Episodes

Tango Expansion – 01/28/2021 – “Love Lost” Length – 1:42:04

Love is a constant theme in tango. Italian immigrants were often very lonely, and they got into relationships that often didn’t end well. Songs of that era included much bitterness and sarcasm.

Artists/Writers/Composers discussed:

The Rolling Stones, Carlos Olmedo, Abel Aznar, Armando Pontier, Catulo Castillo Moran, Jose Basso

 

Songs:

1. Letra Traducida de Out Of Tears – The Rolling Stones

2. Lo que vos te merecés -1955, Música: Carlos Olmedo, Letra: Abel Aznar

3. Anoche – 1949, music: Armando Pontier, lyric: Catulo Castillo Moran

4. Y…no Le Erre – Lyric: Abel Mariano Aznar, Music: Carlos Olmedo (Childe Delmar Velázquez) Jose Basso

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Tango Expansion –1/21/2021 –  “Relationships and Heartbreak” Length – 1:43:16

Tango songs overflow with stories of heartbreak and rejection. She left him for money, or perhaps a better life.

Artists/Writers/Composers discussed:

Carlos Vicente Geroni Flores, Claudio Frollo, Enrique Santos Discepolo, Pedro Laurenz, Jose Maria Contursi

Songs:

1. Solo Se Quiere Una Vez (1930), music: Carlos Vicente Geroni Flores, lyrics: Claudio Frollo

2. Soy Un Arlequin (1929), music and lyrics: Enrique Santos Discepolo

3. Come dos Extranos (1940), music: Pedro Laurenz, lyrics: Jose Maria Contursi

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Tango Expansion – 1/14/2021 – “Mothers” Length – 1:43:16

Mothers are often the most important figure in a man’s life, certainly that of immigrant Italians. Tango songs speak of mothers who advise, mothers who warn, and mothers who embrace their poor dear sons.

Artists/Writers/Composers discussed: Juan Carlos Cobian, Enrique Cadicamo, Alberto Podesta, Francisco Yoni, Diego Centeno/ Rosendo Pesoa, Hector Marco

Songs:
1. La Casita des mis Viejos (1931), music : Juan Carlos Cobian, lyrics: Enrique Cadicamo

2. Dame Tiempo, Music: Cristobal Ramos /Alberto Podesta, Lyric: Francisco Yoni

3. Yo tengo una Novia (1938), music: Diego Centeno/ Rosendo Pesoa, lyrics: Hector Marco

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Tango Expansion – 01/07/2021 – “Alcohol” Length – 1:54:11

Songs about alcohol are pervasive in tango, whether it’s alcohol with a woman, alcohol to remember a woman, or alcohol to forget a woman.

Artists/Writers/Composers discussed: Frank Sinatra, Carlos Gardel, Angel Vargas, Anibal Troilo, Jorge Casal

Songs:
1. One for my baby (and one more for the road) (live), Frank Sinatra

2. Esta Noche me Emborracho (1928), Carlos Gardel – Music & Lyrics: Enrique Santos Discepolo

3. Copa de Ajenjo (1952), Angel Vargas

4. Una Cancion (1953)– Anibal Troilo, Jorge Casal

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Tango Expansion – 12/7/2020 “Lunfardo and Tango, Great Tango Lyricists, Enrique Santos Discepolo” Length – 1:45:55

This first episode in the “Great Lyricists” series presents the work of Enrique Santos Discepolo and the ways in which he wrote, often revealing the dark side of life.

Artists/Writers/Composers Discussed: Enrique Santos Discepolo, Mariano Mores, Edmundo Rivero, Horacio Pettoross

Songs:
1. Uno (1943), Lyrics by: Enrique Santos Discepolo, Music by:  Mariano Mores, Edmundo Rivero – vocals

2. Chorra (1928), Music – Lyrics : Enrique Santos Discepolo

3. Secreto (1932-1933), Music and Lyrics: Enrique Santos Discépolo. Guitar: Horacio Pettoross

Bonus: Special poem translated for Sherrie

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Tango Expansion, 12/14/2020, “Lunfardo and Tango, Great Tango Lyricists – Father and Son” – Length 1:41:44

This week we review the works of Catulo Castillo, writing in the 1960’s and his father, Jose Gonzalez Castillo, writing in the 1920’s. We compare their style with that of Enrique Discepolo discussed in episode one.

Artists/Writers/Composers Discussed: Hector Stampone, Catulo Castillo, Anibal Troilo, Enrique Delfino, Jose Gonzalez Castillo

Songs:
1. Ultimo Cafe (1963) – Music by Hector Stampone, Lyrics by Catulo Castillo

2. Desencuentro (1962) – Lyrics by Catulo Castillo, Music by Anibal Troilo

3. Griseta (1924) – Music by Enrique Delfino, Lyrics by Jose Gonzalez Castillo

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