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"Derecho viejo" of Eduardo Arolas. History of Tango by Marcelo Solis. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“Derecho viejo” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

“Derecho viejo” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1945.

Eduardo Arolas

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

Between 1913 and 1916, his musical composition and production showed evident improvement due to his musical studies, and the achieved experience of his profession.

He consolidated his fame, taking his orchestra to the level of the most prominent ones. He left the neighborhood cafés, playing on Corrientes Street and at the luxurious places of Palermo neighborhood in the interior of Argentina and Montevideo.

Some of the compositions of this period, among many that have been forgotten, are “Derecho viejo”-played here by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica in 1945.

Read more about Eduardo Arolas

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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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Cátulo Castillo, Argentine Tango lyricist and composer, and Perón, Argentine president.

“Caserón de tejas” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Del Campo in vocals, 1942.

“Caserón de tejas” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Del Campo in vocals, 1942.

Cátulo Castillo, Argentine Tango lyricist and composer, and Perón, Argentine president.

Cátulo Castillo

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

An astonishing fact is that Cátulo could have been, at the same time, an inspired musician and poet, and a renowned boxer who came to win the title of Argentine featherweight champion.

His political commitment to the exploited inspired his early works, but he would also contribute emblematic works for other issues.

Such is the case of “Caserón de tejas”, a beautiful waltz from 1941, with music by Sebastián Piana, where longing for the neighborhood and childhood merge.

Other of his important works are “Tinta Roja” and “María”.

Read more about Cátulo Castillo 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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Argentine Tango lyricist Celedonio Flores with singer Carlos Gardel.

“Vieja luna” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945.

“Vieja luna” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Jorge Durán in vocals, 1945.

Argentine Tango lyricist Celedonio Flores with singer Carlos Gardel.

Celedonio Flores

Poet and lyricist (August 3, 1896 – July 28, 1947)

When asked in an interview about how he created his successful works, Celedonio Flores answered:

“I search for a piece of life, I live it through in my mind, I take it seriously, and then slowly and carefully I put to work with the lyrics”.

And continued: “As I have had my own experiences and wandered around, as I’ve met scoundrels myself, I can boast of having lived a thousand characters. I am not one of those who believe that the funny tango reflects people’s feelings. We all know that tango is sad as any other music of ours”.

Among his creations, we can mention “Muchacho”, “El bulín de la calle Ayacucho”, “Corrientes y Esmeralda”, “Atenti pebeta”, and the tango we share with you today, “Vieja luna”, by Carlos Di Sarli.

Read more about Celedonio Flores 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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"El encopao", Argentine Tango music sheet cover

“El encopao” by Anibal Troilo y su orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1942.

“El encopao” by Anibal Troilo y su orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1942.

Enrique Dizeo

Lyricist (July 26, 1893 – May 6, 1980)

His inclination towards popular poetry, which he approached out of instinct, sensitivity, natural and awakened intelligence, had its early expressions at a center with artistic pretensions in a carnival outfit where he made his first rhymed scribbles. His first tango was born through this outfit, and it reached popularity: “Romántico bulincito”, with music by Augusto Gentile. From then on, his passion and his profession was Tango. 

He succeeded in handling a language that has a close relationship with lunfardo, where what has to do with the town is merged with the things of the outskirts in harmonic alloy, to offer paintings and expressions of an authentic porteño character.

Read more about Enrique Dizeo 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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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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