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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 (August 2013):

Lucio Demare - Sus Primeros Exitos
Alfredo Zitarrosa - De Colección Unicos - Aníbal Troilo Tango Collection - Libertad Lamarque

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Lucio Demare - Sus Primeros Exitos

Lucio Demare - Sus Primeros Exitos

EMI 541698

Lovely, Demare selections, mostly from his early years - Telón and Color de rosa in October 1941 and fifteen tracks the following year. The dark-voiced Roberto Arrieta is just superb - it's hard to be believe that he didn't really become popular until he joined Caló in 1945.

Malena is not the version with Juan Carlos Miranda but a later one from 1951 with Héctor Alvarado that most people won't even be aware of. This curiousity is the only dud on this super album. Essential for dancers and listeners alike.

Track list

  1. Telón
  2. Din don
  3. La racha
  4. Tango guapo
  5. Nunca supe por qué vals
  6. Color de rosa
  7. Mañana zarpa un barco
  8. Soy muchacho de la guardia
  9. El chupete
  10. Milonga en rojo milonga
  11. Sorbos amargos
  12. Tinta verde
  13. Canción de rango
  14. Pa'mi es igual
  15. Florcita
  16. Corazón no le digas a nadie
  17. Se va una tarde más
  18. Malena
  19. Lo mismo que un tango
  20. Más allá de mi rencor


Alfredo Zitarrosa - De Colección

Alfredo Zitarrosa - De Colección

Sony 80509

Alfredo Zitarrosa was a Uruguayan folk singer who will be known to most people reading this only as the composer of the wonderful milonga campera El violín de Becho, his tribute to the amazing violinist Carlos Becho Eizmendi. He is beloved throughout South America, even with the younger generation, as evinced by the popular track on Bajofondo Tango Club's second album, Mar Dulce: Zitarrosa. He is ours tonight, he is here: Alfredo Zitarrosa.

Zitarrosa has a deep and emotional voice, and wrote many songs himself, especially milongas and zambas. Like folk singers the world over, he participated in the protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s: Diez décimas de saludo al Pueblo Argentino (Ten decimas to the health of the Argentine people) his protest against the Argentine terror. Playing mostly just with his guitar, and very occasionally with the backing of an orchestra, he played many musical styles - there's even a lullaby on this CD. I'm not sure what all the styles are so they aren't all listed below, but the blank ones are not tangos!

This is the best of his many compilations for tango lovers because it has more milonga campera. If you like milonga campera, then this is for you.

limited stock

Track list

  1. El violín de Becho milonga campera
  2. Doña soledad candombe
  3. Zamba para vos zamba
  4. Pa'l que se va chamamita
  5. Qué pena litoraleña (milonga campera)
  6. Adagio en mi país milonga canción
  7. Los hermanos milonga campera
  8. A José Artigas huella
  9. Duerme negrito lullaby
  10. Guitarrero zamba
  11. El loco Antonio milonga campera
  12. Como un jazmín al país
  13. Triunfo agrario
  14. La amorosa zamba
  15. Canto de nadie
  16. De corrales a tranqueras
  17. La ronda catonga candombe
  18. Defensa del cantor
  19. Diez décimas de saludo al Pueblo Argentino
  20. Candombe del olvido candombe

Unicos - Aníbal Troilo

Unicos - Aníbal Troilo

DK 14142

Rare Troilo recordings from the early 1950s when he was contracted to the Argentine TK label. The only place to get this on CD now that EuUro have stopped production.

The sound fidelity is excellent and so are the selections. Flores negras is the tango which more than any other defined - created - the idea of the long phrase in tango music. Also included is El taita (Raza criolla) which would later be immortalised by Pugliese. Comparing the two versions is fascinating.

currently unavailable :(

Track list

  1. Quejas de bandoneón
  2. Tecleando
  3. Fuegos artificiales
  4. Taquito militar milonga
  5. Bandoneón arrabalero
  6. Que risa
  7. El choclo
  8. La cumparsita
  9. Ojos negros
  10. El Marne
  11. El entrerriano
  12. Callejón


Tango Collection - Libertad Lamarque

Tango Collection - Libertad Lamarque

RGS 1612

With film star looks and voice, Libertad Lamarque was one of the biggest female names in tango until she was run out of town by Eva Perón. She settled in Mexico where her success was even greater than in Argentina, making 45 feature films. Her fame spread through all Latin America where she became known as La Novia de América (The Sweetheart of the Americas).

This CD presents tracks from both periods. For the first ten tracks the CD alternates between later recordings made in Mexico (odd numbered) and earlier ones (even numbered). In general, the earlier recordings are preferable, but persevere with those odd numbers and one is rewarded with a wonderful interpretation of a bolero and a great version of the Pugliese/Morán hit Sin palabras. The CD includes her signature track, Besos brujos (bewitched kisses).

Track list

  1. Fumando espero
  2. Besos brujos
  3. Silencio
  4. Madreselva
  5. Julián
  6. Caminito
  7. Te sigo esperando bolero
  8. Verdemar
  9. Maldito tango
  10. Sin palabras
  11. Bailemos
  12. Cantando
  13. A media luz
  14. Mocosita
  15. Uno
  16. El día que me quieras

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