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Tanda of the Week 61: Rodolfo Biagi con Alberto Amor

This week's tanda is low key tanda by Rodolfo Biagi with Alberto Amor singing. We usually think of Biagi as being more rhythmic and staccato, but with Alberto Amor his signature sound is more calm. The rhythm is still there, but more subdued. This is a great tanda for the end of the evening. "Seamos Amigos" is another great song that could go in this tanda.

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Vals Tandas A - C

Here is my collection of vals tandas. My favorites are highlighted. I usually play 3 song vals tandas, but most of the tandas below are arranged in 4 song tandas for when they are needed.

Song Orchestra Cantor/Singer Year Type
         
Tu Melodía Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1945 Vals
Amor y Vals Rodolfo Biagi Alberto Lago 1942 Vals
Paloma Rodolfo Biagi Alberto Amor 1945 Vals
Lagrimas y Sonrisas Rodolfo Biagi   1941 Vals
         
Tu Melodía Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1945 Vals
Por Un Beso de Amor Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1940 Vals
Cuatro Palabras Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1941 Vals
Pájaro Herido Rodolfo Biagi   1941 Vals
         
This is one of my all time favorite vals tandas.
Viejo Porton Rodolfo Biagi Teófilo Ibáñez 1938 Vals
Lejos de Tí Rodolfo Biagi Teófilo Ibáñez 1938 Vals
Loca de Amor Rodolfo Biagi Teófilo Ibáñez 1938 Vals
Lagrimas y Sonrisas Rodolfo Biagi   1931 Vals
         
This is one of my all time favorite vals tandas.
El Último Adiós Rodolofo Biagi Andrés Falgás 1940 Vals
Déjame amarte aunque sea un día Rodolofo Biagi Andrés Falgás 1939 Vals
Dichas Que Vivi Rodolofo Biagi Andrés Falgás 1939 Vals
Lagrimas y Sonrisas Rodolofo Biagi   1941 Vals
         
Amor y Vals Rodolofo Biagi Alberto Lago 1942 Vals
Paloma Rodolofo Biagi Alberto Amor 1945 Vals
Aroma de Amor Rodolofo Biagi Alberto Amor 1946 Vals
Manana Por la Manana Rodolofo Biagi Alberto Amor 1946 Vals
         
Listen to this tanda.
This is one of my all time favorite vals tandas.
Bajo Un Cielo un Cielo de Estrellas Miguel Caló Alberto Podestá 1942 Vals
Pedacito de Cielo Miguel Caló Alberto Podestá 1942 Vals
El Vals Soñador Miguel Caló Alberto Podestá 1963 Vals
         
El Mismo Dolor Miguel Caló Raul Iriarte 1954 Vals
El Piebeyo Miguel Caló Raul Iriarte y Choir 1947 Vals
Me Duele el Corazón Miguel Caló Raul Iriarte y Choir 1944 Vals
Luna del Plata Miguel Caló Raul Iriarte 1943 Vals
         
This is a set of very old valses that are on the slow side, but very nice.
Ya Viene El Invierno Francisco Canaro Charlo 1931 Vals
Con Tu Mirar Francisco Canaro Charlo 1930 Vals
Ronda del Querer Francisco Canaro Carlos Galán 1934 Vals
Adiós, Juventud  Francisco Canaro Ernesto Famá 1934 Vals
Lirio Blanco Francisco Canaro Ernesto Famá 1934 Vals
         
Amor y Primavera Francisco Canaro   1935 Vals
Aclamación Francisco Canaro   1935 Vals
Dolores Francisco Canaro   1936 Vals
         
Siempre Tuya Seré Francisco Canaro Roberto Maida 1935 Vals
Secreto de Amor Francisco Canaro Roberto Maida 1936 Vals
El Triunfo de Tus Ojos Francisco Canaro Roberto Maida 1938 Vals
Romántica Francisco Canaro Roberto Maida 1938 Vals
         
Trés Jolie (Muy Lindo) Francisco Canaro   1938 Vals
Porque Sí Francisco Canaro Ernesto Famá 1939 Vals
Apasionadamente Francisco Canaro Ernesto Famá 1941 Vals
Tristeza Criolla Francisco Canaro Guillermo Coral 1945 Vals
         
Tra La La Francisco Canaro Ernesto Famá 1939 Vals
Tormenta En El Alma Francisco Canaro Ernesto Famá
y Mirna Mores
1940 Vals
El Vals del Estudiante Francisco Canaro Ernesto Famá 1939 Vals
         
Listen to this tanda        
En La Noche Azul Francisco Canaro Francisco Amor 1941 Vals
Salud, Dinero y Amor Francisco Canaro Francisco Amor 1940 Vals
Cuando Estaba Enamorado Francisco Canaro Francisco Amor 1939 Vals
         
