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Old 25-11-2012, 23:49
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Is it just me that instantly gets an image in my head when i hear an AT track. It doesn't happen all the time but if it does happen it is very powerful. Often they are images of places I have never even been. For example

Vaya Con dios - Paris
Jalousie - 1930's Warsaw Ghettos
Oblivion - A park somewhere (maybe New York) and its raining.

Is it time for my medicine?
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Old 25-11-2012, 23:55
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Nobody has linked to Gotan yet so here goes:

Gotan Project Live - Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)

I love it. Probably my favourite tango track. Especially as I generate an image of JLO
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Old 25-11-2012, 23:56
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Can't resist. We use this youtube channel for musicality - as well as just a fun site to visit. It's regularly updated and includes most of the tango family played at milongas.

Just picked out a few that I like:

Fred Astaire does Poema http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dxkL4kJZjE&feature=plcp
Fred does Vals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY5Bj-zj-J8&feature=plcp
Fred does Tango humour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkr-YbJ_gKw&feature=plcp
Gene Kelly and mouse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcsXJPoVM5Q&feature=plcp
One woman; seven men!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNrhKysoMm0&feature=plcp
Hippo/Croc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6M-RoqHu3s&feature=plcp
My favourite milonga. Confused? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTls0jsiK4k&feature=plcp
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Old 25-11-2012, 23:59
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Thanks. Never heard of them. Are these more ballroom / bandstand tango than street AT? Not really my style of AT music. I prefer something gutsy rather than sweet.
Malando created his own style of tango, often called continental or European Tango. He was very popular in The Netherlands before and after WOII. His style is indeed more suited for civil ballroom tango than the "gauchos from the pampas visiting the bordellos" style Len always waxes abaaht.
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:01
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Is it just me that instantly gets an image in my head when i hear an AT track. It doesn't happen all the time but if it does happen it is very powerful. ...
In that case this is for you

LUNÁTICO - Gotan Project

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Gosh. I speed read "insanity" not "instantly"
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:02
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Forgive me if this is entirely wrong, I'm not a dancer but it's one of my favourite pieces - usually it's performed on piano, but I feel like this guy and his classical guitar give it a beauty and a flavour that's pretty magical.

I *think* it could work for the AT? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ASORPR2wSU

Here's the equally lovely Gnossienne no. 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn7mHx0Uahs&feature=plcp

I don't know about anyone else, but I always vastly prefer instrumental accompaniments to dances, especially those with intense emotions or ethnic flavours. Lyrics can often get in the way. If you think about it, perhaps the dancer is meant to be the lyricist to the music - a singer's like a spare wheel in that relationship.Just my feelings...
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:12
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That's it for now for me. I can't listen to a lot of AT music at a stretch. Too intense for me. Phew!
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:28
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Can't resist. We use this youtube channel for musicality - as well as just a fun site to visit. It's regularly updated and includes most of the tango family played at milongas.

Just picked out a few that I like:

Fred Astaire does Poema http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dxkL4kJZjE&feature=plcp
Fred does Vals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY5Bj-zj-J8&feature=plcp
Fred does Tango humour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkr-YbJ_gKw&feature=plcp
Gene Kelly and mouse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcsXJPoVM5Q&feature=plcp
One woman; seven men!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNrhKysoMm0&feature=plcp
Hippo/Croc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6M-RoqHu3s&feature=plcp
My favourite milonga. Confused? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTls0jsiK4k&feature=plcp
Thanks a lot. I have just subscribed to the channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/lamilongadeltreno
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:28
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Malando created his own style of tango, often called continental or European Tango. He was very popular in The Netherlands before and after WOII. His style is indeed more suited for civil ballroom tango than the "gauchos from the pampas visiting the bordellos" style Len always waxes abaaht.
The first two had that jaunty Milonga feel to them I thought. But to be honest I am only listening to snatches of many of these tracks because the suggestions are coming throguh so quickly - not complaining mind.
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:35
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Malando created his own style of tango, often called continental or European Tango. He was very popular in The Netherlands before and after WOII. His style is indeed more suited for civil ballroom tango than the "gauchos from the pampas visiting the bordellos" style Len always waxes abaaht.
Forgive me if this is entirely wrong, I'm not a dancer but it's one of my favourite pieces - usually it's performed on piano, but I feel like this guy and his classical guitar give it a beauty and a flavour that's pretty magical.

