Firpo’s orchestra with Diale and Murillo

In the present, Firpo is a relatively forgotten orchestra and perhaps even more so in Buenos Aires, but like in several other cases, that doesn’t mean he was unsuccessful in the Buenos Aires tango world at its heyday.

Today’s picture shows us Roberto Firpo’s team of the early 40s in the studios of Radio Belgrano. The famous tango veteran Firpo can be recognized as the second man on the left in the upper row and his son Firpo jr., dark suit, is standing right next to him.

His main singers of that era, Alberto Diale and Ignacio Murillo, are more difficult to identify individually, due to the nearly entire lack of available pictures. However, it’s safe to say that as a duo, we can refer to the smiling young men above the two bandoneonists on the right on the first row. And as a very cautious conclusion, on the basis of just two available pictures, one very vague, I’d say that the big fellow with the biggest smile (left) is Murillo, and that the somewhat taller, thinner person next to him, looking in the same direction, would be Diale.

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