Tango Tales: all about Argentine Tango – modern, Golden Age, electronico, alternative

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    Elvino Vardaro: great violin of tango  ➜
The History of Tango - The Great Violin of Tango / Elvino Vardaro - Recordings 1928-1943

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Golden Age Tango
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As a teenager in Buenos Aires, Piazzolla was absolutely enchanted by Vardaro. With exception of the brief period of leading his own sextet, Vardaro recorded with other orchestras – Cabarelli, Fresedo, Los Provincianos. This album is exquisite compilation of recordings for dancing.


    Fabio Hager Sexteto – Valses  ➜
Hager Sexteto - Valses

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango   Sub-genre(s): vals
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The whole album of favorite valses, the most of them are infrequently recorded great pieces. Dancer’s bonanza!


    Adriana Varela – Mas Tango  ➜
Adriana Varela - Mas Tango

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango
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Low, gritty, expressive voice of Adriana Varela is easy to recognize and hard to forget. She is an icon of tango cancion with many, many great albums to her name. This album consists of the classical tango songs.

  Ariel Ardit – Doble  ➜
Ariel Ardit - Doble

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango
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I asked several tango musicians who are the most interesting and original modern tango singers. The responses had one name in common – Ariel Ardit. He also appeared on El Arranque’s early recordings.


    Horacio Salgan & Ubaldo De Lio – Legends of Tango  ➜
Salgan and DeLio - Legends Of Tango

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Tango of 60s-80s
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Immortal recordings by two greats: Horacio Salgan on piano and Ubaldo de Lio on guitar. Some of the duo’s tracks were recorded live in the 1970s. Perhaps, Astor Piazzolla was in the audience: Piazzolla used to sneak between his own engagements to listen to Salgan. He admired Salgan greatly and chastised him for refusing to  Read more…


    El Arranque: “Clasicos” and “Cabulero”  ➜
El Arranque - ClasicosEl Arranque - Cabulero

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango
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El Arranque under the direction of Ignacio Varchauski were in the very beginning of tango revival in the 1990s. Ignacio Varchauski (bass) was originally a jazz musician, who took an active interest in his native tango when very few young Argentine musicians were interested in it or knew how to play it. Alfredo Gobbi (violinist, orchestra  Read more…


    Dulce Pontes “Momentos”, great Portugese fado  ➜
Dulce Pontes - Momentos

March 1st, 2013
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Pontes is a modern fado singer, who blends different genres into the traditional music of her homeland. She has this rare thing in her voice, which mesmerizes listeners: energy. There are two tracks on this album which I absolutely love: O Mar e Tu and Cancao Do Mar. CAncao de Mar was in her repertoire for  Read more…

  Anibal Troilo & Roberto Grela Cuarteto “Recordings 1955 – 1956”  ➜
Anibal Troilo & Roberto Grela Cuarteto / Recordings 1955 - 1956

March 1st, 2013
Genre(s): Argentine Tango, Golden Age Tango
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I can not find the CD with recordings of Troilo and Grela as duo for sale. I do have some tracks in my collection and they are on Favorites list.  Troilo-Grela is one of the finest bandoneon-guitar duos in tango, for each of them is an iconic master of their respective instruments. If you happen  Read more…


    “Tango”, original soundtrack  ➜
Tango - original soundtrack

February 28th, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango
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The soundtrack to Carlos Saura’s famous Tango has traditional and experimental tango pieces by the orchestra under direction of Lalo Schiffrin. Two tracks with great guest artists – Horacio Salgan and Juanjo Dominguez (great recording of Nostalgias on guitar)


    Chango Spasiuk: ravishingly beautiful  ➜
Chango Spasiuk - Pynandi - Los DescalzosChango Spasiuk - Tarefero de mis pagos

February 28th, 2013
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“ravishingly beautiful” – John Lusk, BBC Chango Spasiuk (b. 1968) is a virtuoso chamamé accordeon player from Misiones, Argentina, a small province near the Brazilian border. By the admission of many European music critics, Spasiuk opened the previously unknown world of the Argentine chamamé to the Western listeners. His music, and, especially, this last album  Read more…