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 (April 2014):
We'll return to Troilo in May. This month:
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Enrique Rodriguez - Sus Primeros Sucesos (canta: Roberto "Chato" Flores and Armando Moreno)
The cover is ugly, even by the standards of the label, but the music is delightful: Enrique Rodriguez's trademark feel-good fun, with some delightful and little-known valses, all of which are five star tracks. The disc is padded out with a few "otros ritmos", but some of these are great fun - try pasodoble marcha for a taste of the kind of thing that used to get danced in a "traditional" milonga in Buenos Aires.
- Si no me eñgana el corazón
- Clavelito en flor vals
- Con permiso señorita
- Que lejos que estoy vals
- Mi munequita
- Te quiero ver escopeta
- Maja aristocratica vals
- Pues quién lo tiene? ranchera
- Ritmo de juventud pasodoble marcha
- A tisket a tasket fox
- Todo va bien
- En el Volga yo te espero vals
- Esto es puro compás
- Concierto en el parque fox
- Solita y sola vals
- El boulevard de la desilusión fox
- No te apures por dios postillón fox
- Brindis vals
- La viudita de la esquina corrido
- Roberto "Chato" Flores (1-11)
- Armando Moreno (12-20)
Carlos Di Sarli - Unicos
A selection of Di Sarli's 1950's tracks on TK - considered by many to be even better for dancing than the late 50s tracks on RCA-Victor. These tracks are otherwise hard to obtain.
- La morocha
- Patotero sentimental
- Poema triste vals
- Quejas de bandoneón
- Un lamento
- Sueño de juventud vals
- De vuelta vals
- A la gran muñeca
- Al compás del corazón
- Como los nardos en flor
- El ciruja
- Duelo criollo
- Mario Pomar (2,12)
- Oscar Serpa (3,6,7,9)
Orquestas Olvidadas Vol.1
Orquestas olvidadas means
forgotten orchestras and when something has been forgotten, you always have to ask yourselves why.
On this CD of 50s recordings the answer is mostly because the orchestra arrived on the scene just a little bit late and didn't make that many recordings.
In particular, Ricardo Pedevilla, who sounds a bit like a cross between D'Arienzo and Di Sarli, is eye-poppingly good
- but unfortunately he only made 24 recordings, and these on the now forgotten Pampa label.
On this evidence, he should have a CD of his own.
Antonio Rodio is another find but he made even fewer recordings.
Jorge Caldara's Lorenzo is a work of genius - soft and strong at the same time.
This CD is a reminder of the strength in depth that existed in Buenos Aires back in those golden years and will have you hungry for more from these artists.
- La cumparsita - Antonio Rodio
- Chiqué - Eduardo Del Piano
- El caburé - Ricardo Pedevilla
- Mal dea amores - Mario Demarco
- Sábado inglés - Edgardo Donato
- Siete palabras - Ricardo Pedevilla
- Lorenzo - Jorge Caldara
- El entrerriano - Carlos Demaria
- El amanecer - Ricardo Pedevilla
- Fuegos artificiales - Edgardo Donato
- La rayuela - Eduardo Del Piano
- Organito de la tarde - Ricardo Pedevilla
- El negro pintos - Alfredo Attadia
- Bienvenida - Mario Demarco
- El pollo Ricardo - Ricardo Pedevilla
- El chupete - Edgardo Donato
- El irresistible - Jorge Caldara
- El incendio - Ricardo Pedevilla
- Retintin - Lorenzo Barbero
- La cumparsita - Jorge Fernandez
Julio De Caro - Tangos de Rompe y Raja
Another Julio De Caro CD? What's that about, and what's the strange title?
De rompe y raja is a South American idiom, thought to be a corruption of
De rompe y rasga referring to ways of playing the guitar. The phrase is used to describe a really good party - boistrous and high-spirited.
Not what we would normally associate with the music of Julio De Caro
In 1949, De Caro returned to the studio after a five year absence, Over the next four years he cut 38 sides. One interpretation of this is that he came out of retirement to show people how tango should be done, but the De Caro revealed here is different to what had gone before. It's De Caro after Osvaldo Pugliese, who has shown him a new way to play his own music. If you are a dancer, these are his best sides. The music swells and soars with a passion we don't associate with this great musician. The one vocal track, Carlos Marcucci's Mi dolor, is just outstanding.
- El monito
- Mala junta
- Buen aimgo
- El arranque
- Fores negras
- Aníbal Troilo
- De rompe y raja
- Todo corazón
- Loca bohemia
- Mi dolor
- Moulin rouge
- Guardia vieja
- Tierra querida
- Mala pinta
- Derecho viejo
- Orlando Verri (14)
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