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Enrique Santos Discépolo

“Uno” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1943.

“Uno” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1943.

Enrique Santos Discépolo, portrait.

Enrique Santos Discépolo

Poet, composer, actor and playwright. (27 March 1901 – 23 December 1951)

Discépolo’s work aroused interest in the field of thought.

The Spaniard Camilo José Cela included him among his preferred popular poets and Ernesto Sábato had no doubt in identifying himself with his pessimistic philosophy.

Another writer from Buenos Aires, Julián Centeya, when reviewing one of his films, talked of «philosophy in small coins», and at the same time was risking an analogy —undoubtedly exaggerated— between Discépolo and… Charlie Chaplin.

Read more about Enrique Santos Discépolo at www.todotango.com

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Nos-encontramos-al-pasar-vinyl-disc

“Nos encontramos al pasar” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Horacio Quintana in vocals, 1945 (English translation of the lyrics).

“Nos encontramos al pasar” by Lucio Demare y su Orquesta Típica with Horacio Quintana in vocals, 1945 (English translation of the lyrics).

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Music: Raúl Kaplún. Lyrics: José María Suñé

We meet as we pass
You are the same, the same as yesterday,
There is anxiety in your eyes
And the same gray of dusk.

I know of a deathly sorrow,
That in your soul left
Terror of being able to love.
And it’s that deathly sorrow,
The cross of your love, you see
Wanted to separate us.
We meet as we pass by
and today like yesterday
I love you just the same.
Still the same as yesterday, your night
Shadow and pain of a memory,
I do not have a reproach,
if you are in hell
That could do more than me.
I always have that love
It was and is yours, all yours,
Your yesterday undone
It is so far,
It never comes back.
There is a past to forget
And a great pain, which must be killed,
There is another life to live
And there is this love, which still lives in me.
We have a long way to go
That’s why my voice
It clings to your loneliness.
I seek in the shadow to frighten,
The voices of horror, which shake
Your nights of anxiety.
There is a life and a love,
that are in me
Same as yesterday.

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  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
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Carlos Di Sarli signing autographs

“El distinguido ciudadano” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1952.

“El distinguido ciudadano” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1952.

Carlos Di Sarli signing autographs

Carlos Di Sarli

Pianist, leader and composer (7 January 1903 – 12 January 1960)

Di Sarli moved beyond the style of the guardia vieja of tango and Julio de Caro‘s avant-garde, preferring to forge his own style without concession to the fashions of the day. 

While being influenced by Osvaldo Fresedo early on, he soon established his own way. 

A talented piano player, he directed his orchestra from behind his own instrument. 

His recordings do not feature significant instrumental solos; the bandoneóns at times carry the melody but essentially play a rhythmical, milonguero role. Only the violins stand out, playing a short solo or a counterpoint melody. 

He recorded many tracks more than once over the years.

Di Sarli’s creativity was mostly shown by the left hand piano part, filling in, modulating and accenting his delicate and elegant dancing beat. 

His reputation for musical elegance got him his nickname El Señor del Tango (The Gentleman of Tango).

Read more about Carlos Di Sarli at wikipedia.org

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  • 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!

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Roberto Rufino with Carlos Di Sarli.

“Boedo y San Juan” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

“Boedo y San Juan” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

Roberto Rufino with Carlos Di Sarli.

Roberto Rufino

Singer and composer (January 6, 1922 – February 24, 1999)

He was known as “El Pibe del Abasto” or ” El Pibe Terremoto” and sang with renowned orchestras such as Carlos Di Sarli, Miguel Caló, and Aníbal Troilo in addition to doing it as a soloist.

In 1939 -when he was 17 years old- at the request of Carlos Di Sarli’s representative who had heard him sing, the musician bought him a suit of long pants – Rufino came from a humble home and wore shorts- he joined his orchestra. He presented him on Radio El Mundo and at the Moulin Rouge cabaret and on December 11, 1939, they recorded for RCA Víctor the tango “Corazón“, by Di Sarli and Héctor Marcó.

Then they continued recording – at that stage, he reached 46 pieces, an unprecedented record for his 21 or 22 years – and momentarily left Di Sarli.

In 1943 he returned with Di Sarli, and on December 17 of that year, the tango “Boedo y San Juan” was recorded, the last recording of Di Sarli-Rufino.

Read more about Roberto Rufino at wikipedia.org

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  • 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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'Champagne Tango' by Juan D'Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1938. Music: Manuel Aróztegui. Vinyl disc.

“Champagne Tango” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1938.

“Champagne Tango” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1938.

'Champagne Tango' by Juan D'Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1938. Music: Manuel Aróztegui. Vinyl disc.

Manuel Aróztegui

Panist and composer (4 January 1888 – 14 November 1938).

In his spare time he devoted himself to learn music: guitar, mandolin and violin.

Finally he chose the piano; his first lessons were taught by Carlos Hernani Macchi.

He was frequently invited to participate in familiar parties; there he performed real piano concertos for the delight of the attendants.

Those cinema theaters of the age of silent movies had him among the pianists that played the background for the vivid sequences of the films exhibited.

Read more about Manuel Aróztegui at www.todotango.com

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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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