I prepared the tanda of the week 40 with one of the most important orchestras of tango world, Orquesta Típica Víctor and it’s a latest vocalists Alberto Carol. The sound typically reflects 40’s tango era and includes very danceable arrangements. The last tango is especially one of my favourite tangos ever. I hope you’ll love this tanda too.
The tracks are:
Orquesta Típica Víctor / Alberto Carol: Bajo el cono azul (1944)
Orquesta Típica Víctor / Alberto Carol: Anoche a las cuatro (1944)
Orquesta Típica Víctor / Alberto Carol: Lo ví en tus ojos (1944)
Orquesta Típica Víctor / Alberto Carol: Mi taza de café (1944)
Have a nice tango…
About Orquesta Típica Víctor (from todotango.com)
hen the officials of that record company had the idea of putting together an orchestra that would represent the corporation, they turned to a pianist classically trained, who had not yet played tango: Adolfo Carabelli.
This great artist studied with the best teachers of his time and when he was fifteen he was already playing concerts in the theaters of the city of Buenos Aires. When he was very young he went to Bologna, where he stayed until 1914. There he went to school and continued his musical studies. When the war broke up he returned to his country where he put together a small group of classical music: “Trío Argentina”.
Around that time he became acquainted with the pianist Lipoff, who accompanied the well-known dancer Anna Pavlova, and through him he was introduced to jazz, a genre that was beginning to get a wide acclaim.
His first orchestra was named “River Jazz Band”, later, when switching to the radio, the group bore his name, and the orchestra achieved an overwhelming success and was requested by all the nightclubs of the period. Eduardo Armani and Antonio Pugliese, among others, passed through its ranks.
He recorded his early records for the Electra label and later he is hired by the Victor company as musical advisor and responsible for the creation of a tango orchestra.
It was a seminal orchestra in tango, that never performed in public, but which left for us, during its long career, the indelible memory of its perfection and quality.