Friday, January 1, 2016

Welcome to "TOTW"

Welcome to "Tanda of the Week"!  A tanda of tango music will be uploaded on the blog once a week for your listening and dancing pleasure. This blog was created to educate dancers about tango and the orchestras of the golden era and beyond, as well as to share tandas and create discussion between dancers and dj's about good tango to dance to. This is a non-profit tango blog but if you wish you can support the blog by donations on Paypal.

Most of the tandas on the blog are by Dj Antti Suniala but tandas from guest dj's are welcome too! Below you will find a list of the most important orchestras featured on TOTW and a link to the tandas to listen to from each orchestra. For more information about the orchestras you can study the articles on the Todo Tango website. On you can find very useful listings of recordings from all the orchestras. Welcome and I hope you enjoy the blog!

Biagi, Rodolfo - TOTW - Todo Tango - - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
Calo, Miguel - TOTW - Todo Tango - iTunes Store
Canaro, Francisco - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store
D'Agostino, Ángel - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
D'Arienzo, Juan - TOTW - Todo Tango - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
De Angelis, Alfredo - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store
Demare, Lucio - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Di Sarli, Carlos - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
Donato, Edgardo - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
, Osvaldo - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Laurenz, Pedro - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Lomuto, Francisco - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Orquesta Tipica Victor - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Pugliese, Osvaldo - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Rodriguez, Enrique - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Tanturi, Ricardo - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
Troilo, Anibal - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
Varela, Héctor - TOTW - Todo Tango - - TangoTunes - iTunes Store 

Tandas by category:

Favorite tandas by Dj Antti Suniala - All the favorites on Spotify
Tandas by guest DJ's

Tango - Vals - Milonga tandas

1920's - 1930's - 1940's - 1950's tango music

Tandas with vocals
Instrumental tandas
Tandas with both instrumentals and vocal songs

Individual tandas available on Spotify are marked with the Spotify logo. Click here for the full playlist of all tandas on Spotify.

Tanda of the Week is now also available in The individual tandas available on Deezer are marked with the Deezer logo. Click here for the Tanda of the Week on Deezer profile.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tanda of the Week 04/2015 - Di Sarli con Pomar, Duran, Casares y Florio 1950's

Hello all and a happy New Year! Sorry for taking my time to start the new year here at Tanda of the Week but I've been extremely busy with a couple of things. One of them being playing at and greatly enjoying the Tango Remolino DJ Festival in L'viv Ukraine just after Christmas. The festival was 12 days long (!!!) but I only had the chance to play the opening night and stay for two more days/nights of dancing. Highly recommended.

The main thing I was busy with however was the directing of a new show for my fire circus and dance company Walkea. A full month of rehearsals and a lot more time taken for producing the show ended with the 10 shows for a total amount of 28,000 people in the Lux Helsinki festival in Finland. I'm currently preparing our promotional videos and material... but for a sneak peak you can look at some amazing photographs from the performances.

And one of the things I'm busy with now is the promotion of my DJ career and looking for opportunities to play in milongas and festivals and everything in between in 2015 (and 2016 since many events book DJ's very early). So here's a reminder to you all that I am indeed a full time artist and I love to DJ as much as I can and I'm willing to travel a lot in order to do so. Any help in passing my CV (pdf) to the right people or recommending or requesting me to play goes a long way and is much appreciated! Greatly due to other tango fanatics and their help I've been very fortunate to play around the world and meet a lot of great people in doing so. And at least for the next few years I think I'll stay on the road. In fact I'm planning to put two of my passions together and do a few DJ tours on bicycle this year.

Here are some of my already public tour dates: 
  • 27.06. Midnight Light Tango Festival, Umeå, Sweden 
  • 06.06. Tango Alegria 10 year Anniversary, Kuopio Finland
  • 18.05. StudiLONGA, Halle
  • 19.04. La Luna, Antwerp
  • 18.04. La Roca, Amersfoort Netherlands
  • 16.04. Estar Bien, Antwerp
  • 14.04. Los Locos, Amsterdam
  • 12.04. La Tangueria, Brussels 
  • 24.02. Teerenpeli, Tampere, Finland
  • 19.-22.02. Tango Frostbite Festival, Helsinki
  • 14.02. Balta Pirts, Riga, Latvia
  • 13.02. Milonga Tipica, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 24.01. Bailongo, Berlin   

