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EBCD-00

LO ESENCIÁL DE EL BANDONEÓN

EBCD-0

Excellent sampler with a good mix of tangos for dancing and for listening, but if you want a disc of dance music only you must look elsewhere.

EBCD-01

ANÍBAL TROILO - EL INMORTAL "Pichuco", 1941

EBCD-1

Fantastic Troilo from 1941 with Fiorentino, but the milongas and valses are missing. Find them on ebcd47 or, better still, get the disc on BMG.

EBCD-02

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA y su Orquesta "El desbande", 1947

EBCD-2

Piazzolla's first orchestra - hugely inventive and rich although not really intended for the dancer

EBCD-03

QUINTETO PIRINCHO - Dirección: FRANCISCO CANARO, 1938

EBCD-3

Fabulous up-tempo tangos and tango-milongas - hugely danceable and very enjoyable. The material dates from 1937-1952, with not a single track from 1938.

More like this: EBCD-90

EBCD-04

CHARLO canta con FRANCISCO CANARO y FRANCISCO LOMUTO, 1928-1929

EBCD-4

EBCD-05

OSVALDO PUGLIESE y su Orquesta Típica, 1949

EBCD-5

Inexplicably unpopular transfer of a fantastic LP of 1949/1950 sides with Jorge Vidal.

EBCD-06

JULIO DE CARO y su Sexteto, 1926-1928

EBCD-6

De Caro's original interpretations of the tangos that we know from Pugliese in virtually identical arrangements - a wonderful disc, although the double album on Los Grandes Orquestas is better value.

EBCD-07

NELLY OMAR con FRANCISCO CANARO - FRANCISCO FIORENTINO con ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, 1945-1947

EBCD-7

Nelly Omar's ten perfect sides with Canaro intercut with Fiorentino with Piazzolla.

EBCD-08

ROBERTO FIRPO y su Cuarteto "Alma de bohemio", 1936-1947

EBCD-8

Wonderful idiosyncratic tangos from Firpo's early quartet, far more popular than his full orchestra.

FRANCISCO "PANCHO" LOMUTO y su Orquesta típica, 1930-1941

EBCD-9

Not Lomuto's very best sides but one of the only discs available - worth it just for the vals Lo que vieron tus ojos

LUCIO DEMARE y su Orquesta "Tango guapo", 1942 -1943

EBCD-10

Great LP transfer, great selections (includes Malena) - buy it.

CARLOS GARDEL "Su Buenos Aires querido"

EBCD-11

CARLOS GARDEL "Amores dificiles"

EBCD-12

CARLOS GARDEL "Gardel en Barcelona"

EBCD-13

CARLOS GARDEL "Las mujeres aquellas"

EBCD-14

CARLOS GARDEL "Eran otros hombres"

EBCD-15

CARLOS GARDEL "Anclao en Paris"

EBCD-16

CARLOS GARDEL "Gardel en Nueva York"

EBCD-17

CARLOS GARDEL 'Garçonniere, carreras, timba..."

EBCD-18

CARLOS GARDEL "Criollita deci que si"

EBCD-19

CARLOS GARDEL "Gardel por el mundo"

EBCD-20

EBCD-21

CARLOS GARDEL "Pobres chicas"

EBCD-21

CARLOS GARDEL "Aquellas farras"

EBCD-22

CARLOS GARDEL "Cuidense porque andan sueltos"

EBCD-23

CARLOS GARDEL "Tomo y obligo"

EBCD-24

CARLOS GARDEL "Bandoneón arrabalero"

EBCD-25

EBCD-26

CARLOS GARDEL "Tango argentino"

EBCD-26

EBCD-27

AZUCENA MAIZANI "La ñata gaucha", 1928-1935

EBCD-27

EBCD-28

FRANCINI-PONTIER y su Orquesta Típica "A los amigos", 1946-1950

EBCD-28

Very dramatic evolutionary music and quite popular, but not really suitable for dancing.

EBCD-29

ADA FALCÓN con FRANCISCO CANARO y su Orquesta Típica, 1929-1942

EBCD-29

EBCD-30

FRANCISCO CANARO "La melodia de nuestro adiós" 1932-1938

EBCD-30

Fantastic mid-30s Canaro with a smattering of the tango milongas we love so much. But consider the double album on Blue Moon's Los Grandes Orquestas series and the disc on Reliquias.

EBCD-31

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA y su Orquesta "Se armo", 1946-1948

EBCD-31

Second album of early Piazzolla is not as interesting as the first

EBCD-32

LIBERTAD LAMARQUE "La Reina del Tango", 1928-1947

EBCD-32

Refined stuff from the woman Eva Perón loved to hate.

