Carlos A Varela

2020-07-09 - Carlos A Varela

Last edition explored the professional career of singer Carlos A Varela, and this edition reviews his decade of recordings with Roberto Firpo. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: https://www.todotango.com/creadores/ficha/2901/Carlos-Varela

PLAYLIST:

  • Que Te Han Hecho Los Muchachos; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 6 November 1930; a tango with music composed by Anselmo A Aieta, lyrics by Anselmo A Aieta, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Mi Desdicha, meaning ‘Unhappy’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 16 May 1934; a tango with music composed by Luis Iglesias, lyrics by Juan Miguel Velich, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • De Pura Cepa, meaning ‘Of Pure Stock’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 9 August 1934; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, lyrics by Benjamín Tagle Lara, and sung by Carlos A Varela. Varela must have really disliked milonga, because his recordings avoid them; there is a milonga of this name written around the same time ( by José Ceglie and Antonio Molina, lyrics by Osvaldo Sosa Cordero, first recorded in 1935 by D’Arienzo), but Firpo wrote this tango for Varela in 1934 and Varela never sang the milonga.
  • Recordando Tu Traición, meaning ‘Remembering Your Betrayal’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 20 September 1934; a tango with music composed by Verzino Santagado, lyrics by J H Stafolani, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Puente Viejo, meaning ‘Old Bridge’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 4 October 1935; a tango with music composed by Cesar Gola, lyrics by Joséd Gola, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Quejas, meaning ‘Complaints’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 13 May 1935; a tango with music composed by José Cacopardo, lyrics by Francisco García Jiménez, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • La Bordadora, meaning ‘The Embroiderer’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 22 March 1935; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, lyrics by Juan Venancio Clauso, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • A Media Luz, meaning ‘In The Dusk’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 19 October 1934; a tango with music composed by Edgardo Donato in 1925, lyrics by Carlos César Lenzi, and sung by Carlos A Varela and
  • Alzame En Tus Brazos, meaning ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 14 March 1936; a vals with music composed by Héctor Gerado Cruz, lyrics by Mario Battistella, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Barreras De Amor, meaning ‘Barriers Of Love’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 18 September 1936; a vals with music composed by Antonio Sureda, lyrics by Gerónimo Sureda, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Noche De Ronda, meaning ‘Nightwatch’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 11 June 1937; a vals with music composed by María Teresa Lara, lyrics by María Teresa Lara, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Bravo Porteño; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 14 March 1936; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, lyrics by José Perrusine Fernández, and sung by Carlos A Varela. The name is a reference to a man of Buenos Aires.
  • Hilacha, meaning ‘Loose Thread’, and also known as ‘Hoy Que No Estás’; recorded by Roberto Firpo in 1936; a tango with music composed by Chico Novarro, lyrics by Margarita Durán, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • De Madrugada, meaning ‘Of The Early Morning’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 14 March 1936; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo, first recorded in 1914, lyrics by Juan Venancio Clauso, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Arrepentido, meaning ‘Regretful’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 18 September 1936; a tango with music composed by Rodolfo Sciammarella, lyrics by Rodolfo Sciammarella, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Desconsuelo, meaning ‘Grief’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 5 June 1936; a tango with music composed by Héctor María Artola, lyrics by Carlos César Bahr, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • No Quiero Verte Llorar, meaning ‘I Don’t Want To See You Weep’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 11 June 1937; a tango with music composed by Agustín Magaldi, lyrics by Rodolfo Sciammarella, and sung by Carlos A Varela.
  • Volver A Querer, meaning ‘Want Again’; recorded by Roberto Firpo on 25 August 1938; a tango with music composed by Germán Rogelio Teisseire and lyrics by Nolo López.

 

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