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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.

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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.

Orquestas Olvidadas Vol.2 (Temas Cantados)
Tango Collection - Carlos Di Sarli Tango de los Angeles vol.4 Aníbal Troilo - La Cumparsita (1943)

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Orquestas Olvidadas Vol.2 (Temas Cantados)

Orquestas Olvidadas Vol.2 (Temas Cantados)

EMI 473894

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...


Track list

  1. Manuel Buzón - Fueye
  2. José Tinelli - Amor que se hace llanto
  3. Antonio Rodio - Dónde estás corazón?
  4. Alfredo Attadia - Tus besos fueron míos
  5. Edgardo Donato - Será una noche
  6. Eduardo Del Piano - No me pregunten porqué
  7. Ricardo Pedevilla - Patria milonga
  8. Mario Demarco - Mañana zarpa un barco
  9. Edgardo Donato - Patio de la morocha
  10. Jorge Fernandez - Rosa de otoño vals
  11. Eduardo Del Piano - Buenos Aires
  12. Edgardo Donato - Mi serenata
  13. Antonio Rodio - Rosa celeste
  14. Alfredo Attadia - Bettinoti milonga
  15. Eduardo Del Piano - Mandria
  16. Edgardo Donato - Se va la vida
  17. Eduardo Del Piano - Noche de locura
  18. Edgardo Donato - Remembranza
  19. Eduardo Del Piano - Prepárate p'al domingo
  20. Edgardo Donato - Tu olvido vals

Tango Collection - Carlos Di Sarli

Tango Collection - Carlos Di Sarli Instrumental 1928-1931

RGS 1653

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.

Track list

  1. T B C
  2. La guitarrita
  3. Cuando bronca el temporal
  4. Soy un arlequín
  5. Un lamento
  6. El paladín
  7. Sos una fiera
  8. Mi pibe
  9. Barrilete
  10. Belén
  11. Che bacana
  12. Algo bueno
  13. Sábado
  14. Criollo viejo
  15. Don José María
  16. Racing Club
  17. Palito
  18. Añorándote
  19. Una noche de garufa
  20. Maldita

Tango de los Angeles vol.4

D'Agostino/Vargas - Tango de los Angeles vol.4

BMG 63338

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.

Track list

  1. Café Dominguez
  2. Caricias
  3. Cuando se ha querido mucho
  4. Cantando olvidaré
  5. Dice un refrán
  6. Menta y cedrón
  7. De salto y carta
  8. Mi viejo barrio
  9. Guitarra que llora
  10. Gorriones
  11. La nueva vecina
  12. Me llaman tango
  13. Rosita la santiagueña
  14. Poncho del olvido
  15. Camino del Tucumán
  16. Con sabor a tango
  17. La carreta
  18. El cornetín del tranvía
  19. Cardo azul
  20. No aflojés

Aníbal Troilo - La Cumparsita (1943)

Aníbal Troilo - La Cumparsita (1943)

BMG 659440

Exquisite mid 1940s Troilo, sophisticated, danceable, and still scandalously underplayed in the milonga.

Track list

  1. La cumparsita
  2. Garua
  3. Soñar y nada más vals
  4. Farol
  5. La luz de un fosforo
  6. Tal vez sera su voz...!
  7. Cantando se van las penas
  8. Pablo
  9. Uruguaya vals
  10. El distinguido ciudadano
  11. El barrio del tambor milonga
  12. A bailar
  13. Sosiego en la noche
  14. Orquestas de mi ciudad
  15. Gime el viento
  16. Cada día te extraño más


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