Monday, November 7, 2016

Milonga Sin Nombre del Muertos playlist, October 2016

Halloween tango parties aren't quite the usual milongas. Its music better be playful and a touch weird. This time we decided to split Halloween milonga DJing in halves, with Sergey starting out with Di Sarli-Rufino, Demare-Beron, Laurenz, 2 Fresedo tandas (including one with Ruiz, superbly bracketed by Buscandonte and Mi Gitana), and a refreshing selection of alternatives. I jumped in after a vals tanda mid-way through the night, and made a more or less careful effort to avoid these themes and sounds.

01. Francisco Canaro - Roberto Maida "Recuerdos De Paris" 1937 3:12
02. Francisco Canaro - Roberto Maida "Envidia" 1936 3:18
03. Francisco Canaro - Roberto Maida  "Nada mas" 1938 3:00
04. Ricardo Tanturi - Instrumental "Comparsa Criolla" 1942 2:50
05. Ricardo Tanturi - Instrumental  "Argañaraz" 1940 2:21
06. Ricardo Tanturi - Instrumental  "Una Noche De Garufa" 1941 2:30
07. Cuarteto Almagro "Cosmotango (cortina 2)" 2003 0:18
08. Enrique Rodriquez - Armando Moreno  "Se va el tren" 1942 3:11
09. Enrique Rodriguez - Armando Moreno "Maruska" 1943 2:07
10. Enrique Rodriguez - Armando Moreno "Contando las estrellas" 1942 2:23
11. Alla Pugacheva  "Winter Night (Svecha gorela) cortina"  0:19
12. Carlos Di Sarli Alberto Podesta "Nada"  2:45
13. Carlos Di Sarli Alberto Podesta "Nido Gaucho"  3:22
14. Carlos Di Sarli Alberto Podestá "Lloran Las Campanas"  2:58
15. AR Rahman  "Ringa Ringa cortina long 3"  0:29
16. Sting "Until" 2001 3:09
17. 17 Hippies "Gelb Zwo Drei" 2002 2:33
18. Klezmatics "Di Krenitse (milonga cut)" 2003 3:39
19. The Beatles "All you Need is Love cortina" 0:19

20. Rodolfo Biagi - Hugo Duval  "Solamente Dios y yo" 1958 2:30
21. Rodolfo Biagi - Hugo Duval  "Alguien" 1956 3:14
22. Rodolfo Biagi - Hugo Duval  "Esperame en el cielo" 1958 2:52
23. Carmen Piculeata  "Egy kis cigainy dal" 0:29
24. Edgardo Donato - Horacio Lagos "El Adios" 1938 3:09
25. Edgardo Donato - Lita Morales,  Horacio Lagos y Romeo Gavio "Sinfonia de Arrabal" 1940 3:07
26. Edgardo Donato - Horacio Lagos y Lita Morales "Carnaval De Mi Barrio" 1939 2:25
27. The Blues Brothers  "Theme From Rawhide 3" 1980 0:20
28. The Alex Krebs Tango Sextet  "Largas las Penas" 2011 3:02
29. The Alex Krebs Tango Sextet  "Ella Es Asi" 2011 2:32
30. The Alex Krebs Tango Sextet  "Negrito" 2011 1:53
Angel Vargas sings and Angel D'Agostina dances!
(from Jose Mario Otero's tangoblog)
31. Elleen Burhum  "Interlude long slow cortina" 2006 0:41
Continuing with the October birthdays of the tango's greats. Ángel Vargas, born October 22 1904, is one of the Argentina's most beloved tango singers. Together with Fiorentino, Vargas set the highest standard for the orchestra singer of the Golden Age of tango. Born to a poor working-class family, young "Angelito" worked as a machine operator at a giant meat-packing factory "La Negra" at the docks of Riachuelo, and occasionally entertained his fellow workers with singing. Already in his 20s, he tried a new career track, singing at a cabaret, but the Great Depression struck, and going was hard. To stay afloat, Ángel Vargas sang with different outfits. This included his first stint with the orchestra of D'Agostino, his future long-time employer, in 1932, but they left no recordings. Vargas finally recorded his first great hits with Orchestra Tipica Victor in 1938 - and then, in November 1940, came the first of his almost 100 records with the orchestra of Ángel D'Agostino. Their work together had a truly seminal influence on the tango universe of the 1940s, showing the way of perfectly seamless integration of voice into the tango music for dancing which continues to inspire us to this day.
32. Angel D'Agostino - Angel Vargas, glosas: Julian Centeya "Cafe Dominguez" 1955 2:58
33. Angel D'Agostino - Angel Vargas "No Vendrá" 1945 2:30
34. Angel D'Agostino - Angel Vargas "Ahora no me conoces" 1940 2:34
35. Jennifer Gasoi  "Happy happy me (cortina 1)" 2012 0:21
Donato Racciatti's birthday is also in October. He was born in a hillside village in the Italian region of Abruzzo on October 18, 1918. After immigrating to Uruguay, Racciatti became a professional bandoneon player by the age of 20, and convened his own orchestra when he was 30. His compositions were eagerly picked by the leading Buenos Aires bands, from Di Sarli to De Angelis, But Donato Racciatti's own great records, all made in Uruguay, remain underappreciated in the world of Argentine tango. For more bio details, please look at our October 2014 commemorative flyer!
36. Donato Racciatti - Olga Delgrossi "Hasta siempre amor" 1958 2:57
37. Donato Racciatti - Olga Delgrossi "Sus Ojos Se Cerraron" 1956 2:47
38. Donato Racciatti - Olga Delgrossi "Queriendote" 1955 2:49
39. Carrapicho  "Tic Tic Tac cortina 2" 2007 0:18
40. Francisco Lomuto - Jorge Omar  "Damisela encantadora (vals)" 1936 2:58
41. Francisco Lomuto - Instrumental  "Noche de ronda (vals)" 1937 2:34
42. Francisco Lomuto - Fernando Díaz, Mercedes Simone  "Lo que vieron mis ojos" 1933 2:22
43. Kisty Hawkshaw  "It's gonna be a fine night cortina long"  0:34
44. Hector Varela - Rodolfo Lesica "Y todavia te quiero" 1956 3:06
45. Hector Varela - Rodolfo Lesica "El destino la llevo" 1959 3:01
46. Hector Varela - Argentino Ledesma "Fueron tres años" 1956 3:26
47. A.R. Rahman "Ringa Ringa cortina long" 2008 0:32

