Oscar Serpa

2019-06-02 - Oscar Serpa

This week introduces the mellifluous voice of Oscar Serpa through a chronological cross-section of his tango recording legacy. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

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PLAYLIST:

  • 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.
  • Te Llama Mi Violín, meaning ‘I Call You My Violin’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 27 November 1942; a tango with music composed by Elvino Vardaro, lyrics by Cátulo Castillo, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Porqué, meaning ‘Why’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 25 January 1943; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Fresedo, first recorded in 1931, lyrics by Emilop Augusto Oscar Fresedo, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Nana, meaning ‘Grandma’, and also known as ‘Na ná’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 30 June 1944; a tango with music composed by Félix Lipesker and Emilio Barbato, lyrics by Cátulo Castillo, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Noches Largas, meaning ‘Long Nights’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 6 November 1945; a tango with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Ventanita De Arrabal, meaning ‘Little Window Of The Suburb’; recorded by Ricardo Pedevilla on 28 November 1950; a tango with music composed by Antonio Scatasso in 1927, lyrics by Pascual Contursi, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Y Mientes Todavía, meaning ‘And Always On My Mind’; recorded by Ricardo Pedevilla on 3 November 1950; a tango with music composed by Luciano Leocata, lyrics by Abel Aznar, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Precio, meaning ‘Price’; recorded by Ricardo Pedevilla; a tango with music composed by Manuel Sucher in 1950, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, and sung by Oscar Serpa. Almost certainly recorded in 1950.
  • Sueño De Juventud, meaning ‘Dreams Of Youth’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 10 June 1952; a vals with music composed by Enrique Santos Discépolo in 1931, lyrics by Enrique Santos Discépolo, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • De Vuelta, meaning ‘Again’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 21 April 1953; a vals with music composed by Carlos Ángel Lázzari, first recorded in 1947, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Cuatro Vidas, meaning ‘Four Lives’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 10 June 1952; a tango with music composed by Carlos   Di Sarli, lyrics by Héctor Marcó, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Por Qué Le Llaman Amor, meaning ‘Why They Call Him/Her Love’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 30 June 1954; a tango with music composed by Carlos Di Sarli, lyrics by Héctor Marcó, and sung by Oscar Serpa. Di Sarli and Serpa first recorded a much shorter version of this song (only two and a half minutes long) earlier in the same year, on 17 March 1954.
  • Tus Palabras Y La Noche, meaning ‘Your Words And Tonight’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 14 September 1954; a tango with music composed by Emilio Aguirre Q., first recorded in 1950, lyrics by Carlos Cacciari, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Mi Madre Tierra, meaning ‘My Mother Earth’, and also known as ‘Madre Tierra’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 20 June 1955; a tango with music composed by Alberto Suárez Villanueva, lyrics by Gerardo Adroher, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Ventanal, meaning ‘Picture Window’; recorded by Los Señores Del Tango on 29 October 1962; a tango with music composed by Héctor Stamponi, first recorded in 1961, lyrics by Cátulo Castillo, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Locura…Locura, meaning ‘Madness…Madness’; recorded by Los Señores Del Tango on 11 October 1962; a tango with music composed by Manuel Sucher, first recorded in 1960, lyrics by Robert Cantoral, and sung by Oscar Serpa.

 

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