Just a short post to remind you that the audio replay of the weekly Sunday morning radio program is Sunday at 8:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m. BA time to accommodate our North American audience. www.MundoSurFM.com We hope you’ll tune in and listen. That’s 7pm Eastern, 6pm Central, 5pm Mountain, and 4pm Pacific times. If you’re in Europe or Asia watching the live ustream broadcast from 10:00 a.m. – noon BA time, you can post comments for Tito, Pichi and Carlos in the new CHAT bar below the video and/or www.Facebook.com/CumbredeTango.
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I fell in love thirteen years ago with Raúl Berón. With his voice, that is. I asked my partner for the tanda, who is singing? When I decided to learn the lyrics of a tango, I chose Al compás del corazón which Berón recorded with Miguel Caló in 1942.
First I printed the lyrics and asked a milonguero to explain them to me. I knew I could appreciate a tango more by understanding the lyrics. I listened to the recording over and over for months, trying to memorize the lyrics. I finally succeeded.
Whenever the deejay programs this tango, I remember my love affair with Raúl Berón. He made me want to appreciate tango more.
Last Wednesday I danced the Caló tanda with Alberto Barcezat at Lo de Celia which included Al compás del corazón. Later in the evening, the Di Sarli tanda included Al compás del corazón with Alberto Podesta with both verses. I thanked Dany Borelli and told him it was a very special tango for me. He remarked that he usually does not repeat a tango.
Understanding lyrics only enriches our appreciation for the music as dancers.
Today is first anniversary of Cumbre de tango. Juan Jose Piccini, Carlos “Chino” Fanel, and Tito Aquino collaborate each Sunday morning on their radio program to bring the best tango recordings to their worldwide audience via internet. They have introduced me to many excellent recordings I might never have heard without this program. It’s always a pleasure to stop by the studio on Avenida de Mayo on Sunday morning to join them for the live broadcast.
Usually one of them is in charge of the playlist each Sunday for two hours. Today, for the anniversary, each is contributing a part of the program.
Tito Aquino’s playlist is: El engobiao - Alfredo Gobbi / Nostálgico - Aníbal Troilo / Del 1 al 5 Horacio Salgan / El Taita - Fulvio Salamanca / Don pacifico - Juan D Arienzo / Para florearse -Francisco Rotundo / Que podrán decir - Ricardo Tanturi with Alberto Castillo / Y todavía te quiero - Héctor Varela with Rodolfo Lesica / El milagro - Anibal Troilo with Edmundo Rivero
Chino Fanel’s playlist is: La biandunga - Osvaldo Pugliese / El gurí - Francini-Pontier / Sencillo pero vistoso - Edgardo Donato / Café Dominguez - Angel Vargas / Indio manso - Carlos Di Sarli / Fraternal, Sin vuelta de hoja - Alfredo Gobbi / Sin aliento - Alfredo De Angelis / Equipaje - Anibal Troilo with Floreal Ruiz.
Juan Jose Piccini’s playlist is: Lagrimas - Edgardo Donato with Horacio Lagos / Ciego - Francisco Canaro with Roberto Maida / Incertidumbre - Tipica Victor with Angel Vargas / Si la llegaran a ver - Juan D’Arienzo with Hector Maure / El Yaguaron - Rodolfo Biagi / Flor de fango - Osvaldo Pugliese / La llamó silvando - Horacio Salgan / En la buena y en la mala - Enrique Rodriguez with Armando Moreno / Porteño y Bailarín - Carlos Di Sarli with Jorge Durán
The live ustream on Mundo Sur FM is 10:00am-12:00pm BA time; the audio repeat is at 8:00-10:00pm BA time. www.Facebook.com/CumbredeTango
I learn interesting details during our conversations in the studio. Del 1 a 5 is really entitled Dia del Pago, referring to pay day which takes place from the 1st to the 5th of the month. Sin aliento by De Angeles was composed by his daughter Isabel.
The director of Mundo Sur FM was pleased to report to Carlos about the large listening audience for the audio repeat. Thanks to all who tuned in Europe for the morning program and in North America for the audio repeat. The anniversary program was very special for us.
Teatro Colon has a new plaza along Viamonte between Libertad and Cerrito. Yesterday, the Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce performed under the direction of Victor Lavallen.
It was a beautiful afternoon for an outdoor concert. The 2009 city salon tango champions performed, but they didn’t dance salon style.
Plaza Estado del Vaticano has continuous photos of the new Pope projected on the screen.
My apologies to those who expected to hear the following playlist at the times indicated below. The station engineer said the program would begin at 23 hs BA time; it didn’t. More like 23:30 when it has been replayed at 22 hs for the past few months. The program is from another week. I do not know why the Sunday program was not replayed. Technical problems abound with this station.
Carlos Fanel prepared the playlist in homage to women. Those viewing the live ustream on Sunday saw me dancing Gracias with Tito at 10:20 in the morning. We danced that same tango that night at 21:15 in Lo de Celia. I danced El Romantico with Pichi and Seguime si podes with Carlos. The latter is by Alejandro and Jose Scarpino. Alejandro Scarpino’s son lived in Chicago for a few years and played bandoneon for a dance studio event I organized in 1992.
