Osvaldo Fresedo

2019-05-04 - Osvaldo Fresedo

5 May is the birthdate of Osvaldo Fresedo, and this edition will explore his recording legacy. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

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PLAYLIST:

  • La Cachila, meaning ‘The Old Heap’, and also known as ‘La Cachirla’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 15 November 1927; a tango with music composed by Eduardo Arolas in 1921 and lyrics by Héctor Polito. The name is a reference to a broken-down old vehicle.
  • Fumando Espero, meaning ‘Smoking I Wait’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 8 November 1927; a tango with music composed by Juan Viladomat Masanas in 1922 and lyrics by Felix Garzo.
  • Carillon De La Merced, meaning ‘Bells Of Mercy’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 7 July 1931; a tango with music composed by Enrique Santos Discépolo in 1931, lyrics by Enrique Santos and Alfredo Le Pera, and sung by Teófilo Ibáñez.
  • El Espiante, meaning ‘The Spy’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 17 January 1932; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo, first recorded in 1916.
  • El Once, meaning ‘The Eleven’, and also known as ‘El 11’ and ‘A Divertirse’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 5 April 1935; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo in 1924, lyrics by Emilio Augusto Oscar Fresedo, and sung by Roberto Ray. The name was derived from the 11th annual ball held by medical students, for which Fresedo was ask to play and to compose a tango; he had already performed at their 6th annual ball for which he wrote the tango El Sexto, but this never became as popular as El Once.
  • Isla De Capri, meaning ‘Island Of Capri’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 15 February 1935; a tango with music composed by Will Grosz, and sung by Roberto Ray.
  • Contigo Quiero Ir, meaning ‘I Want To Go With You’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 16 March 1933; a foxtrot sung by Roberto Ray.
  • Negra Maria, meaning ‘Black Maria’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 10 October 1941; a candombe with music composed by Lucio Demare, first recorded in 1936, lyrics by Homero Manzi, and sung by Carlos Roldan.
  • La Trampera, meaning ‘The Tramp’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 3 September 1951; a milonga with music composed by Ánibal Troilo, first recorded in 1950.
  • Ronda De Ases, meaning ‘Round Of Aces’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 12 November 1942; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo, lyrics by Homero Manzi, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Como Aquella Princesa, meaning ‘Like That Princess’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 12 May 1937; a tango with music composed by Joaquín Mora, lyrics by José María Contursi, and sung by Roberto Ray.
  • Amor, meaning ‘Love’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 8 September 1938; a vals with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo, lyrics by Emilio Augusto Oscar Fresedo, and sung by Roberto Ray.
  • Tres Recuerdos, meaning ‘Three Memories’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 13 May 1941; a vals with music composed by Rodolfo Sciammarella, first recorded in 1935, lyrics by Manuel Romero, and sung by Ricardo Ruiz.
  • Más Allá, meaning ‘Beyond’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 12 July 1939; a tango with music composed by Joaquín Mora, lyrics by José María Contursi, and sung by Ricardo Ruiz.
  • Buscandote, meaning ‘Looking For You’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 30 December 1941; a tango with music composed by Lalo Scalise, lyrics by Lalo Scalise, and sung by Ricardo Ruiz.
  • Vida Mía, meaning ‘My Life’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo in 1956 with guest artist Dizzy Gillespie; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo in 1934 and lyrics by Emilio Augusto Oscar Fresedo.
  • Adíos Muchachos, meaning ‘Good-bye Lads’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo in 1956 with guest artist Dizzy Gillespie; a tango with music composed by Julio César Alberto Sanders in 1927 and lyrics by César Felipe Vedani.

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