Playlist for a practice session, reposted for the other attendees. We're not trying to DJ here, just practice to a variety of good music. Because if we try to make an effort with the music, we will presumably dance better, and if we arrange it in an orderly, pleasant way we will learn it more easily. And if we don't spend time in our practice session faffing about with CDs, we can use the room hire better. I cut the playlist to a pair of CDs and stuck them in the machine.
If you have a tanda you like to practice to, share it with the world by sticking it in the comments. If you mention the album, people will know what to buy.
Notes: I didn't worry too much about the exact contents or order, beyond trying to avoid anything obviously jarring within the tandas and trying to have at least some variety of style between them. I didn't worry about trying to cover ground, either; I simply chose some artists whose music I own and like and who came to hand before bedtime on the evening I took to prepare. My collection is curiosity level, not expert or DJ level. But I only buy dance music, except by mistake, I'm not really interested in tango for listening except at a live concert.
I made relaxing cortinas in Audacity by chopping up the 'bell song' from Lakmé, leaving out the loud high notes, because they can scare people. It has a handy feature to find the silences for you, for your given threshold of 'silence'.
|Milongueando en el 40||Tango||Aníbal Troilo|
|La Maleva||Tango||Anibal Troilo|
|Toda Mi Vida||Tango||Aníbal Troilo; Francisco Fiorentino|
|Ah! Ou va la jeune Indoue?||Curtain||Joan Sutherland|
|El Tío Soltero*||Tango||Roberto Firpo y su cuarteto|
|El Apronte*||Tango||Roberto Firpo y su cuarteto|
|Estoy Penando*||Tango||Roberto Firpo y su cuarteto|
|El Moro*||Tango||Roberto Firpo y su cuarteto|
|Ah! Ou va (Instrumental)||Curtain||Joan Sutherland|
|El Jagüel||Tango||Carlos Di Sarli Y Su Orquesta Típica|
|Shusheta||Tango||Carlos Di Sarli Y Su Orquesta Típica|
|El Paladin||Tango||Carlos Di Sarli Y Su Orquesta Típica|
|Bahia Blanca||Tango||Carlos Di Sarli Y Su Orquesta Típica|
|El Lloron||Milonga||Francisco Canaro|
|Milonga sentimental - Ernesto Fama y Angel Ramos – 1933*||Milonga||Francisco Canaro|
|Milonga brava||Milonga||Francisco Canaro|
|il faudra||Curtain||Joan Sutherland|
|Yo Te Amo||Tango; Female Vocal; Duet; Male Vocal||Edgardo Donato|
|Sinfonía De Arrabal||Tango; Female Vocal; Duet; Male Vocal||Edgardo Donato|
|Un Libro||Tango; Male Vocal||Edgardo Donato|
|Carnaval De Mi Barrio||Tango; Female Vocal; Duet; Male Vocal||Edgardo Donato|
|El Flete||Tango||Juan D'Arienzo|
|La Payanca||Tango||Juan D'Arienzo|
|Il rougira||Curtain||Joan Sutherland|
|Rondando Tu Esquina||Tango||Osvaldo Pugliese|
|La Yumba||Tango||Osvaldo Pugliese|
|La Tapera (Vals)||Vals||Edgardo Donato|
|Quién Será (Vals)||Vals||Edgardo Donato|
|Estrellita Mía (Vals)||Vals||Edgardo Donato|
* The Firpo tangos were an eccentric and rather unwise choice, they're so old-school, from the period where milonga and tango hadn't really seperated. They feel like milongas without quite being milongas - you could dance them as milongas, or tangos, or using some sort of canyengue-like activity, but it's a puzzle. The boys weren't sure what to do with it. I personally like them but they're not everyone's taste and they were rather a thoughtless choice for practice. Next time I think I'll bring something else instead.
Albums, and what they look like:
- Troilo and Canaro - various sources including Joaquin's music-teaching disc and El Tango (very useful and educational 10 CD set, currently in stock at Milonga.co.uk). Milonga Sentimental was given to me by someone, I'm not sure what the source is.
- Firpo - Tangos y Valsecitos
- Di Sarli - Instrumental Vol. 2
- Donato - RCA - Colección 78 RPM
- D'Arienzo - Instrumental Vol 1 'Solo Tango'
- Pugliese - Ausencia
|Firpo - Tangos y Valsecitos|
|Di Sarli - Instrumental Vol. 2|
|Donato - Collección 78 RPM|
|D'Arienzo - Instrumental Vol. 1|
|Pugliese - Ausencia|
|El Tango - Pasión y emoción|