Los 33 orientales (1955)
Una fija (1958)
Indio manso (1958)
The big, lush sound of these 1950s instrumentals by Di Sarli is absolutely magical. I know that many teachers in the U.S. use these an others for introductory classes on walking, because their tempo is moderate and their sound quality rich enough to get students hooked on tango music.
The only interesting tidbit I’ve got for you about the songs is the identity of the 33 “orientals” in the second song. Here oriental has nothing to do with East Asia; rather, it refers to the Banda Oriental (Eastern Shore) of a certain river…i.e., present-day Uruguay. The 33 orientales set sail from San Isidro to begin the fight for the independence of their province from the Empire of Brazil.
You may notice that this is the first tanda I have posted that includes music from the 1950s. Most of my tango tastes seem to be in the 1935-1945 range…so I really am a Golden Age music junkie!