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.