A tanda for...

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by tangobro, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. tangobro

    tangobro Active Member

    Absolutely. Maybe I should have said cover orchestras?


    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?
  2. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    Now you're talking!!! This is a tanda that's all about the embrace.

  3. tangobro

    tangobro Active Member

    Edgardo Felipe Valeria Donato
    (Played by the DJ @ a recent New York City practica)

    Se Va La Vida

    No Te Cases


    Asi Es El Tango
  4. tangobro

    tangobro Active Member

    Pedro Laurenz
    (played by the dj @ a recent New York City milonga)

    Al Verla Pasar


    Que Nunca Me Falte

    Nunca Tuvo Novio
  5. tangobro

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  6. tangobro

    tangobro Active Member

    E. Donato
    (played by the dj @ a recent New York City practica)

    "Papas Calientes"

    "El Torito"

    "Ella Es Asi"
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  7. tangobro

    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
  8. tangobro

    tangobro Active Member

    oops - He was, of course, Edgardo Felipe Valerio Donato.
  9. tangobro

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  11. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

  12. tangobro

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  13. tangobro

    tangobro Active Member

    Miguel Calo
    (played by the DJ at a recent New York City milonga)

    Si Tu Quisieras

    A Mi Me Llaman Juan Tango


  14. tangobro

    tangobro Active Member

    Carlos DiSarli
    (Played by the DJ @ a recent New York City milonga)


    Tus Palabras y La Noche


    Bahía Blanca
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  16. TomTango

    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.
  17. UKDancer

    UKDancer Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015 at 1:17 AM
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  18. Xenophon

    Xenophon New Member

    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

  19. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff 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.

    How about:

    No Te Apures Cara Blanca

    Cancion De Rango

    Manana Zarpa Un Barco

    Pa' Mi Es Igual
  20. TomTango

    TomTango Active Member

    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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