.

“Abandono” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Farrel in vocals, 1937.

Héctor Farrel, Argentine Tango singer.

Héctor Farrel

Singer (4 August 1908 – n/d)

He was lucky because walking around the tango milieu he reached Pedro Laurenz who was putting together an orchestra.

After an audition he accepted him and became his first vocalist.

On September 24, 1937 he recorded “Abandono”.

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