DDPs Favorite Tandas:

Laurenz: Vocals with Alberto Podestá

Todo (1943)
Garúa (1943)
24 de agosto (1943)
Nunca tuvo novio (1943)

Pedro Laurenz was a virtuoso bandoneón player (listen especially to his variación near the end of “24 de agosto“). He played in Julio De Caro‘s sextet, which brought a smoother more polished sound to tango. Laurenz’s own orchestra followed in this lineage, producing lyrical tangos of beautiful musical sophistication.
Alberto Podestá is still alive and singing in Buenos Aires today, but he was only nineteen years old when he recorded these songs with Laurenz. He brought a surprising gravitas and depth to these melancholy tangos, despite his youth.


About Derrick Del Pilar

Born and raised in Chicago, I came to the tango while studying at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires in 2006. In 2008 I earned my B.A. with majors in Creative Writing and Spanish & Portuguese from the University of Arizona, and in 2009 I earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. My specialty is the history & literature of early 20th century Argentina.



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