Rodolfo Biagi: Manos Brujos (Enchanted Hands)
Rodolfo Biagi was the pianist with the magic hands whose nervous, rhythmic style was an integral part of D'Arienzo's dance revolution of 1935. After three years with D'Arienzo he split to form his own aggregation. The rhythmic conception was more insistent than D'Arienzo's - Piazzolla found his music insipid - but this allowed him not to accelerate the pace, making it far easier to incorporate singers into his orchestra.
Biagi's orchestra was hugely popular with the dancers of his day for his rhythmic playfulness. Today there is a good selection of CD re-issues for us to enjoy.
What sort of buyer are you?
I'm on a budget - I only want I only want one album of Biagi
Sus éxitos con Jorge Ortiz
Jorge Ortiz was without a doubt the singer who suited Biagi best. This is a reprint of the very first Biagi CD on Reliquias, which was mysteriously deleted.
our price: £9
- Yuyo verde tango
- Ya lo ves
- Todo te nombra
- Guapo y varón
- Señor, señor
- Lágrimas y sonrisas vals
- Pájaro ciego
- Romántico bulincito
- Ahora no me conocés
- Quiero verte una vez más
- Yo también
- Si de mí te has olvidado
- No le digas que la quiero
- Carrillón de la Merced
- Misa de once
- La marcha nupcial
- Jorge Ortiz (1-9, 11-20)
- instrumental (10)
I'm a DJ or collector - I want more
This is easy: start collecting the albums on Reliquias. They are nine in all, and only two are not uniformly excellent throughout. I've decided to spare you the sight of those lime green and yellow covers - here's a list for you instead.
- EMI 495365 Sus éxitos con Jorge Ortíz - mysteriously deleted and reprinted as EMI 379158
- EMI 499966 Sus éxitos con Falgás y Ibáñez - fabulous early hits with (for me) his most exciting singers - out-of-print
- EMI 499967 Sus éxitos con Jorge Ortíz Vol.2 good cd, as a bonus includes the perenially popular instrumental Racing club (now on the instrumental cd).
- EMI 499968 Sus éxitos con Alberto Amor this is the one with the killer milonga Flor de Montserrat.
- EMI 529111 Sus éxitos con Acuña, Lago y Amor
- EMI 529139 Sus éxitos con Duval, Heredia, Saavedra y Amor - some later material with a slower pace.
- EMI 541689 Solos de Orquesta - popular cd
- EMI 595171 Su Orquesta y sus Cantores - fills in the gaps in your Biagi collection
- EMI 379158 Exitos con Jorge Ortiz - reprint of EMI 495365
- EMI 235392 Al compás del vals - fabulous Biagi vals cd