Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tanda of the Week 36 / 2013 - More D'Arienzo valses!

1. Juan D'Arienzo / Roberto Lemos - "Desencanto" 1950
2. Juan D'Arienzo / Roberto Lemos - "No llores, madre" 1951
3. Juan D'Arienzo / Roberto Lemos - "Penumbras" 1951

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http://open.spotify.com/user/anttiveikko/playlist/0rtSywuMlynfmbBYCeMl4T And now... To continue with the recent trend of vals tandas (and D'Arienzo) here's a tanda from another regular contributor to the blog, Dj Stefan Ok from Germany.

http://www.deezer.com/playlist/699387145"Following a strong D'Arienzo preference in these days i wanted to propose you some nice valses with Roberto Lemos for Tanda of the Week. It's like a wonder that D'Arienzo and Lemos were recording only 7 pieces but 3 [of them were] valses. Right enough for a nice tanda with typical 50s D'arienzo sound, slightly before the "El Puntazo"-climax in 1952, but with an unfamiliar singer. They have everything... power, melody, strong bandoneons, lovely violins and sparkling piano fill-ins!"

Thank you Stefan!

I'd like to add that "No llores madre" has been recorded twice by D'Arienzo. The first version is a great instrumental recording from 1936 and you can listen to it here: Spotify or Deezer

D'Arienzo, Juan - TOTW - Todo Tango tango.info - TangoTunes - iTunes Store

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tanda of the Week 35 / 2013 - Juan D'Arienzo instrumental valses 1935-1936

1. Juan D'Arienzo - "Pabellón de las rosas" 1935
2. Juan D'Arienzo - "Corazón de artista" 1936
3. Juan D'Arienzo - "Orillas del plata" 1935

http://open.spotify.com/user/anttiveikko/playlist/2JJLzvmdhsTlJYAkYvZqqgHere's a guest Dj tanda from one of TOTW's regulars, Chris from UK. Here's what he had to say: 

http://www.deezer.com/playlist/699327975"Tanda of the Week has three tandas of D'Arienzo vals, but given how great is D'Arienzo vals, I think it deserves at least one more :) So here is one from me. These never fail to bring a smile to dancers' faces. I last played this tanda at one of the finest milongas in the English Midlands - Geoff and Pauline's milonga in Stafford. You can see the complete set list here: http://bit.ly/1cmETuO ."

Thank you Chris!

To purchase these songs for yourself I recommend either TangoTunes or the above pictured De Pura Cepa compilation. To study D'Arienzos discography I recommend Tangoteca discography of D'Arienzo or D'Arienzo at www.tango.info.

D'Arienzo, Juan - TOTW - Todo Tango tango.info - TangoTunes - iTunes Store

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tanda of the Week 34 / 2013 - Osvaldo Pugliese (valses)

1. Osvaldo Pugliese / Alberto Morán - "La noche que me esperes" 1952
2. Osvaldo Pugliese / Alberto Morán - "Ilusión marina" 1947
3. Osvaldo Pugliese / Alberto Morán - "Manos adoradas" 1952

http://www.deezer.com/playlist/676431645Here's a tanda of some of the very few valses recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese. You don't hear these much in milongas and I believe I've had the pleasure of dancing to these songs a few times and I've personally played these probably once. Obviously these songs have too much of ________ for most of the dancers, but I'm sure there's the right milonga and the right moment out there somewhere to play these bombs of grande pasión.

PS. Don't forget the beautiful "Osvaldo Pugliese – Desde El Alma"... 

Pugliese, Osvaldo - TOTW - Todo Tangotango.info - iTunes Store
Morán, Alberto - TOTW - Todo Tango - tango.info - iTunes Store