Hope to see you at a milonga!
All the best,

DJ Antti Suniala


1. Carlos Di Sarli / Mario Pomar - "Domani" 1952
2. Carlos Di SarliJorge Durán - "Nubes de humo" 1958
3. Carlos Di Sarli / Horacio Casares - "Hasta siempre, amor" 1958
4. Carlos Di Sarli / Roberto Florio - "Derrotado" 1956 hope you don't mind me sharing another Di Sarli tanda. This tanda is made not only to put beautiful songs together but also to showcase four of the finest singers Di Sarli recorded with in the 1950's. I also wanted to choose songs that are slightly more uptempo than a lot of the Di Sarli recordings from the 50's. Uptempo in this case basically means midtempo or slower midtempo but still uptempo compared to the majority of the recordings. Also these songs are on the shorter spectum of (1950's) song lenght as they are around the 2:45-2:55 mark. This should give the tanda a lot of energy on top of the beauty of the songs.

There's a bit of a time leap between the first two songs going from 1952 to 1958 but if you have "Domani" in good quality this should be no problem. Also, to my ears, this version on Spotify/Deezer sounds a little bit too fast. My version from the Tango Digital Archive shellacs is a bit slower.


Di Sarli, Carlos - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Tanda of the Week 50 / 2014 - Di Sarli / Pomar - DJ Antti Suniala


1. Carlos Di Sarli / Mario Pomar - "No me pregunten por qué"
2. Carlos Di Sarli / Mario Pomar - "Tormenta" 1954
3. Carlos Di Sarli / Mario Pomar - "Corazón" 1955
4. Carlos Di Sarli / Mario Pomar - "Bailemos" 1955's a quick tanda with Di Sarli and Pomar as was requested on the Facebook group of Tanda of the Week. All these songs are from the Archivo RCA : Carlos Di Sarli Vol. 2 album. Enjoy!
Di Sarli, Carlos - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
Pomar, Mario - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tanda of the Week 49 / 2014 - Anibal Troilo - DJ Michael Lavocah


1. Aníbal Troilo / Floreal Ruíz - "Confesión" 1947
2. Aníbal Troilo / Floreal Ruíz - "La noche que te fuiste" 1945
3. Aníbal Troilo / Floreal Ruíz - "Mis amigos de ayer" 1946
4. Aníbal Troilo / Edmundo Rivero - "Sur" 1948 week I have the pleasure of featuring a beautiful tanda from Michael Lavocah, the author of the highly acclaimed "Tango Masters: Aníbal Troilo" and "Tango Stories: Musical Secrets". And as my readers might have noticed, the blog has featured plenty of tandas of Anibal Troilo earlier, and nothing makes me happier than publishing another one. Here's what Michael wrote about the tanda and the music of Troilo from the late 40's:

In the early days of the tango revival, the only Troilo we heard at the milonga was the brilliant 1941 sides with Fiorentino. It was the only Troilo we had at the time. It is also the most accessible dance music Troilo ever recorded, the music that sounds most like the other bands. It's such a pity that he recorded almost nothing in the years 1937-1940 - we would play a lot more Troilo in the milonga if he had.

As more of Troilo's recordings began to be released, they were not particularly well received by the modern public. The energy of the sides from 1942 is often radically lower than those from 1941, and we didn't know how to listen to more sophisticated music. Many communities stuck to the "easier" 1941 sides.

The situation is much better now, with Troilo-Marino regularly played at many milongas and even chosen for performances. But Troilo's later sides from the 1940s - still very much from his dance era - are still relatively rare flowers at our milongas. This is perhaps the most sophisticated dance music ever recorded, requiring plenty of active listening. It won't be suitable for every tango environment, but it's music I wish were better known. Much if it has more energy than the mid 1940s sides which have now become accepted.

This is a real tanda I played at the High Noon Tango Marathon in Berlin this summer, August 2014. I played on Sunday afternoon from 12 noon to 6pm, with another DJ to follow me, and played this tanda in the last half hour, just before a milonga tanda. The level of the dancers was high and the room was really together, with a responsive crowd and a coherent flow on the dance floor, so I felt the tanda had a good chance of going down well.

