The Golden Age of Argentine tango
What kind of music was played at milongas of Golden Age – recorded or live,
tango only or mixed? Tango purists, be prepared for some surprises!
What kind of people went to milongas? How Juan Carlos Copes, the tango dancer of
the century, started his spectacular career? You will hear it all.
Max Valentinuzzi, who played as a semi-pro pianist at milongas, vividly recalls
the time of his youth in the first half of the show. More of the memories of his
eventful life can be heard on the audio, produced in 2007. Recently Max recorded a CD with Mandragora Tango Orchestra.
Bernardo Monk is jazz/tango musician from Boston. The soundclip with his voice cam from the interview with Monk in March, 2008.
I selected the recordings made between 1945-1952:
Juan D’Arienzo/Armando Laborde – Con alma de tango
Ricardo Malerba – Charamusca (background)
Louis Armstrong – Star Dust
Julio De Caro – Derecho Viejo
Pugliese – El paladin
Carlos Di Sarli – El Ingeniero
Enrique Mario Francini & Armando Pontier – La Beba
Juan D’Arienzo – Jueves
Carlos Di Sarli – La Racha
Aníbal Troilo – Fuegos Artificiales
To Max Valentunuzzi for his enthusiastic support of my productions.
Tango: The art history of love book was invaluable.