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Enrique Rodriguez

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The rhythmic orchestra of Enrique Rodriguez is one still little appreciated in Buenos Aires, but whose popularity is firmly established amongst tangueros in Europe. True, his steady, reliable rhythm lacks sophistication. Worse, his orchestra was not even an orquesta típica, but an orquesta characteristica - a band that played not only tangos, waltzes and milongas, but other rhythms as well. However, these are exactly the reasons why we like him so much.

His first singer was Roberto "Chato" Flores with whom he recorded some delightful waltzes, but the emblematic singer of his orchestra was without doubt Armando Moreno. Their performances of tangos composed by Rodriguez with lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo, such as Iré, Llorar por una mujer and Yo también tuve un cariño are classics, although Biagi made a more up-tempo recording of Son cosas del bandoneón.

For years the only available cd of his tangos was on El Bandoneón. Eventually Reliquias were persuaded to release some of his tangos as well and their cds are now the ones we prefer. We'll start with the tangos and the valses, but don't ignore the otros ritmos altogether - some of the foxtrots are very tender.

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Enrique Rodriguez - Tangos con Armando Moreno vol.2

EMI 541707

This second volume of tangos is even better than the first one. Standout tracks: Iré, Marinero and Que lo sepa el mundo entero.

normal UK selling price: n/a (Argentine import)
our price: £9

Track list
  1. Como se pianta la vida
  2. No te quiero más
  3. Al mal tiempo buena cara
  4. Contigo pan y cebolla
  5. El huérfano
  6. Sólo tú
  7. Yo no sé por qué razón
  8. Iré
  9. Marinero
  10. Aquel silbido
  11. Que lento corre el tren
  12. Que lo sepa el mundo entero
  13. Por eso canto yo
  14. Ya no cantás chingolo
  15. Los muñequitos
  16. Motivo sentimental
  17. Traje de novia
  18. Soledad la de Barracas
  19. Giuseppe el zapatero
  20. Este es tu tango

Enrique Rodriguez - El "Chato" Flores En El Recuerdo

EMI 541705

Next we'll want to pick up the cheeky waltz Tango mil novias. This belongs to Rodríguez's first singer, Roberto Flores, who cut 32 sides with Rodríguez in the years 1939-1939. There's some wild stuff on this disc, including an Argentine version of the "Loony Tunes" theme (Bombolo)!

normal UK selling price: n/a (Argentine import)
our price: £9

Track list
  1. Son cosas del bandoneón
  2. Salud, dinero y amor vals
  3. Para mí eres divina [Bei mir bist du schön] fox-trot
  4. A la huacachina pasodoble
  5. Un copetín
  6. Tengo mil novias vals
  7. Encantador de serpientes [The snake charmer] fox-trot
  8. Jalisco nunca pierde pasodoble
  9. Mi verdad
  10. Fru fru vals
  11. La calesita se destrozó [The merry-go-round broke down] fox-trot
  12. Bombolo pasodoble
  13. Dejame ser así
  14. Las espigadoras vals
  15. La colegiala fox-trot
  16. Oh! ma-ma! pasodoble
  17. Vendrás alguna vez
  18. Los piconeros vals
  19. Me encanta silbar [I love to whistle] fox-trot
  20. Jarangón marcha

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Enrique Rodriguez - Tangos con Armando Moreno

EMI 529105

Almost as good as the second volume: solid walking tangos, some a bit more sophisticated than we've come to expect from Rodríguez.

normal UK selling price: n/a (Argentine import)
our price: £9

Track list
  1. Naranjo en flor
  2. La vi llegar
  3. Luna llena
  4. A media luz
  5. Tango argentino
  6. Un tropezón
  7. El tabernero
  8. La gayola
  9. Suerte loca
  10. Llorar por una mujer
  11. Como has cambiado pebeta
  12. En la buena y en la mala
  13. Mi piba
  14. Adiós para siempre
  15. Mirame de frente
  16. Tu cielo y tu
  17. Adiós muchachos
  18. Tu intimo secreto
  19. Y así nació este tango
  20. Yo también tuve un cariño

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Enrique Rodriguez - Bailando Todos Los Ritmos

EMI 837408

Finally we'll want some of ROdríguez's fabulous slow foxtrots, such as Se va el tren and Noches de hungria.

normal UK selling price: n/a (Argentine import)
our price: £9

Track list
  1. Amor en Budapest fox-trot
  2. El niño de las monjas
  3. Tengo mil novias vals
  4. La cumparsita
  5. Japonesita
  6. Sangre ecuatoriana
  7. Que puntada
  8. Son cosas del bandoneón
  9. Se va el tren fox-trot
  10. Te lo juro yo
  11. Noches de hungria fox-trot
  12. Adelita
  13. Bailando el fox-trot fox-trot
  14. El encopao
  15. Suavemente fox-trot
  16. Pinocho


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