Carlos Acuña

2020-02-13 - Carlos Acuna

Think tango singer and the conversational canción of Carlos Gardel or of Roberto Goyeneche may come to mind and of course the majority of female singers performed this genre. Or perhaps it was the tango bailable of Alberto Podestá or Alberto Castillo that came to mind. While the majority of tango singers specialised in one or other genre, Carlos Acuña was comfortable working in both. Last edition took a brief look at his life and this edition explores their recording legacy in more detail. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

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PLAYLIST:

  • Cuando El Amor Muere, meaning ‘When Love Dies’, and also known as ‘When Love Dies’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 2 August 1941; a tango with music composed by Alfredo Malerba in 1941, lyrics by Héctor Marcó, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Adiós Te Vas, meaning ‘Goodbye’, and also known as ‘Goodbye’; recorded by Rodolfo Biagi on 24 August 1943; a tango with music composed by Egidio Pittaluga, lyrics by Cátulo Castillo, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Barrio Reo, from lunfardo, meaning ‘Humble Neighbourhood’, and also known as ‘Humble Neighbourhood’; recorded by Rodolfo Biagi on 29 April 1943; a tango with music composed by Roberto Fugazot in 1927, lyrics by Alfredo Navarrine, and sung by Carlos Acuña. The name is a reference to the suburb or neighbourhood in which the singer grew up.
  • Canción De Rango, meaning ‘Song Of The Range’, and also known as ‘Pa’ Que Se Callen’; recorded by Rodolfo Biagi on 29 April 1943; a tango with music composed by Raúl Kaplún, first recorded in 1942, lyrics by José María Suñe, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Soy Del Noventa , meaning ‘I Am Of The 90s’, and also known as ‘Soy Del 90’; recorded by Rodolfo Biagi on 8 July 1943; a milonga with music composed by Tito Ribero, lyrics by Carlos Waiss, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Lonjazos , from lunfardo; recorded by Rodolfo Biagi on 7 December 1943; a tango with music composed by Andrés Domenech in 1932, lyrics by Jesús Fernández Blanco, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Yo Tengo Un Puñal, meaning ‘I Have A Knife’; recorded by Rodolfo Biagi on 3 March 1943; a tango with music composed by Luís Moresco, lyrics by José Demetrio Terragno, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Sosiego En La Noche, meaning ‘Peace In The Night’; recorded by Rodolfo Biagi on 30 May 1944; a tango with music composed by Roverto Garza in 1943, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • A Suerte Y Verdad, meaning ‘To Luck And Truth’; recorded by Rodolfo Biagi on 11 August 1944; a tango with music composed by Carlos M Parodi, lyrics by Carlos Waiss, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Tu Voz, meaning ‘Your Voice’; recorded by Rodolfo Biagi on 9 May 1944; a tango with music composed by Juan Antonio Migliore, lyrics by Fermin Carballeda, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Sueño De Juventud, meaning ‘Dreams Of Youth’; recorded by Rodolfo Biagi on 11 April 1944; a vals with music composed by Enrique Santos Discépolo in 1931, lyrics by Enrique Santos Discépolo, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Cada Vez Que Mi Recuerdes, meaning ‘Every Time You Remember’; recorded by Mariano Mores on 8 April 1957; a tango with music composed by Mariano Mores , first recorded in 1943, lyrics by José María Contursi, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Lejana Tierra Mía, meaning ‘My Land Afar’; recorded by Mariano Mores on 16 January 1960; a tango with music composed by Carlos Gardel, first recorded in 1935, lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • La Canción, meaning ‘The Song’, and also known as ‘Flor de mburucuyá’; recorded by Mariano Mores on 16 January 1960; a tango with music composed by Juan de Dios Filiberto, first recorded in 1959, lyrics by Lito Bayardo, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Mulatada; recorded by Mariano Mores on 11 August 1958; a candombe with music composed by Mariano Mores , lyrics by Cátulo Castillo, and sung by Carlos Acuña and Aldo Campoamor. The name is a reference to Afro-Argentine music.
  • La Flor De Canela, meaning ‘Cinnamon Flower’; recorded by Mariano Mores on 11 August 1958; a vals with music composed by Isabel Granda, first recorded in 1957, lyrics by Isabel Granda, and sung by Carlos Acuña and Aldo Campoamor.
  • El Día Que Me Quieras, meaning ‘The Day That You Love Me’; recorded by Mariano Mores on 20 January 1970; a tango with music composed by Carlos Gardel in 1935, lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera, and sung by Carlos Acuña.
  • Mi Buenos Aires Querido, meaning ‘My Beloved Buenos Aires’;; a tango with music composed by Carlos Gardel in 1934, lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera, and sung by Carlos Acuña.   Acuña recorded this song as early as 1962, but not with Mariano Mores orquesta. Given the orchestral backing this version may be recorded by Martin Darré and his orchestra in Spain some time in the 1970s or 1980s.

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