DDPs Favorite Tandas:

Demare: Vocals with Raúl Berón

El pescante (1943)
Tal vez será su voz (1943)
Como se hace un tango (1943)
Canta, pajarito (1943)

I’ve already posted a tanda of Raúl Berón’s classic tangos with Miguel Caló. After he left Caló’s orchestra, he recorded some iconic tangos with Lucio Demare, presented in this tanda here—though some aficionados will note that I have omitted their versions of “Oigo tu voz” and “Una emoción,” which are more famous in the Tanturi/Campos versions. The tango “Tal vez será su voz” was originally called “Tal vez será mi alcohol,” but the military junta ruling at the time did not approve of such libertine themes. Di Sarli recorded a nice version of “Canta, pajarito” with Rufino that may appear in a future tanda here on the blog.


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.


3 thoughts on “Demare: Vocals with Raúl Berón

  1. I agree that Demare with Berón can be very challenging if you don’t know the songs well but when you do they’re amazing to dance to. I rarely dare to play these songs… only when I know there’s enough people who I know appreciate them.

    Posted by DJ Antti Suniala | 17.01.2012, 9:31 am
  2. I really did enjoy all of your tandas posted so far (and thanks for sharing them with us), but I feel this one, although pleasant to listen to, is totally undanceable. Have you tried it with success in milongas?

    Posted by bo | 15.11.2011, 1:21 am
    • How strange! Yes, I have played this tanda successfully at milongas—and heard plenty of others play all these songs.
      I’m curious—why exactly do you find it undanceable?

      Posted by poesiadegotan | 15.11.2011, 1:41 am

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