2 Angels

From left to right, Ángel D’Agostino and Ángel Vargas.

The collaboration of singer Ángel Vargas and orquesta leader Ángel D’Agostino was one of the classics of tango. Work schedules for musicians in the Golden Age of tango were gruelling, and so even though they only worked together for six years they made around 8 dozen recordings in that time. That’s more than one a month, and it is hard to think of any modern musicians maintaining that level of output. And those recordings form a distinctive oevre, with  elegant dancability brought to compositions that were generally first releases rather than covers of other people’s compositions. This edition samples their collaboration from 1940 to 1946. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Ángel D’Agostino with singer Ángel Vargas. Image in public domain

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