EBCD-33

MERCEDES SIMONE "La dama del Tango", 1928-1942

EBCD-33

EBCD-34

MIGUEL CALÓ y su Orquesta Típica "Yo soy el Tango"

EBCD-34

One of the best Caló disc available - see our full review.

EBCD-35

ALFREDO DE ANGELIS y su Orquesta Típica "Adios marinero"

EBCD-35

Great early De Angelis heavily featuring the duos of Dante and Martel.

EBCD-36

JUAN MAGLIO "El Bandoneón de Pacho", 1912-1913

EBCD-36

Historic early recordings from the Columbia label.

EBCD-37

IGNACIO CORSINI "El caballero cantor", 1935-1945

EBCD-37

Corsini was the singer that Gardel most admired and you can hear why in this marvellously varied selection of songs.

EBCD-38

CARLOS DI SARLI y su Orquesta Típica "El señor del Tango", 1940-1950

EBCD-38

Di Sarli with Rufino and Durán - great music, but better transfers are available on Tango Argentino.

EBCD-39

OSMAR MADERNA y su Orquesta Típica "Concierto en la luna", 1946-1950

EBCD-39

EBCD-40

RODOLFO BIAGI y su Orquesta Típica "Campo afuera", 1939-1942

EBCD-40

The best Biagi disc in its day but beginning to look a bit long in the tooth.

EBCD-42

ORQUESTA TÍPICA VICTOR, 1925-1934

EBCD-41

EBCD-43

HORACIO SALGAN y su Orquesta Típica, 1950-1954

EBCD-42

Inventive, evolutionary music within a dance framework from one of the great innovators.

EBCD-43

JUAN D'ARIENZO y su Orquesta Típica "El rey del compas", 1936-1939

EBCD-43

The only place you can hear early D'Arienzo/Echagüe. Slightly dull sound in places, but still recommended.

EBCD-44

ANGEL D'AGOSTINO y su Orquesta Típica con Angel Vargas, 1940-1945

EBCD-44

Not a bad disc but the transfers on Tango Argentino are cleaner.

EBCD-45

TRIO ARGENTINO, Irusta - Fugazot - Demare, "El Tango en Barcelona", 1928-1935 Volumen 1

EBCD-45

EBCD-46

TRIO ARGENTINO, lrusta-Fugazot-Demare, "El Tango en Barcelona", 1928-1935 Volumen 2

EBCD-46

EBCD-47

ANÍBAL TROILO con FRANCISCO FIORENTINO "Del tiempo guapo", 1941-1943

EBCD-47

Good second disc if you already have EBCD1, but it's better to collect BMG's Obra Completa.

EBCD-48

RICARDO TANTURI con ALBERTO CASTILLO "Cuatro compases", 1941-1943

EBCD-48

Appalling fidelity - get the Tango Argentino discs.

EBCD-49

OSVALDO FRESEDO "El pibe de la Paternal", 1950-1953

EBCD-49

Clean transfers, but '50s Fresedo is extremely sugared - be warned.

CARLOS GARDEL "El gaucho"

EBCD-50

EBCD-51

CARLOS GARDEL "Caricias y angustias"

EBCD-51

CARLOS GARDEL "Siga el corso"

EBCD-52

CARLOS GARDEL "Tango porteño"

EBCD-53

CARLOS GARDEL "Acuarelas de arrabal"

EBCD-54

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ANÍBAL TROILO con ALBERTO MARINO "Cuando tallan los recuerdos"

EBCD-55

EBCD-56

JULIO SOSA "El varon del tango"

EBCD-56

EBCD-57

CIRÍACO ORTÍZ "Conversando con el fueye"

EBCD-57

An unalloyed delight - the soulful bandoneón of Ciríaco Ortíz.

ANÍBAL TROILO con FLOREAL RUÍZ "Romance de barrio"

EBCD-58

EBCD-59

TITA MERELLO "Arrabalero"

EBCD-59

EBCD-60

DOMINGO FEDERICO "Saludos", 1944-1949

EBCD-60

Domingo Federico was one of the stars of the Caló orchestra and a great innovator. His music is rich and daring, and Saludos itself is a classic, but many of the vocal numbers, which dominate this disc, lean towards a nightclub sound - not surprising since they were recorded in 1968.

EBCD-61

ANÍBAL TROILO con EDMUNDO RIVERO "Sur"

EBCD-61

These transfers are not bad but you must get a disc from the BMG catalogue to really appreciate this music to the full.

