Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ep. 52 (1976-2016) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 52 covers the years 1976-2016. We start the episode with one of Astor Piazzolla's most recognizable tango nuevo piece, "Libertango"; as "demonstrated" in the movie Tango Lesson, it is "danceable", at least in circumstances where a follower is courted by three leaders. To cover the many great tango nuevo, alternative tango, and electronic tango formations of the past four decades would take way more than an hour; instead, our last episode follows the spirit of the series and cherry-picks from danceable tangos of more traditional style, but perhaps lesser known formations.

I hope you enjoyed our journey to explore 90 years of Argentine tango music. We started at 1927 when non-acoustic recording methods started to become widespread and finished with last year. “Danceable Tangos of the Year” featured more than 900 tangos, valses, and milongas that you could and should be able to listen and dance to in milongas all around the world (some statistics: balazstango.blogspot.hu/2016/10/which-are-top-3-argentine-tango.html .) If you would like to listen to these and many more danceable tangos, you could start at Argentine Tango Radio at www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com, and then head to purchase the music on your own at tangotunes.com, tango-dj.at, or at the usual big online music stores.

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all enthusiasts around the world who put significant amount of their own time to help disseminate tango culture. My work as a DJ and radio host was indirectly helped to a great extent, for instance, by the teams behind todotango.com and el-recodo.com, by Bernhard Gehberger of tango-dj.at, by Tobias Conradi of tango.info, by Christoph Lanner of the Canaro discography, by Gabriel Valiente, author of Encyclopedia of Tango, and by Vicente Luis Scorzari and many many others. Thank you!

I’d also like to apologize for my bad Spanish pronounciation which surely entertained, or upset some friends on the other side of the globe. Please forgive me the hubris of entering to your territory without a proper command of your language; my only excuse is that mine was a work of love.

Two of the most influential figures in the development of Argentine tango music, as it headed into its Golden Age, were Julio De Caro and Juan D’Arienzo. We started our episode series with the former, and it seems to me most appropriate to end it with the latter. Juan D’Arienzo’s 1951 "La Cumparsita" brings the closure. Abrazos to all!

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 52 (1976-2016) airs soon!

Episode 52 (1976-2016) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (12/26) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (12/28) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 51 (1966-1975) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 51 covers the years 1966-1975. We start with "Mi dolor" shouted by Osvaldo Ramos with the orchestra of Juan D'Arienzo, followed upon by Osvaldo Pugliese, Aníbal Troilo, Juan D'Arienzo (instrumentals, and with Osvaldo Ramos), Florindo Sassone, Alfredo De Angelis (with Carlos Aguirre), and valses from Alfredo De Angelis and from Héctor Varela with Jorge Falcon and Fernando Soler.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 51 (1966-1975) airs soon!

Episode 51 (1966-1975) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (12/19) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (12/21) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 50 (1960-1965) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 50 covers the years 1960-1965. "Qué falta que me hacés", recorded by Miguel Caló with Alberto Podestá is our first tango, which is followed by valses from Francisco Canaro, Juan D'Arienzo (with Osvaldo Ramos) and Alfredo De Angelis (with Juan Carlos Godoy) and further tangos from Aníbal Troilo, Juan D'Arienzo with Jorge Valdez and with Osvaldo Ramos, Osvaldo Pugliese with Jorge Maciel, Alfredo De Angelis with Alberto Cuello, and Victor Braña with Carlos Dante.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 50 (1960-1965) airs soon!

Episode 50 (1960-1965) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (12/12) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (12/14) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 49 (1957-1959) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 49 covers the years 1957-1959. The episode starts with "Merceditas" of the orchestra of Osmar Maderna with singers Adolfo Rivas and Carlos Aldao. We continue with Alfredo De Angelis (first with instrumentals, later with singers Juan Carlos Godoy and Oscar Larroca), Carlos Di Sarli, Fulvio Salamanca with Armando Guerrico, Osvaldo Pugliese with Jorge Maciel, Juan D'Arienzo with Jorge Valdez, and Aníbal Troilo.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 49 (1957-1959) airs soon!

Episode 49 (1957-1959) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (12/5) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (12/7) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 48 (1955-1956) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 48 covers the years 1955-1956. "Fueron tres años" in the interpretation of Argentino Ledesma with the orchestra of Héctor Varela gets us started. Osvaldo Pugliese with Jorge Maciel, Juan D'Arienzo with Libertad Lamarque, Héctor Varela with Rodolfo Lesica, Carlos Di Sarli, Alfredo De Angelis with Carlos Dante and with Oscar Larroca, Francini-Pontier, and Ángel D'Agostino is featured in the remainder.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 48 (1955-1956) airs soon!

Episode 48 (1955-1956) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (11/28) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (11/30) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 47 (1953-1954) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 47 covers the years 1953-1954. "El amanecer" from the orchestra of Carlos Di Sarli opens the episode, followed by tangos of Rodolfo Biagi with Hugo Duval, Juan D'Arienzo, Donato Racciatti with Nina Miranda, Osvaldo Pugliese with Alberto Morán, further instrumentals from Carlos Di Sarli and Osvaldo Pugliese, Miguel Caló with Alberto Podestá, Alfredo De Angelis with Oscar Larroca, and Francisco Canaro with Alberto Arenas.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 47 (1953-1954) airs soon!