48. Alacran  "Reflejo De Luna" 2010 3:44
49. Haris Alexiou  "To Tango Tis Nefelis" 1998 4:07
50. Souad Massi  "Ghir Enta" 2008 5:06
51. Maya Kristalinskaya  "Nezhnost (Tenderness)"  0:17
52. Osvaldo Pugliese - Roberto Chanel "Corrientes y Esmeralda" 1944 2:46
53. Osvaldo Pugliese - Roberto Chanel "Farol" 1943 3:22
54. Osvaldo Pugliese - Roberto Chanel "Rondando Tu Esquina" 1945 2:49
55. Juan D Arienzo - Instrumental "La Cumparsita" 1955 3:44


  1. Replies
    1. Chris was one of the inspirations, it was probably the same thing with your own setblog? Only I prefer to think aloud and to explain my choices right between the lines of a playlist.

    2. >Chris was one of the inspirations
      That's really nice to hear.

      >it was probably the same thing with your own setblog?
      Chris's was the first I saw. Later I saw and sought out example tandas posted publicly, that sort of thing. Not for the musical ideas as just to know who liked to do that, who also thought it might be interesting and useful. But Chris's is the most comprehensive and the longest running that I know of.

      I always liked that idea of sharing. I've never agreed or believed in the reasons not to that one hears and believe not doing so is at heart usually about insecurity and other things.

      Why do you play in 3s if you don't mind me asking?

  2. "Not for the musical ideas as just to know who liked to do that, who also thought it might be interesting and useful" - hehe, a quick look at yours made me realize that you play few Troilo tangos, and none with Marino, and all of a sudden it feels like meeting a kindred spirit :) Although Chris's site may more influential than a mere example of style, because it may be too easy and too tempting to use it to pick the missing songs for tandas.

    Why 3? It's a regional standard, except for the longest milongas. Possible rational explanations are making it easier for the beginners who can barely suffer through 10 minutes of it; or mixing the dancers more evenly, otherwise there may be too few tandas in a night to dance with anyone other than your most trusted partners. But if it becomes a tradition and an expectation, then it no longer needs a rational explanation.

  3. Re Troilo/Marino: I like the milongas - Con mi perro, El barrio del tambor and Con mi perro. and might have played them if I'd had them in good enough format to play. Probably not now though because I think there are so few couples who want to dance them or can dance them well, that it would just be personal indulgence. D'Arienzo's De antaño is another. I really like it with the right guy but I'm not sure I would play it now for the same reason. I've eventually come round to the idea that really fast, jerky milongas or those with very unusual rhythms can be more miserable than anything for many people if they pick the wrong partner. I hear De antaño more in the milongas than the Troilo/Marino milongas. Still, if I heard any of those and the right guy was in the room I would be delighted.

    Thanks for the explanation of threes.

    1. I know the feeling, this clash of love of milongas ( especially spicy and quirky milongas! ) vs. the DJ's imperative not to scare / disappoint the dancers. There are just so few milonga tandas a night that every milonga tanda which fails to get traction with the dancers is a huge loss. And my DJ's risk-averse philosophy is ultimately reflected in the URL of the blog :)

  4. There are just so few milonga tandas a night that every milonga tanda which fails to get traction with the dancers is a huge loss.
    Very true.

    the URL of the blog
    It's nice :)

    PS - the link to Chris's set blog is broken.