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Orfeón

This Mexican label reissued the CDs of the Music Hall label, although its not at all clear whether they have acquired the rights. Music Hall and TK which contains the works of artists like Troilo and Di Sarli when they left Odeón and Victor respectively in 1950, following these companies' destruction of their archives.

Tracklists

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There are no liner notes, there are spelling mistakes in the track titles, and Orfeón may not even own the copyright. For a while we were grateful to hear the Troilo tracks, especially the Troilo/Berón tracks, although these are now all available on Euro Records Archivo TK


Carlos Di Sarli - El Señor del Tango

CDL 13361

Between Nov-51 and Apr-53 Di Sarli cut 84 tracks on the Music Hall label. Although not as distilled as the versions cut on RCA Victor in 1954-57, these are still some great interpretations. It was also the last time that Di Sarli would record half of the tracks presented here, including the instrumentals Pimienta and Mi refugio. Strongly recommended.

1999 release, 17 tracks

Track list

  1. Clavel del aire
  2. Champage Tango
  3. Tu palida voz vals
  4. La capilla blanca
  5. A la luz del candíl
  6. El amanecer
  7. Organito de la tarde
  8. Pimienta
  9. Nido gaucho
  10. El ingeniero
  11. El choclo
  12. Mi refugio
  13. Don Juan
  14. La cachila
  15. El once
  16. A la gran muñeca
  17. La cumparsita

Cantan:

Oscar Serpa (1)
Mario Pomar (3,5,9)



Lo mejor de Carlos Di Sarli

CDL 13372

With only 14 tracks, four of which are duplicated on the other Di Sarli CD on Orfeón, this second disc may not be as good value as the first but it's still worth getting for these great instrumentals.

1999 release, 14 tracks

Track list

  1. A la gran muñeca
  2. Milonguero viejo
  3. El recodo
  4. El choclo
  5. La cachila
  6. Bar Exposición
  7. El incendio
  8. Don Juan
  9. El pollito
  10. Quejas de Bandoneón
  11. Didi
  12. Marianito
  13. Re-fa-si
  14. Los 33 orientales


Los Tangos Mas Buscados de Carlos Di Sarli

CDL 16027

12 tracks, never re-released on LP since their original publication in the 1950s. This made this CD very popular, and thus it sold out quickly. re-released digitally in 2003 by Selasco.

1994 release, 12 tracks

Track list

  1. Cuidado con Los 50
  2. Chimentos
  3. La canción mas triste
  4. Royal Pigall
  5. Asi era mi novia
  6. Misma tarde
  7. Tierra negra
  8. Se muere de Amor
  9. Fulgor
  10. Mi refugio
  11. Poema triste
  12. Porque le llaman amor

Cantan:

Oscar Serpa (3,6,9,11,12)
Mario Pomar (2,5,8)



Aníbal Troilo - Sus Mejores Momentos

CDL 13359

In the early 1950s Troilo began to experiment. Piazzolla was the arranger, and it shows. Particularly fascinating are the orchestra's recordings of Piazzolla's own compositions, Triunfal and Contratiempo - a canon he would later repudiate. Meanwhile, the version of Ojos Negros is definitely the best Troilo, or anyone for that matter ever recorded, far surpassing his concertised 1970 interpretation, and whilst the versions of Quejas de Bandoneón and La Bordona sound better in their 1957-1959 recordings on Odeón (available on EMI's From Argentina to the World series) these are the most danceable versions. I'd say the same of this recording of La Cumparsita as well. Piazzolla's arrangements of El Pollo Ricardo and El Irresistible are simply fabulous, and just go to show what he could do when shackled to a dance orchestra.

This is audibly an LP transfer, and it shows not just in the fidelity, which is good to fair, but also in the occasional wobble in pitch which spoils the opening chord of Chiqué. If you just want the best fidelity, don't buy this CD. But, if you want to hear what Troilo's best work as a dance orchestra, in an extremely innovative period: buy this astonishing and neglected disc. Essential for lovers of the genre.

