1. Ricardo Tanturi - "Mariposita" 1947 - TangoTunes
2. Ricardo Tanturi / Enrique Campos - "El corazón me decia" 1944 - TangoTunes
3. Ricardo Tanturi / Enrique Campos - "Encuentro" 1944 - TangoTunes
4. Ricardo Tanturi / Enrique Campos - "La abandoné y no sabía" 1944 - TangoTunes
The TangoTunes store is offering also some digitized vinyl recordings on the side of their impressively growing collection of digitized shellacs. Here I've put up a tanda of Ricardo Tanturi from songs available on two of the albums available on the store "Que me quiten lo bailao!" and "Discos de Gardel (Serie Tangos de Oro)".
I was happy to find out that their version of "Mariposita" is a lot better than what I had from the "Grandes del Tango 33" compilation and a few other sources. Many Tanturi cd releases have had the problem of badly digitized recordings and a lot of added reverb. While I believe I can hear extra reverb on some of the songs of these vinyl collections, it is far from the horrendous levels of many cd releases. Some songs might have just a bit too much bass (Dj's, learn to use the EQ's!) or some distortion and record noise but I'll take that over reverb and too much filtering anytime. I recommend listening to the short samples of the songs that TangoTunes offers and comparing those to your previous copies of the songs and some other compilations like "Serie 78 RPM : Ricardo Tanturi Vol.2" and "Ricardo Tanturi y su orquesta tipica. Los Indios". I'm sure these releases by TangoTunes will satisfy some of your needs for Tanturi... while waiting for TangoTunes to release digitized shellacs of Tanturi hopefully sometime in the future.
Now... a few words about the tanda itself. First, I wanted to make a tanda of the songs available on these albums. Second, I wanted to feature the instrumental "Mariposita" even though it would mean playing it with vocal tangos. I do not personally mind this mixing of instrumentals and vocals, BUT... First, I will not play more than one or two of these tandas during a night (I still favor very classic set ups for tandas and think some Dj's over do the mixing of vocal and instumental songs). Second, I will follow the instrumental with songs that, in my opinion, have similar melodies, energy, mood and dynamics as well as tempo. This means I want to use songs that on top of the above qualities have the tempo around 62-63 beats per minute when "Mariposita" has a tempo of 63.85 beats per minute (according to my Traktor Pro 2 Dj software). This way the dancing to these songs remains similar (although there are of course more factors to this than simply just the tempo of the songs). Third, I wanted to choose somewhat popular songs but still songs that are not featured on the blog yet. Meaning that I might play in an actual milonga something else with "Mariposita". Nevertheless, I like this tanda and believe it works well. This just to explain more about the thought process behind creating another tanda. I hope you enjoy it!
Tanturi, Ricardo - TOTW - Todo Tango - tango.info - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
Campos, Enrique - TOTW - Todo Tango - tango.info - TangoTunes - iTunes Store