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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 (February 2013):

Tango de los Angeles vol.4
Tango Collection - Orquesta Típica Victor Roberto Goyeneche - Sexteto Tango - Esquinas Porteñas

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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

Tango Collection - Orquesta Típica Victor

Tango Collection - Orquesta Típica Victor

RGS 1642

This album of the OTV was a big hit when it came out two years ago (we offered it in the club in July 2011. The disc is generous at 23 tracks and there is lots of material that isn't on EURO, including their rare version of El amanecer. Fabulous! If you like the old style music, this is for you.

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Track list

  1. Retintín
  2. La cumparsita
  3. Viejo rincón
  4. La payanca
  5. Flor de tango
  6. Re fa si
  7. De mi barrio
  8. Adiós muchachos
  9. Tradición
  10. La sonámbula
  11. Fumando espero
  12. Puente Alsina
  13. Chorra
  14. Dominio
  15. El porteñito
  16. Niño bien
  17. Coqueta
  18. El choclo
  19. La rosarina
  20. El chamuyo
  21. Bailarías
  22. El amanecer
  23. Libertad

Alfredo De Angelis - Instrumentales inolvidables

EMI 499986

Alfredo De Angelis was one of the few bandleaders who managed to keep his orchestra going through the 1950s. This produced music of variable quality, but as we all know there were some outstanding hits from this period, such as Pavadita. That was a unique track, but there's enough quality output from this period to make a beautiful tanda or two: Mi dolor El tango club and Re fa si are all regularly heard in Buenos Aires, especially in the afternoon milongas. On the other hand, I can't get on with his version of La yumba, which is I feel best forgotten.

Don't be put off, though; this is popular music that we get asked for all the time. If the higher fidelity of the later recordings is important for you, then you'll be especially pleased by this disc.

Track list

  1. La cumparsita
  2. Flores negras
  3. A la gran muñeca
  4. Re Fa Si
  5. Pavadita
  6. El tango club
  7. Mi dolor
  8. A media luz
  9. Caminito
  10. Sin aliento
  11. Felicia
  12. Loca bohemia
  13. El apache argentno
  14. Fuegos artificiales
  15. La mariposa
  16. El torito milonga
  17. Canaro en París
  18. Tecleando
  19. La yumba
  20. Lagrimas y sonrisas vals

Roberto Goyeneche - Sexteto Tango - Esquinas Porteñas

Roberto Goyeneche - Sexteto Tango - Esquinas Porteñas

BMG 664304

The gravelly voiced Roberto Goyeneche with the Sexteto Tango (ex-Pugliese musicians) in 1983. Great music although absolutely not for dancing.

Track list

  1. Esquinas porteñas
  2. Un tropezón
  3. Me estan sobrando las penas
  4. Vals del carnaval vals
  5. Recuerdo malevo
  6. Tarde gris
  7. Cautivo
  8. Chau viejo Juan
  9. Estrealla
  10. Pordioseros
  11. Recordándote
  12. Shusheta

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