Tango Noir

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Roberto is the least well-recognised of the singers named Díaz, but he was a seminal singer of the early years of tango and this edition features a brief review of his music. Then there is a round-up of What’s On before Ruth Roshan sings with Melbourne’s Tango Noir.   That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Tango Noir at the Paris Cat, 10 November 2018

PLAYLIST:

  • Viejo Coche, meaning ‘Old Coach’; recorded by Ángel D’Agostino on 7 April 1942; a tango with music composed by Eduardo Pereyra, first recorded in 1926, lyrics by Celedonio Flores, and sung by Ángel Vargas.
  • Casate Conmigo, meaning ‘Marry Me’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 22 March 1935; a tango sung by Roberto Díaz. The identities of the lyricist and the composer are lost.
  • Labios Vírgenes, meaning ‘Unkissed Lips’; recorded by Cayetano Puglisi on 9 October 1929; a tango sung by Roberto Díaz. The identities of the lyricist and the composer are lost.
  • Así Es El Mundo, meaning ‘It Is The World’; recorded by Francisco Canaro in 1926; a tango with music composed by Mario Canaro, lyrics by Juan Andrés Caruso, and sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Agüelita, Qué Hora Son; recorded by Francisco Rotundo on 23 May 1949; a tango with music composed by Roberto Díaz, lyrics by Cayetano Oreste, and sung by Floreal Ruíz. The name is a reference to the passage of time through the metaphor of a beloved grandmother’s death.
  • Say What You Say; from the collection ‘Stories Of Love And Regret’ released in 2015, recorded by Tango Noir in 2015; with music composed by Ruth Roshan, lyrics by Ruth Roshan, and sung by Ruth Roshan.
  • Old Time Tango; from the collection ‘Darling, Keep It To Yourself’ released in 2011, recorded by Tango Noir in 2011; with music composed by Ruth Roshan.
  • Augmented; from the collection ‘Stories Of Love And Regret’ released in 2015, recorded by Tango Noir in 2015; with music composed by Ruth Roshan.
  • Darling, Keep It To Yourself; from the collection ‘Darling, Keep It To Yourself’ released in 2011, recorded by Tango Noir in 2011; with music composed by Ruth Roshan, lyrics by Ruth Roshan, and sung by Ruth Roshan.
  • Mosquetero De Arrabal, meaning ‘Musketeer Of The Suburbs’; a tango recorded by Roberto Firpo on 9 May 1932; with music composed by Armando Tagini, first recorded in 1930, and sung by Roberto Díaz.

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