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    Calexico – Quattro (Gotan Project Remix)  ➜

March 4th, 2013
Genre(s): Alternative Tango, Found Tango
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TRACK: Calexico – Quattro (Gotan Project Remix) Calexico appears on several albums by Gotan Project. Unfortunately, this energetic piece with great lyrics, did not make to any of them. PITY! One of my all-time favorites for dancing (a bit long, although).


  Paolo Conte – Alle Prese Con Una Verde Milonga  ➜
Paolo Conte - Alle Prese Con Una Verde Milonga (slower)
Paolo Conte - Alle Prese Con Una Verde Milonga (slower)

March 4th, 2013
Sub-genre(s): slow milonga
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TRACK: Paolo Conte – Alle Prese Con Una Verde Milonga (slower) Conte is an Italian singer in a vein of Leonard Cohen. Browse his discography, you might find some good alternative pieces. There are couple versions of Alle Prese Con Una Verde Milonga: slower and faster. The sample of this post is of a slower  Read more…


  Roy Clarke – Yesterday When I Was Young  ➜
Roy Clarke - Yesterday When I Was Young
Roy Clarke - Yesterday When I Was Young

March 3rd, 2013
Genre(s): Alternative Tango, Found Tango
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TRACK: Roy Clarke – Yesterday When I Was Young Great piece for the last tanda.


    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.


    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…


    Fulvio Salamanca “Sus Grandes Exitos”  ➜
Fulvio Salamanca - Sus Grandes Exitos

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Golden Age Tango
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Salamanca was at the piano in the original Juan D’Arienzo’s orchestra and recorded close to 400 numbers with it. Sadly, Salamanca’s talent did not shine with D’Arienzo, as it shone in the few recordings of the orchestra which he led himself. Interesting to note, the relationship between D’Arienzo and Salamanca was symbiotic beyond music. The  Read more…


  New (tango) take on old European pop tunes  ➜
Quadro Nuevo-L'ete Indien
Quadro Nuevo-L'ete Indien
Patricia Kaas - If You Go Away
Patricia Kaas - If You Go Away
Liata - Amapola
Liata - Amapola

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Alternative Tango, Found Tango
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American Trio Liata produced an album of old European ballads in the early 2000s (look them up on Amazon). One of them is 1923 song Amapola. Beautiful. TRACK: Liata – Amapola French pop diva Patricia Kaas recorded this French chancon from the 1960s or 70s. I believe, originally it was written and performed by Jaque  Read more…