Here’s another picture of rhythm warlord Juan D’Arienzo together with his early 1940s champion Hector Mauré (right) and the lesser-known yet quite productive Alberto Reynal (left). The singers are shown looking each other in the eyes: what are their faces trying to tell us? Usually singers are portrayed all smiling and brotherly, but the reality was sometimes different. Legend has it Roberto Maida quit Canaro’s orchestra in 1939 out of pure jealousy when the latter suddenly admitted both Ernesto Famá and Francisco Amor to his team. Who knows?