Showing posts with label Enrique Rodriguez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Enrique Rodriguez. Show all posts

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tanda of the Week 50 / 2012 -
Enrique Rodriguez (instrumentals)


1. Enrique Rodríguez - "Zorro gris" 1946
2. Enrique Rodríguez - "La torcacita" 1940
3. Enrique Rodríguez - "Florida" 1941
4. Enrique Rodríguez - "El morochito" 1941

Enrique Rodriguez
This tanda is from one of the TOTW regular guest dj's Chris from UK.

"Tanda of The Week doesn't yet have a Rodríguez instrumental tango tanda, so I thought you might like to have this contribution from me. Beginner DJs, this is well worth a listen, next time you hear someone repeat the misguided rule that says a good tanda cannot include tracks recorded more than four years apart...

I played this last weekend on the closing night of Etonathon, at which milongueros and milongueras from all over the country gathered for a four-day festival of pure dancing - no classes or shows. The full list of the music I played can be seen here. Happy New Year!"

- DJ Chris

Below you have the tanda as a Spotify playlist as well as more versions of these same songs by other orchestras.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tanda of the Week 25 / 2012 -
Enrique Rodriguez y Roberto Flores - Foxtrot

1. Enrique Rodríguez / Roberto Flores - "La colegiala" 1938
2. Enrique Rodríguez / Roberto Flores - "Para mi eres divina" 1938
3. Enrique Rodríguez / Roberto Flores - "La calesita se destrozo" 1937

Here are some foxtrots to spark up your day from Enrique Rodriguez and Roberto Flores. I personally really rarely play foxtrot but I love this kind of music. And it's also very fun to dance to with your special blend of tango-milonga-foxtrot-and then some.

Foxtrot (the fast kind) and slow-foxtrot were very popular in Finland and I have loads of it from the 30s-50s. From Argentina I have foxtrots only from Rodriguez, Canaro, Lomuto and Carabelli. If you know more good foxtrot from Argentina please let us know!


Rodriguez, Enrique - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store

Flores, Roberto - TOTW 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tanda of the Week 13 / 2012 -
Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno

Listen to the tanda - MP3 

1. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "Tu íntimo secreto" 1945  
2. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "Y así nacio este tango" 1945
3. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "Tú, el cielo y tú" 1944  
4. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "Ya no cantas, Chingolo | Chingolito" 1943

This weeks guest dj tanda comes from Paul Akmajian from Albuquerque, New Mexico USA:

"I recently played this tanda at the Tucson Tango Festival and it got a lot of positive feedback... it's one of my favorite (and slightly unusual) Rodriguez with Moreno tandas with two songs that are more well-known by Di Sarli"

Thank you for the tanda Paul! Be sure to check out the other tandas by Rodriguez on TOTW.

Rodríguez, Enrique - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Moreno, Armando - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tanda of the Week 43 / 2011 - Enrique Rodríguez

Enrique Rodríguez

1. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "A media luz" 1940
2. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "En la buena y en la mala" 1940
3. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "Llorar por una mujer" 1941
4. Enrique Rodríguez / Armando Moreno - "Cómo se pianta la vida" 1940"This peculiar musician is a faithful follower of the traditional rhythmical style played by Edgardo Donato and Juan D'Arienzo. Criticized by innovators and praised by the dancers, his orchestra enjoyed a great popularity in the forties and fifties, either in Argentina or in the rest of Latin America.

His style was a breakthrough for the groups of the period, because he played all kinds of genres, introduced miscellaneous instruments and his repertoire, always assorted, only included merry or romantic tunes. But when he played tango, you heard the brilliant sound of a well-rehearsed orchestra, with simple nice arrangements and also with very good vocalists.

The collector and researcher Emilio Pichetti tells us: «Enrique Rodríguez was a complete functional musician, besides playing bandoneon, he equally played piano and violin or brandished the baton. He was talented and was fast to easily write simple arrangements and versions of consecrated classical and popular melodies of all countries, without depriving them of their essence of international beat. So the success of his orchestra was strengthened not only in our milieu, but also in the whole continent for the delight of listeners and dancers»."

"The singer that stood out was, undoubtedly, Armando Moreno, "El niño Moreno", who joined the orchestra in three different periods. This team left indelible footprints in the tango memory."

- By Ricardo García Blaya,

Rodríguez, Enrique - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tanda of the Week 33 / 2011 -
Enrique Rodriguez con
Roberto Flores

Listen to the tanda - MP3

1. Enrique Rodriguez / Roberto Flores - "Dejame ser asi" 1938
2. Enrique Rodriguez / Roberto Flores - "Son cosas del bandoneon" 1936
3. Enrique Rodriguez / Roberto Flores - "Vendrás alguna vez" 1938
4. Enrique Rodriguez / Roberto Flores - "Si no me engaña el corazon" 1939

Enjoy! Check out also the earlier tandas from Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, Enrique - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store

Flores, Roberto - TOTW 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tanda of the Week 38/2010 - Enrique Rodriguez

Download or listen Tanda of the Week 38/2010 - Rodriguez

1. Enrique Rodriguez / Armando Moreno - "Este Es Tu Tango" 1945
2. Enrique Rodriguez / Armando Moreno - "Ya No Cantas Chingolo" 1943
3. Enrique Rodriguez / Armando Moreno - "Traje De Novi" 1945
4. Enrique Rodriguez / Armando Moreno - "Tu Y Cielo Y Tu" 1944

For me Rodriguez is one of the orchestras I need to play in every milonga to make the night complete and this is possibly my favorite (and a great alternative to the most common) tanda from Rodriguez. The amazing "Este es tu tango" starts the tanda with it's strong midtempo drive and the tanda finishes with the beautiful "Tu Y Cielo Y Tu". When I created this tanda I had these two songs I wanted to play, but I didn't want to put them one after the other as they were too different in my opinion. I had to find songs that would work as a bridge between the two and was able to create a tanda which I feel has a smooth transition between songs that were slightly different style.


As I am writing this and analyzing the tanda again I'm not at all certain that you can't play the example songs one after the other. Sometimes a dj thinks too much. But nevertheless... this tanda is lovely to dance to.