The songs cover 1945-1948. Troilo's singers at this time are Floreal Ruiz, who is more lyrical, and Edmundo Rivero, whose voice is darker. Rivero's voice has a such a strong personality that I don't play tandas just of Rivero. Ruiz is an easier choice, but I wanted to see if I could finish with Rivero's "Sur", an outstanding tango (Troilo's favourite vocal tango) very seldom played at the milonga, so I made a mixed tanda.
"Confesión", known to many people from the lovely recording by the Orquesta Típica Porteña from 1931, makes a very strong opening with its crashing syncopations and dramatic lyric. After this, "La noche que te fuiste" is relatively soft and calming, but still a strong choice, even if it's not as common at the milonga as Caló's slightly simpler version. The third song, "Mis amigos de ayer" is the weakest song in the tanda - still a five star song however, and a good match to the previous one. "Sur" then provides the emotional highlight. Because of the large dynamic range in this song (at the end Rivero drops his voice almost to a whisper), the DJ needs to be ready to tweak the volume, but in this case it wasn't necessary because the dancers were all in the music and room was completely quiet - just as it should be.

- Michael Lavocah

You can read more about Troilo's dance music in his book, "Tango Masters: Aníbal Troilo", available on amazon or direct from him at

Troilo, Anibal - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tanda of the Week 47 / 2014 - Anibal Troilo - Instrumental milongas - DJ Antti Suniala

First World Tango Problems - pt. 2

1. Aníbal Troilo - "La trampera" 1951
2. Aníbal Troilo - "Mano brava" 1952
3. Aníbal Troilo - "De pura cepa" 1942

Bonus track: Aníbal Troilo - "Nocturna" 1961 of the finest milongas from Anibal Troilo in my opinion is his own composition "La trampera", which was recorded first in 1951 and later again in 1962 with Roberto Grela (Spotify) and also in 1969 (Spotify). I wanted to create an instrumental milonga tanda starting with "La trampera" and here's how it turned out.
"Mano brava" (by Manuel Buzon) was originally recorded with the singer Francisco Fiorentino in 1941 and in 1952 Troilo recorded an instrumental version. The second version is very identical to the vocal version, although slightly slower and ofcourse without the vocals. In fact it is without the vocal part entirely, making the song that much shorter also and the song might feel like it ends too soon.

For the third instrumental there weren't that many to choose from. It would be either "De pura cepa" from 1942... or "Nocturna" from 1961, which is a rather, may I say, "epic" milonga composed by none other than Julian Plaza.

"Nocturna", like many other compositions by Plaza such as "Payadora", is popular with modern performing orchestras and is more often a part of a tango documentary soundtrack than an actual selection of a tango DJ. However I've enjoyed dancing to the song many times when played by a live orchestras so I personally could stomach the song as the original recording by the one and only Anibal Troilo.

DJ's should note the differences in sound quality and I'd suggest editing a mono version of "Nocturna" to get rid of some of the panning of instruments for a more balanced sound when played in a milonga.

Enjoy! You can check all the other milonga tandas on TOTW here!

P.S. The unrelated picture is a tango-meme of mine and a  part of the "First world tango problems" series.

Troilo, Anibal - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tanda of the Week 46 - Orquesta Tipica Victor (Instrumentals) - DJ Antti Suniala

1. Orquesta Típica Víctor - "Jueves" 1934
2. Orquesta Radio Víctor Argentina - "Barrilito"1940
3. Orquesta Radio Víctor Argentina - "El ponchazo"1941
4. Orquesta Típica Víctor - "Tango milonguero" 1940
This weeks tanda is from Orquesta Típica Victor. The Tipica Victor or OTV was a studio orchestra of the Victor record label and they recorded a large amount of tango music I believe in between 1925 and 1945. The orchestra was directed by great musicians like Adolfo Carabelli and although lot of the recordings were instrumental also singers like Charlo, Alberto Gomez and even Angel Vargas sang in their recordings.

"Other important names that passed through the ranks of the orchestra were: the bandoneon players Federico Scorticati, Carlos Marcucci and Pedro Laurenz; Orlando Carabelli, brother of the leader, and Nerón Ferrazzano on double bass; on violins: Antonio Buglione, Eduardo Armani and Eugenio Nobile. Cayetano Puglisi, Alfredo De Franco and Aníbal Troilo were also included in the orchestra on some occasions.

