Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tanda of the Week 17 / 2012 -
Francisco Lomuto - vals

1. Francisco Lomuto / Carlos Galarce - "Un vals | Se fue" 1944
2. Francisco LomutoA.H. Acuña, Fernando Díaz - "Congojas que matan" 1931
3. Francisco Lomuto / Carlos Galarce - "Jugando jugando" 1944
This weeks tanda comes from Italy! It's a nice smooth vals tanda from Lomuto with the cortina included. Thank you Fuz! Enjoy!

"Hi Antti!’m Giò “il Fuz” an italian T.J. and I follow your blog since your first posts.Today I send my contribution: a Lomuto tanda composed by three romantic valses that are easy to dance, dreamy and with a good energy, I like to play it in the middle of night, after a more energetic tanda, to give dancers an intimate moment.
Hope you enjoy it too!


Lomuto, Francisco - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tanda of the Week 15 / 2012 -
Francini-Pontier con Berón

Listen to the tanda / Escuchar la tanda - MP3

1. Enrique Francini, Armando Pontier / Raúl Berón - "Remolino" 1946
2. Enrique Francini, Armando Pontier / Raúl Berón - "Camouflage" 1947
3. Enrique Francini, Armando Pontier / Raúl Berón - "Como tú" 1948
4. Enrique Francini, Armando Pontier / Raúl Berón - "Uno y uno" 1947

Orquesta Francini-Pontier
 This weeks guest dj tanda comes again from Dj Arina Grigorieva from Moscow. She presents us some of the amazing songs Raúl Berón recorded with the great Francini-Pontier orquesta.

"Decade of '40 turned out to be an endless factory of young artists, thrown to recreate and to renew the civil music. This way, they arise musical, singers, lyricists, composers and talented arrangers, that the previous generations connect tangueras of '20 and '30 still current like the cases of Fresedo, Canaro, Firpo, Say Sarli, between others, with an eager childish prank and enthusiast of the size of Troilo, Pugliese, D'Agostino, D'Arienzo, Demare, Maderna and many other that would turn out to be idle to mention in this moment.

Between them, a band: the title Francini-Pontier, magic communion of two extraordinary musicians, identified with a style renovator but, at the same time, well milonguero.
In 1945, they decide to try together a new stage shaping a band that would turn into a real icon of the decade. They make debut on September 1 in the opening of the "Tango Bar", mythical place of the avenue Current 1200, between the streets Liberate and Talcahuano, right in the center of Buenos Aires.

The formation was integrated for: Juan José Paz in the piano; in the line of bandoneones, Pontier, Ángel Domínguez, Nicolás Paracino and Juan Salomone; in the violins, Francini, Pedro Sarmiento, Aquiles Aguilar and Mario Lalli; Rafael del Bagno in the double bass and the voices of Raúl Berón and Alberto Podestá."

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tanda of the Week 14 / 2012 -
Alberto Marino

1. Alberto Marino / Aníbal Troilo - "Tal vez será su voz" 1943
2. Alberto Marino / Aníbal Troilo - "Tedio" 1945
3. Alberto Marino / Su orquesta típica  - "Nací en Pompeya" 1949
4. Alberto MarinoHéctor María Artola - "Duelo criollo" 1949

Greetings from Buenos Aires. I've had an amazing trip so far filled with numerous milongas, visiting Buenos Aires Tango Club, meeting up with Ignacio Varchausky at Tango Via and hearing some of the true masterpieces of tango from their collection of impossible to find music... and also seeing Alberto Podestá performing live in Salon Canning [video / photo]. I've played in one milonga so far and this weeks friday I will play at the La Baldosa.

I wanted to do another Podestá tanda in his honor but there have already been plenty of Podestá (with Laurenz, Di Sarli and Caló) on the blog so I'd like to present the TOTW's first tanda of another great singer, Alberto Marino (26.4.1923 – 21.6.1989).

"The bandoneonist Aníbal Troilo heard him sing and suggested the latter to join the former's outfit. Marino had already made an agreement to join the orchestra of Rodolfo Biagi, but accepted Troilo's suggestion, and worked with him from 1943 until 1947.
For many people it was the singer's best time, his renditions of the tangos "Tres amigos", "Fuimos" and "Tal vez será su voz" are authentic jewels, among many others, of his contribution to the history of tango. 

After that successful stage he decided to start his career as soloist. His first orchestra was conducted by the violinist Emilio Balcarce,the same one with whom he had begun in 1939. Later the bandoneonist Enrique Alessio took over the leadership of his orchestra and some time later he is replaced by the Uruguayan musician, Héctor María Artola.

He admired Gardel and Charlo, but when he was asked about who influenced on his expression and phrasing, he invariably answered: Antonio Rodríguez Lesende. A singer hardly known, whose recordings are very hard to find and that are around sixteen renditions. [edit: listen to Di Sarli/Lesende "Milonga de Centenario" and you can hear the similarities in their singing styles]"

- by Ricardo García Blaya, Todo Tango

Unfortunately all of these songs are not available on Spotify yet. 

Troilo, Anibal - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
Marino, Alberto - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store