Episode 47 (1953-1954) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (11/21) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (11/23) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 46 (1951-1952) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 46 covers the years 1951-1952. The 1952 version of Osvaldo Pugliese's "La Yumba" starts the episode (I shall add there is some uncertainty regarding whether this version is a new recording or "is the result of laboratory manipulations" of the original 1946 version, as Nicolas Lefcovich claims). We continue with tangos from Domingo Federico, Juan D'Arienzo with Alberto Echagüe and with Roberto Lemos, Rodolfo Biagi, Osvaldo Pugliese with Alberto Morán, Donato Racciatti with Nina Miranda, as well as with a vals of Francisco Rotundo with Enrique Campos and Floreal Ruiz and a milonga of Juan D'Arienzo.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Happy birthday, Argentine Tango Radio!

Argentine Tango Radio started 1 years ago! During October of 2016 we had 117,000 listeners overall; with the current pace of growth by the end of this year we will celebrate the one millionth tango lover who tuned in to ArgentineTangoRadio.com!

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 46 (1951-1952) airs soon!

Episode 46 (1951-1952) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (11/14) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (11/16) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 45 (1949-1950) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 45 covers the years 1949-1950. A beatiful interpretation of "Duelo criollo" by the orchestra of Héctor María Artola with singer Alberto Marino is followed by tangos of Alfredo De Angelis with Carlos Dante and with Julio Martel, instrumentals from Rodolfo Biagi and Domingo Federico, Osvaldo Pugliese with Jorge Vidal, further tangos from Aníbal Troilo, Juan D'Arienzo, and Oswaldo Bercas, as well as two Alfredo De Angelis valses.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 45 (1949-1950) airs soon!

Episode 45 (1949-1950) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (11/7) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (11/9) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 44 (1947-1948) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 44 covers the years 1947-1948. "Patético", in the interpretation of Osvaldo Pugliese, kicks off this episode, which mostly focuses on valses of Alfredo De Angelis with Carlos Dante and Julio Martel, of Aníbal Troilo with Floreal Ruiz and Edmundo Rivero, and of Alberto Castillo. Selected tangos include those of Rodolfo Biagi, Juan D'Arienzo with Alberto Echagüe, Alfredo Gobbi, Alfredo De Angelis, Osvaldo Pugliese with Alberto Morán, and Ricardo Tanturi with Osvaldo Ribó.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Monday, October 31, 2016

Which are the Top 3 Argentine tango orchestras?

TL;DR answer for three ways of understanding the question, based on the statistics of "Danceable Tangos of the Year," a weekly programming of ArgentineTangoRadio.com :

(A) Whose Argentine tango orchestras recorded the largest number of danceable tangos?
1. Juan D'Arienzo
2. Francisco Canaro
3. dead heat between Aníbal Troilo, Carlos Di Sarli, and Rodolfo Biagi.

(B) Whose Argentine tango orchestras recorded the largest share of danceable tangos (compared to all of the given orchestra's own recordings)?
1. Rodolfo Biagi
2. Pedro Laurenz
3. Carlos Di Sarli

(C) Whose Argentine tango orchestras recorded the largest number of "best" danceable tangos?
1. Juan D'Arienzo
2. dead heat between Aníbal Troilo, Carlos Di Sarli, and Osvaldo Pugliese
3. Francisco Canaro

These answers are, as with all questions of taste, ultimately subjective. What may render them somewhat interesting is that they are based on a statistics whose collection was prima facie independent of the desire to produce such "top 3" lists. Below I explain the details and some of the significant qualifications.

Background info (skip this section to go directly to the stats). The ranking is based on recordings selected for "Danceable Tangos of the Year", a weakly programming which airs every Monday and Wednesday on Argentine Tango Radio (listen: ArgentineTangoRadio.com ; podcast version: Danceable Tangos of the Year Podcasts ). The first episode, covering the years 1927-1928, aired in the beginning of January 2016 and the series will conclude with its 52nd episode, covering the years 1975-2016, at the end of this year. Each episode runs for roughly 55 minutes and hence could only feature up to 17-20 songs. This limitation on length forced selectivity, that is, only a portion of danceable tangos recorded in a given year were included. Since not all years spawned the same number of danceable tangos, I grouped some years together in a single episode and I also spent several episodes covering a single year, with the overall aim of keeping the portion of selected tangos to all danceable tangos roughly the same for each year. The selectivity and pre-assigned grouping are major potential sources of bias; looking back to how the process worked out, I'm mostly comfortable with how I pre-grouped the years together in episodes, with some exceptions.

Here is a distribution chart for how it all worked out in the end:

On the selection procedure: for each episode I took the time (!) to listen to most of the tangos, valses, and milongas I have in my musical collection for the relevant years. (Note: I have near-complete discographies for most of the major orchestras and fairly extensive collections for other orchestras that are played in milongas, festivals, and marathons). I then narrowed down the list in several successive stages. During this process I focused on one primary and three secondary qualities. The primary quality was danceability in a regular milonga environment, at least how I understand that after many years of dancing and DJing. The secondary qualities were the quality of the recordings; variety; and familiarity. Thus I decided to skip some great songs that I only have in quality that does not bode well with radio listening; I sometimes included songs to feature an orchestra or a tendency which would otherwise not be included; and I skipped great danceable songs that I know to be unfamiliar to most dancers (which in turn alters danceability for them). Thus these secondary qualities induce deviation from the primer goal of danceability, however I feel that, with the possible exception of quality of the available recordings, they didn't alter the results more than 20%-25%. In the end I needed to make a painful judgement call anyway, since for most years there were many more danceable tangos that I'd wanted to have included than I could due to length limitations. Finally, for each episode I tried to choose the "best" - most loved, recognized, innovative, or unique - song to start the episode with. This latter is probably the most subjective choice of all.

