Roberto Rufino – the singing

roberto-rufinoFollowing on from last week’s look at the life of Roberto Rufino, this week will explore his music as it unfolded over a quarter of a century with several orquestas – Di Sarli, Francini-Pontier, Caló and Troilo.

That’s Tango Capital, Sunday evening from 7:pm to 8:00pm:

 

Image: A very young Roberto Rufino, probably taken during his association with Carlos Di Sarli and so before he turned 21. 

Image Credit: http://www.todotango.com/creadores/ficha/172/Roberto-Rufino

PLAYLIST:

  • Griseta , meaning ‘Grey’, a tango recorded by Carlos Di Sarli, on 21 June 1941, with music composed by Enrique Delfino, composed in 1924, with lyrics by José González Castillo, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • En Un Beso La Vida , meaning ‘Life in a Kiss’, a tango recorded by Carlos Di Sarli, on 30 September 1940, with music composed by Carlos Di Sarli, composed in 1940, with lyrics by Héctor Marcó, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • El Cielo En Tus Ojos, meaning ‘The Sky Of Your Eyes’, a tango recorded by Carlos Di Sarli, on 3 October 1941, with music composed by Francisco Pracánico, first recorded in 1941, with lyrics by Francisco Bohigas, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Nunca Tuvo Novio, meaning ‘Never Had a Boyfriend’, a tango recorded by Francini-Pontier, on 24 September 1947, with music composed by Agustin Bardi, composed in 1924, with lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Los Despojos, meaning ‘The Spoils’, a tango recorded by Francini-Pontier, on 11 June 1947, with music composed by José Dames, first recorded in 1947, with lyrics by Horacio, and sung by Sanguinetti.
  • Dejame No Quiero Verte Más, meaning ‘Leave Me, I Do Not Want To See You Any More’, a tango recorded by Francini-Pontier, on 2 April 1947, with music composed by Mariano Mores, Francisco Canaro, Ivo Pelay, composed in 1936, with lyrics by Mariano Mores, Francisco Canaro, Ivo Pelay, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Alma Mia, meaning ‘My Soul’, a vals recorded by Carlos Di Sarli, on 15 February 1940, with music composed by Diego Centeno, composed in 1940, with lyrics by Héctor Marcó, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Rosamel, meaning ‘a woman’s name’, a vals recorded by Carlos Di Sarli, on 11 December 1940, with music composed by Carlos Di Sarli, first recorded in 1930, with lyrics by Héctor Marcó, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Cortando Camino, meaning ‘literally, ‘Cutting Road’, but metaphorically perhaps closer to ‘Life of Pain”, a vals recorded by Carlos Di Sarli, on 6 March 1941, with music composed by Fausto Frontera, composed in 1941, with lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • La Casa Vacia, meaning ‘The Empty House’, a tango recorded by Miguel Caló, on 20 July 1949, with music composed by Arturo Gallucci, first recorded in 1949, with lyrics by Julio Jorge Nelson and Reinaldo Yiso, and sung by .
  • Mi Flor De Noche, meaning ‘My Flower of the Night’, a tango recorded by Miguel Caló, on 29 December 1949, with music composed by Silvio Marinucci and Vicente Demarco, first recorded in 1949, with lyrics by Lito Bayardo, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Yuyo Verde, meaning ‘Green Herbs’, a tango recorded by Miguel Caló, on 20 September 1966, with music composed by Domingo Federico, composed in 1944, with lyrics by Homero Expósito, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Desencuentro, meaning ‘Mix-up’, a tango recorded by Anibal Troilo, on 5 June 1963, with music composed by Anibal Troilo, first recorded in 1962, with lyrics by Cátulo Castillo, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Frente Al Mar, meaning ‘Seafront’, a tango recorded by Anibal Troilo, on 23 April 1963, with music composed by Mariano Mores, Francisco Canaro, Ivo Pelay, first recorded in 1962, with lyrics by Rodolfo M Taboada, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • La Mulateada, meaning ‘Mulatto Woman’, a milonga recorded by Carlos Di Sarli, on 20 November 1941, with music composed by Julio Eduardo Del Puerto, first recorded in 1941, with lyrics by Carlos Pesce, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Pena Mulata, meaning ‘Pain of a Mulatto Woman’, a milonga recorded by Carlos Di Sarli, on 18 February 1941, with music composed by Sebastián Piana in 1941, with lyrics by Homero Manzi, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Zorzal, meaning ‘Thrush’, a milonga recorded by Carlos Di Sarli, on 3 December 1941, with music composed by Dorita Zárate in 1940, with lyrics by Dorita Zárate and sung by Roberto Rufino.

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