When the exotic comes to town: The Tango

The Argentine dance, the tango rose from its roots as a musical form of working class urban culture to become an international dance craze and at the same time evolved into a national dance of Argentina.
Carlos Gardel

Mi Noche Triste. Carlos Gardel in 1917.
Mi Noche Triste. Carlos Gardel in 1930.

No Hay Tierra Como La Mia, (“There is No Land Like Mine”). A Milonga sung by Charlo (con Orquesta), composed by Charlo, and E. Cadicamo.Apologia Tanguera, Rosita Quiroga con El Trio Ciriaco Ortiz. A Milonga
Celos (Jealosy).
Dolores. Anthony Franchini – guitar, Leonard – violin.
Passions. Anthony Franchini – guitar, Leonard – violin. Edison Diamond Disc 9585-A-1-1, released 1924La Chirimoya Argentina. Sung by Arturo A. Mathon in 1912.
La Papita. Recorded by ‘Julio Pollero y su Orquesta Tipica’ in 1927-1928. (Victor (Argentina) 79990-A)
La Viruta. Played by ‘Orlando et son Orchestre du Bagdad’. A Paris singer. (The title is the name of a favorite cafe in Buenos Aires),

Mi Viejo Amor (“My old Love”). Rosita Barrios and Luis Mandarino (piano accomp.)
AuxilioMunicipal Band of Buenos Aires, 1911.
Roberto Firpo was born May 10, 1884 in Las Flores, Argentina. This very early (ca. 1910) photo seems to have been taken in Max Gluksmann’s Odeon Records recording studio.
Armenonville, the first cabaret in Buenos Aires.
Juan “Pacho” Maglio

Tango Argentina

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