Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tanda of the Week 25 / 2011 -
Francisco Lomuto

Francisco Lomuto y su Orquesta

1. Francisco Lomuto / Jorge Omar - "Mano a mano" 1936
2. Francisco Lomuto / Jorge Omar - "Soñe con un amor" 1937
3. Francisco Lomuto / Jorge Omar - "Callecita de mi novia" 1938
4. Francisco Lomuto / Jorge Omar - "Yo naci para querer" 1940
Lomuto, Francisco - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tanda of the Week 24 / 2011 -
Alfredo De Angelis (vals)

Listen to the tanda - MP3

1. Alfredo De Angelis / Carlos Dante & Julio Martel - "Soñar y nada más" 1944
2. Alfredo De Angelis / Carlos Dante - "El vals de nochebuena" 1944
3. Alfredo De Angelis - "Imaginacíon" 1950

Julio Martel, Carlos Dante & Alfredo De Angelis
Here's the new tanda of this week and some ramblings about the creative process behind it.

This is a brand new tanda that I created because I wanted to play the last song "Imaginacion". It's a great song but I didn't have the other two good instrumental valses from De Angelis which would work with the song and be enough to create a great tanda. So I spent a good amount of time on going through all the great vocal valses and trying to find the ones that had some of the same qualities as "Imaginacion". I tried to fit "Mi cariñito" in the tanda as it has a very similar sound but it's not one of my personal favorites and having those two following each other makes the tanda feel a bit... "heavy" in lack of a better word. Usually when I create a tanda I'm thinking of the whole soundscape like I was creating a movie soundtrack and all the songs should flow together perfectly while maybe going through a few variations on the mood and leaving the dancers fresh and energized. So I went with "Soñar y nada más" and "El vals de nochebuena" as they both have a beautiful mix of melancholy and something cheerful as well and they set the mood right. By the last track the dance floor should be on fire. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tanda of the Week 23 / 2011 -
Juan D'Arienzo

Alberto Echagüe y Juan D'Arienzo

1. Juan D'Arienzo / Enrique Carbel - "Paciencia" 1937
2. Juan D'Arienzo / Alberto Echagüe - "Pénsalo bien" 1938
3. Juan D'Arienzo / Alberto Echagüe - "La bruja" 1938

4. Juan D'Arienzo / Alberto Echagüe - "Mandria" 1939 celebration of the International Berlin Tango Festival this week
here's a tanda of massive songs from D'Arienzo. Enjoy!

D'Arienzo, Juan - TOTW - Todo Tango - TangoTunes - iTunes Store

Echagüe, Alberto - TOTW - Todo Tango - TangoTunes - iTunes Store

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tanda of the Week 22 / 2011 -
Orquesta Tipica Victor

Listen to the tanda - MP3 - Spotify

1. Orquesta Tipica Victor - "Viento norte" 1929
2. Orquesta Tipica Victor - "Coqueta" 1929
3. Orquesta Tipica Victor - "De mi barrio" 1927
4. Orquesta Tipica Victor - "El marne" 1933

I'm in a melancholic and romantic mood so I created this tanda for this week from Orquesta Tipica Victor. Tighten your closed embrace and let's go!

Orquesta Tipica Victor - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store