Years later, and due to commercial reasons, the label thought that only one orchestra was not enough. For that reason a number of orchestras began to appear: "Orquesta Victor Popular", the "Orquesta Típica Los Provincianos" led by Ciriaco Ortiz, the "Orquesta Radio Victor Argentina" led by Mario Maurano, the "Orquesta Argentina Victor", the "Orquesta Victor Internacional", the "Cuarteto Victor" (lined up by Cayetano Puglisi, Antonio Rossi, Ciriaco Ortiz and Francisco Pracánico) and the excellent "Trío Victor", with the violinist Elvino Vardaro and the guitarists Oscar Alemán and Gastón Bueno Lobo. The already mentioned quality of the musicians made the Orquesta Típica Victor one of the highest musical expressions of its period, and it would remain at the same level until the late thirties." - Néstor Pinsón, TodoTango

I feel that most of the OTV instrumentals that i hear in milongas are more downtempo, and while I like some of them (for example the great "Viento Norte"), I personally always found the uptempo songs more to my liking. And here if you compare "Jueves" to the same song recorded by Juan D'Arienzo in 1937 you'll notice that the high energy and uptempo style was already present in the Victor labels releases already before D'Arienzo's breakthrough.

These songs are mostly credited for "Orquesta Tipica Victor" bus as Clive Harrison pointed out in the comment section below the second and third song were recorded by "Orquesta Radio Victor Argentina". I added a bonus track on the tanda playlists, which is the super uptempo "El Enterriano" also recorded by Orquesta Radio Victor Argentina.


Orquesta Tipica Victor - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tanda of the Week 45 / 2014 - Hector Varela (valses) - DJ Antti Suniala

1. Héctor Varela / Argentino Ledesma, Rodolfo Lesica - "Como tu cariño" 1954
2. Héctor Varela / Argentino Ledesma, Rodolfo Lesica - "Igual que dos palomas" 1953
3. Héctor VarelaArmando Laborde, Rodolfo Lesica - "Patio porteño" 1952
4. Héctor Varela - "Llanto de amor" 1952
I just recently found the great "Llanto de amor" instrumental vals from Hector Varela and here I've used it in a tanda with the earlier 50's valses with vocal duo's from Ledesma/Lesica and Laborde/Lesica. With valses DJ's play either three or four songs and I usually play only three but I'll make an exception here for Tanda of the Week.

Just a quick thought about the order of the songs. You could start with the faster "Igual que dos palomas" (2:36) but here I thought that I'll put the longest (and a bit repetitious) song "Como tu carino" (3:31) first so that by the time everybody gets on the floor in the beginning of the tanda they'll have around 2:30 or 3:00 of time to dance to the first song and the other songs follow more or less with the same duration. If I went the other way and start with the shorter "Igual..." dancers would have 1:30 or 2:00 of the first song and 3:30 of the second. These things don't make a huge difference.... but they make a small difference... and can affect the flow of the tanda or the milonga.

Also with Varela and "Llanto de amor" you could of course make a fully instrumental vals tanda as well (which I also do). But here the 4th song being the instrumental serves the purpose of refreshing the style a bit... a 4th vocal duo song might get a bit heavy for our sensitive ears and delicate souls.

Another thing for DJ's. When playing songs of different quality and clarity you can't trust your iTunes (or even Traktor Pro) for correcting volume levels etc. Keep your fingers on the volume and eq for these songs. Better yet... what I did for "Llanto de amor" (I have only this version from the Grandes del Tango 44, which could be of better quality) was to remaster it the best I could to more or less match the dynamics of the other songs.

Anyways... I hope you like the tanda. Enjoy!

Varela, Héctor - TOTW - Todo Tango - - TangoTunes - iTunes Store

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The recent updates to the TOTW

I'm still in the process of updating all the older tandas posted on Tanda of the Week from the start in 2010. Be sure to check the UPDATES for the list of updated tandas. If you find a tanda I haven't updated yet and you want to hear it - just send me a message.

Here are the most recent updates. Have a nice end of the week!

Updates 30.10.2014

The following tandas have been updated with links to Spotify and/or Deezer playlists.

Updates 18-19.10.2014

The following tandas have been updated with links to Spotify and/or Deezer playlists.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tanda of the Week 44 / 2014 - Miguel Calo (Instrumentals) - DJ Chris Jordan

1. Miguel Caló - "Inspiración" 1943
2. Miguel Caló - "La guiñada" 1948
3. Miguel Caló - "La maleva" 1943
4. Miguel Caló - "Saludos" 1944
This weeks tanda comes from DJ Chris from the UK. Chris is a regular contributor to the blog with his tandas and comments. Check out the previous tandas from DJ Chris and other guest DJ's. Here's what he said about the tanda:

"DJs who find La guinada overly exotic may like to substitute Sans souci 1944 (Spotify/Deezer).

I played this tanda [a while back] at the delightful Milonga Pasional, the longest-running weekend milonga in my home city Cambridge, UK. You can see the full set for that evening here."

