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CARLOS GARDEL
was the tango's greatest folk hero. To many millions of Latin Americans he is one of the authentic superstars of the 20th century. Born poor and illegitimate -in Toulouse, France, on December 11,1890- he came to Buenos Aires with his mother at the age of two, and was to become the most famous tango singer of all time. For porteños, he represents the ideal man, personifying the rise of the tango itself from its roots in the arrabal to the heights of fashionable society.
Blessed with a beautiful baritone voice, Gardel was already a famous singer in Argentina before he turned his attention to tango song, but it was he who established the new form in the public taste.
Gardel and his lyricist Alfredo Le Pera were killed in a plane crash June 24, 1935 in the midst of his Caribbean tour.
Carlos Gardel
Primera parte,
Lista de musica:
1.RAZZANO, Jose                 MCGILL RECORDS 750035-2
     Duelo Criollo                      Track 5
     Arminda Canteros, piano            2:12
     ["TANGOS-ARMINDA CANTEROS"]   

2.SABORIDO/VILLOLDO             HARLEQUIN HQ CD 34
     La morocha                         Track 1
     Ada Falcon, singer                 2:59
     with accompaniment                 
     ["TANGO LADIES"]

3.EXPOSITO/FEDERICO             GRANDES POETAS DEL TANGO
     Yo Soy el Tango             VOL.X (not commercially avail)
     Alberto Podesta, vocal             Track 1
     Miguel Calo y su Orquesta           2:45
     ["G.P. VOL.X EXPOSITO"]            

4.DONATO, Edgardo               MCGILL RECORDS 750035-2
     A Media Luz                        Track 12
     Arminda Canteros, piano            2:28
     ["TANGOS-ARMINDA CANTEROS"]   

5.SUREDA/MANZI                  GRANDES POETAS DEL TANGO
     Ensueno                     VOL.III (not commercially avail)
     Francisco Fiorentino, vocal        Track 11
     Astor Piazzolla y su Orquesta      2:40
     ["G.P. VOL.III MANZI"]           

6.DEMARE/MANZI                  GRANDES POETAS DEL TANGO
     Negra Maria                 VOL.III (not commercially avail)
     Mercedes Simone, vocal             Track 8
     unidentified orchestra              3:20
     ["G.P. VOL.III MANZI"]             

7.PRISCO/SOIFER                 EL BANDONEON EBCD 33
     Negrito                            Track 9
     Mercedes Simone, vocals            2:35
     unidentified orchestra                  
      ["MERCEDES SIMONE LA DAMA DEL TANGO"]

8.PIANI/MANZI                   EL BANDONEON EBCD 15
     Milonga del 900                    Track 18
     Carlos Gardel, vocals              3:00
     unidentified musicians             
     ["CARLOS GARDEL `ERAN OTROS HOMBRES' VOL.5"]

  Foot Notes:

  1. Buenos Aires was (and is) a port, it's inhabitants almost as if
    to underline the point are called porteños.

  2. The outermost areas of Buenos Aires, the so-called arrabales
    with their muddy streets, shacks and workshops,
    presented the most vivid contrast to the magnificent city Centre.

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