A tanda for...

tangobro

Active Member
1) Well, there are many famous tango pieces that were recorded by more than one Golden Age ensemble. Other than the original, the others are "covers"...
Absolutely. Maybe I should have said cover orchestras?

examples

Modern Orchestra - Classic Orchestra

Color Tango - Puglise
SansSouci - Calo
Los Reyes Del Tango - D'Arienzo
Gente De Tango - DiSarli

I usually really enjoy dancing to live music (provided they don't get to "creative" with the interpretation).

I'm wondering what are the advantages to playing a recording of a cover orchestra instead of a recording of the classic orchestra at a milonga. Better recording quality for the modern orchestra was mentioned.

Thanks all, for the examples so far. Any other examples?
 

tangobro

Active Member
Alternative music
(played by the dj @ a recent New York City milonga)

Milonga Triste - Roberto Grela

Que Sera - Wax Tailor

Truth - Alexander Featuring RZA
 

TomTango

Active Member
Lucio Demare/ Roberto Arrieta

Tango Guapo

Soy Un Muchacho de la Guardia

Cancion De Rango

Tango.info is telling me these are the only Demare/Arrieta songs out there. Does anyone have a suggestion for a 4th song for the tanda? Or maybe a 3rd and 4th since Cancion De Rango might not have the right energy.
 

UKDancer

Well-Known Member
Tango.info is telling me these are the only Demare/Arrieta songs out there.
I think that's right. There are no others in the Valiente "Encyclopedia" either. The three were recorded between April & November 1942. Arrieta's rather dark baritone voice doesn't blend well with Miranda or Berón, the other singers recording with the orchestra around that time, so if you want a four-song tanda, you are probably going to have a mixed tanda with instrumentals of the period: possibly, Color de rosa and/or El chupete.

I think that I'd sequence them:
  1. Color de rosa
  2. Tango guapo
  3. Canción de rango
  4. El chupete
For me, Soy muchacho de la guardia is too much in the shadow of the alternative Troilo/Fiorentino version, and I'd drop it.
 
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I (independently) picked the same two instrumentals as UKDancer to complete the tanda: Color de rosa or El chupete. But I'd sequence it differently - I don't mind mixing an instrumental as the third song in the tanda to give the dancers a slightly different feel, but I like to let them know what the tanda is about from the start so they can decide whether they want to dance it. Since it looks like the point of this tanda is to showcase Arrieta, I'd play:
  1. Tango guapo
  2. Canción de rango
  3. El chupete
  4. Soy muchacho de la guardia


Lucio Demare/ Roberto Arrieta

Tango Guapo
Soy Un Muchacho de la Guardia
Cancion De Rango


Tango.info is telling me these are the only Demare/Arrieta songs out there. Does anyone have a suggestion for a 4th song for the tanda? Or maybe a 3rd and 4th since Cancion De Rango might not have the right energy.
 

dchester

Moderator
Staff member
Lucio Demare/ Roberto Arrieta

Tango Guapo

Soy Un Muchacho de la Guardia

Cancion De Rango

Tango.info is telling me these are the only Demare/Arrieta songs out there. Does anyone have a suggestion for a 4th song for the tanda? Or maybe a 3rd and 4th since Cancion De Rango might not have the right energy.
I agree that Cancion De Rango doesn't belong in the same tanda with the other two. Where we differ is that I'd keep Cancion De Rango, and get rid of the other two.

How about:

No Te Apures Cara Blanca

Cancion De Rango


Manana Zarpa Un Barco


Pa' Mi Es Igual
 

TomTango

Active Member
I agree that Cancion De Rango doesn't belong in the same tanda with the other two. Where we differ is that I'd keep Cancion De Rango, and get rid of the other two.
I really like that tanda, especially Cancion De Rango as 2nd after No Te Apures Cara Blanca.

However, I started making an Arrieta tanda as an excuse to play Tango Guapo, which I really like dancing to.

Miranda has a very different voice than Arrieta, but maybe the rhythmic energy of Al Compas de un Tango is close enough to Tango Guapo to make up for it.

I propose:
Tango Guapo - Arrieta (feature song)
Al Compas de Un Tango - Miranda (continues energy)
La Racha (instrumental to give dancers a break from singing as Xenophon suggested. Alternatively, Cancion de Rango for a break from rhythmic)
Soy Un Muchacho de la Guardia - Arrieta (finishes by restating the Arrieta theme, ends a little lower energy)
 

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