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RCA Victor 100 Años

In 2001, BMG introduced this new series to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Victor company, although not of tango recording, which did not begin until a little later.

It contains not only tango recordings but also folclore (Argentine folk) and Argentine rock before departing from Argentine shores altogether with a couple of jazz titles and finally, to cap it all, an album of the late great Elvis Presley. All but the most obsessive European Elvis fans will not be looking to import an Argentine collection of his songs so we present to you only the tango titles.

The selections are, for once, not merely a recycling of those on FM Tango. They have been thought through very intelligently. All of the discs have been transferred with great care and many are the best available for the artist.

BMG stopped supporting this series in 2006. The D'Agostino-Vargas cd was deleted in 2006 and the Orquesta Típica Victor in 2007. In September 2008, the Di Sarli cd - our best selling tango CD - was deleted by BMG. Public demand led to it being reinstated, but it was finally deleted in around 2014.

RCA Victor 100 Años - Anibal Troilo

Anibal Troilo

BMG 85435

Fantastic 1960s instrumental sides (in stereo!), including the entire Troilo for Export album (1963) and Troilo's unique meditation on Buenos Aires Nocturno en mi Barrio from his very last LP. Want more from this period? Then get this album on Tango Argentino.

Track List

  1. Responso
  2. Los mareados
  3. La cumparsita
  4. Don Juan
  5. La bordona
  6. Nostálgico
  7. A mis viejos
  8. El irresistible
  9. Danzarín
  10. Tierrita
  11. Mi refugio
  12. Melancolico
  13. B.B.
  14. Pa' que bailen los muchachos
  15. Nocturna
  16. Lo que vendrá
  17. Verano porteño
  18. Adiós nonino
  19. Pichuqueando
  20. Nocturno a mi barrio

RCA Victor 100 Años - Libertad Lamarque

Libertad Lamarque

BMG 85935

Hear the darling of the barrio norte singing Hello Doly! (sic)

Track List

  1. Madreselva
  2. Besos brujos
  3. Nunca tuvo novio
  4. Como el pajarito
  5. La chica del 17
  6. Ropa blanca
  7. La morocha
  8. Cada vez que me recuerdes
  9. Uno
  10. Canción desesperada
  11. Adiós pampa mía
  12. Fruta amarga
  13. Sombras nada más
  14. Tristeza marina
  15. Caseron de tejas
  16. El choclo
  17. El firulete
  18. Madreselva
  19. Hello Doly!

RCA Victor 100 Años - Roberto Goyeneche

Roberto Goyeneche

BMG 86058

Track List

  1. Canción desesperada
  2. El último café
  3. Tinta roja
  4. Más solo que nunca
  5. A bailar
  6. Che papusa, oi!...
  7. Desencuentro
  8. Afiches
  9. Chiquilín de bachín
  10. Naranjo en flor
  11. Maquillaje
  12. Un tropezón
  13. Esquinas porteñas
  14. Pampero
  15. Cambalache
  16. Mimi pinsón
  17. El gordo triste
  18. Chau... no va más...!
  19. Balada para un loco
  20. Como la cigarra

RCA Victor 100 Años - Juan D'Arienzo

Juan D'Arienzo

BMG 86567

A selection of stereo recordings from the Tango for Export albums. Great stuff, but not his very best work, and there are some glaring omissions: Pura Trampa, Papas Calientes and most notably Este Es El Rey have all been ignored in favour of stereo versions of his early hits. A disappointment.

Track List

  1. La puñalada milonga
  2. Derecho viejo
  3. El choclo
  4. El entrerriano
  5. A media luz
  6. La cumparsita
  7. La tablada
  8. El triunfo
  9. El pollito
  10. 9 de julio
  11. El once
  12. Gran Hotel Victoria
  13. Inspiración
  14. Adiós Bardi
  15. Canaro en París
  16. Tinta verde
  17. Milonga de mis amores milonga
  18. Re fa si
  19. La guiñada
  20. Señor del compás

RCA Victor 100 Años - Orchestra Típica Victor

Orchestra Típica Victor

BMG 86569

This was a great disc with some real rarities such as Adiós Buenos Aires. It's deleted, but try EU 17014 instead.

