DDPs Favorite Tandas:

Troilo: Classic Vocals with Francisco Fiorentino

En esta tarde gris (1941)
El bulín de la calle Ayacucho (1941)
Maragata (1941)
Te aconsejo que me olvides (1941)

El Gordo Picucho, Aníbal Troilo, is one of the giants of tango. In later years, his orchestra would accompany great singers like Edmundo Rivero and Roberto “El polaco” Goyeneche. He also collaborated with lyricist Homero Manzi on several classic tangos.
From 1938 to 1944, Astor Piazzolla played bandoneón for Troilo, and also wrote a few of the most innovative and unusual arrangements ever recorded by a Golden Age dance orchestra.
Among dancers, his most beloved recordings are his early 1940s collaborations with singer Francisco Fiorentino. Their songs cover a range of styles, from romantic to rhythmic. This tanda starts at romantic and speeds up near the end, culminating with the powerful “Te aconsejo que me olvides.”


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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