My favorite tune of this broadcast is Chique` by Brignolo. Stories of 500 Tangos notes the title El Elegante replaced Chique during the censure of 1943 when lunfardo was not allowed. Juan Carlos Fernandez Diaz added lyrics, but it is usually heard as an instrumental. This one by Eduardo del Piano is outstanding among other recordings by Maffia, Canaro, Troilo, Maderna, Pugliese, Piazzolla, Nuevo Tango, and Francini-Pontier.
Ricardo Tanturi with Elsa Rivas
01 Muriendome de amor (M. Sucher – C. Bahr)
Hector Varela with A. Ledesma
02 Y no te voy a llorar (L. Leocata – A. Aznar)
03 Un remordimiento (F. Rotundo – R. Yiso)
04 El africano (E. G. Peralta)
Carlos Di Sarli
05 Gracias (Jorge Duran) (E. Randal – C. Bahr)
06 lloran las campanas (Alberto Podesta) (Villanueva – O. Rubens)
Alfredo De Angelis
07 Pavadita (A. Aieta)
08 Sonar y nada mas (Martel-Dante) (F. Canaro I. Pelay)
09 Tu corazon (Dante) (D. Raciatti – E. Soriano)
10 Chique – Eduardo del Piano (R. L. Brignolo) *****
11 Tu olvido – E. del Piano, H de Rosas-Bustos (V. Spina) vals
12 Un pasaje de mi vida – Domingo Federico, Carlos Vidal (L.Rubinstein)
13 Tango argentino – D. Federico, M Bustos (J. Maglio-A.Bisgueschi)
14 Poema por mi madre – Francisco Rotundo, Jorge Duran (vals)
15 Contame una historia – Ruben Juarez (Eladia Blazquez)
16 El Recodo – Armando Pontier (A. Junissi – A. Tagini)
17 Y volvemos a queremos – Alberto Moran (L. Leocata – A. Aznar)
18 Pastoral (Jorge Caldara)
19 De floreo (J. Carrasco)
20 Verano porteno (A. Piazzolla)
21 Recuerdo (O. Pugliese) *****
22 Don Goyo (Luis Bernstein)
23 El romantico
24 Seguime si podes (Alejandro y Jose Scarpino)
25 Contratiempo (A. Piazzolla))
26 A la guardia vieja (Armando Pontier)
The playlists posted are not compiled as tandas for a milonga, but rather favorite tunes that the milongueros want to hear at milongas.
Tito prepared an exceptional playlist for Sunday’s program with every tune except one from the 1940s. He and his cousin Carlos reminisced about going to dance at a confiteria in El Once in 1961-62. They talk as if it happened yesterday.
01 – Yo quiero cantar un tango
02 – Si la llegaran a ver
03 – La madrugada
04 – Con todo mi corazon
05 – Dos fracasos
06 – Que te importa que te llore
07 – Lejos de Buenos Aires
08 – Una tarde cualquiera
Carlos Di Sarli
09 – Llueve otra vez
10 – Todo
11 – Vea vea
12 – Catamarca
Alfredo De Angelis
13 – A su memoria
14 – No me abandones
15 – Pura mania
16 – Para mi lo mismo da
17 – Patetico
18 – La rayuela (1953)
19 – Maleza
20 – Farol
21 – Naranjo en flor
22 – La vi llegar
23 – Luna llena
24 – Llorar por una mujer
25 – Toda mi vida
26 – Te aconsejo que me olvides
27 – Cautivo
28 – Fueye
The rebroadcast can be heard tonight at 22 hrs. Buenos Aires time.
Just when you think everything that could go wrong during a live radio broadcast ( internet, webcam or computer malfunction) has gone wrong, something else happens. That was the case on Sunday when Pichi’s pen drive with the program playlist did not work. A December program with a couple from Bariloche played for the first hour. Carlitos Fanel Jr.arrived at 11 hs to figure out the problem of viruses on the pen drive, and we were back in business at 11:15. The following is the playlist for the second half of the program.
Angel D’Agostino with Angel Vargas
01 – Dice el refran (D’Agostino – E. Cadicamo)
02 – Menta y cedron (O. Hrona – Atagini)
03 – No vendra (E. Cadicamo)
04 – Tiny (Pedro Maffia) 1945
05 – Vayan saliendo (Donato – Velich) 1946
06 – N.N. (Osvaldo Ruggiero) 1947
Carlos Di Sarli
07 – Indio manso (Hector Quesada)
08 – Una fija (Angel Villoldo – A Polito)
09 – El abrojo (Agustin Bardi)
Francisco Lomuto with Jorge Omar
10 – Nostalgias (E. Cadicamo – JC Cobian)
11 – La melodia de nuestro adios (Santiago/Diccico)
12 – Por la vuelta (E. Cadicamo – J. Tinelli)
Ricardo Tanturi with Enrique Campos
13 – Encuentro (Miguel Bucino)
14 – En el salon (Berrero – Diaz Velez)
15 – Seis dias (Lucher – Bahr)
Hear the repeat broadcast of Cumbre de Tango tonight, February 12 at http://www.mundosurfm.com — 8:00 EDT, 7:00 CDT, 6:00 MDT, 5:00 PDT. The February 3 program was replayed instead.