Note: the delightful version of Rodriguez Peña is not by the Típica Victor, but by the orchestra of Adolfo Carabelli.

Track List

  1. El choclo
  2. Niño bien
  3. Rodriguez Peña
  4. Alma de bohemio
  5. CTV
  6. Don Juan
  7. Chorra
  8. Flor de fango
  9. Bronca rea
  10. Lunes
  11. El porteñito
  12. Ventarrón
  13. Clavel del aire
  14. Che papusa
  15. Adiós Buenos Aires
  16. La muchacha del circo
  17. Jueves
  18. Carrillón de la merced
  19. Fumando espero
  20. Adiós muchachos

Deleted


RCA Victor 100 Años - Sexteto Tango

Sexteto Tango

BMG 86723

Great selection from the group that broke away from Pugliese.

Track List

  1. La bordona
  2. A fuego lento
  3. La tablada
  4. Rawson
  5. Quejas de bandoneón
  6. Un tropezón
  7. El choclo
  8. La morocha
  9. Derecho viejo
  10. Mala junta
  11. La última copa
  12. Margarita Gauthier
  13. Re fa si
  14. El llorón
  15. La vieja serenata
  16. El abrojito
  17. Esquinas porteñas vals
  18. Tema otoñal
  19. Tanguera
  20. Danzarín

RCA Victor 100 Años - Carlos Di Sarli

Carlos Di Sarli

BMG 87490

EU 16010 Di Sarli's instrumentals are perfect, and all the late instrumentals of the old FM Tango disc are included here, but with pristine transfers straight from RCA's vaults.

This disc contains some rarities - where else can you hear Milonguero Viejo? - but the rarest of them is a real surprise, even for BMG, because Track 9, Fumando Espero, is not quite what it says it is. The cover declares the version sung by Argentino Ledesma which was a big hit at the time. But Di Sarli had just snatched Ledesma from the orchestra of Héctor Varela. Columbia sued and Di Sarli recorded a back-up vocal with Roberto Florio, just in case. In the event Columbia and RCA settled out of court and the version with Florio was never released.

For this release BMG have put out the version with Roberto Florio. It must have been an accident because it has not been joined with the instrumental introduction and runs at just under two minutes. If you want to hear the full version with Ledesma you must buy EU16028.

Perfect for beginners and experienced dancers alike, this is the best selling tango CD in the UK.

- our grateful thanks to Jorge Finkielman for explaining the mystery of Fumando Espero

Want more? Check out the three vocal albums on Euro Records: EU16010, pictured right, EU16023 and EU16028.

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Track List

  1. Bahía Blanca
  2. Milonguero viejo
  3. Rodríguez Peña
  4. Buenos Aires
  5. La cumparsita
  6. La morocha
  7. Don Juan
  8. A la gran muñeca
  9. Fumando espero
  10. Comme il faut
  11. 9 puntos
  12. El ingeniero
  13. El once
  14. Verdemar
  15. Germaine
  16. El jagüel
  17. El amanecer
  18. Nido gaucho
  19. Organito de la tarde
  20. Cara sucia
  21. Viviani
  22. Palabras de Carlos Di Sarli - El choclo

Cantan:

Roberto Florio (4,9); Oscar Serpa (14); Mario Pomar (18)


RCA Victor 100 Años - Astor Piazzolla

Astor Piazzolla

BMG 88170

Studio recordings of Piazzolla's best material - a fantastic album that can excite even died-in-the-wool traditionalists like me. See also the album of the May 1982 concert at the Teatro Regin on Tango Argentino.

