Armando Laborde, singer

2020-04-07 - Armando Laborde

Last edition took a brief look at the professional career of Armando Laborde and this edition explores their legacy of recordings with D’Arienzo and Varela in more detail. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Armando Laborde

PLAYLIST:

  • Magdala; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 26 December 1944; a tango with music composed by Rodolfo Biagi in 1944, lyrics by Francisco Gorrindo, and sung by Armando Laborde. The lyrics form a complicated metaphor of the loved woman, Magdala, as a saint, and his love as faith, with the added complication of the underpinning reference to the woman as a ‘magdalene’ and by extension as unfaithful.
  • Color Cielo, meaning ‘Colour Of The Sky’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 26 December 1944; a tango with music composed by Antonio Bonavena, lyrics by Antonio Bonavena, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Pregonera, meaning ‘Herald’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 28 August 1945; a tango with music composed by Alfredo De Angelis, lyrics by José Rótulo, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Me Grita El Corazón, meaning ‘My Heart Shrieks’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 26 August 1945; a tango with music composed by Miguel Bonano & Mario Landi, lyrics by Roberto Miro, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Del Pasado, meaning ‘Out Of The Past’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 24 December 1945; a milonga with music composed by Francisco Alfredo Marino, lyrics by Francisco Alfredo Marino, and sung by Armando Laborde and Alberto Echagüe.
  • El Viento Me Cuenta Cosas, meaning ‘The Breeze Tells Me Things’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 17 December 1947; a milonga with music composed by Miguel Bucino, lyrics by Miguel Bucino, and sung by Armando Laborde and Alberto Echagüe.
  • Caña, meaning ‘Rod’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 6 April 1949; a tango with music composed by Enrique Mónaco, lyrics by Julián Araujo & Enrique A Esviza, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Yuyo Brujo, meaning ‘Bewitching Drug’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 11 April 1949; a tango with music composed by Benjamin García, lyrics by Carlos Waiss, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Aparcero, meaning ‘Sharefarmer’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 17 April 1945; a tango with music composed by Anselmo A Aieta, first recorded in 1934, lyrics by Antonio Radicci, and sung by Armando Laborde and Alberto Echagüe.
  • Yo No Sé Llorar, meaning ‘I Don’t Know How To Weep’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 6 December 1946; a tango with music composed by Joaquín Do Reyes in 1933, lyrics by Celadonio Flores, and sung by Armando Laborde and Alberto Echagüe.
  • Viejo Smoking, meaning ‘Old Man Smoking’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 12 November 1952; a tango with music composed by Guillermo Barbieri in 1930, lyrics by Celadonio Flores, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Canzoneta; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 13 August 1954; a tango with music composed by Erma Suárez in 1951, lyrics by Enrique Lary, and sung by Armando Laborde. A canzoneta is a short composition of classical fugue structure, but in the poor area of Buenos Aires the singer, an old man now, is dreaming of home in Southern Italy and the Italian music that frames his lament. Like much European dance music, tango music is based on classical structures and uses repeating patterns such as ABAB, ABA, ABACA, that are derived from and shaped Baroque music and its descendent forms.
  • Tristeza Criolla, meaning ‘Argentine Sadness’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 2 November 1954; a vals with music composed by Ignacio Corsini in 1910, lyrics by Julián De Charras, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Me Quieres Y Te Quiero, meaning ‘You Love Me And I Love You’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 17 May 1956; a vals with music composed by Victorio Vergilito, lyrics by Antonio Cantó, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Farolito Viejo, meaning ‘Old Lantern’; recorded by Héctor Varela on 15 December 1950; a tango with music composed by Luis Teisseire in 1927, lyrics by José Eneas Riú, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Anoche A Las Dos, meaning ‘Last Night At Two’; recorded by Héctor Varela on 15 November 1951; a tango with music composed by Raúl Joaquín de los Hoyos in 1926, lyrics by Roberto Lino Cayol, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Un Bailongo, meaning ‘A Dance’; recorded by Héctor Varela on 4 December 1950; a milonga with music composed by Carlos Gardel & José Razzano, first recorded in 1922, lyrics by Carlos Gardel & José Razzano, and sung by Armando Laborde and Rodolfo Lesica.
  • La Carreta, meaning ‘The Road’; recorded by Héctor Varela on 15 November 1951; a tango with music composed by José Servidio & Luis Servidio in 1927, lyrics by Francisco García Jiménez, and sung by Armando Laborde and Rodolfo Lesica.
  • Patio Porteña, meaning ‘Courtyard Of A Buenos Aires House’; recorded by Héctor Varela on 3 January 1952; a vals with music composed by Alfonso Lacueva & Julio Nistal, lyrics by Alfonso Lacueva & Julio Nistal, and sung by Armando Laborde and Rodolfo Lesica.

 

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