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Two smiling colleagues: D’Agostino and Rodio

This is an amicable picture of two ”popular” musicians from the Golden Age of tango: directing orchestras wasn’t just about hard work and facing fierce competition, it seems that many people involved were friends or at least pretended they were, … Continue reading

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Pugliese and Roberto Chanel

Here’s a young Osvaldo Pugliese with his most classic singer, Roberto Chanel. When I first started to listen to Pugliese (the first tango music I liked), I spent hours exploring his later music with very dramatic voices like Jorge Maciel, … Continue reading

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Caló on bandoneon, with Raúl Iriarte

Here is a picture of Miguel Caló presumably practising a song with one of his two most important Golden Age singers, Raúl Iriarte, famous for fantastic dance songs like Marión, Nada and Mañana iré temprano, and this distinctive music is … Continue reading

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Tanturi, Castillo & the orchestra

For me, Ricardo Tanturi and Alberto Castillo together form one of the true pillars of the Golden Age of tango: it is a sound perfectly suited for the dance floor and it is music of a wonderful artistic quality. Here … Continue reading

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Carlos di Sarli, a benefactor of children

According to the story below, in 1942 the succesful orchestra director Carlos Di Sarli began to give away a part of his yearly income to charity. To be precise: he chose a foundation in Buenos Aires, Patronato de la Infancia, … Continue reading

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D’Agostino with his orchestra and Vargas

Usually, photos of tango artists on the internet are portraits that look very posed and not quite natural. Both in music and especially the movie industry, there is a tendency for popular artists to ”show off” with an arrogant look, … Continue reading

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D’Arienzo with Mauré and JC Lamas

In the early 1940s, after being abandoned by his entire orchestra, Juan D’Arienzo had to start all over and define a new ‘sound’ with a completely different group of musicians. Comparing recordings from 1940 and earlier, one cannot help but … Continue reading

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