Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tanda of the Week 51 / 2011 -
Carlos Di Sarli y Mario Pomar

1. Carlos Di Sarli / Mario Pomar - "Nido gaucho" 1955
2. Carlos Di Sarli / Mario Pomar - "No me pregunten por qué" 1952
3. Carlos Di Sarli / Mario Pomar - "Duelo criollo" 1952
4. Carlos Di Sarli / Mario Pomar - "Patotero sentimental" 1953 weeks guest dj tanda featuring Di Sarli with Mario Pomar comes from Esmaeil Jahanshahi from Trondheim, Norway. Pomar (originally Mario Corrales) recorded many great songs with Di Sarli but going through Todo Tango and reading about Pomar I found out that he was also the singer in one of my favorite valses "Temo" by OTV:

"On May 8, 1939, he made his debut on record when he recorded with the Orquesta Típica Víctor the waltz "Vuelve otra vez" written by María Teresa Lara and the ranchera "La mentirosa" composed by José Luis Padula with lyrics by Lito Bayardo. On May 10, 1940, he cut his last recording with this aggregation (under the name Mario Corrales): the waltz "Temo", by A. Gálvez and Aguariguay.


Among the most important pieces he recorded at this stage it's worth mentioning the Di Sarli's and Reynaldo Pignataro's tango "No me pregunten por qué" that he recorded twice, one for Music Hall in 1952 and another for Victor in 1954 and, that same year, perhaps the most brilliant of his interpretations, "Tormenta", one of the profound pieces of that superior poet of tango: Enrique Santos Discépolo.

Unfortunately, in the late 1955, due to contract problems, all the members of the orchestra quit. Pomar's last recording with them was his second rendering of "Nido gaucho" on September 16, 1955. This piece was premiered on record by Alberto Podestá in 1942."

- By Abel Palermo, TodoTango

Di Sarli, Carlos - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Pomar, Mario - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tanda of the Week 50 / 2011 - Roberto Firpo

Listen to the tanda - MP3

1. Roberto Firpo - "Mentias" 1927
2. Roberto Firpo - "Sangre Maleva" 1929
3. Roberto Firpo - "Pablo"1927
4. Roberto Firpo - "Cotorrita de la Suerte" 1927

Here's another guest dj tanda from Bärbel Rücker from Denmark. She takes us back to the instrumental tangos of the 1920's with Roberto Firpo.

"Either as leader, interpreter or composer, Roberto Firpo (1884-1969) is one of the first evolutionists tango had. On those early days of the típicas, he definitively established the piano in the tango orchestra. 

As player, he possessed a quite polished style –as can be verified with the exquisite solos he recorded- and he began the use of the foot pedal, which offers a better resonance. As composer, he introduced into tango the romantic air, which until then was alien to that genre created for the dancers'feet."

- by Roberto Selles and Néstor Pinsón, Todo Tango

DJ Bärbel Rücker | Tanzbar -
Firpo, Roberto - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tanda of the Week 49 / 2011 - Juan D'Arienzo y Héctor Mauré

1. Juan D'Arienzo / Héctor Mauré - "Ya lo ves" 1941
2. Juan D'Arienzo / Héctor Mauré - "Tierrita" 1941
3. Juan D'Arienzo / Héctor Mauré - "Sobre el pucho" 1941
4. Juan D'Arienzo / Héctor Mauré - "Nunca más" 1941 This tanda has been updated and changed from the original on 30.05.2014 ---

It's time for a tanda from Héctor Mauré, one of the great vocalists best known for the recordings with D'Arienzo in 1940-1944. After Alberto Echague had temporarily split with D'Arienzo in 1939, besides Mauré, D'Arienzo worked with singers Alberto Reynal, Juan Carlos Lamas and Carlos Casares. While the previously mentioned singers recorded some amazing songs (that I love but play more seldomly) it is Mauré that stands ou
t the most and from the 50 recordings with D'Arienzo a dj can find a good selection of tangos for tandas of different moods.

"His most important researcher, Eduardo Visconti, so defines his style and his voice: «His interpretation was dramatic and at the same time, melodic. A peculiar voice, with a baritone-tenor range, pleasant timbre and clear diction, strong voice, melodious and with good intonation, clearly influenced by Gardel.»"

- Héctor Mauré, by Néstor Pinsón, TodoTango

D'Arienzo, Juan - TOTW - Todo Tango - iTunes Store
Mauré, Héctor - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tanda of the Week 48 / 2011 -
Anibal Troilo (milonga)

Anibal Troilo 1971

1. Aníbal Troilo / Francisco Fiorentino - "Ficha de oro" 1942
Aníbal Troilo / Francisco Fiorentino & Alberto Marino - "El desafío" 1944
Aníbal Troilo / Francisco Fiorentino - "Del tiempo guapo" 1941 - TangoTunes

This is a guest DJ tanda from DJ Gabriel Valiente, originally from Rosario, Argentina but living in Barcelona, Spain. "This is one of my favorite milonga tandas. The inspiration for making this tanda came from Sebastián Arce, who was using one of these three songs in his lessons while complaining that you would not hear it played very often. I have chosen them because they share a recurring melodic theme and at the same time, they offer the dancer much rhythmic variation."

Check out the growing collection of digitalized Troilo shellacs in the in great quality.

Troilo, Anibal - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store 
Fiorentino, Francisco - TOTW - Todo Tango - - TangoTunes - iTunes StoreMarino, Alberto - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store