EBCD-62

HUGO DEL CARRIL "El porteñito"

EBCD-62

EBCD-63

ALFREDO GOBBI "El violin romantico del Tango", 1947-1953

EBCD-63

EBCD-64

ANÍBAL TROILO con JORGE CASAL y RAÚL BERÓN "Medianoche"

EBCD-64

Great music, great cover, mediocre sound - try and get the Troilo/Berón disc on MusicHall if you can.

ALBERTO PODESTÁ "Sombras del puerto"

EBCD-65

Podestá sounds as if he is singing through a handkerchief - forget it.

EBCD-66

FRANCISCO PRACÁNICO y su sexteto, 1926-1927

EBCD-66

EBCD-67

ANÍBAL TROILO "Quejas de Bandoneón"

EBCD-67

Many have been disappointed by the sound of these early 1950s transfers but there's nothing better available from this period.

EBCD-68

AGUSTIN MAGALDI "La voz sentimental de Buenos Aires"

EBCD-68

EBCD-69

JUAN BAUTISTA GUIDO y su Orquesta Típica, 1926

EBCD-69

Charming guardia vieja recordings influenced by De Caro. Vardaro plays violin.

EBCD-70

ROSITA QUIROGA "Apología tanguera"

EBCD-70

EBCD-71

OSVALDO PUGLIESE "Recuerdo" con la Orquesta Típica, 1941-1945

EBCD-71

Brilliant.

LIBERTAD LAMARQUE "Inspiración"

EBCD-72

EBCD-73

CELEDONIO E.FLORES "Homenaje a los Poetas del Tango"

EBCD-73

EBCD-74

ENRIQUE CADÍCAMO "Homenaje a los Poetas del Tango"

EBCD-74

EBCD-75

ROBERTO FIRPO "Milonga orillera"

EBCD-75

EBCD-76

ENRIQUE SANTOS DISCÉPOLO "Homenaje a los Poetas del Tango"

EBCD-76

EBCD-77

CHARLO "Nostalgias", 1936-1954

EBCD-77

EBCD-78

HOMERO MANZI "Homenaje a los Poetas del Tango"

EBCD-78

EBCD-79

ANGEL VARGAS "El ruisenor de las calles porteñas"

EBCD-79

EBCD-80

FRANCISCO LOMUTO y su Orquesta Típica "Amor y Celos" 1927-1938

EBCD-80

Half a good disc, half a bad disc - get our recommendation on Colección 78rpm.

EBCD-81

RICARDO TANTURI con ENRIQUE CAMPOS "Una emoción" 1943-1944

EBCD-81

As with the Tanturi/Castillo offering the fidelity is appalling - get the Tango Argentino discs.

EBCD-82

PEDRO LAURENZ con su Orquesta Típica "Milonga de mis amores" 1937-1944

EBCD-82

The first (and until very recently the only) Láurenz disc. Excellent, but no longer your first choice.

EBCD-83

JULIO DE CARO y su Sexteto "Todo corazón" 1924-1928

EBCD-83

Great second disc following on from EBCD-6 but if making your first purchase consider the double album on Los Grandes Orquestas.

EBCD-84

JUAN D'ARIENZO y su Orquesta Típica "La Cumparsita" 1935-1939

EBCD-84

We all loved this - until BMG brought out sus priméros éxitos vol. 1 & 2

EBCD-85

ORQUESTA TÍPICA VICTOR 1926-1940

EBCD-85

EBCD-86

El Legendario JUAN MAGLIO "PACHO" y su Orquesta Típica "Sabado Ingles"

EBCD-86

Very clean transfers, but this last gasp guardia vieja doesn't excite me as much as Fresedo and Canaro from the same period.

EBCD-87

ADOLFO CARABELLI y su Orquesta Típica "Cuatro Palabras"

EBCD-87

Rich, inventive music from the founder of the Típica Victor.

EBCD-88

EDGARDO DONATO y sus Muchachos

EBCD-88

IGNACIO CORSINI "La pulpera de Santa Lucia" 1925-1930

EBCD-89

EBCD-90

FRANCISCO CANARO y su quinteto Pirincho "Nobleza de Arrabal" 1937-1941

EBCD-90

The transfers are clean but many of them are a semitone too high and too quick. If you want tracks from this period get "Viejo tangos de mi flor" on Reliquias; otherwise get EBCD3.

