Monday, February 12, 2018

Junando el Tango practica playlist, Feb 2018

Only two hours of music, but at an energetic, well attended practica where I actually begin to play before the official start of the practica - and people are already dancing a few minutes before it's officially on. Some warm-up-quality, strong-drive but less complex, less extreme music is always helpful at the beginning of a night of tango, but I have a feeling that with the crowd like Junando's, it's worthwhile to transition into more complicated yet also more exciting music sooner.
01. Quinteto Don Pancho - Instrumental "El garron" 1938 2:27
02. Quinteto Don Pancho - Instrumental "El choclo" 1937 2:46
03. Quinteto Don Pancho - Instrumental "Alma en pena" 1938 2:46
04. Soda Stereo  "En la ciudad de furia"  0:24
05. Edgardo Donato - Horacio Lagos "Me Voy A Baraja" 1936 2:26
06. Edgardo Donato - Horacio Lagos "Alas rotas" 1938 2:31
07. Edgardo Donato - Horacio Lagos "A Oscuras" 1941 2:47
08. Soda Stereo  "En la ciudad de furia"  0:24
09. Juan D'Arienzo - Instrumental "Champagne tango" 1938 2:26
10. Juan D'Arienzo - Instrumental "El flete" 1936 2:58
11. Juan D'Arienzo - Instrumental "La viruta" 1936 2:20
12. Kansas  "Dust in the wind cortina"  0:23
An amazing violinist, Simon Bajour, one of the incredible Jewish fiddlers of tango, makes his violin sing like a bird on sunrise in Di Sarli's "El Amanecer", "The Dawn". February 5th, 2005 was his date of death. Born in 1928 in a tiny shtettle not far from Warsaw, Simon was the first in his family to play a musical instrument - and he steadily advanced towards his dream, a position in the Buenos Aires Symphony, which he finally won at 21. "El Rusito" Bajour also played tango by the night to pay for his classic music studies, hiding his moonlighting stints from the nosy classic music circles who looked down upon tango musicians. But somewhere along this route, tango took over, and Bajour resigned his Symphony job to join Di Sarli's orchestra full time in 1955. What a great talent!
13. Carlos Di Sarli - Instrumental "Viviani" 1956 2:59
14. Carlos Di Sarli - Instrumental "El Amanecer" 1954 2:30
15. Carlos Di Sarli - Instrumental "Indio Manso" 1958 2:57
16. Stas Borsov  "Anyuta cortina" 2000 0:21
17. Orquesta Tipica Victor - Lita Morales "Noches de invierno" 1937 2:47
Luis Díaz is one of tango's February birthday boys. A signature voice of the Old Guard, who left tango at the age of 46 just when the Golden 40s were about to explode. Born on Feb 8, 1893 in Uruguay, he sang with most major orchestra of the late 1920s and 1930s. I'm happy to showcase his "Amargura", butI have second thoughts about the closing vals of this tanda. Although united by timbre and emotion, "Barreras de amor" may be a bit too short of fire for the crescendo of a tanda...
18. Edgardo Donato  - Luis Diaz "Amargura (vals)" 1930 2:30
19. Roberto Firpo - Carlos Varela  "Barreras de Amor vals" 1936 2:36
20. Gilda  "Noches Vacias cortina"  0:22
21. Ángel D'Agostino - Ángel Vargas "Ahora No Me Conocés" 1941 2:35
22. Ángel D'Agostino - Ángel Vargas "Solo compasion" 1941 2:58
23. Ángel D'Agostino - Ángel Vargas "Ninguna" 1942 2:59
24. Endless Boogie  "Trash Dog cortina" 2016 0:21
25. Orquesta Tipica Victor (dir. A. Carabelli)  "Coqueta" 1929 2:47
26. Orquesta Tipica Victor (dir. A. Carabelli) "Secreto" 1932 2:45
27. Orquesta Tipica Victor (dir. A. Carabelli) "Nino bien" 1928 2:43
28. Gogol Bordello  "Pala Tute cortina 2" 2012 0:19
29. Francisco Lomuto - Jorge Omar "Que Tiempo Aquel" 1938 2:33
