Tango in the 21st century (II)

This edition explores further the many orquestas and smaller ensembles that have sprung up in Buenos Aires this century. Often made up of highly trained young musicians, sadly these ensembles do not generally have a long life span, but they bring the original tone of live tango back to the milongas while they flourish.  That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: CD covers for the music acknowledged in the playlist.

PLAYLIST:

  • Patotero Sentimental, meaning ‘Sentimental Hoodlum’, and also known as ‘Bailarín Porteño’; from the collection ‘Orilleras Y Canyengues vol 1’ released in 2005, recorded by Guardia Viejo in 2005; a tango with music composed by Manuel Jovés in 1922, lyrics by Manuel Romero, and sung by  Unidentified.  
  • Sentimento Gaucho, meaning ‘Sentimental Gaucho’; from the collection ‘Orilleras Y Canyengues vol 1’ released in 2005, recorded by Guardia Viejo in 2005; a tango with music composed by Francisco Canaro & Rafael Canaro in 1924, lyrics by Juan Andrés Caruso, and sung by  Unidentified.  
  • Organito De La Tarde, meaning ‘Hurdy-Gurdy Of The Evening’; from the collection ‘Orilleras Y Canyengues vol 1’ released in 2005, recorded by Guardia Viejo in 2005; a tango with music composed by Cátulo Castillo in 1923 and lyrics by José González Castillo (Juan de Léon).  
  • Mamá, Yo Quiero Un Novio, meaning ‘Mama, I Want A Boyfriend’; from the collection ‘De Ida’ released in 2004, recorded by Las Del Abasto in 2004; a tango with music composed by Ramón Callazo in 1928, lyrics by Roberto Fontaina, and sung by Stella Díaz.  
  • Corralera; from the collection ‘Minas De Tango’ released in 2011, recorded live from a performance by Las Del Abasto at Teatro Presidente Alvear, Buenos Aires on March 2010; a milonga with music composed by Anselmo A Aieta, first recorded in 1956. The name is a reference to a person living in the suburd Los Corrales, so-named because it was close to the abbatoirs that processed Argentina’s huge export trade in beef.  
  • Se Dice De Mí, meaning ‘They Say About Me’; from the collection ‘Minas De Tango’ released in 2011, recorded live from a performance by Las Del Abasto at Teatro Presidente Alvear, Buenos Aires on March 2010; a tango with music composed by Francisco Canaro   in 1943, lyrics by Ivo Pelay, and sung by Stella Díaz.  
  • Invierno, meaning ‘Winter’; from the collection ‘Una Noche En La Milonga’ released in 2013, recorded by Orquesta Típica Misteriosa Buenos Aires in 2013; a tango with music composed by Horacio Pettorossi, first recorded in 1937, lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo, and sung by Carlos Rossi.   
  • Mi Dolor, meaning ‘My Sadness’; from the collection ‘Una Noche En La Milonga’ released in 2013, recorded by Orquesta Típica Misteriosa Buenos Aires in 2013; a tango with music composed by Carlos Marcucci, first recorded in 1926, lyrics by Manuel Meaños, and sung by Ariel Prat.  
  • Gallo Ciego, from lunfardo, meaning ‘Blind Rooster’; from the collection ‘Una Noche En La Milonga’ released in 2013, recorded by Orquesta Típica Misteriosa Buenos Aires in 2013; a tango with music composed by Agustín Bardi, first recorded in 1927.  
  • El Huracán, meaning ‘The Hurricane’; from the collection ‘Catulo Presenta’ released in 2010, recorded by Ojos De Tango in 2010; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Donato & Edgardo Donato, first recorded in 1932, lyrics by Nolo López, and sung by Ricardo (Chiqui) Pereyra.  
  • Este Es El Rey, meaning ‘This Is The King’; from the collection ‘Catulo Presenta’ released in 2010, recorded by Ojos De Tango in 2010; a tango with music composed by Carlos Ángel Lázzari & Manuel Antonio Caballero & Juan Polito, first recorded in 1971.  
  • Tinta Roja, meaning ‘Red Stain’; from the collection ‘Catulo Presenta’ released in 2010, recorded by Ojos De Tango in 2010; a tango with music composed by Sebastián Piana in 1941 and lyrics by Cátulo Castillo.  
  • La Tablada, meaning ‘The Hurricane’; from the collection ‘En Vivo A Café Vinilo’ released in 2012, recorded live from a performance by Orquesta Victoria at Café Vinilo, Buenos Aires on 17 December 2012; a tango with music composed by Francisco Canaro  , first recorded in 1927, and sung by Agustín Fuertes.  
  • Nostalgias, meaning ‘Nostalgia’; from the collection ‘En Vivo A Café Vinilo’ released in 2012, recorded live from a performance by Orquesta Victoria at Café Vinilo, Buenos Aires on 17 December 2012; a tango with music composed by Juan Carlos Cobián in 1936 and lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo.  
  • Gricel; from the collection ‘En Vivo A Café Vinilo’ released in 2012, recorded live from a performance by Orquesta Victoria at Café Vinilo, Buenos Aires on 17 December 2012; a tango with music composed by Mariano Mores in 1942 and lyrics by José María Contursi.  
  • Quejas De Bandoneón, meaning ‘Bandoneón Complaints’; from the collection ‘Tango Fire’ released in 2005, recorded by Quartado Tango in 2005; a tango with music composed by Juan De Dios Filiberto, first recorded in 1920.  
  • Canaro En Paris, meaning ‘Canaro In Paris’; from the collection ‘Tango Fire’ released in 2005, recorded by Quartado Tango in 2005; a tango with music composed by Alejandro Scarpino & Juan Caldarella, first recorded in 1927 and lyrics by José Antonio Scarpino.  
  • La Trampera, meaning ‘The Cheat’; from the collection ‘Tango Fire’ released in 2005, recorded by Quartado Tango in 2005; a milonga with music composed by Ánibal Troilo, first recorded in 1950.  

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