EBCD-91

ALBERTO GÓMEZ "La serenata de ayer" 1929-1944

EBCD-91

EBCD-92

MIGUEL CALÓ con la "Orquesta de Las Estrellas" 1941-1944

EBCD-92

Variable transfers cannot compete with Caló/Berón on Reliquias.

EBCD-93

LAS DAMAS DEL TANGO 1909-1946

EBCD-93

EBCD-94

ELVINO VARDARO "El violín mayor del tango" 1928-1943

EBCD-94

EBCD-95

EDGARDO DONATO Y SUS MUCHACHOS "A media luz" 1935-1942

EBCD-95

Irrepresibly cheerful music. Includes the unique milonga Ella Es Asi.

EBCD-96

OSVALDO PUGLIESE "El dia de tu ausencia" 1943-1947

EBCD-96

Great music, but these terrible Pugliese/Chanel transfers are an insult to their memory.

EBCD-97

FRANCISCO FIORENTINO "Soy un Porteño" 1928-1945

EBCD-97

Nine tracks with Cobián from 1928 of astonishing fidelity make this a worthwhile historical document. Most of the rest is with Troilo.

EBCD-98

PEDRO LAURENZ - PEDRO MAFFIA "Mala junta" 1936-1944

EBCD-98

11 tracks with Maffia (1930-1934) of mediocre fidelity, six 40s tracks with Laurenz and three wonderful duos from 1926.

EBCD-99

HECTÓR MAURÉ canta con la Orquesta Típica de Juan D'Arienzo "Sobre el pucho" 1941-1944

EBCD-99

Straight lift from FM Tango of D'Arienzo with the singer who best adapted himself to his fast tempos, Héctor Mauré. Highly recommended, or get the reprint on Solo Tango.

EBCD-100

LOS GRANDES BANDONEONES DE LA GUARDIA VIEJA Y LA ÉPOCA DE ORO DEL TANGO

EBCD-100

A nice idea but the very early tracks will alienate many tangueros.

Enrique Rodríguez y su orquesta típica 1939-1946

EBCD-101

The first commercial release of Rodriguez's tangos outside Japan features some of best sides from 1939-1946 with Armando Moreno. Includes El encopao, En la buena y en la mala, Son cosas de bandoneón and Suerte loca.

Osmar Maderna - Escalas en Azúl

EBCD-102

Troilo / Marino - Sombras nada más

EBCD-103

Twenty tracks with Marino in chronoligcal order from 1943-46. Check out BMG if you want this stuff.

Alberto Marino - La Voz de Oro del Tango

EBCD-104

Marino's recordings after going solo in 1946.

Florindo Sassone y su Orquesta Típica 1947-1953 - La Última Cita

EBCD-105

These early recordings of Sassone are nearly all vocals, mostly with Jorge Casal, although the two tracks with Roberto Chanel are outstanding.

Ada Falcón - Tus Besos Fueron Mias

EBCD-106

Julio de Caro - Buen Amigo

EBCD-107

Welcome third volume of De Caro on El Bandoneón, but see our comments on ebcd6.

Francisco Canaro - Candombe

EBCD-108

1940s recordings featuring all Canaro's singers - includes the excellent Candombe

D'Arienzo / Echagüe - Cambalache

EBCD-109

Mostly 1940s recordings, reasonable transfers, and no overlap with the Tango Argentino disc

D'Agostino / Vargas - Parque Patricios

EBCD-110

Osvaldo Fresedo - Vida Mia

EBCD-111

Fresedo's best vocalist (Roberto Ray), great transfers, and not too much sugar - great stuff

Roberto Firpo - Sentimiento Criollo

EBCD-112

Third volume of Roberto Firpo on El Bandoneón includes the marvellous Ataniche.

Las Damas Del Tango vol.2

EBCD-113

Adventurous follow up to ebcd93 presents rare recordings of many neglected female tango singers.

Ricardo Tanturi - Con sus Cantores 1946-1948

EBCD-114

Libertad Lamarque - Canción Desesperada

EBCD-115

20 Orquestas Olvidades

EBCD-116

Superb compilation of twenty little heard orchestras, mostly from the 1930s.

Agustín Magaldi - Honor Gaucho

EBCD-117

José Garcia y sus Zorros Grises

EBCD-118

Superb transfers of this wonderful but unknown band with a unique voice combining elements of Di Sarli and Tanturi

Lucio Demare - El Aguacero

EBCD-119

Florindo Sassone - Con sus cantores

EBCD-120

Rodolfo Biagi - Con sus cantores 1939-1947

EBCD-121

Vicente Greco y su Orquesta Típica Criolla 1911-1914

EBCD-122

Banda Municipal Del Buenos Aires 1908 - 1909

EBCD-123

Ignacio Corsini: Un Jardín De Ilusión 1934 - 1942

EBCD-124

The cover shows Corsini with Ada Falcón, with whom he sings the title track, a lovely vals.