It should be clear from the selection procedure but let me emphasize it explicitly: the numbers and ratios below do not reflect solely on the numbers and ratios of danceable tangos of a given orchestra, but also on the competition with other tango orchestras that recorded in the same period. Hence they can at best be taken as lower estimates of the absolute numbers and ratios of danceable tangos of a given orchestra (with respect to my subjective criterion of danceability).

Detailed stats. Overall 921 songs got selected for "Danceable Tangos of the Year", 32% of which are instrumental and 68% features a singer. By genre: 78% tango, 14% vals, 7% milonga, and less than 1% other genre; I collectively (and admittedly loosely) refer to all of these as "tangos" for the stats. Note that I write "whose" orchestras as opposed to "which" orchestras since I'm lumping together different orchestras which had the same orchestra leader (notably the orchestra(s) of Francisco Canaro with Quinteto Don Pancho and Quinteto Pirincho, as well as the sexteto and the orchestra of Carlos Di Sarli; OTV and Adolfo Carabelli were separately counted). With this remark 68 different orchestras were covered overall, of which only 18 orchestras had at least 10 works that made it to the mix. I'll display the detailed all stats for these 18 orchestras only (omitted but close runner-ups include Ángel D’Agostino, Ricardo Malerba, and Adolfo Carabelli).

With these in mind, let's get to the details.

(A) Whose Argentine tango orchestras recorded the largest number of danceable tangos?

Well, here are the numbers, clustered into six groups:

GroupOrchestra##/921Total works#/Total works
Group 1:Juan D'Arienzo15517%106015%
Group 2:Francisco Canaro10511%37993%
Group 3:Rodolfo Biagi718%20235%
 Carlos Di Sarli697%41817%
 Aníbal Troilo687%53113%
Group 4:Edgardo Donato505%36514%
 Osvaldo Pugliese425%30514%
 Enrique Rodríguez404%35311%
 Alfredo De Angelis374%33811%
 Miguel Caló323%3848%
Group 5:Osvaldo Fresedo283%3847%
 Ricardo Tanturi253%18014%
 Francisco Lomuto253%6044%
 OTV222%4635%
 Pedro Laurenz222%8028%
Group 6:Roberto Firpo182%28701%
 Lucio Demare121%8814%
 Federico Domingo101%1626%

Juan D'Arienzo is king (and not just that of the rhythm), Francisco Canaro is second, and Carlos Di Sarli, Aníbal Troilo, and Rodolfo Biagi comes third.

Notes: the total number of works is gathered mostly from discographies by Bernhard Gehberger, Christoph Lanner, and Gabriel Valiente. If I needed to pick two orchestras that I felt were most unfairly underrepresented (given the selection criteria that I set to myself above), one would be that of Francisco Canaro (!) and the other would be that of Carlos Di Sarli. For Canaro, the number of good danceable tangos were simply too much compared with the frequency that his works are played in milongas; also, many of the omitted works are good, but not great. For Di Sarli I mostly wanted to avoid over-repetition of his instrumental works, many of which he recorded over and over again, in at least three major waves.

(B) Whose Argentine tango orchestras recorded the largest share of danceable tangos (compared to all of the given orchestra's own recordings)?

The numbers are already displayed in the previous table, but let me cluster them here separately:

GroupOrchestra#/Total works
Group 1Rodolfo Biagi35%
 Pedro Laurenz28%
Group 2Carlos Di Sarli17%
 Juan D'Arienzo15%
 Osvaldo Pugliese14%
 Ricardo Tanturi14%
 Edgardo Donato14%
 Lucio Demare14%
 Aníbal Troilo13%
Group 3Enrique Rodríguez11%
 Alfredo De Angelis11%
Group 4Miguel Caló8%
 Osvaldo Fresedo7%
 Federico Domingo6%
Group 5OTV5%
 Francisco Lomuto4%
 Francisco Canaro3%
Group 6Roberto Firpo1%

Rodolfo Biagi finishes on the top: more than one third of his total number of works got selected - and remember, these numbers can be taken at best as lower estimates! Pedro Laurenz comes as second - this came as a bit of a surprise, but I was not fully aware of the fact that he only recorded 80-or-so tangos overall. It may be pure coincidence, but I found it fascinating that the 1-in-7 ratio holds for most of the other great tango orchestras: Carlos Di Sarli, Juan D'Arienzo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Aníbal Troilo, Ricardo Tanturi, Edgardo Donato, and Lucio Demare. As if all of their Sunday recordings turned out to be amazing! Carlos Di Sarli is bit ahead of this pack, especially given the underrepresentation that I remarked above.

Note that while Francisco Canaro came out second in terms of the absolute number of selected danceable tangos, he is only second-to-last in terms of the ratio of selected danceable tangos to his total number of works, at a mere 3% - no big surprise if we remind ourselves that he made almost 3800 recordings overall! I'd also want to note that I have less than fourth of Federico Domingo's 162 recordings; among those that I know of, he came in pretty strongly, and so I wouldn't be surprised of him moving up significantly on this list if I had the chance to listen to all of his recordings.

(C) Whose Argentine tango orchestras recorded the largest number of "best" danceable tangos?

