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Song of The Week

Santa Fe Tango

Song of the Week- July 12, 2018

Prepared by Fer Robles

Song of the Week:  Ojos Negros   (Instrumental Tango)

CD: Sus Ultimos Instrumentales – Anibal Troilo – BMG Argentina (63719), 1998

Orchestra:  Anibal Troilo

Music: Vicente Greco

This beautiful tango is inspired by the classic Russian song Ochy Chomye. Unlike many other Argentine tango composers, Vicente Greco did not study music and was a self-taught musician and orchestra leader in the early 1920s. He composed a number of tango classics that we dance to today such as Racing Club, Don Juan, La Viruta, El Flete and Rodriguez Pena. His song Ojos Negros is one of his most accomplished compositions as well as one of his last, as he died at only 36 years of age in 1924.  This rendition by Anibal Troilo is part of his last instrumental recordings from 1965-1970.  Other recordings of Ojos Negros worth noting are those of Pugliese, Di Sarli and De Caro.

Music : 08 Ojos Negros.m4a

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