Eduardo Arolas: Homenaje A La Guardia Vieja 1913-1918

EBCD-125

An important disc, demonstrating Arolas' great gifts as composer, director and bandoneonista.

Orquesta Ferrer- Filipotto 1917-1918 / Orquesta De Vicente Loduca 1917-1918

EBCD-126

Ignacio Corsini: El Adiós 1928-1938

EBCD-127

Fourth volume of El caballero cantor (the gentleman singer) presents earlier recordings (mostly from 1928).

Homenaje a la Guardia Vieja del Tango QUINTETO CRIOLLO EL ALEMAN 1913 y QUINTETO CRIOLLO TANO GENARO 1914

EBCD-128

Homenaje a la Guardia Vieja del Tango QUINTETO CRIOLLO "ATLANTA" 1916, ORQUESTA FRANCISCO CANARO 1916, ORQUESTA TIPICA PORTEÑA 1914 , QUINTETO POLITO 1915, CUARTETO LA ARMONIA 1913

EBCD-129

OSVALDO FRESEDO y su Orquesta Típica 1922-1925

EBCD-130

These very early tangos of Fresedo are important but less developed and not as interesting as those from 1927-1928 presented on BMT 024.

QUINTETO AUGUSTO 1914 Director: Augusto Pedro Berto

EBCD-131

ORQUESTA DE JUAN CARLOS COBIAN 1926-1928

EBCD-132

Fiorentino on vocals - but this is from around 1943.

JUAN D'ARIENZO y su Orquesta Típica 1928-1929

EBCD-133

FRANCISCO CANARO y su Orquesta Típica 1926-1927

EBCD-134

DOMINGO FEDERICO y su Orquesta Típica 1945-1948

EBCD-135

Federico is at his best with the instrumentals but this disc is all vocal numbers - fans only

Homenaje a la Guardia Vieja del Tango: BANDA ITALO-ARGENTINA Director: Antonio Lozzi 1907-1909 / BANDA DE LA POLICIA DE BUENOS AIRES Director: A.Rivara 1907-1909 / BANDA ESPAÑOLA 1907-1909

EBCD-136

Lots of brass and El Choclo with castanets - fascinating and entertaining, and very respectable fidelity too. Essential for those interested in the origins of tango.

Orquestas Típicas de PEDRO MAFFIA y RICARDO BRIGNOLO 1930

EBCD-137

FRANCISCO LOMUTO y su Orquesta Típica 1927-1940

EBCD-138

Wonderful guardia vieja Lomuto from 1927-1930, originally presented on the defunct Disco Latina label, padded out with five tracks from 1937-1940.

Orquesta DONATO-ZERRILLO 1928-1931 y EDGARDO DONATO y sus Muchachos

EBCD-139

Orquesta Típica Victor 1926-1930

EBCD-140

Homenaje A La Vieja Guardia Del Tango: 1907 - 1914

EBCD-141

Canta Ignacio Corsini 1928-1929

EBCD-142

Juan Carlos Cobián y su Orquesta Típica - 1923

EBCD-143

Juan Maglio y su Cuarteto - 1912

EBCD-144

Roberto Firpo y su Orquesta Típica 1916-1918

EBCD-145

Agustín Magaldi - Pedro Noda: Farol De Los Gauchos

EBCD-146

Azucena Maizani - Remigio

EBCD-147

Charlo - Suerte Loca

EBCD-148

Los Reyes Del Tango Cantan Canciones De Amor: Volumen 1

EBCD-149

Los Reyes Del Tango Cantan Canciones De Amor: Volumen 2

EBCD-150

Alberto Castillo - Copas, Amigos y Besos

EBCD-151

Francisco Canaro - Noche De Reyes - 4º Concurso De Tangos De Max Glücksmann Y Sus Discos Nacional 1927

EBCD-152

Sounds intriguing, but actually quite boring

Alberto Vila - El Trovero

EBCD-153

Emilio Ramil - El Tango En Cuba - El Gardel Cubano (2 CDs)

EBCD-154

Alberto Castillo - Soy Porteño y Soy Varón

EBCD-155

Alfredo De Angelis - Acordes Porteños

EBCD-156

Alberto Gómez - Muchacho de Cafetín

EBCD-157

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