Argentine Tango School

"Viejo portón" by Rodolfo Biagi y su Orquesta Típica with Teófilo Ibáñez in vocals, 1938.

Héctor Palacios, Argentine Tango singer and composer.

Héctor Palacios

Singer, lyricist and composer (20 March 1909 - 8 April 1987)

In 1937 in a poll organized by La República newspaper, Héctor Palacios was chosen as Carlos Gardel’s successor.

Fifteen years later, in an interview the singer recalled the episode explaining that he had never thought of comparing himself with El Zorzal, whom he considered unsurpassable because of his technique and feeling.

He composed several songs. Among them: "Viejo portón".

Listen and buy:

We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from 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
    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.

More Argentine Tango music selected for you:

Contact us