As explained above, this is clearly the most subjective of all categories, based on "first songs" that I chose for starting the episodes. Here we go:

GroupOrchestra##/52
Group 1Juan D'Arienzo815%
Group 2Aníbal Troilo510%
 Carlos Di Sarli510%
 Osvaldo Pugliese510%
 Francisco Canaro48%
Group 3Miguel Caló36%
 Edgardo Donato36%
 OTV36%
Group 4Osvaldo Fresedo24%
 Alfredo De Angelis24%
 Roberto Firpo24%
Group 5Ricardo Tanturi12%
 Lucio Demare12%
Group 6Rodolfo Biagi00%
 Enrique Rodríguez00%
 Francisco Lomuto00%
 Pedro Laurenz00%
 Federico Domingo00%
Other orchestras 815%

Juan D'Arienzo is the first again, followed by a dead heat between Aníbal Troilo, Carlos Di Sarli, and Osvaldo Pugliese. So, unintentionally, the great four tango orchestras, compulsorily mentioned in the preface of every book on tango, came out on top. Francisco Canaro is a close third, and Miguel Caló, Orquesta Típica Victor, and Edgardo Donato are also close runner-ups.

Note: no songs from Rodolfo Biagi made it to this list, despite him finishing strongly in the previous two categories. This may be by pure chance, but I indeed tend to feel that while he has the largest share of "A" recordings, in terms of "A+", he is lagging behind other orchestras. I do play Biagi in most of my milongas, but I don't think of him as being as unavoidable as D'Arienzo, Troilo, or Di Sarli. I might change my mind when Japanese releases of Biagi finally surface; I refuse to believe that the thin-sounding available recordings are best representation of how his orchestra could have sounded.

Again, this is just a play with numbers and tastes - hope that I was not the only one having fun with it. I'd be curious of similar rankings by other DJs and dancers, I'd love to hear back from you! Alternatively, let the shit-storm begin - Caló and Fresedo fans, nail me to the cross!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 44 (1947-1948) airs soon!

Episode 44 (1947-1948) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (10/31) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (11/2) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 43 (1946) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 43 covers the year 1943. The episode starts with "Pobre flor" (alternative title: Primera ilusión) from Alfredo De Angelis with the singers Carlos Dante and Julio Martel. We continue with tangos from Carlos Di Sarli, Enrique Rodrigues with Armando Moreno, Rodolfo Biagi with Alberto Amor, Juan D'Arienzo with Alberto Echagüe, Osmar Maderna, Miguel Caló with Raúl Iriarte and Roberto Arrieta, Osvaldo Pugliese with Roberto Chanel and with Alberto Morán, Aníbal Troilo with Alberto Marino, Alfredo De Angelis with Julio Martel and with Carlos Dante, a D'Arienzo milonga, and an Alberto Castillo vals. The episode concludes with the first recording of Astor Piazzolla's own orchestra, "El recodo", as an example of one of his early, danceable recordings.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 43 (1946) airs soon!

Episode 43 (1946) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (10/24) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (10/26) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 42 (1945 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 42 is Part 2/2 covering the year 1945. We start with Osvaldo Pugliese's interpretation of "Pelele" and continue with tangos from Carlos Di Sarli (with Jorge Durán), Alfredo De Angelis with Carlos Dante and Julio Martel, Francisco Lomuto with Alberto Rivera, Domingo Federico with Carlos Vidal, Lucio Demare with Horacio Quintana, Osvaldo Pugliese with Roberto Chanel, Aníbal Troilo with Floreal Ruíz, a vals from De Angelis and a milonga from Rodolfo Biagi with Alberto Amor. The episode finishes with the first recording of the orchestra of Francisco Fiorentino, "Corrientes y Esmeralda" - the orchestra leader being the young Astor Piazzolla.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 42 (1945 p2) airs soon!

Episode 42 (1945 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (10/17) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (10/19) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 41 (1945 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 41 is Part 1/2 covering the year 1945. "Flor de tango" from the orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese starts the episode, which then continues with tangos from Carlos Di Sarli with Jorge Durán, Rodolfo Biagi with Alberto Amor and with Jorge Ortiz, Juan D'Arienzo with Alberto Echagüe, Osvaldo Pugliese, Enrique Rodriguez with Armando Moreno, Miguel Caló with Raúl Iriarte, as well as valses from Biagi and Alberto Castillo (with Emilio Balcarce at the helm of Castillo's orchestra).

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 41 (1945 p1) airs soon!

Episode 41 (1945 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (10/10) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (10/12) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 40 (1944 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 40 is Part 3/3 covering the year 1944. "Cristal", sung by Alberto Marino with the orchestra of Aníbal Troilo gets us started. We continue with valses from Pedro Laurenz with Carlos Bermúdez and Jorge Linares and Lucio Demare with Horacio Quintana, tangos from Osvaldo Pugliese with Roberto Chanel, Juan D'Arienzo with Alberto Echagüe, Enrique Rodriguez with Armando Moreno, Ricardo Tanturi with Erique Campos. We finish our selection for the year 1944 with an instrumental tango from Aníbal Troilo.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 40 (1944 p3) airs soon!

Episode 40 (1944 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (10/3) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (10/5) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 39 (1944 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 39 is Part 2/3 covering the year 1944. The episode starts with a composition of Carlos Di Sarli, "Tú... el cielo y tú!" in the interpretation of his own orchestra with the singer Alberto Podestá, one of my Di Sarli favorites. We continue with tangos from Rodolfo Biagi with Alberto Amor and Carlos Acuña, Miguel Caló with Raúl Berón and Raúl Iriarte, Juan D'Arienzo with Héctor Maure and Armando Laborde, Francisco Canaro with Carlos Roldán, as well as valses from Alfredo De Angelis with Floreal Ruiz, Carlos Dante, and Julio Martel, Aníbal Troilo with Alberto Marino and Floreal Ruiz, and a milonga from Pedro Laurenz.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 39 (1944 p2) airs soon!