 
Noche de Estrellas Francisco Canaro Ernesto Famá 1939 Vals
Cuatro Palabras Francisco Canaro Ernesto Famá 1941 Vals
Cuando Estaba Enamorado Francisco Canaro Francisco Amor 1939 Vals
Salud, Dinero y Amor Francisco Canaro Francisco Amor 1940 Vals
         
Pick any three of these for a great laid back vals tanda.
Amemonos Francisco Canaro Alberto Arenas y
Enrique Lucero
1948 Vals
El Vals de Los Abuelos Francisco Canaro Eduardo Adrian 1941 Vals
Muchacha Francisco Canaro Eduardo Adrian 1942 Vals
Valsecito Amigo Francisco Canaro Eduardo Adrian 1943 Vals
Claro de Luna Francisco Canaro Eduardo Adrian 1942  
         
Yo te Quiero Mi Bien Francisco Canaro   1941 Vals
Rosas de Otono Francisco Canaro Nelly Omar 1946 Vals
Soñar y Nada Mas Francisco Canaro Carlos Roldán
y Eduardo Adrián
1943 Vals
Desde El Alma Francisco Canaro   1940 Vals
         
These two groups were lead by Francisco Canaro.
Vibraciones del Alma Quinteto Don Pancho   1938 Vals
El Trovero Quinteto Pirincho   1942 Vals
Francia Quinteto Pirincho   1943 Vals
Maria Esther Quinteto Pirincho   1943 Vals
         
Idilio Trunco Alberto Castillo   1946 Vals
Ahora Tengo Un Amor Alberto Castillo   1947 Vals
La Pulpera de Santa Lucía Alberto Castillo   1945 Vals
Unitaria Alberto Castillo   1946 Vals
     
Desde el Alma Color Tango   2003 Vals
Tu Pálida Voz Color Tango   2003 Vals
Ilusión de Mi Vida Color Tango   2001 Vals
Corazón de Oro Lalo Schifrin     Vals
         
Acordándome de Vos Armando Cupo   1952 Vals
Quemá esas Cartas Armando Cupo   1955 Vals
Yo No Sé Que Me Han Hecho Tus Ojos Armando Cupo   1955 Vals

 

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Rodolfo Biagi Tandas

Here is a collection of Rodolfo Biagi tandas. My favorite tandas are highlighted.

Song Orchestra Cantor/Singer Year Type
         
1930s Instrumentals Tanda Set
Listen to this tanda
Unión Cívica Rodolfo Biagi   1938 Tango
La Maleva Rodolfo Biagi   1939 Tango
Pura Clase Rodolfo Biagi   1939 Tango
El 13 / El Trece Rodolfo Biagi   1938 Tango
         
Andrés Falgás Tanda Set I
La Maleva Rodolfo Biagi   1939 Tango
Son Cosas Del Bandoneon Rodolfo Biagi Andrés Falgás 1939 Tango
La Chacarera Rodolfo Biagi Andrés Falgás 1940 Tango
El Yaguarón Rodolfo Biagi   1940 Tango
         
Andrés Falgás Tanda Set II
Listen to this tanda
Griseta Rodolfo Biagi Andrés Falgás 1939 Tango
Deja el mundo como está Rodolfo Biagi Andrés Falgás 1940 Tango
A Mi No Me Interesa Rodolfo Biagi Andrés Falgás 1940 Tango
Cicatrices Rodolfo Biagi Andrés Falgás 1939 Tango
         
 Teófilo Ibáñez Tanda Set
 Una Pena Rodolfo Biagi  Teófilo Ibáñez  1938 Tango
 Golgota Rodolfo Biagi  Teófilo Ibáñez  1938 Tango
 La Novena Rodolfo Biagi  Teófilo Ibáñez  1939 Tango
 Alma de Bohemio Rodolfo Biagi  Teófilo Ibáñez  1939 Tango
         
Jorge Ortiz Tandas
Pretty much any of these songs with Jorge Ortiz could go together nicely, but I have them arranged here as individual tandas.
 