As a final note, for the geeks out there: pop this disc into a computer with the Windows Media Player and watch it acquire the track titles. Look at the composers. You will see that the data provider has not realised that Ed. is short for Editorial, i.e. it indicates the publisher, and therefore all the tracks are co-composed by someone called Ed, particularly the famous Ed. Ricordi!

1999 release, 14 tracks

Track list

  1. Quejas de bandoneón;
  2. Ojos Negros
  3. Triunfal
  4. El Entrerriano
  5. La bordona
  6. El Marne
  7. Chiqué
  8. La cumparsita
  9. El irresistible
  10. Don Juan
  11. Fuegos artificiales
  12. Pablo
  13. El pollo Ricardo
  14. Contratiempo


Aníbal Troilo - Jorge Casal

CDL 13369

Poor fidelity - dedicated collectors only

1999 release, 10 tracks

Track list

  1. Una canción
  2. Barrio viejo del 80
  3. La mentirosa
  4. Amigazo
  5. Milonga del mayoral milonga
  6. La cantina
  7. Carmin
  8. Patio mío
  9. Los cosos de al lao
  10. Vuelve la serenata

Cantan:

Jorge Casal (1-10)



Aníbal Troilo - Jorge Casal

CDL 13378

Again, poor fidelity - dedicated collectors only

1999 release, 10 tracks

Track list

  1. Che bandoneón
  2. Mi vieja viola
  3. Uno
  4. La violeta
  5. Buenos Aires
  6. El patio de la morocha
  7. Flor campera
  8. Ventanita de arrabal
  9. Del duburbio
  10. Araca corazón

Cantan:

Jorge Casal (1-10)



Aníbal Troilo / Raúl Berón - Dos Inolvidables del Tango

CDL 13380

Troilo, the best orchestra for singers, and Berón, one of the greatest singers of the 40s, was always going to be a special combination, and its a shame they didn't get together until 1951. Their interpretation of Malena and the vals Un momento are very special, but don't expect these recordings to have the fidelity of those Troilo made just a few years on Odeón - they don't.

1999 release, 14 tracks

Track list

  1. Malena
  2. Corrientes
  3. Ivette
  4. N.P.
  5. De vuelta al bulín
  6. Pero Yo Se
  7. El choclo
  8. Un momento vals
  9. Mensaje
  10. Discepolin
  11. Tango bara Esthercita
  12. Cualquier cosa
  13. Medianoche
  14. Milonga del Mayoral milonga

Cantan:

Jorge Casal (1-10)



Aníbal Troilo - Lo Mejor

CDL 13357

Another ungenerous lp transfer. Goyeneche's performance of Bandoneón Arrabalero is wonderful although definitely not for dancing. Piazzolla's Patio Mío is very worn, but the transfer of Orlando Goñi is wonderful. If you've ever bought a CD for a single track, this was one of those moments.

Now superceded by Archivo TK.

1999 release, 14 tracks

Track list

  1. Bandoneón Arrabalero
  2. Que risa
  3. Corralera milonga
  4. Patio mío
  5. Para lucrise
  6. Orlando Goñi
  7. Vamos, vamos Zaino viejo
  8. Taquito militar milonga
  9. Cosas de al lao
  10. Tecleando

Cantan:

Roberto Goyeneche (1)
Ángel Cardenas (2,7)
Jorge Casal (4,9)



Aníbal Troilo - Don Juan

CDL 16035

A too even handed review of these recordings, and just 10 tracks, none of which is not repeated from their other discs. Mercifully already deleted.

Now superceded by Archivo TK.

2000 release, 10 tracks

Track list

  1. Don Juan
  2. Araca corazón
  3. Corralera milonga
  4. Que risa
  5. Tecleando
  6. Medianoche
  7. El pollo Ricardo
  8. Milonga que peina canas
  9. Fuegos artificiales
  10. Sur

Cantan:

Jorge Casal (2)
Ángel Cárdenas (4)
Raúl Berón (6)
Roberto Goyeneche (8)
Edmundo Rivero (10)



Aníbal Troilo - Collección De Oro

ORK-21033

The majority of the tracks on this CD appear on others in the Orfeón catalogue, but you'll certainly enjoy the arrangement of El Monito. Also interesting is the innovative Viejo baldió, featuring the guitar of (we presume) Roberto Grela.

