Roberto Díaz

2019-04-14 - Roberto Diaz

Last edition took a brief look at the significance of the singing of Roberto Díaz in drawing together the separate traditions of instrumental tango and sung tango, and this edition explores his musical legacy in more detail. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: http://www.todotango.com/creadores/ficha/789/Roberto-Diaz

PLAYLIST:

  • La Montonera, meaning ‘The Crowd’; recorded on 21 November 1929; a vals with music composed by Enrique Delfino, lyrics by Manuel Romero, and sung by Roberto Díaz with guitar accompaniment.
  • Así Es El Mundo, meaning ‘That Is The World’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on February 1926; a tango with music composed by Mario Canaro, lyrics by Juan Andrés Caruso, and sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Piedad, meaning ‘Mercy’; recorded by Julio De Caro on March 1925; a tango with music composed by José María Rizzuti, first recorded in 1924, lyrics by Julio Bonnet, and sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Por Qué, meaning ‘Why’; recorded by Julio De Caro on March 1925; a tango sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Milonga; recorded by Luis Petrucelli on 15 November 1928; a tango with music composed by Adolfo Mondino, lyrics by Adolfo Mondino, and sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Sentimiento Malevo, meaning ‘Sensibility Of A Ruffian’; recorded by Luis Petrucelli on 4 December 1929; a tango with music composed by Antonio Buglione, lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo, and sung by Roberto Díaz. The name is a reference to the ‘malevos’, the rough types who hung out in the outer suburbs where tango evolved.
  • Vieja Calesita, meaning ‘Old Carousel’; recorded by Orquesta Típica Victor on 2 October 1929; a tango with music composed by Enrique Mónaco, lyrics by Julio Alberto Cantuarias, and sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Recuerdo, meaning ‘Reminiscence’; recorded by Orquesta Típica Victor on 23 April 1930; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Pugliese in 1924, lyrics by Eduardo Moreno, and sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Pifiaste, meaning ‘You Messed Up’; recorded by Cayetano Puglisi on 9 October 1929; a tango with music composed by Rafael Buonavoglia, lyrics by Luis Rubistein, and sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Qué Querés Con Ese Loro, meaning ‘What Do You Want With That Bird’; recorded by Cayetano Puglisi on 7 October 1929; a tango with music composed by Enrique Delfino in 1929, lyrics by Manuel Romero, and sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Cola E’ Paja, meaning ‘Guilty Conscience’; recorded by Orquesta Típica Porteña on 28 April 1931; a tango sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Qué Suegra!, meaning ‘What A Mother-In-Law!’; recorded by Orquesta Típica Porteña on 10 March 1931; a tango with music composed by Francisco Bohigas, and sung by Roberto Díaz. Lyricist unknown – possibly the composer?
  • El Bailongo, meaning ‘The Dance’; recorded by Roberto Firpo in 1932; a tango sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Cenizas De Mi Primer Amor, meaning ‘Ashes Of My First Love’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 9 May 1932; a tango sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Casate Conmigo, meaning ‘Marry Me’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 22 March 1935; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo, lyrics by Emilio Fresedo, and sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Retazo, meaning ‘Remnant’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 22 March 1935; a tango with music composed by José María Rizzuti, lyrics by Santiago Giordano, and sung by Roberto Díaz.
  • Mi Dolor, meaning ‘My Sadness’, recorded by Carlos Marcucci on 23 May 1930, a tango with music composed by Carlos Marcucci, lyrics by Manual Meaños and sung by Roberto Díaz.

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