Todo Te Nombra Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1940 Tango
Quiero Verte Una Vez Más Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1940 Tango
No Le Digas Que La Quiero Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1940 Tango
Pa´ jaro Ciego Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1941 Tango
         
Todo Te Nombra Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1940 Tango
Carillón de la Merced Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1941 Tango
Ahora No Me Conoces Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1941 Tango
Indiferencia Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1942 Tango
         
 Humillacion Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz  1941 Tango
 Senor, Senor Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz  1943 Tango
 Pa´ jaro Ciego Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz  1941 Tango
 Ahora No Me Conoces Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz  1941 Tango
         
Carillón de la Merced Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1941 Tango
Romántico Bulincito Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1941 Tango
La Marcha Nupcial Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1941 Tango
Zaraza Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1941 Tango
         
Indiferencia Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1942 Tango
Humillacion Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1941 Tango
Será Lo Mejor Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1941 Tango
Ahora No Me Conocés Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1941 Tango
         
         
1950s Instrumentals Tanda Set
This is a later, instrumental set. The songs are good, but very strong.. almost too strong.
A La Gran Muneca Rodolfo Biagi   1950 Tango
Racing Club Rodolfo Biagi   1950 Tango
El Recodo Rodolfo Biagi   1952 Tango
El Internado Rodolfo Biagi   1953 Tango
Organito De La Tarde Rodolfo Biagi   1956 Tango
         
         
Mixed Tanda Set
This is a mixed tanda set, because it is hard to find other songs to put with Belgica, with it's dramatic pauses. So, here are some other songs with somewhat similar pauses in them. El Yaguarón, also goes nicely at the end.
Sentimiento Gaucho Rodolfo Biagi   1942 Tango
Arrebato Rodolfo Biagi Alberto Lago 1942 Tango
Belgica Rodolfo Biagi   1942 Tango
Guapo Y Varon Rodolfo Biagi Jorge Ortiz 1939 Tango
         
Alberto Amor Tanda Set: Romantic
This is one of my favorite sets. Often people don't realize it is Biagi, because it is so much calmer than most of his music.
Tus labios me dirán Rodolfo Biagi  Alberto Amor  1945 Tango
?Lucienne? Rodolfo Biagi  Alberto Amor  1946 Tango
Seamos Amigos Rodolfo Biagi  Alberto Amor  1944 Tango
Marol Rodolfo Biagi  Alberto Amor  1946 Tango
Cafe de Los Angelitos Rodolfo Biagi  Alberto Amor  1945 Tango
         
Alberto Amor Tanda Set II: Driving Beat
Si La Llegaran A Ver Rodolfo Biagi Alberto Amor  1943 Tango
Cuando llora La Milonga Rodolfo Biagi Alberto Amor  1946 Tango
Nada Rodolfo Biagi Alberto Amor  1944 Tango
Cuatro Lagrimas Rodolfo Biagi Alberto Amor  1946 Tango
         
Carlos Acuna Tanda Set
 Uno Rodolfo Biagi Carlos Acuna  1944 Tango
 Barrio Reo Rodolfo Biagi Carlos Acuna  1943 Tango
 Adiós, Te Vas Rodolfo Biagi Carlos Acuna  1943 Tango
 Lonjazos Rodolfo Biagi Carlos Acuna  1943 Tango
         
Alberto Lago Tanda Set
Arrebato Rodolfo Biagi Alberto Lago  1942 Tango
Metido Rodolfo Biagi Alberto Lago  1942 Tango
Te Odio Rodolfo Biagi Alberto Lago  1942 Tango
No Puede Ser Rodolfo Biagi Alberto Lago  1941 Tango
         
Hugo Duval Tanda Set
A later tanda collection with Hugo Duval. They are pretty songs, but a little overly dramatic. You can tell that the singer is the star, more than the music, so I would play this sparingly.
Espérame en el Cielo Rodolfo Biagi Hugo Duval  1958 Tango
En El Lago Azul Rodolfo Biagi Hugo Duval 1950s Tango
Sangre de Mi Sangre Rodolfo Biagi Hugo Duval  1950s Tango
Estás Llorando Rodolfo Biagi Hugo Duval  1953 Tango
Alguien Rodolfo Biagi Hugo Duval  1956 Tango

 

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Musicality

There are many differences between beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers, but one is musicality.

Beginner's step on the beat and maybe throw in some double times here and there.

Intermediate dancers change their rhythm, cadence, tiempo, energy, etc tanda to tanda depending on the orchestra being played. For example, you would not dance the same way to D'Arienzo that you would dance to Fresedo or Di Sarli. Very few dancers get to this level. I see so many people dancing exactly the same regardless of which orchestra is playing.

Advanced dancers change their rhythm, cadence, tiempo, energy, etc within the same song. There are clear shifts in most Tango songs and to be able to hear them coming and adapt your dance to them is what makes a dancer great to me.

Watch this video of Chicho and watch where he changes in energy... 22sec with the violins he goes from very energetic to much more calm and his steps get smaller and more controlled. You might even see some changes before this, but a big change again at 1.16 his energy really picks up again and he starts doing bigger and bolder moves. Around 1.57 he shifts again. Last major shift at 2.08.

BTW... To me there are two Pure Genius moments in this dance as far as musicality are concerned: The short runs at 1.10 and the foot stomps at 1.43.