Saturday, February 25, 2017

2017/08 - De Angelis & Attadia mixed instrumentals

1. Alfredo De Angelis - "Mi dolor" 1957
2. Alfredo Attadía - "El negro Pintos" 1952
3. Alfredo Attadía - "El pensamiento" 1951
4. Alfredo De Angelis - "Cuando llora la milonga" 1952 all! Sorry for my absence and not updating the blog in a looong time. I have been very busy with starting my studies of cultural management and organizing the Tango Frostbite festival in Helsinki. Now the festival is done and I thought I'd celebrate it also with a new blog post!

This is a tanda I've been playing on a few occasions since a long time. You could say it's one of those "secret tandas" that the DJ is not too eager to share with others, but I think it's time to give Alfredo Attadia recognition for these two great recordings featured in the tanda.

The more common options to play with "Mi Dolor" from De Angelis are "Pavadita", "Caminito", "El choclo", "El Once (A divertirse)" and possibly "El amanecer", all of which I added in the Spotify playlist for you to listen to.

I am not a great fan of De Angelis and these 50s instrumentals get a bit heavy and tiresome for me personally, and often find myself losing inspiration halfway a tanda of such songs. I found that I can mix in these two songs from Attadia, which are not as over the top, but still have similar qualities to De Angelis. The songs have a clear strong beat and you could say Attadia sounds like a more minimalistic version of De Angelis... These are also some of the only good quality instrumentals available from Alfredo Attadia to us mere mortals. I have seen some Japanese CDs of more recordings from the orchestra, but have failed to get one myself so far.

All the best,

Antti Suniala

De Angelis, Alfredo - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome to "TOTW"

Welcome to "Tanda of the Week"!  A tanda of tango music will be uploaded on the blog once a week for your listening and dancing pleasure. This blog was created to educate dancers about tango and the orchestras of the golden era and beyond, as well as to share tandas and create discussion between dancers and dj's about good tango to dance to. This is a non-profit tango blog but if you wish you can support the blog by donations on Paypal.

Most of the tandas on the blog are by Dj Antti Suniala but tandas from guest dj's are welcome too! Below you will find a list of the most important orchestras featured on TOTW and a link to the tandas to listen to from each orchestra. For more information about the orchestras you can study the articles on the Todo Tango website. On you can find very useful listings of recordings from all the orchestras. Welcome and I hope you enjoy the blog!

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- DJ Antti Suniala

Biagi, Rodolfo - TOTW - Todo Tango - - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
Calo, Miguel - TOTW - Todo Tango - iTunes Store
Canaro, Francisco - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store
D'Agostino, Ángel - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
D'Arienzo, Juan - TOTW - Todo Tango - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
De Angelis, Alfredo - TOTW - Todo Tango - - iTunes Store
Demare, Lucio - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Di Sarli, Carlos - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
Donato, Edgardo - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
, Osvaldo - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Laurenz, Pedro - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Lomuto, Francisco - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Orquesta Tipica Victor - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Pugliese, Osvaldo - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Rodriguez, Enrique - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Tanturi, Ricardo - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
Troilo, Anibal - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store
Varela, Héctor - TOTW - Todo Tango - - TangoTunes - iTunes Store 

Tandas by category:

Favorite tandas by Dj Antti Suniala - All the favorites on Spotify
Tandas by guest DJ's

Tango - Vals - Milonga tandas

1920's - 1930's - 1940's - 1950's tango music

Tandas with vocals
Instrumental tandas
Tandas with both instrumentals and vocal songs

Individual tandas available on Spotify are marked with the Spotify logo. Click here for the full playlist of all tandas on Spotify.

Tanda of the Week is now also available in The individual tandas available on Deezer are marked with the Deezer logo. Click here for the Tanda of the Week on Deezer profile.