Cuesta Arriba Tango Club
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Welcome to our Tango Music Club!
Nothing improves your dancing so much as a good feeling for the special qualities of tango music. The idea of the club was to help you build a library of good tango music, tailored to your own tastes.
The club ran for 8 years, from December 2008 to December 2015, but was forced to close because of the reducing supply of tango CDs, itself a consequence of on-line listening (youtube and spotify) and of course copying.
This month's cds (December 2015):
Very sadly, this is the last month of the club as we just can't get tango CDs to sell you any more. I am proud to have brought you quality music to the end.
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Orquestas Olvidadas Vol.2 (Temas Cantados)
An important CD with some fantastic music - how did José Tinelli and Antonio Rodio not become huge stars? Just don't talk about the late Donato...
- Manuel Buzón - Fueye
- José Tinelli - Amor que se hace llanto
- Antonio Rodio - Dónde estás corazón?
- Alfredo Attadia - Tus besos fueron míos
- Edgardo Donato - Será una noche
- Eduardo Del Piano - No me pregunten porqué
- Ricardo Pedevilla - Patria milonga
- Mario Demarco - Mañana zarpa un barco
- Edgardo Donato - Patio de la morocha
- Jorge Fernandez - Rosa de otoño vals
- Eduardo Del Piano - Buenos Aires
- Edgardo Donato - Mi serenata
- Antonio Rodio - Rosa celeste
- Alfredo Attadia - Bettinoti milonga
- Eduardo Del Piano - Mandria
- Edgardo Donato - Se va la vida
- Eduardo Del Piano - Noche de locura
- Edgardo Donato - Remembranza
- Eduardo Del Piano - Prepárate p'al domingo
- Edgardo Donato - Tu olvido vals
Tango Collection - Carlos Di Sarli Instrumental 1928-1931
A fabulous CD of Carlos Di Sarli's sextet which you must already have. Mustn't you? The quality is so high, I won't even bother naming individual tracks.
These fabulous sides won't be to everyone's taste. Beats me though. I just can't get enough of this period.
Despite the title, don't forgot that there is an estribillista (refran singer) on Maldita.
- T B C
- La guitarrita
- Cuando bronca el temporal
- Soy un arlequín
- Un lamento
- El paladín
- Sos una fiera
- Mi pibe
- Che bacana
- Algo bueno
- Criollo viejo
- Don José María
- Racing Club
- Una noche de garufa
D'Agostino/Vargas - Tango de los Angeles vol.4
The fourth and final album of BMG's 4 disc set of the understated music of the two angels, Angel D'Agostino and his vocalist Angel Vargas. D'Agostino pulled off a trick what was impossible for everyone else in the 1940s: making music that was subtle and spacious, yet still full of rhythmic interest for the dancers.
Exploring a four album set can be much like listening to the end of a 20 track CD. The attention starts to wander before the end and we end up missing some great tracks. It's the same with this fourth disc.
As if to purposefully put us off, the album opens with a transfer of 1955's Café Dominguez that will disappoint anyone who has heard the version on Euro Records taken from the original tape master. After this though the album is packed with little-known tracks of five star quality, focussing on the years 1942-1945. Let's hope that tracks such as Caricias, Gorriones and many other fine tracks will soon be heard much more frequently than they are now.
- Café Dominguez
- Cuando se ha querido mucho
- Cantando olvidaré
- Dice un refrán
- Menta y cedrón
- De salto y carta
- Mi viejo barrio
- Guitarra que llora
- La nueva vecina
- Me llaman tango
- Rosita la santiagueña
- Poncho del olvido
- Camino del Tucumán
- Con sabor a tango
- La carreta
- El cornetín del tranvía
- Cardo azul
- No aflojés
Aníbal Troilo - La Cumparsita (1943)
Exquisite mid 1940s Troilo, sophisticated, danceable, and still scandalously underplayed in the milonga.
- La cumparsita
- Soñar y nada más vals
- La luz de un fosforo
- Tal vez sera su voz...!
- Cantando se van las penas
- Uruguaya vals
- El distinguido ciudadano
- El barrio del tambor milonga
- A bailar
- Sosiego en la noche
- Orquestas de mi ciudad
- Gime el viento
- Cada día te extraño más
- Fiorentino (2,12-16)
- dúo Fiorentino-Marino (3)
- Marino (5-7,11)
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