30. Lucio Demare - Instrumental "La Esquina" 1938 1:59
31. Ricardo Malerba - Orlando Medina "Mariana" 1942 2:16
32. Gilda  "Noches Vacias cortina"  0:22
February is also the birth month of one of the most dazzling tango pianists, Osmar Maderna. At 20, he left his quaint provincial hometown to try better luck on Buenos Aires tango scene, and soon lucked into a substitute job with Miguel Calo. Maderna ended up being one of the moving forces behind the grand success of Calo's orchestra in the Golden 1940s, but by 1945, he was ready to strike on his own. And in 1946, Maderna broke into the recording scene of BsAs, with the great voice of Orlando Verri. (Soon, he also recorded incredible instrumental masterpieces like Lluvia de estrellas). But Osmar Maderna's career was very short lived. In April 1951, he died in a crash of plane he was piloting. He was just 33. 
Of course the opening tango of the tanda has a special symbolic importance for us, because Malva is the flower emblem of our upcoming Salt Lake Tango Fest, and the registration has just started!
33. Osmar Maderna - Orlando Verri  "Malva" 1946 2:42
34. Osmar Maderna - Orlando Verri  "Plomo" 1947 2:32
35. Osmar Maderna - Orlando Verri  "Gracias" 1946 2:37
36. Soda Stereo  "Corazon elator"  0:28
Luis Diaz's early hits
37. Edgardo Donato - Luis Diaz "Adelina" 1929 2:58
38. Orquesta Donato-Zerrillo - Luis Diaz "Luces de la tarde" 1928 2:48
39. Edgardo Donato - Luis Diaz  "Como Lo Quiso Dios" 1929 2:46
40. Stas Borsov  "Anyuta cortina" 2000 0:21
and now the valses with fire
41. Rodolfo Biagi - Jorge Ortíz "Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (vals)" 1941 2:41
42. Rodolfo Biagi - Andres Falgas  "El ultimo adios (vals)" 1940  2:09
43. Rodolfo Biagi - Andres Falgas  "Dejame amarte aunque sea un di (vals)" 1939 2:55
44. Maya Kristalinskaya  "A za oknom"  0:16
45. Enrique Rodriguez - Armando Moreno  "Llorar por una mujer" 1941 2:47
46. Enrique Rodríguez - Armando Moreno "Marinero" 1943 3:10
47. Enrique Rodríguez - Armando Moreno "Como has cambiado pebeta" 1942 2:37
48. Los Iracundos  "Puerto Montt rock" 1971 0:27
And the homestretch begins with a high-energy grounded tanda
49. Fervor de Buenos Aires "E.G.B." 2007 2:26
50. Fervor de Buenos Aires "Nostalgias"  3:26
51. Fervor de Buenos Aires "Quien Sos"  3:08
52. Gilda  "Noches Vacias cortina"  0:22
... followed by the overpowering dramatic treasures of late De Angelis
53. Alfredo De Angelis - Instrumental "Mi Dolor" 1959 2:51
54. Alfredo De Angelis - Instrumental "Felicia" 1969 2:48
55. Alfredo De Angelis - Instrumental "Pavadita" 1958 2:52
56. Pink Floyd  "Goodbye Blue Sky cortina long 2"  0:29
... and Juan D'Arienzo's last testament tanda. True madness!
57. Juan D'Arienzo - Instrumental  "Bar Exposicion" 1973 2:33
58. Juan D'Arienzo - Instrumental  "La torcacita" 1971 2:31
59. Juan D'Arienzo - Instrumental  "Este Es El Rey" 1971 3:10
60. Juan D'Arienzo - Instrumental  "La Cumparsita" 1955 3:44

1 comment:

  1. A mystery surrounds Bajour's Polish roots. Some say his birth place was Nasielsk, a small town with a substantial Jewish population, of Pultusk district not far for Warsaw, while others mention a really tiny village of Nasierowo Górne, where the Jews weren't even known to live. Sources list his birth surname as Bachorz, but it isn't even a Jewish surname... Perhaps the original spelling could have been Bachorsky (known a few dozen miles down Vistula river), or Bachor a.k.a. Bachrach known a short way North from both suggesed birth-villages