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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 (June 2015):

Enrique Rodríguez - Tangos, Valses y Milongas
Aníbal Troilo - La Cumparsita (1943) Boleros Inolvidables

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Enrique Rodríguez - Tangos, Valses y Milongas

Enrique Rodríguez - Tangos, Valses y Milongas

Reliquias 595165

Hidden away in a late batch of Reliquias releases is this little gem from Enrique Rodríguez. Remember, there were just two orchestras that made happy music: Donato, and Rodríguez. Happy music generally means less sentiment and more milongas and valses, and that's true again here with some real corkers such as Uno que ha sido marino! and Chunga que si, chunga que no.

But don't think that's the only interest here - the tangos are good too, and there's no duplication from the other Reliquias albums. Great stuff.

Track list

  1. Diarios, revistas, señor
  2. Danza maligna
  3. Llora corazón vals
  4. Los años no curan penas milonga
  5. Nyanzas y malevos
  6. No le creas
  7. Uno que ha sido marino! vals
  8. Chunga que si, chunga que no milonga
  9. Anselmo Laguna
  10. Carta perdida
  11. Mariquita no mires al puerto vals
  12. Ficha personal
  13. Flor de lis
  14. Rezongando... rezongando
  15. Caballero de la luna vals
  16. Cuando te hablen del domingo milonga
  17. Dicen que así soy yo
  18. Yo soy siempre el mismo
  19. En un pueblito de españa vals
  20. Horas

Aníbal Troilo - La Cumparsita (1943)

Aníbal Troilo - La Cumparsita (1943)

BMG 659440

Exquisite mid 1940s Troio, scandalously underplayed in the milonga - surely we're ready for this after more than 20 years tango in Europe (nearly 30 years in some places)?

Track list

  1. La cumparsita
  2. Garua
  3. Soñar y nada más
  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


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

Boleros Inolvidables

Boleros Inolvidables

Reliquias 473898

We all know that tango was not the only music in Buenos Aires. Jazz and swing were widespread, but there was also Cuban music. Cuban bands worked in the cruise ships that plied the coasts of South America and it wasn't long before their music arrived in Buenos Aires.

This CD presents the best of the Argentine artists performing in the genre. The level is really high - these bands sound very similar to Cuban bands from the same period. You may even know some of these tracks: Dos gardenias was one of the songs brought to a new audience by the legendary Ibrahim Ferrer

Track list

  1. Una mujer - Gregorio Barrios
  2. Final - Gregorio Barrios
  3. Somos - Gregorio Barrios
  4. Deuda - Leo Marini
  5. Llanto de luna - Leo Marini
  6. Diez años - Leo Marini
  7. Mi carta - Hugo Marini
  8. Amorosamente - Hugo Marini
  9. Verdad amarga - Hugo Marini
  10. Así - Genaro Salinas
  11. Celos - Genaro Salinas
  12. Ansiedad - Genaro Salinas
  13. Dos gardenias - Fernando Albuerne
  14. Cosas pequenas - Fernando Albuerne
  15. Pecado - Fernando Albuerne
  16. Nosotros - Fernando Torres
  17. Hilos de plata - Fernando Torres
  18. Toda una vida (estaría contigo) - Fernando Torres
  19. Dos almas - Gregorio Barrios
  20. Inolvidable - Gregorio Barrios

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