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The Best Tango Album in the World, Ever!


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Mi Buenos Aires Querido - Carlos Garcia and His Orchestra
    2. Cumparsita, La - Jose Basso
    3. Por Una Cabeza - The Tango Project (from "Scent Of A Woman")
    4. Cambalache - Julio Sosa/Leopoldo Federico y Su Orquestra/Leopoldo Federico
    5. Firulete, El - Mariano Mores
    6. Canaro en Paris - Hctor Varela & His Orchestra
    7. Rodriguez Pea - Francisco Canaro Orchestra
    8. Sur - J.A. And His Orchestra Giaimo/Jorge Sobral/J.A. Giaimo
    9. 9 de Julio - Osvaldo Pugliese
    10. Esquinazo, El - Carlos Garcia and His Orchestra
    11. Rayuela, La - Astor Piazzolla
    12. Fuga y Misterio - 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic/Juliane Banse/The 12 Cellist
    13. Volver - Carlos Gardel
    14. Pualada, La - Sexteto Mayor
    15. Yumba, La - Osvaldo Pugliese
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Caminito - Florindo Sassone
    2. Choclo, El - Alfredo de Angelis & His Orchestra
    3. Yira Yira - Florindo Sassone
    4. Cafetn de Buenos Aires - Hugo del Carril
    5. Media Luz, A - Carlos Garcia and His Orchestra
    6. Porteito, El - Carlos Garcia and His Orchestra
    7. Taquito Militar - Mariano Mores
    8. Re-Fa-Si - Alfredo de Angelis & His Orchestra
    9. Adios Muchachos - Florindo Sassone
    10. Ojos Negros - Ral Garello
    11. Metejon, El - Anbal Troilo/Roberto Goyeneche
    12. Torito, El - Alfredo de Angelis & His Orchestra
    13. Quejas de Bandoneon - Anbal Troilo
    14. Adios Nonino - Sexteto Mayor
    15. Mi Buenos Aires Querido - Carlos Gardel (vocal version)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 81064

  • Credits
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    The title of this television-advertised compilation may be arrogant, but then the tango is not a dance for the shy and retiring. Whether or not it is, as it claims, The Best Tango Album in the World, Ever!, the two-disc set, containing 30 tracks and running a little less than an hour and a half, does feature some major performers of the music, notably Carlos Gardel, renowned as the father of the tango, heard performing "Volver" and the concluding vocal version of "Mi Buenos Aires Querido," and Astor Piazzolla, who used the tango as a vehicle for composing modern classical music, heard performing "La Rayuela." Other notable performers include Carlos Garcia & His Orchestra, heard on four tracks, Sexteto Mayor, Florindo Sassone & His Traditional Orchestra, and Alfredo de Angelis & His Traditional Orchestra. (If the casual listener to whom this collection is intended recognizes the third track, "Por una Cabeza," that's because it has turned up in the film Scent of a Woman, as the music to which Al Pacino's blind character dances, as well as in the opening scene of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film True Lies.) This is not a scholarly collection, being devoid of annotations beyond the requisite song titles, artists, and songwriting credits. But it plays well, and beginning students of the tango can put it on for their practice sessions. ~ William Ruhlmann

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