Thank you Chris!

Calo, Miguel - TOTW - Todo Tango - iTunes Store

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tanda of the Week 43 / 2014 - Ariel Ardit

1. Ariel Ardit - "Buscándote" 2013
2. Ariel Ardit - "Rosa de tango" 2013
3. Ariel Ardit - "" 2013
4. Ariel Ardit - "Un tango y nada más" 2013 was wondering who were the best singers of today's tango music and for me one of them is definitely Ariel Ardit. These songs are from the Ariel Ardit y su Orquesta Típica album "Yo Lo Canto Hoy" which greatly pays homage to the tango music of the golden era. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tanda of the Week 42 / 2014 - Anibal Troilo - Valses - DJ Ana Belén

1. Aníbal Troilo / Floreal Ruíz, Alberto Marino - "Palomita blanca" 1944 - TangoTunes
2. Aníbal Troilo / Floreal Ruíz - "Llorarás, llorarás" 1945 - TangoTunes
3. Aníbal Troilo / Floreal Ruíz - "Romance de barrio" 1947 - TangoTunes to all of my dear readers. I recently finished a five week tour of circus performances and DJ gigs from Italy all the way to Greenland, but now I'm back in Berlin and ready to devote time for updating the blog again!
My interview and Tanda of the Week was featured on the latest issue of the TangoDanza magazine and you can get your copy of it at least on the TangoDanza website. Check it out!

This weeks tanda comes from guest DJ Ana Belén, who lives in Aspen, Colorado but is originally from Spain. She noticed that TOTW had featured only one vals tanda by Anibal Troilo and decided to correct this injustice immediately. This is what she had to say about the tanda

"A beautiful vals tanda by the great Troilo. I must say that it would never cross my mind to play a tango tanda with Ruiz, simply because I couldn't choose him over Fiorentino or Marino. However, I love these valses. My heart skips a beat every time I listen to Romance de Barrio! For those of you that like to play a 4 song tanda of vals I would add Flor de lino and would move the less known but heart warming Llorarás, llorarás to third place.

I fell in love with tango music right away, the day I took my first class. Some of it was already familiar to me either from listening to Gardel, popular Spanish songs or Boleros. 

We are all blessed we found tango. We'll live forever happy"

Thank you Ana! And don't worry about playing also Troilo's tangos with Ruiz besides Fiorentino and Marino. You can never play too much Troilo in one night! Here's one tanda of tangos by Troilo and Ruiz featured earlier on the blog. And about these valses... what can I say? It just doesn't get better than this ladies and gentlemen. These valses have it all: Amazing orchestra with the best singers, perfect balance of melody and rhythm, clarity with endless details and also challenges to dance to. I can never get enough of these songs. Let's live forever happy.

Troilo, Anibal - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes
Ruiz, Floreal - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tanda of the Week 33 / 2014 - Ángel D'Agostino y Ángel Vargas

1. Ángel D'Agostino / Ángel Vargas - "Esta noche en Buenos Aires" 1944 - TangoTunes
2. Ángel D'Agostino / Ángel Vargas - "Mano blanca" 1944 - TangoTunes
3. Ángel D'Agostino / Ángel Vargas - "Mi viejo barrio" 1944 - TangoTunes
4. Ángel D'Agostino / Ángel Vargas - "Palais de glace" 1942 - TangoTunes
Here's this weeks tanda and the third on the series of the releases of digitized D'Agostino shellacs. I'm sorry for missing the last two weeks but I have been busy performing and DJ'ing at a few festivals.
It is also the 4th anniversary of Tanda of the Week! So I'd like to take the chance to thank all the fans of the blog, all the DJ's who have contributed,  everybody who has ever donated or shared the blog or tandas with their communities, all the organizers who have invited me for milongas, all the people who know how to dance in line, all the followers who embrace soft but with passion, all the DJ's that play more Troilo than Canaro, all.... well maybe that's enough for now.

The next time I play (and think of it as the unofficial anniversary milonga) will be 23rd of August at El Ocaso Tango Cafe in Berlin. I have an almost impossible task to match the superb selection of music from the super selector Alexandra Kotelnitskaya who was on the decks last night at the very same milonga. For more of my DJ gigs check out my tour dates here.

