The Gobbi Legacy

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Last edition took a brief look at the life of Alfredo Eusebio Gobbi and his role in world-wide acceptance of tango; this edition explores the legacy of compositions by the Gobbis, father and son. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit:  http://images.todotango.com/historias/los_gobbi.jpg
Flora and Alfredo Gobbi were both enthusiastic explorers of 20th century technology; this image shows them in driving clothes; another shows them winging over European city landmarks in a biplane, the wings emblazoned with a motto describing them as the South American Argentine Duet,  The Rulers of Gramophones; yet another shows Alfredo seated while Flora stands behind him in a pith helmet ready to venture to darkest jungle at a moment’s notice. They were early adopters of recording technology as well, making some of the earliest commercial recordings of tango, in 1908 in Paris, some years before any recording facilities were available in the Rio Platense region.

PLAYLIST:

  • Capillita De Mi Pueblo, meaning ‘Little Chapel Of My Town’; recorded in 1931; a cancion with music composed by Alfredo E Gobbi, first recorded in 1927, lyrics by Alfredo E Gobbi, and sung by Libertad Lamarque.
  • La Entrerriana, meaning ‘Woman From Entre Ríos Province’; recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi on 16 May 1947; a vals with music composed by Alfredo E Gobbi, first recorded in 1927, lyrics by Alfredo E Gobbi, and sung by Carlos Heredia and Hugo Soler.
  • Sin Madre, meaning ‘Motherless’; recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi on 18 September 1956; a tango with music composed by Alfredo E Gobbi, first recorded in 1924, lyrics by Alfredo E Gobbi, and sung by Alfredo del Rio.
  • La Correntina, meaning ‘The Current’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo in 1929; a chamarrita with music composed by Alfredo E Gobbi and lyrics by Alfredo E Gobbi.
  • Altar Criollo, meaning ‘High Argentine’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 18 May 1927; a vals with music composed by Alfredo E Gobbi, lyrics by Alfredo E Gobbi, and sung by
  • No Me Abandones, meaning ‘Do Not Leave Me’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 31 July 1928; a vals with music composed by Alfredo E Gobbi, lyrics by Alfredo E Gobbi, and sung by
  • Delirio Gaucho, meaning ‘Mad Gaucho’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 8 June 1929; a vals with music composed by Alfredo E Gobbi and lyrics by Alfredo E Gobbi.
  • Otra Vez El Viejo, meaning ‘The Old Man Again’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 14 March 1928; a tango with music composed by Alfredo E Gobbi in 1928, lyrics by Alfredo E Gobbi, and sung by
  • A Orlando Goni, meaning ‘To Orlando Goni’, and also known as ‘Orlando Goni’; recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi on 24 March 1949; a tango with music composed by Alfredo J Gobbi. The name is a reference to the highly respected pianist Orlando Goni, who made only one recording..
  • El Andariego, meaning ‘The Walker’; recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi on 27 June 1951; a tango with music composed by Alfredo J Gobbi.
  • Camandulaje, meaning ‘Rosary’; recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi on 13 June 1955; a tango with music composed by Alfredo J Gobbi.
  • A Mis Manos, meaning ‘To My Hands’; recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi on 28 March 1955; a milonga with music composed by Alfredo J Gobbi in 1955, lyrics by Julio Camilloni, and sung by Alfredo del Rio.
  • Amémonos, meaning ‘Let Us Love’; recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi in 1948; a vals with music composed by Alfredo J Gobbi, lyrics by Manuel Maria Flores, and sung by Carlos Heredia and Hugo Soler. Noted in Todotango as written by Carlos Montbrun Ocampo.
  • Mensajera, meaning ‘Messenger’; recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi on 16 April 1957; a vals with music composed by Alfredo J Gobbi, lyrics by Julio Camilloni, and sung by Tito Landó.
  • Tu Angustia Y Mi Dolor, meaning ‘Your Anguish And My Sadness’; recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi on 22 or 28 April 1953; a tango with music composed by Alfredo J Gobbi, lyrics by Julio Camilloni, and sung by Jorge Maciel.
  • Cuartro Novios, meaning ‘Four Boyfriends’; recorded by Alfredo J Gobbi on 22 June 1954; a tango with music composed by Alfredo J Gobbi in 1954, lyrics by Valentín Vergara & Roberto Salinas, and sung by Tito Landó.

 

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