Alma De Bohemio

Alma De Bohemio

Alma De Bohemio Alma de Bohemio, written by Roberto Firpo in 1914, was considered in it’s time as a “concert tango” since it was first performed in a play by the same name. It became the self-professed trademark song of Alberto Podesta.   He recorded it several times,...
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...
Asi Se Baila El Tango

Asi Se Baila El Tango

Asi Se Baila Tango Asi Se Baila El Tango was the signature song of Alberto Castillo (Alberto Salvador De Lucca) From Tanguito comes the legend: “Asi se baila el tango” was no doubt immortalized by Castillo’s personal and controversial interpretation....
Plegaria

Plegaria

Plegaria – The Tango of Death There are several recordings of the tango Plegaria (Prayer) dating back to the 1920’s. However, the one we hear at milongas is the version recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo -> Listen to Plegaria The music is melancholy, especially as...