Episode 39 (1944 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (9/26) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (9/28) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 38 (1944 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 38 is Part 1/3 covering the year 1944. The episode begins with "Recuerdo" from the orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese. We continue with tangos from Pedro Laurenz with Carlos Bermúdez and Alberto Podestá, Lucio Demare with Horacio Quintana, Orquesta Típica Victor with Albert Carol, Domingo Federico with Carlos Vidal, Carlos Di Sarli with Alberto Podestá, Aníbal Troilo with Floreal Ruíz and Alberto Marino, and Alfredo de Angelis with Floreal Ruíz.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 38 (1944 p1) airs soon!

Episode 38 (1944 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (9/19) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (9/21) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 37 (1943 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 37 is Part 4/4 covering the year 1943. "Uno", this time in the interpretation of the orchestra of Aníbal Troilo with Alberto Marino starts the episode. Tangos of José García with Alfredo Rojas, Francisco Lomuto, Miguel Caló with Jorge Ortiz, Alberto Podestá, and Raúl Iriarte, Carlos Di Sarli with Roberto Rufino, Rodolfo Biagi with Carlos Acuña, Francisco Canaro with Eduardo Adrián, as well as milongas of Juan D'Arienzo, Aníbal Troilo, and Carlos Di Sarli conclude our cherry-picking from the year 1943.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 37 (1943 p4) airs soon!

Episode 37 (1943 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (9/12) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (9/14) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 36 (1943 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 36 is Part 3/4 covering the year 1943. "Una vez" from Orquesta Típica Victor with the singer Ortega del Cerro is followed by tangos of Ricardo Tanturi with Enrique Campos, Aníbal Troilo with Francisco Fiorentino, Miguel Caló with Raúl Iriarte, Carlos Di Sarli with Roberto Rufino, and valses from Quinteto Pirincho of Francisco Canaro, Lucio Demare with Raúl Berón, and Pedro Laurenz with Alberto Podestá.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 36 (1943 p3) airs soon!

Episode 36 (1943 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (9/5) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (9/7) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 35 (1943 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 35 is Part 2/4 covering the year 1943. Alberto Podestá sings "Percal" with the orchestra of Miguel Caló in the beginning of the episode. We continue with valses in the interpretation of Aníbal Troilo with Francisco Fiorentino and Alberto Marino, tangos from Enrique Rodriguez with Armando Moreno, Ricardo Malerba with Orlando Medina, Pedro Laurenz with Alberto Podestá, and Osvaldo Fresedo with Oscar Serpa.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 35 (1943 p2) airs soon!

Episode 35 (1943 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (8/29) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (8/31) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 34 (1943 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 34 is Part 1/4 covering the year 1943. The episode starts with "Cómo se muere de amor" from the orchestra of Alfredo De Angelis with the singer Floreal Ruiz. We continue with tangos of Lucio Demare with Raúl Berón, Juan D'Arienzo with Héctor Maure, Aníbal Troilo with Francisco Fiorentino, Osvaldo Pugliese with Roberto Chanel, as well as valses from Ricardo Tanturi with Alberto Castillo and Enrique Campos and Ricardo Malerba.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Minor podcast troubles (service announcement)

I've played around recently with how the "Danceable Tangos of the Year" podcast is transmitted to improve the way the content is served to RSS readers. Unfortunately in the course of doing so I accidentally deleted the original feed link :( . Hopefully now the feed link is fully restored (it seems to work through iTunes, TuneIn, and feedburner), but in some RSS readers the order and/or dates of the episodes may be messed up. Sorry for that. In case you have problems with accessing the podcast beyond this, please shoot me an email!

Some stats: besides the steadily growing number of people who follow the airing of the show on ArgentineTangoRadio.com, the podcast feed of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" have already been downloaded more than 10000 times!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 34 (1943 p1) airs soon!

Episode 34 (1943 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (8/22) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (8/24) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 33 (1942 p5) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 33 is Part 5/5 covering the year 1942. Although many of the better known pieces of the orchestra of Ricardo Malerba only get recorded in 1943, "Gitana rusa" with the singer Orlando Medina is from 1942; we start our episode with it. Tangos from Lucio Demare with Juan Carlos Miranda, Aníbal Troilo with Francisco Fiorentino, Juan D'Arienzo with Juan Carlos Lamas and Alberto Reynal, José García with Alfredo Rojas, a vals from Ángel D'Agostino, as well two special pieces - a candombe from Miguel Caló and a foxtrot from Enrique Rodriguez - complete our coverage of the year 1942.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 33 (1942 p5) airs soon!

Episode 33 (1945 p5) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (8/15) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (8/17) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 32 (1942 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 32 is Part 4/5 covering the year 1942. After "Junto a tu corazón" from the Orquesta Carlos Di Sarli with singer Alberto Podestá we continue with milongas from Francisco Canaro, Edgardo Donato, and Aníbal Troilo. We then listen to Rodolfo Biagi with Jorge Ortiz, Miguel Caló with Raúl Berón, Francisco Canaro with Eduardo Adrián and Carlos Roldán, and Pedro Laurenz with Alberto Del Campo and Martín Podestá.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 32 (1942 p4) airs soon!

Episode 32 (1942 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (8/8) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (8/10) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 31 (1942 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 31 is Part 3/5 covering the year 1942. The orchestra of Aníbal Troilo starts the episode with Francisco Fiorentino singing the tango "Pa' qué seguir". Rodolfo Biagi with Alberto Lago, Carlos Di Sarli with Alberto Podestá, and Miguel Caló with Raúl Berón make up the majority of the episode, with individual pieces in the interpretation of Quinteto Pirincho, Ricardo Tanturi, and Francisco Lomuto.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 31 (1942 p3) airs soon!

