Ole Guapa, was composed in 1925 by the Dutch composer
Arie Maasland (Malando) .
Arie Maasland (1908 - 1980) a drummer and accordionplayer from Rotterdam, Holland, who became enchanted
by the Argentinian tango after seeing Eduardo Bianco
perform in 1935.
He started composing tangos (i.e. Olé Guapa) it was
recorded for the first time by Fred Marley's Orchestra in
1938. It became one of his greatest hits internationally.
Arie changed his name to Malando and started his own
Jalousie 'Tango Tzigane', was composed in 1925 by the Danish
composer Jacob Gade. The
Gade was principal conductor of the cinema orchestra at the
time, the music was used as part of the accompaniment of the
Danish premiere of the silent film Don Q, Son of Zorro.
In 1935 the first recording was made by the Boston Pops
Orchestra conducted by Arthur Fiedler. Many other recordings
Vera Bloom wrote English lyrics to it, entitled "Jealousy".
It has also been used in countless films, here with Rodolfo
El Choclo" meaning "The Corn Cob" is a popular song written by Ángel
Villoldo, an Argentine musician.
It is probably one of the most popular tangos in Argentina.
The piece was premiered in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1903
El Choclo has been recorded (without vocals) by many dance
orchestras, especially in Argentina.
A number of vocal versions were recorded in 1952, the most popular one
by Georgia Gibbs, which reached #2 on the Billboard chart.
It was performed by Louis Armstrong by Connie Francis and Nat King Cole.
“Por una Cabeza" is an Argentinian tango written in 1935, with
music by Carlos Gardel and lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera
The name is a phrase in Spanish. meaning winning a Horse Race
by the length of a head.
Alfredo Le Pera was a Brazilian from São Paulo, Brazil.
Carlos Gaedel was born in Buenos Aires.
Le Pera and Gardel died in an airplane crash in
Medellin, (Colombia), on June 24, 1935.
The tango has since, been performed by numerous tango
orchestras. Tango scenes with "Por una Cabeza" appear in many
"La cumparsita" is a tango written in 1916 by the Uruguayan musician
Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, with lyrics by Pascual Contursi and Enrique
It is among the most famous and recognizable tangos of all time
Roberto Firpo, director and pianist of the orchestra that premiered the
song, added parts of his tangos "La Gaucha Manuela" and "Curda
Completa" to Matos' carnival march ("La Cumparsita"), resulting in "La
cumparsita" as it is currently known.
The title translates as "the little parade", and the first version was a
tune with no lyrics. Later, Pascual Contursi wrote words to make the
most popular version of the song. The lyrics begin: "The little parade of