DDPs Favorite Tandas:

Biagi: Vocals with Jorge Ortiz

Humillación (1941)
Indiferencia (1942)
Quiero verte una vez más (1940)
Todo te nombra (1940)

My fellow tango blogger, Terpsichoral Tangoaddict, absolutely loves Biagi vocals—among her favorites are “Romántico bulincito” and “Guapo y varón.”
These are my personal top four Biagi/Ortiz vocals. Strangely, though I have no problem mixing singers with Canaro, Lomuto, or Demare, I usually don’t with Biagi.
You may notice that I included another version of “Todo te nombra” in my Canaro tanda, and of course, another version of “Humillación” in my D’Arienzo/Mauré tanda.
Biagi’s vocals are not as popular as his instrumentals, at least in the U.S. They are also, I feel, more difficult to dance.
 But their rhythmic drive, with Biagi’s trademark unexpected musical accents, makes them very hypnotic, especially when Ortiz starts singing. 


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.


5 thoughts on “Biagi: Vocals with Jorge Ortiz

  1. Thank you! Yes, I want to dance this tanda!

    Posted by terpsichoral | 08.11.2011, 5:52 am


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