Commented playlist: 2019-01-17

The inaugural edition of my milonga has ended up being a fusion of 1940s and 2010s. It has not been pre-determined, and yet I am not surprised. The venue is rather compact, and I did not feel I had enough space to let the 1950s romanticism flourish.

this is about 3/4 of the dance floor, before anyone arrived

Set 1:

  • Caminito | Florindo Sassone
  • El choclo | Florindo Sassone
  • El escondite de Hernando | Florindo Sassone
  • A media luz | Florindo Sassone
    -- CORTINA --
  • Si tú quisieras | Carlos Di Sarli c. Roberto Rufino
  • Otra vez carnaval | Noche de carnaval | Carlos Di Sarli c. Roberto Rufino
  • Bien frappé | Carlos Di Sarli c. Roberto Rufino
  • El cielo en tus ojos | Carlos Di Sarli c. Roberto Rufino
    -- CORTINA --
  • Cuando florezcan los rosales | Sexteto Cristal c. Guillermo Rozenthuler
  • Noches de invierno | Sexteto Cristal c. Guillermo Rozenthuler
  • Vals del recuerdo | Sexteto Cristal c. Guillermo Rozenthuler
    -- CORTINA --
  • Besos brujos | Orquesta Romantica Milonguera c. Marisol Martinez
  • Qué te importa que te llore | Orquesta Romantica Milonguera c. Roberto Minondi
  • Recién | Orquesta Romantica Milonguera c. Hache de Huilen
  • El reloj | Orquesta Romantica Milonguera c. Roberto Minondi, Hache de Huilen
    -- CORTINA --
  • Cuando se ha querido mucho | Rodolfo Biagi c. Jorge Ortiz
  • Humillación | Rodolfo Biagi c. Jorge Ortiz
  • Todo te nombra | Rodolfo Biagi c. Jorge Ortiz
  • Yuyo verde | Rodolfo Biagi c. Jorge Ortiz
    -- CORTINA --
  • Ella es así | Collectif Roulotte Tango c. Gaspar Pocai
  • Flor de Montserrat | Pobre negrito | Collectif Roulotte Tango c. Gaspar Pocai
  • Milonga del ochenta y tres | Milonga del 83 | Collectif Roulotte Tango c. Gaspar Pocai

The first tanda aired only for God, and I have since concluded it wasn't appropriate for the space.

Romántica Milonguera made its first appearance, compensated by Mr. Biagi right after. I have only received the Roulotte Tango album on the very same day, and I just had to include their milongas! Lovely, respectful yet original in their arrangements.

Set 2:

  • Cómo querés que te quiera | Ángel D'Agostino c. Tino García
  • Adiós, Arolas | Se llamaba Eduardo Arolas | Ángel D'Agostino c. Rubén Cané
  • La barranca | Ángel D'Agostino c. Tino García
  • Corazón cobarde | Ángel D'Agostino c. Tino García
    -- CORTINA --
  • Felicia | Conjunto Berretin
  • Nueve de Julio | Conjunto Berretin
  • Sabado ingles | Conjunto Berretin
  • El Flete | Conjunto Berretin
    -- CORTINA --
  • Qué me pasará | Ángel D'Agostino c. Ángel Vargas
  • Esquinas porteñas | Ángel D'Agostino c. Ángel Vargas
  • El espejo de tus ojos | Ángel D'Agostino c. Ángel Vargas
    -- CORTINA --
  • Tú | Orquesta Romantica Milonguera c. Marisol Martinez
  • Duerme mi amor | Orquesta Romantica Milonguera c. Roberto Minondi
  • Besame mucho | Orquesta Romantica Milonguera c. Marisol Martinez
  • Mi serenata | Orquesta Romantica Milonguera c. Marisol Martinez, Roberto Minondi
    -- CORTINA --
  • El puntazo | Juan D'Arienzo
  • Independencia | Juan D'Arienzo
  • El simpatico | Juan D'Arienzo
  • Yapeyú | Juan D'Arienzo
    -- CORTINA --
  • Nossa | Amores Tangos
  • Chorinho de mis amores | Amores Tangos
  • Milonga Gipsy | Amores Tangos

We do have two 1950s tandas here. The D'Agostino is fairly restrained in expression and I felt it worked well in the limited space. In contrast, Alex Krebs' "Conjunto Berretín" lightened up the mood, and I provided a similar contrast in the two tandas following the romantic D'Agostino valses.

If I had any regret about the night's playlist, it was the "Amores Tangos" milonga tanda. It is delightful yet also very unconventional as it mixes milonga with other South American genres. It happened to not fit the evening this time.

Finale:

Paciencia | Orquesta Silbando c. Sebastián Rossi
Tres esquinas | Rascasuelos c. Limón Garcia
No me hables | Orquesta Típica Andariega c. Fabián Villalón
Café Domínguez | Rascasuelos c. Limón Garcia
-- CORTINA --
La huella | Ricardo Tanturi
Lágrimas | Ricardo Tanturi
Argañaraz | Aquellas farras | Ricardo Tanturi
Una noche de garufa | Ricardo Tanturi

No Cumparsita this time. Although I usually calm down towards the end and resolve the evening with a larger romantic gesture, I had to take a break after the wild milongas, and instead of ending with another slow, romantic tanda, I decided to give everyone a good kick instead.

There are a few decades completely missing in this playlist, and so it does not completely integrate the "living tango tradition" that I have advertised. I have a lot of exploring and listening to do, especially when it comes to 1960s-1980s, which I have not mapped out much yet.