Track List

Astor Piazzolla y su Quinteto (1-4): Preparense; Adios Nonino; Calambre; Lo Que Vendrá; Astor Piazzolla y su Conjunto 9 (5-6): Buenos Aires Hora Zero; Zum; Astor Piazzolla (7) La Casita De Mis Viejos; Astor Piazzolla y su Conjunto 9 (8): Tristeza De Un Doble A; Astor Piazzolla y su Orquesta (9-12): Chiquilín De Bachín; El Gordo Triste; Balada Para Un Loco; Un Dia De Paz; Cantan: Roberto Goyeneche (9,11), Amelita Baltar (10); Astor Piazzolla y su Quinteto (13-17): Palabras De Introduccion; Invierno Porteño; Verano Porteño; Otono Porteño; Primavera Porteña


RCA Victor 100 Años - Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel

BMG 88171

Track List

  1. Volver
  2. Cuesta abajo
  3. Amores de estudiantes
  4. Golondrinas
  5. Soledad
  6. Lejana tierra mia
  7. Camito soleado
  8. Mi Buenos Aires querido
  9. Amargura
  10. El dia que me quieras
  11. Por una cabeza
  12. Apure, delantero buey
  13. Criollita deci que si
  14. Los ojos de mi muza
  15. Guitarra mia
  16. Arrabal amargo
  17. Sus ojos se cerraron
  18. Volvió una noche
  19. Sol tropical
  20. Rubias de Nueva York
  21. Cheating muchachita

RCA Victor 100 Años - Julio De Caro

Julio De Caro

BMG 88173

Track List

  1. Boedo
  2. Tierra querida
  3. El taita
  4. Flores negras
  5. Derecho viejo
  6. Color de rosa
  7. Copacabana
  8. El monito
  9. Guardia vieja
  10. Ivette
  11. La rayuela
  12. Parlamento
  13. Mal de amores
  14. El baqueano
  15. Mala junta
  16. Vengan muchachachos
  17. Maipo
  18. La última cita
  19. Loca bohemia
  20. Vayan saliendo

RCA Victor 100 Años - Angel D'Agostino - Angel Vargas

Angel D'Agostino - Angel Vargas

BMG 88808

This was the best single disc D'Agostino/Vargas album - until it went out-of-print. Now we suggest the four volume set on Tango Argentino.

Track List

  1. Tres esquinas
  2. A pan y agua
  3. A quién le puede importar
  4. Su carta no llegó
  5. Señores, yo soy del centro milonga
  6. El porteñito tango-milonga
  7. Ninguna
  8. Madreselva
  9. Hotel Victoria
  10. El yacaré
  11. Asi era el tango
  12. Esta noche en Buenos Aires
  13. Pobre gallo Bataraz
  14. El morocho y el oriental milonga
  15. Muchacho
  16. Agua florida
  17. Adios arrabal
  18. Rondando tu esquina
  19. El aristocrata (shusheta)
  20. Mano blanca
  21. Traiga otra caña
  22. Ave de paso
  23. No vendrá
  24. Angel Vargas

Cantan:

Ángel Vargas (1-23); Roberto Alvar (24)

Deleted


RCA Victor 100 Años - Aníbal Troilo y Sus Cantores

Anibal Troilo y sus Cantores

BMG 88870

Unusual collection featuring nearly all of Troilo's singers. The first eighteen '40s tracks are great but non-Argentine tangueros won't appreciate the final six numbers, which are from the sixties.

Track List

  1. Yo soy el tango
  2. Barrio de tango
  3. Tristezas de la calle Corrientes
  4. Uno
  5. Maria
  6. Cristal
  7. Palomita blanca vals
  8. Naranjo en flor
  9. La noche que te fuiste
  10. Sur
  11. El último organito
  12. Carnaval
  13. Garúa
  14. La última curda
  15. Como se pianta la vida
  16. Y a mi que
  17. Ninguna
  18. Desencuentro
  19. Frente al mar
  20. Sombras nada más
  21. El motivo
  22. Che bandoneón
  23. Fueye

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