Episode 31 (1942 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (8/1) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (8/3) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 30 (1942 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 30 is Part 2/5 covering the year 1942. "Malena", in the interpretation of the orchestra of Lucio Demare with the singer Juan Carlos Miranda, opens the episode. We continue with instrumental tangos of the orchestras of Carlos Di Sarli and Aníbal Troilo, Caló-Podestá, Caló-Berón, Biagi-Lago valses, tangos from Juan D'Arienzo with Héctor Maure, as well as selected pieces from Osvaldo Fresedo, Ángel D'Agostino, and Edgardo Donato.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 30 (1942 p2) airs soon!

Episode 30 (1942 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (07/25) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (07/27) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 29 (1942 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 21 is Part 1/5 covering the year 1942. The velvety voiced Raúl Berón sings "Jamás retornarás" with the orchestra of Miguel Caló in the opening of the episode. We then continue with Carlos Di Sarli with Roberto Rufino, Enrique Rodriguez with Armando Moreno, Orquesta Aníbal Troilo with Francisco Fiorentino, Ricardo Tanturi with Alberto Castillo, and Edgardo Donato with Romeo Gavioli.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 29 (1942 p1) airs soon!

Episode 29 (1941 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (7/18) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (7/20) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 28 (1941 p5) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 28 is Part 5/5 covering the year 1941. This year's final episode starts with "Pocas palabras" from Ricardo Tanturi with the singer Alberto Castillo. Carlos Di Sarli follows with Carlos Acuña and Roberto Rufino before we turn back to Tanturi, this time to his valses. We add few more tangos from Aníbal Troilo, as well as examples of Golden Age milongas from the orchestras of Carlos Di Sarli, Rodolfo Biagi, Pedro Laurenz, and Troilo. We finish the episode with two tangos from the unfairly neglected Francisco Canaro: "En esta tarde gris" with Francisco Amor, and Reliquias porteñas, a selection of tangos that to be played on special occasions only.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 28 (1941 p5) airs soon!

Episode 28 (1941 p5) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (7/11) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (7/13) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 27 (1941 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 27 is Part 4/5 covering the year 1941. "Buscándote" of Osvaldo Fresedo and Ricardo Ruiz kicks off this episode. We speed up from there with tangos of Ricardo Tanturi and valses of Rodolfo Biagi before easing into the velvety voice of Ángel Vargas (with the orchestra of Ángel D'Agostino). Instrumental tangos of Ánibal Troilo help us get back to speed, and Miguel Caló and Francisco Lomuto bring closure to the episode.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 27 (1941 p4) airs soon!

Episode 27 (1941 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (7/4) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (7/6) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 26 (1941 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 26 is Part 3/5 covering the year 1941. Juan D'Arienzo and Héctor Maure brings us up to speed with "El olivo". Aníbal Troilo and Francisco Fiorentino continues, notably with "El bulín de la calle Ayacucho" and "Te aconsejo que me olvides". Valses of Francisco Canaro, tangos of Edgardo Donato, Ricardo Tanturi, and Enrique Rodriguez, and milongas of Pellejero, Lomuto, and Donato make up the major part of this episode.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 26 1941 p3) airs soon!

Episode 26 (1941 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (6/27) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (6/29) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 25 (1941 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 25 is Part 2/5 covering the year 1941. "Cascabelito" performed by Orquesta Carlos Di Sarli (with the singer Roberto Rufino) started this episode. We continue with Troilo-Fiorentino tangos, valses of Miguel Caló, Troilo, and Juan D'Arienzo, and tangos of Enrique Rodriguez, Rodolfo Biagi, and Osvaldo Fresedo.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 25 (1941 p2) airs soon!

Episode 25 (1941 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (6/20) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (6/22) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 24 (1941 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 24 is Part 1/5 covering the year 1941. The great orchestra of Aníbal Troilo returned to the recording studio this year, and we started the episode with his rendering of "En esta tarde gris". We continue with Rodolfo Biagi, Enrique Rodriguez, Francisco Lomuto, Pedro Laurenz, Carlos Di Sarli, Juan D'Arienzo and Ángel D'Agostino.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Friday, June 10, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 24 (1941 p1) airs soon!

Episode 24 (1941 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (6/13) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (6/15) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ep. 23 (1940 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 23 is Part 4/4 covering the year 1940. In terms of the number of great danceable tangos that we omitted for the year 1940 probably the orchestra of Francisco Canaro got most unfairly treated; listeners are encouraged to check out his works, especially instrumentals and those with the singers Ernesto Fama and Francisco Amor from this year. We start this episode with a perhaps less known yet great piece of Canaro, "Tan sólo tú," with singer Mirna Mores. We then continue with tangos of Carlos Di Sarli with Roberto Rufino, valses from Edgardo Donato, Orchestra Típica Victor, and Francisco Lomuto, tangos of Enrique Rodriguez (with Armando Moreno), Rodolfo Biagi, Edgardo Donato, Osvaldo Fresedo and Francisco Lomuto. We close the year with a foxtrot befitting a blogcast series that airs from Budapest from Enrique Rodriguez, "Amor en Budapest".

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Friday, June 3, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 23 (1940 p4) airs soon!

Episode 23 (1940 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (6/6) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (6/8) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ep. 22 (1940 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 22 is Part 3/4 covering the year 1940. A vals of Edgardo Donato (with the singers Lita Morales, Horacio Lagos, and Romeo Gavioli), "Volverás pero cuándo," starts this episode. Tangos of Rodolfo Biagi with Jorge Ortiz, instrumental tangos of Carlos Di Sarli, valses of Erique Rodriguez and Biagi, and tangos of Osvaldo Fresedo (with Ricardo Ruiz) and Juan D'Arienzo are playing in the remainder.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Friday, May 27, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 22 (1940 p3) airs soon!

