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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).


    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
Music to dance, to listen in listed albums
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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
Music to dance in listed albums
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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
Music to listen in listed albums
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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
Music to dance, to listen in listed albums
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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
Music to listen in listed albums
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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…


    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…


    Zaz, modern version of Edit Piaf  ➜
Zaz

March 1st, 2013
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Zaz started singing on streets. I saw those home-made clips and understood why the young French singer, with her slightly raspy voice, gained popularity in the world of “legitimate” music so fast. There are very few singers whose energy and passion crosses the borders, cultural differences and language barriers.