A Pickpocket’s History Of Argentine Tango

2018-10-04 - Victor Levant - A Pickpockets History of Argentine Tango

The second edition of A Pickpocket’s History Of Argentine Tango features; there is a round-up of what is happening around Australia over coming months; and there is a brief look at the musical contribution of contrabajista Osvaldo Monteleone with Alfredo Gobbi, Mario De Marco, and Florindo Sassone. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: From the front cover of my copy of Victor Levant’s A Pickpocket’s History Of Argentine Tango”, published 2003, second edition self-published 2010.

PLAYLIST:

  • Orgullo Criollo, meaning ‘Native Argentine Pride’; recorded by Astor Piazzolla on 7 October 1946; a tango with music composed by Pedro Laurenz and Julio De Caro, first recorded in 1928.
  • Independiente Club, meaning ‘Club Independent’; recorded by Alfredo Gobbi jnr on 8 September 1948; a tango with music composed by Agustín Bardi.
  • Inspiración, meaning ‘Inspiration’; recorded by Osmar Maderna on 2 February 1950; a tango with music composed by Peregrino Paulos in 1929 and lyrics by Luis Rubistein.
  • Mal De Amores, meaning ‘Lovesickness’; recorded by Mario DeMarco on 8 August 1952; a tango with music composed by Pedro Laurenz, first recorded in 1928.
  • El Chamuyo, meaning ‘The Quiet Conversation’; recorded by Florindo Sassone on 16 April 1970; a tango with music composed by Francisco Canaro, first recorded in 1918.
  • Al Compás Del Corazón, meaning ‘To The Beat Of The Heart’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 29 April 1942; a tango with music composed by Domingo Federico in 1942, lyrics by Homero Expósito, and sung by Raúl Beron.
  • Trasnochando, meaning ‘Staying Out Late’; recorded by Ángel D’Agostino on 15 June 1942; a tango with music composed by Armando Baliotti, lyrics by Santiago Luis D Adamini, and sung by Ángel Vargas.
  • Soñar Y Nada Más, meaning ‘To Hear And Nothing More’; recorded by Alfredo De Angelis on 29 August 1944; a vals with music composed by Francisco Canaro, first recorded in 1943, lyrics by Ivo Pelay, and sung by Carlos Dante and Julio Martel.
  • Uno, meaning ‘One’; recorded by Aníbal Troilo on 30 June 1943; a tango with music composed by Mariano Mores in 1943, lyrics by Enrique Santos Discépolo, and sung by Alberto Marino.
  • Por Una Cabeza, meaning ‘By A Head’; recorded by Terig Tucci on 19 March 1935; a cancion with music composed by Carlos Gardel in 1935, lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera, and sung by Carlos Gardel. The name is a reference to a horse losing a race ‘by a head’, with a parallel allusion to the toss of a woman’s head as she attracts the gambler’s attention, inviting him back to try his luck one more time – whether on the track, or in love.

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