Episode 22 (1940 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (5/30) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (6/1) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ep. 21 (1940 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 21 is Part 1/4 covering the year 1940. "Lo pasao, pasó" from the orchestra of Carlos Di Sarli opens the episode, which then later continues with tangos from Pedro Laurenz with Juan Carlos Casas, valses of Francisco Canaro and Pedro Laurenz, tangos of Enrique Rodriguez, Francisco Canaro (from his orchestra as well as from Quinteto Don Pancho), Juan D'Arienzo, Ricardo Tanturi, and milongas of Francisco Canaro, Rodolfo Biagi, and Juan D'Arienzo.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Friday, May 20, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 21 (1940 p2) airs soon!

Episode 21 (1940 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (5/23) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (5/25) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ep. 20 (1940 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 20 is Part 1/4 covering the year 1940. We start with "Rie payaso" from Juan D'Arienzo with the singer Carlos Casares. The episode continues with tangos from Edgardo Donato, valses from the Orchestra of Carlos Di Sarli, tangos of Rodolfo Biagi, milongas of Donatos, and instrumental tangos of Di Sarli.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Friday, May 13, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 20 (1940 p1) airs soon!

Episode 20 (1940 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (5/16) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (5/18) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ep. 19 (1939 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 19 is Part 4/4 covering the year 1939. "Por qué razón" starts this episode. This instrumental tango from the orchestra of Juan D'Arienzo is followed by tangos of Rodolfo Biagi with the singer Andrés Falgás, valses of Francisco Canaro and Biagi, tangos of Quinteto Don Pancho, and further selected pieces from Osvaldo Fresedo, Carlos Di Sarli, Julio De Caro, Orquesta Típica Victor, and Juan D'Arienzo.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Friday, May 6, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 19 (1939 p4) airs soon!

Episode 19 (1939 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (5/9) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (5/11) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Ep. 18 (1939 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 18 is Part 3/4 covering the year 1939. We start with "Fantasma" from the Orquesta of Roberto Firpo, and continue with tangos of Juan D'Arienzo, milongas of Edgardo Donato and Francisco Lomuto, tangos of Rodolfo Biagi, valses of Juan D'Arienzo, and further pieces from Enrique Rodrigues, Francisco Lomuto, Edgardo Donato, and Francisco Canaro.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Friday, April 29, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 18 (1939 p3) airs soon!

Episode 18 (1939 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (5/2) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (5/4) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ep. 17 (1939 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 17 is Part 2/4 covering the year 1939. "Carnaval de mi barrio" of Edgardo Donato is followed by tangos from Juan D'Arienzo with the singer Alberto Echagüe, valses of Enrique Rodriguez with Roberto Flores, tangos of Francisco Canaro with Ernesto Famá, milongas of Juan D'Arienzo, and furter pieces from Edgardo Donato, Francisco Canaro, and Roberto Biagi.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Friday, April 22, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 17 (1939 p2) airs soon!

Episode 17 (1939 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (4/25) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (4/27) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ep. 16 (1939 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 16 is Part 1/4 covering the year 1939. The episode starts with "Mandria" of Juan D'Arienzo, and continues with tangos from Edgardo Donato, milongas of Francisco Canaro, and furter tangos, a vals and a milonga from Juan D'Arienzo, Osvaldo Fresedo, Juan Canaro, Francisco Lomuto, and Rodolfo Biagi.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Friday, April 15, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 16 (1939 p1) airs soon!

Episode 16 (1939 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (04/18) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (04/20) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ep. 15 (1938 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 15 is Part 4/4 covering the year 1938. "Saca chispas", the great milonga in the interpretation of Julio De Caro starts the program, which then continues with Francisco Canaro's renderings of some tangos that are maybe better known from Juan D'Arienzo and Edgardo Donato. Tangos, valses, and milongas from various orchestras - those of Francisco Lomuto, Francisco Canaro, Juan D'Arienzo, Roperto Firpo, Osvaldo Fresedo, Lucio Demare, Miguel Caló - complete our selection of danceable tangos from the year 1938.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Several languages, embeddable play button

The Argentine Tango Radio website is now available in several additional languages, including Hungarian, Spanish, German, and French! Thanks Eliana, Marina, and Toni for your helps with the translations!

Also, here is a quick explanation of how to add the Argentine Tango Radio play button to your own website, blog, Facebook page etc.:

www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/play/howtoaddplayer

Friday, April 8, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 15 (1938 p4) soon!

Episode 15 (1938 p4) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (04/11) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (04/13) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Ep. 14 (1938 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 14 is Part 3/4 covering the year 1938. We started with Ángel Vargas singing the vals "Sin rumbo fijo" with Orquesta Típica Victor. Tangos of Rodolfo Biagi, Edgardo Donato, Francisco Canaro, Aníbal Troilo, Roberto Firpo, and milongas and a vals of Juan D'Arienzo can be heard in the main part of the episode.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Friday, April 1, 2016

Interview

It's April fool's day, an appropriate day to share this fresh, taped interview with the fool behind this blog (in Hungarian):

http://tangoblog.weebly.com/blog/interju-gyenis-balazs-dj-vel

Thanks Boldizsár!

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 14 (1938 p3) airs soon!

Episode 14 (1938 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (04/04) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (04/06) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ep. 13 (1938 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 13 is Part 2/4 covering the year 1938. We start the episode with "No mientas" from Juan D'Arienzo and continue with Quinteto Don Pancho (of Francisco Canaro), Francisco Lomuto, Juan D'Arienzo, Edgardo Donato, and Enrique Rodriguez.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Friday, March 25, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 13 (1938 p2) airs soon!

