Vintage Tango Tonight

Vintage Tango Tonight

     
 

The taproots of tango have been traced back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when colonialism, emigration, war and revolutions created unprecedented cultural cross-pollination as musical elements from France, Spain, Africa, Haiti and Cuba -- most notably flamenco and the contradanza habanera -- began to mingle and morph like never before. While the habanera… See more details below

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The taproots of tango have been traced back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when colonialism, emigration, war and revolutions created unprecedented cultural cross-pollination as musical elements from France, Spain, Africa, Haiti and Cuba -- most notably flamenco and the contradanza habanera -- began to mingle and morph like never before. While the habanera blossomed in New Orleans and moved north, manifesting itself at the heart of such primal jazz structures as W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues" and Jelly Roll Morton's "The Crave," the tango flourished in Buenos Aires, there to achieve international notoriety as an urban dance craze. This sanguine music and its at times provocative choreography became enormously popular in Europe during the late '20s and throughout the '30s. Living Era's excellent Vintage Tango Tonight sampler provides examples recorded between 1930 and 1950 in Buenos Aires, Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Milan, Amsterdam and London. Anyone specifically interested in the German aspect of this genre will enjoy the eight examples included in this package and should also investigate German Tango Bands 1925-1939 [Harlequin 127], for the Germans went especially wild over the tango until the Nazis declared it verboten. Teutonic participants in Living Era's Vintage Tango collection are Alfred Hause and the Hamburg Radio Tango-Orchestra; Hans Carste and the Ludwig Ruth Orchestra; vocalist Fritz Weber and His Orchestra; Kramer & His Solo Players; Dajos Bela (Alfred Ditters) and the Palermo Tango Band, Heinz Huppertz, and Robert Renard & His Orchestra. Slavic tango talent is represented by Ukrainian/Rumanian violinist Marek Weber & His Orchestra and violinist Barnabas Von Geczy, The Dutch and Scandinavian players include vocalist Evert Taube with Bjorn Schildknecht; violinist Jens Warny & Son Orchestre, vocalist Eddie Russell with Richard Jensen and His Arena Orchestra and Malando & His Tango Orchestra, recorded in wild and restless Amsterdam. The Parisian tango scene is well represented here with orchestras led by A.J. Pesenti, Tito Henriotti, and Louis Ferrari; by the Don Alfredo Marimba Orchestra and the Paris-based Eldorado Tango Band. The British tango trend left a swath of dance records in its wake, here personified by George Scott-Wood and the London Piano-Accordeon Band, Victor Silvester & His Ballroom Orchestra, Sidney Torch & His Orchestra, and violinist Geraldo and His Gaucho Tango Orchestra. As for authenticity, three of these recordings were actually made in Buenos Aires, by Francisco Canaro, Francisco J. Lomuto & His Tipica Orchestra and operatic tenor Tito Schipa with an unidentified Argentine tango ensemble. Entertaining? Why, yes! And very educational for those who wish to study the informative liner notes.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2005
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625556124
catalogNumber:
5561

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Tracks

  1. A Media Luz  -  Hamburg Radio Tango-Orchestra
  2. Keine Rosen Ohne Dornen  -  Ludwig Rüth Orchestra
  3. La Cumparsita
  4. Tahiti  -  A.J. Presenti Orchestra
  5. Le Plus Beau Tango du Monde  -  Tito Henriotti & Son Orchestre Du Coliseum
  6. Nuits du Brésil  - Louis Ferrari
  7. El Internado  -  Francisco Canaro Orchestra
  8. Pachita  -  Robert Renard and His Orchestra
  9. Ich Weiss So Viel Von Dir, Elisabeth  -  Weber, Fritz Orchestra
  10. Feurblumen  -  Heinz Huppertz & Son Orchestre "Rio Rita"
  11. Eine Nacht in Monte Carlo  -  Marek Weber & His Orchestra
  12. Monika  - Barnabas Von Géczy
  13. Fritiof Och Carmencita  -  Björn Schildknecht Orchestra
  14. Romanesca  -  Jens Warny & Son Orchestre
  15. Naar Venus Smiler  -  Richard "Arena" Jensen Orchestra
  16. The Click of Her Heels  -  Eldorado Tango Band
  17. Mann Sagt "Auf Wiedersehen"  - Dajos Bela
  18. Tina  -  London Piano-Accordeon Band
  19. Pourquoi Quand Je Te Dis "Je T'Aime"?  -  Don Alfredo Marimba Orchestra
  20. La Melodía de Nuestro Adiós  - Francisco J. Lomuto
  21. Rosita  -  Victor Silvester & His Orchestra
  22. Poema  -  Kramer Solo Players
  23. Señuelo  -  Malando & His Tango Orchestra
  24. Adiós Muchachos (I'll Keep You in My Heart Always)  -  Geraldo & His Gaucho Tango Orchestra
  25. Jealousy  -  Sidney Torch & His Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tito Schipa   Tenor (Vocal)
Marek Weber   Violin
Geraldo & His Orchestra   Violin,Vocals
Evert Taube   Vocals
Barnabas Von Géczy   Violin
Cavan O'Connor   Vocals
Eddie Russell lll   Vocals
Dajos Bela   Violin
Fritz Weber   Vocals
Jorge Omar   Vocals

Technical Credits

Francisco Canaro   Composer
Vincent Scotto   Composer
Liesbeth Ackermans   Composer
Ralph Harvey   Liner Notes
Gerardo Hernán Matos Rodriguez   Composer
Julio César Sanders   Composer
Evert Taube   Composer
Michael Carr   Composer
Edgardo Donato   Composer
Jacob Gade   Composer
Mario Melfi   Composer
Henri Alibert   Composer
Will Grosz   Composer
Günther Schwenn   Composer
Robert Gilbert   Composer
Fred Raymond   Composer

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