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Argentine Tango School

“Tú” by Miguel Caló y su Orquesta Típica with Raúl Berón in vocals, 1949.

"Tu" Argentine Tango by Miguel Caló with Raúl Berón in vocals, vinyl disc.

José María Contursi

Poet and lyricist (31 October 1911 – 11 May 1972)

A lyricist essentially poetic, sensitive, and prolific, José María Contursi created a great number of hits.

His huge work reveals a creator of even inspiration, careful and experienced, exceptionally original, and truly daring.

He provided the abundant product of his inspiration to the demand of tango canción which took place for about two decades after the late 30s.

The critical role of the singers in the orchestras urged a repertory designed for them and adjusted to the tastes of the age.

Among José María Contursi’s outstanding lyrics, we must mention “Tú”, with music by José Dames.

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