Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tanda of the Week 43 / 2011 - Enrique Rodríguez

Enrique Rodríguez

1. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "A media luz" 1940
2. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "En la buena y en la mala" 1940
3. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "Llorar por una mujer" 1941
4. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "Cómo se pianta la vida" 1940

http://www.deezer.com/playlist/776758345"This peculiar musician is a faithful follower of the traditional rhythmical style played by Edgardo Donato and Juan D'Arienzo. Criticized by innovators and praised by the dancers, his orchestra enjoyed a great popularity in the forties and fifties, either in Argentina or in the rest of Latin America.

His style was a breakthrough for the groups of the period, because he played all kinds of genres, introduced miscellaneous instruments and his repertoire, always assorted, only included merry or romantic tunes. But when he played tango, you heard the brilliant sound of a well-rehearsed orchestra, with simple nice arrangements and also with very good vocalists.

The collector and researcher Emilio Pichetti tells us: «Enrique Rodríguez was a complete functional musician, besides playing bandoneon, he equally played piano and violin or brandished the baton. He was talented and was fast to easily write simple arrangements and versions of consecrated classical and popular melodies of all countries, without depriving them of their essence of international beat. So the success of his orchestra was strengthened not only in our milieu, but also in the whole continent for the delight of listeners and dancers»."

"The singer that stood out was, undoubtedly, Armando Moreno, "El niño Moreno", who joined the orchestra in three different periods. This team left indelible footprints in the tango memory."

- By Ricardo García Blaya, Todotango.com

Rodríguez, Enrique - TOTW - Todo Tangotango.info - iTunes Store

3 kommenttia:

  1. Ok, you canned my comment saying "thank you for having the site and posting"; It's November 13th 2011, where is the tanda of the week???

    Dj Gregorio, NYC

  2. Hey Gregorio. Thank you for the comments. I really appreciate it. :) I know I'm late on the updates. I'm currently traveling in Moscow and have limited internet access and some software problems. I will get back on track asap.

  3. :) it's all good and needed information (especially for me) Keep the faith, you're building a great wealth of tanda guidance for DJ's.

    Dj Gregorio