D'Agostino, Ángel - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes
Vargas, Ángel - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tanda of the Week 30 / 2014 - Ángel D'Agostino and Ángel Vargas - second release

1. Ángel D'Agostino / Ángel Vargas - "Pero yo sé" 1942 - TangoTunes
2. Ángel D'Agostino / Ángel Vargas - "Trasnochando" 1942 - TangoTunes
3. Ángel D'Agostino / Ángel Vargas - "Cantando olvidaré" 1943 - TangoTunes
4. Ángel D'Agostino / Ángel Vargas - "Ninguna" 1942 - TangoTunes continues with more great releases as they put out already the fourth (!!!) D'Agostino compilation bringing the total of released songs to 87! I think I was still so happy about the first one that I missed the second and third release. I will do some catching up and start introducing songs from the second compilation in this very tanda and go into the third and fourth in the following weeks. As I've mentioned before, a lot of the D'Agostino catalog has been difficult to get in even playable quality, and you can clearly hear the difference in quality comparing the tracks on Spotify/Deezer to the ones now available from When comparing the quality of releases - for starters you should look and listen at the lenght and speed/pitch of the song and how much filtering has been used. Also if you like your music even more hi-fi remember you can get the songs also in FLAC format. (For more on the quality topic look below for the comment section)

This tanda was affected a lot by what songs I could find on Spotify... so I'd like to point out other great songs from the second compilation also like: "Guitarra que llora", "Llora vida mía", "Todo terminó" and "Tomo y obligo"....

"Pero yo sé" was composed and written by Azucena Maizani in 1928. You can listen to her version of the song here - Spotify/Deezer.

"Trasnochando" is one of the big tango classics and the ultimate version is of course by Caló/Berón - Spotify/Deezer - but I like the D'Agostino version as well.

"Cantando olvidaré" is a less known but amazingly beautiful song that has an ending which I'd love to finish the tanda with... but I like to finish with something more well known, therefore...

"Ninguna" ends the tanda. I believe this is the best known version of the song and it seems like the song became a popular standard for singers a little bit later in the 50's and 60's. From the 40's I'd recommend the version of Ricardo Malerba also.

D'Agostino, Ángel - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes
Vargas, Ángel - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tanda of the Week 29 / 2014 - Francini-Pontier valses by DJ Peter Rücknagel

1. E. Francini, A. Pontier / R. Berón - "Con ella en el mar" 1946
2. E. Francini, A. Pontier / R. Berón, R. Rufino - "Primer beso" 1948
3. E. Francini, A. Pontier / A. Podestá - "El mismo dolor" 1946 weeks tanda comes from DJ Peter Rücknagel from Bremen Germany. Here's what he had to say about the tanda: "This is a tanda of deeply emotional valses telling storries about aspects of love. They are far away from the somehow Vienna style valses which are so popular in Europe. Francini and Pontier, who played in the famous formation of Miguel Calo together with other great musicians like Domingo Federico and Osmar Maderna, later formed their own orquesta which, due to its high quality, was very much appreciated. It is a pitty that their beautyful music is allmost neglected in nowadays Milongas. I made this Tanda to remind the audience of this outstanding orquesta that recorded with the most acknowledged singers of their time. Among others with Raul Beron, Roberto Rufino and Alberto Podesta who can be heard in this vals tanda."

Thank you Peter! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tanda of the Week 28 / 2014 - Anibal Troilo 100 Años!!!

1. Aníbal Troilo / Alberto Marino - "Uno" 1943
2. Aníbal Troilo / Francisco Fiorentino - "Corazón, no le hagas caso" 1943
3. Aníbal Troilo / Floreal Ruíz - "Naranjo en flor" 1944
4. Aníbal Troilo / Raúl Berón - "Malena" 1952 is the 100th Anniversary of Aníbal Troilo, one of the most iconic musicians and orchestra leaders of tango. The Anniversary is celebrated through out the tango world in numerous events and milongas and also here on Tanda of the Week! Also there's been quite a buzz with everyone waiting for the release of Michael Lavocah's new book "Tango Masters: Anibal Troilo", which will, naturally, be published today.

This tanda showcases everything that was exceptional about Aníbal Troilo, the songs, arrangements, musicianship and he was joined by some of the greatest tango singers ever to walk this earth. This is music that really will live forever. I wanted to put the second version of "Malena" into the tanda to have the four of my favorite singers for Troilo in it... as well as show that yes Raúl Berón did sing for Troilo! Unfortunately the songs are only a few and very hard to find in decent quality.

I will be playing tonight in the La Yumba Milonga in Hamburg and you can expect even more than the usual amount of Aníbal Troilo tandas. Have a great celebration and weekend!

Troilo, Anibal - TOTW - Todo -