Now superceded by Archivo TK.

1999 release, 16 tracks

Track list

  1. Ojos Negros
  2. Viejo Baldio
  3. Chiqué
  4. Araca corazón
  5. Quejas de bandoneón
  6. Callejón
  7. La cumparsita
  8. Milonga que peina canas
  9. El monito
  10. Mensaje
  11. Responso
  12. Recordándote
  13. El entrerriano
  14. Ventanita de arrabal
  15. Don Juan
  16. Chuzas

Cantan:

Jorge Casal (4,14)
Ángel Cárdenas (6)
Roberto Goyeneche (8)
Raúl Berón (10)
Carlos Olmedo (12)



Aníbal Troilo / Roberto Grela - Taconenado

CDL-13371

All 12 tracks recorded on TK between 1953-1955 (despite what it says on the album cover).

This was not a duo but a quartet, and the personnel were:

1999 release, 12 tracks

Track list

  1. El abrojito
  2. Nunca tuvo novio
  3. Palomita blanca vals
  4. A Pedro Maffia
  5. Mi refugio
  6. Taconeando;
  7. La cumparista
  8. A la guardia nueva
  9. Un placer vals
  10. Sobre El Pucho
  11. Diablito
  12. La cachila


Leopoldo Federico / Roberto Grela - Hombres del Tango

CDL-13367

An important tango release, but get Troilo with Grela first. Possibly available in Argentina = ask us

1999 release, 12 tracks

Track list

  1. De puro guapo
  2. La cumparista
  3. Danzarín
  4. A la guardia nueva
  5. El africano
  6. Minguito Tinguitella
  7. Romantica
  8. Cabulero
  9. La tablada
  10. Don Juan
  11. De vuelta y media milonga
  12. El pollo Ricardo
  13. Nunca tuvo novio
  14. A San Telmo


Hugo Díaz - Folklore For Export

CDL-13344

Yes, this really is an album by the real Hugo Díaz, by which we mean the Argentine chromatic harmonica player rather than the Uruguayian bandoneonista.

1990 release, 12 tracks

Track list

  1. La compañera
  2. Chacarera doble zamba
  3. Tu cabeza en mi hombro
  4. Tacita de plata
  5. Isla saca
  6. Zamba alegre zamba
  7. Cuando el diablo toca el bombo
  8. Engañera
  9. Cascada
  10. La salamanca
  11. Misionera
  12. Zamba de los cuatro vientos zamba


Rodolfo Biagi - Mariposita

CDL-13370

Late Biagi with a thin sound that is drifting towards De Angelis (!) and just 12 tracks, why would you want this - it's a mystery to me!

1992 release, 12 tracks

Track list

  1. La tablada
  2. Arriba Jara!
  3. Milonga con variaciones
  4. Estrella
  5. Mariposita
  6. Canaro
  7. Palermo
  8. Si no estuvieras tu
  9. Y a mi que
  10. Amor de verano
  11. Duerme mi niña
  12. Con un silbido en los labios

Cantan:

Hugo Duval (2,4,5,10)
Carlos Almago (7,8,9,11,12)



Alberto Podestá - Al Compas del Corazón

CDL-13360

Late Biagi with a thin sound that is drifting towards De Angelis (!) and just 12 tracks, why would you want this - it's a mystery to me!

1992 release, 12 tracks

Track list

  1. La capilla blanca
  2. Bazar de los juguetes
  3. Temblando vals
  4. Al compás del corazón
  5. La vi llegar
  6. Vida mía
  7. Alma de Bohemio
  8. Al Verla Pasar
  9. Bajo un cielo de estrellas vals
  10. Nido gaucho
  11. Si no me engaña el Corazón
  12. No nos veremos mas


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