Episode 13 (1938 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (03/28) at 19:02 CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (03/30) at 23:02 CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 19:02, Central European Time (or 13:02 Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 23:02, Central European Time (or 17:02 Eastern Standard Time).

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ep. 12 (1938 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 12 is Part 1/4 covering the year 1938. We start the episode with Aníbal Troilo showing how it is done with his first recorded tango "Comme il faut". We continue with the only two tangos of Juan D'Arienzo for which the pianist is still Rodolfo Biagi an the singer is already Alberto Echagüe: Indiferencia and Pensalo bien. Other pieces from D'Arienzo, Edgardo Donato, Francisco Canaro, Rodolfo Biagi, Orquesta Típica Victor (OTV), Enrique Rodriguez, and Pedro Laurenz complete the episode.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 12 (1938 p1) airs soon!

Episode 12 (1938 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (03/21) at 19h CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (03/22) at 23h CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 7pm, Central European Time (or 1pm Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 11pm, Central European Time (or 5pm Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 11 (1937 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 11 is Part 3/3 covering the year 1937. Besides being another shameless Juan D'Arienzo and Canaro-Maida-fest, the episode contains further pieces from Roberto Firpo (with his "El compinche" starting the episode itself) and Orquesta Típica Victor, as well a few select tangos from orchestras we have not yet heard from: that of Pedro Laurenz, Enrique Rodriguez, and Ricardo Tanturi.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 11 (1937 p3) airs soon!

Episode 11 (1937 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (03/14) at 19h CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (03/16) at 23h CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 7pm, Central European Time (or 1pm Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 11pm, Central European Time (or 5pm Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 10 (1937 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 10 is Part 2/3 covering the year 1937. After starting with "Paciencia", the first non-instrumental tango of the second orchestra of Juan D'Arienzo and the only one with the singer Enrique Carbel, we focus on instrumentals of Juan D'Arienzo, on Edgardo Donato with Horacio Lagos, and on Francisco Lomuto with Jorge Omar, as well as on further tangos and valses from Roberto Firpo and Orquesta Típica Victor.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 10 (1937 p2) airs soon!

Episode 10 (1937 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (03/07) at 19h CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (03/09) at 23h CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 7pm, Central European Time (or 1pm Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 11pm, Central European Time (or 5pm Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 09 (1937 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 09 is Part 1/3 covering the year 1937. We start with "Invierno", one of the most popular Canaro-Maida songs from the second half of the year (I find the shocking similarity of the melodic theme of "Invierno" to the then-popular 1936 Hungarian tango that serves as the main signal of this episode series quite ironic, especially in the light that Francisco Canaro was the main advocate of musical copyright protection in Argentina at the time and played a pivotal role in founding SADAIC in 1936). Besides Canaro we display instrumental valses and milongas from Juan D'Arienzo and Edgardo Donato, and a handful of more lyrical pieces from Osvaldo Fresedo with Roberto Ray. We close the episode with a rare gem from Enrique Santos Discépolo, featuring the singer Tania.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 09 (1937 p1) airs soon!

Episode 09 (1937 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (02/29) at 19h CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (03/02) at 23h CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 7pm, Central European Time (or 1pm Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 11pm, Central European Time (or 5pm Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 08 (1936 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 08 is Part 3/3 covering the year 1936. "La mélodie de notre adieu," a French sung tango from Rafael Canaro with singer Roger Tussaint is our first piece. Our focus today is on tangos and valses, in particular from Francisco Canaro, Juan D'Arienzo, and Francisco Lomuto. We finish this last episode on 1936 with an example of a European style tango from the continent, a Russian rendering of a beautiful Polish tango, "Weary sun".

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 08 (1936 p3) airs soon!

Episode 08 (1936 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (02/22) at 19h CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (02/24) at 23h CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 7pm, Central European Time (or 1pm Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 11pm, Central European Time (or 5pm Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 07 (1936 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 07 is Part 2/3 covering the year 1936. We start with Roberto Maida singing what could easily be another "Poema" or "Invierno" if it were better known, "Será una noche". The rest of the episode focuses on works by Francisco Canaro, Juan D'Arienzo, and Roberto Firpo; we finish with a tango from the second best known of the four Canaro brothers, Rafael Canaro.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

10 orchestras, 20 singers, 40 tangos

I think it's important for dancers to learn about orchestras as early as possible. So when I was recently asked to teach a musicality class at Barrio del Tango, as an addendum to the class I handed out a one page sheet with a list of 10 orchestras, 20 singers, and 40 example tangos. I also uploaded a youtube video with said 40 tangos and their lyrics synchronized, and made the pdf interactive with links to biographies of the orchestra leaders and singers, as well as to the songs.

Please feel free to use the pdf for your own students.

Below is a rough latex-to-html conversion of the text of the pdf (note: songs are not organized in tandas!):


10 orchestras, 20 singers, 40 tangos

Balázs Gyenis, 2/16/2016.

Bonus 10: Adolfo Carabelli, Alfredo De Angelis, Ángel D’Agostino, Enrique Rodríguez, Francisco Lomuto, Lucio Demare, Orquesta Típica Victor, Pedro Laurenz, Ricardo Malerba, Roberto Firpo.

You can listen to these orchestras and more at: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com
The songs with synchronized lyrics can be listened at: http://youtu.be/SPOtTNb-0-E  . This document, with embedded links to orchestra leaders, singers, and songs, can be accessed at: http://hps.elte.hu/~gyepi/10orchestras20singers40tangos.pdf