Yes, still tandas for 2013!
I try to catch the whole 52 weeks. For the week 44, I chose Ricardo Malerba orchestra and his lately vocalist Alberto Sánchez. I recommend “Historia de un amor” especially from this tanda. I think Malerba has done his virtuosity again.
The tracks are:
Orquesta Ricardo Malerba con Alberto Sánchez: Qué tarde que has venido (1956)
Orquesta Ricardo Malerba con Alberto Sánchez: Oración peruana (1956)
Orquesta Ricardo Malerba con Alberto Sánchez: Linda (1956)
Orquesta Ricardo Malerba con Alberto Sánchez: Historia de un amor (1956)
About Ricardo Malerba (from todotango.com)
He was lucky to live, in his beginnings, in the tango ambience of the late twenties, to travel to Europe and take part of a bohemia that shaped him artistically. His orchestra was known either for the quality of its sound or the swinging attributes of its rhythm.
He started gigging with a group lined-up with his brothers, the bandoneon was played by Ricardo, on piano was Alfredo and on violin, Carlos. Their stints were at cinema theaters in the local neighborhoods. They earned one peso a day.
Later, in 1927, along with his brothers he joined the orchestra that Cátulo Castillo put together to go to Europe. Miguel Caló and Roberto Maida were as well members of it. They stayed in Spain for a long period and gigged in numerous cities. There they recorded several records for the Odeon label. The tour ended in 1930, but the Malerba brothers stayed in Europe.
In 1931 his brother Carlos got ill while working in Portugal, he was taken to Bilbao where he died. Ricardo had a gig for a season in France with the orchestra led by Juan Bautista “Bachicha” Deambroggio. His brother Alfredo, already in Buenos Aires, accompanied the female singer Libertad Lamarque, with whom he would marry later.
On his comeback to Argentina he put together an orchestra with the pianist Nicolás Vaccaro, which had Francisco Fiorentino on vocals. They appeared at the famous “Tabarís” cabaret and on La Voz del Aire radio station.