Pichi reads a lunfardo poem Humos de bailarin (A Dancer’s vanity). You won’t understand it unless you grew up in Buenos Aires. I had to look up words in a lunfardo dictionary.
chichipio: silly, stupid
berretin: strong desire
dique: vain, arrogant
ronga: free of charge
The four of us were on the Sunday morning program. Tito Aquino did a great job compiling the playlist. I had the pleasure of dancing the Di Sarli recordings with Tito, Pichi, and El Chino. Those who watch the program on the internet see us dancing in the studio, which is not an easy task on carpeting.
01 – Gallo ciego (1959) by Agustin Bardi
02 – Chique (1957) by Ricardo Brignolo
Ricardo Tanturi with Juan Carlos Godoy:
03 – Deci que no te quiero (1956) by Tanturi and Reinaldo Yiso
04 – Salimos a bailar (1957) by Leopoldo Diaz Velez y Juan Pomati
Alfredo De Angeles with Julio Martel:
05 – Yo tambien rei (1947) Cubria, Gentile, Rotulo
06 – Altar sin luz (1945) Ivan Diez y Guillermo Vilar
Carlos Di Sarli:
07 – La Racha (1947) Agustin Bardi
08 – Los mismo que antes (1941 Roberto Ruffino) Ortiz y Contursi
09 – Un tango y nada mas (1945 Jorge Duran) Wais, Lacava y Pomati
Lucio Demare with Raul Beron:
10 – La cosa fue en un boliche (1943) Claucio y Roma
11 – Y siempre igual (1943) Gallicci y Curuso
12 – Oigo tu voz (1943) Mario Canaro y Francisco Garcia Gimenez
13 – Canaro (1941) Jose Martinez
14 – Consejos (1942 Alberto Reynal) D’Arienzo y Lopez
15 – La mentirosa (1944) Anselmo Aieta
16 – Orquesta tipica (1941 Alberto Reynal) Enrique Cadicamo y Rosendo Luna
17 – Ojos negros by Vicente Greco
18 – Las mirlas (1951 Angel Diez) Pedro Martinez
19 – La abandono y no sabia (1944 Roberto Chanel) Jose Canet
20 – Olivero (1951) Jose Martinez y Antonio Bugione
21 – Cabulero (1962) Leopoldo Federico y Manuel Flores
22 – Cardo y Malvon (1962) by Pugliese
23 – Barrio del tambor (Anibal Troilo 1943 Alberto Marino) Bonavena y Sanguinetti
24 – La guitarrera (De Angeles 1944 Floreal Ruiz) Rafael Dadino
25 – Campo afuera (Biagi 1939) Teofilo Ibanez
26 – Adios te vas (1943 Carlos Acuna) Catulo Castillo y Edigio Pitaluga
Angel D’Agostino with Angel Vargas:
27 – Solo con pasion (1941) Barrio y Catiniera
28 – A quien le puede importar (1945) Mariano Mores y Enrique Cadicamo
Tito told me before the program that I would hear a tango of Di Sarli with Rufino for the first time, and he was correct. I learned that Enrique Cadicamo and Rosendo Luna were the same person. And that Biagi was called “mano bruja.” Listen to Orquesta tipica and pay attention to the lyrics naming the instruments of the orquesta as they play.
You can hear the repeat broadcast on Tuesday, February 5 (10:00pm BA time) at http://www.MundoSurFM.com
“Music modulates levels of dopamine in the brain which is a chemical responsible for reward and pleasure,” Levitin explained. “It also modulates serotonin levels and norepinephrine, a stimulant. And in the right combinations, these can give rise to feelings of ecstasy and intense pleasure — almost a sense of being at one with the world.”
That’s exactly one of the feelings that came over me while DiDonato sang. If I could have just hugged everyone in the auditorium at that moment I would have!
Are there any tango recordings that get you every time?
I swoon when I hear Ariel Ardit sing. A few years ago I heard him sing at the Biblioteca Nacional. I was early for the afternoon concert and met Ariel as he arrived. I told him that I had come to hear the “new Raul Berón.” Berón sang with the orquestas of Miguel Caló and Lucio Demare.
I had another opportunity to swoon at a free public concert at the Centro Cultural San Martin. Ariel Ardit Orquesta Tipica performed in the Salon Carlos Morel for 90 minutes on Friday evening. This wasn’t an auditorium with chairs; it was an open space where the audience stood or sat on the floor.
I felt like I got a glimpse of tango’s golden era with Ariel’s tribute to tango legends Alberto Podestá, Floreal Luiz, Angel Vargas and others. Ariel has great respect for that era. All the arrangements by Andrés Linetzky are strict tempo for dancing. Ariel sang Al compás del corazón which Miguel Caló recorded 70 years ago with Raul Berón.
Ariel and his orquesta tipica leave for Europe on May 14 for a month-long tour in France, Italy, and Spain with performances at el Cabaret Sauvage, Châtelet de Paris, Infanta Isabel de Madrid, and Teatro Victoria in Barcelona.