DDPs Favorite Tandas:

Pugliese: Vocals with Roberto Chanel

Farol (1943)
La abandoné y no sabía (1944)
Rondando tu esquina (1945)
Fuimos (1946)

Two Pugliese tandas back to back? While that might be bad form in a milonga, it is entirely appropriate for my blog on his birthday.
It took me a long time to appreciate these vocals with Roberto Chanel—for several years I simply couldn’t stand them. I vastly preferred Troilo’s version of the classic “Farol.” But with the encouragement of some friends, I revisited Chanel and suddenly something grabbed me.
I particularly enjoy “Fuimos,” both because of the lyrics and because, unusually, Chanel starts singing only about 30 seconds in.


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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