El Amanecer (Dawn)

El Amanecer (Dawn)

El Amanecer (Dawn) was written by Roberto Firpo who recorded it three times beginning in 1913. El Amanecer (1913) You can also see him playing it in a 1933 film (that’s him at the piano). El Amanecer (1933) We most often hear Di Sarli’s version played at milongas. El...
Gardel & Piazzolla

Gardel & Piazzolla

Anyone who is familiar with tango knows the names Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla.  However, few know that they are connected.  Gardel created much of what we think of today as tango, even though his many recordings are not played at milongas.  However, he (co)wrote...
El Ruiseñor (The Nightingale)

El Ruiseñor (The Nightingale)

El Ruiseñor ( The Nightingale) Angel Vargas (José Ángel Lomio) has been called the Frank Sinatra of tango, but in his time he was referred to as El Ruiseñor de las Calles Porteñas.  He rose from humble beginnings working in a meat processing plant to become one of the...