Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tanda of the Week 30 / 2013 -
Orquesta Típica Victor / Alberto Carol

1. Orquesta Típica Víctor / Alberto Carol - "Anoche a las cuatro" 1944
2. Orquesta Típica Víctor / Alberto Carol - "Mi taza de café" 1944
3. Orquesta Típica Víctor / Alberto Carol - "Bajo el cono azul" 1944
4. Orquesta Típica Víctor / Alberto Carol - "Lo ví en tus ojos" 1944
Here's another guest dj tanda from DJ Thomas Hildebrandt from Germany. I recently featured his tanda of Rodolfo Biagi with Hugo Duval (TOTW 19/2013). Here's what he had to say about the tanda of Orquesta Tipica Victor:
"Another non-rhythmic guest tanda from the guy who was nicknamed "El hijo de D’Arienzo" by one of his dance partners in Buenos Aires for his love for rhythmical music. I played this tanda recently in a small milonga in a cinema/café in Bamberg and found dancers reacting to it in a very intense fashion. This tanda may be viewed as low in energy, but when played at the right moment it can create a wonderfully tender and romantic atmosphere in which we can melt into its gloomy poetry as performed by the singer Alberto Carol. Otherwise unknown to the tango world, Carol left only a handful of recordings with the late Orquesta Típica Victor. The famous OTV, since 1943 lead by the pianist Mario Maurano, made some last recordings in 1944, mainly with Carol, before finally being dissolved. With the right amount of previous D’Arienzos (and his relatives) in your feet, these tracks let you slide into a melancholic mood towards the darker and dangerously narcotic ingredients of the night. I love it!"

"Lo ví en tus ojos" is often replaced by "Una Vez" which was sung by Ortega del Cerro. Both for the fact that most of us mortals don't have "Lo ví en tus ojos" in very good quality and also for the fact that this is possibly the only way to ever play "Una Vez" in a tanda. For more of Orquesta Tipica Victor check out the OTV tandas on TOTW and I would also recommend the Serie 78 RPM: Orquesta Típica Victor Vol.1 and Serie 78 RPM: Orquesta Típica Victor Vol.2 albums available on Spotify and the iTunes Store. Thank you Thomas for another tanda!

Orquesta Típica Víctor - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store

1 kommenttia:

  1. Just to say, I was at Nou Berlin last night for the 1st time, visiting from England. I was thinking...nice venue...lovely atmosphere...BUT gorgeous music above all....when it dawned on me that it was you DJing. Honoured to meet you.