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.