1. Francisco Canaro / Nelly Omar - "La canción de Buenos Aires" 1947
2. Francisco Canaro / Nelly Omar - "Canción desesperada" 1946
3. Francisco Canaro / Nelly Omar - "Sentimiento gaucho" 1947
4. Francisco Canaro / Nelly Omar - "Sus ojos se cerraron" 1947
For this weeks post, I wanted to go back to some real classics of tango, since quite many of the blogs recent tandas have been pushing past the most traditional views of traditional tango. However I happened to stumble upon these songs by Canaro with Nelly Omar and was very pleasantly suprised and thought I'd share them with you all. So let's get back to the true classics next week.
There are not many tangos recorded with female vocalists and only a fraction of those would be concidered suitable for dancing. Canaro recorded also with Ada Falcón and Tita Merello, Edgardo Donato with Lita Morales and Donato Racciatti with Nina Miranda. Out of these it is probably Lita Morales who you might hear in milongas the most but only when sharing the spotlight with one or two of her male colleagues. So finding these songs was refreshing for me. Especially because the songs have such a good traditional structure and Canaro's orchestra, for once, doesn't bring the trademark wind instruments to the forefront and they've pulled the plug off the hammond organ and they actually sound like a.... like a tango orchestra. I'm sorry, I had to say it. I do not like all the extra instruments personally.
If you want to have a more generally recognizable song as the first one to open the tanda... I'd suggest "Sentimiento gaucho".
So what do you think? Could this be the best tango tanda with a female vocalist out there? Or am I forgetting someone and/or you'd rather give the honors to someone else?
Enjoy and have a nice week!
Canaro, Francisco - TOTW - Todo Tango - tango.info - iTunes Store