I *think* it could work for the AT? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ASORPR2wSU

Here's the equally lovely Gnossienne no. 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn7mHx0Uahs&feature=plcp

I don't know about anyone else, but I always vastly prefer instrumental accompaniments to dances, especially those with intense emotions or ethnic flavours. Lyrics can often get in the way. If you think about it, perhaps the dancer is meant to be the lyricist to the music - a singer's like a spare wheel in that relationship.Just my feelings...
Well its georgeous music. And the BIB is a wonderful thought - one I will ponder (no doubt without a result but I will enjoy the pondering)
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:38
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In that case this is for you

LUNÁTICO - Gotan Project

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Gosh. I speed read "insanity" not "instantly"
Street cafe in central Europe not sure where exactly Austria maybe,

Or are you hinting at my mental health
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:39
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Forgive me if this is entirely wrong, I'm not a dancer but it's one of my favourite pieces - usually it's performed on piano, but I feel like this guy and his classical guitar give it a beauty and a flavour that's pretty magical.

I *think* it could work for the AT? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ASORPR2wSU

Here's the equally lovely Gnossienne no. 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn7mHx0Uahs&feature=plcp

I don't know about anyone else, but I always vastly prefer instrumental accompaniments to dances, especially those with intense emotions or ethnic flavours. Lyrics can often get in the way. If you think about it, perhaps the dancer is meant to be the lyricist to the music - a singer's like a spare wheel in that relationship.Just my feelings...
Great music. Dancing AT to it will be a bit difficult for me - even sitting down ringah-style. Perhaps not for the pros here.

I see what you say about lyrics. Yes maybe they do get in the way of the dance.
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:43
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Is it just me that instantly gets an image in my head when i hear an AT track. It doesn't happen all the time but if it does happen it is very powerful. Often they are images of places I have never even been. For example

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Doesn't that apply to all music? That's why if you expect Louis to look and behave like a matador SCD should use genuine Spanish matador music.
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:45
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Nobody has linked to Gotan yet so here goes:

Gotan Project Live - Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre)

I love it. Probably my favourite tango track. Especially as I generate an image of JLO
LOL you mentioned JLO on another thread. Do I detect a soft spot?

Its fair dos though. At least she is genuinely attractive. Objectively I can see that her ex husband looks like he gets his styling done by the local mortician but despite that I find him one of the sexiest men on the planet. I can't explain it or help it I just do.
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Old 26-11-2012, 00:54
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LOLyou mentioned JLO on another thread. Do I detect a soft spot?
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Gotcha
Didn't Natalie have a JLO look yesterday ?

I should try and be a bit more mysterious.

But she is Puerto Rican so I am not expecting too much Tangability.

[b]... Objectively I can see that her ex husband looks like he gets his styling done by the local mortician but despite that I find him one of the sexiest men on the planet. I can't explain it or help it I just do.
Oh yes we covered the ex in another thread. Are you sure you are not mixing him up with Cleopatra's ex?

Anyway this is for you
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Old 27-11-2012, 02:03
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A classic:

Francisco Canaro - "A Media Luz"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aInD6RT1-6M
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Old 27-11-2012, 02:10
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Arrrgggg - Sorry JC I am sure you are right and once upon a time I may have liked that but you can have too much of a good thing. Its one of 3 tracks the teacher I help has been using for 4 years for the beginners class. It plays on a loop and he never changes it because as he rightly says it has a clear beat and tempo for beginners. But up to 15 times an hour for 3 hours every week is enough to drive me insane!
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Old 27-11-2012, 02:13
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Great classic. But I am afraid that I am put off by old scratchy recordings. I prefer higher definition recordings.

Here's Julio Iglegias

Julio Iglesias - A Media Luz
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Old 27-11-2012, 02:15
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Andre Rieu - Shostakovich' Second Waltz for a VW is a good call though. Wrong thread I know but didn't want you to feel I had dissed your selections. Its just A media Luz for reasons I hope you will understand.
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Old 27-11-2012, 02:17
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Andre Rieu - Shostakovich' Second Waltz for a VW is a good call though. Wrong thread I know but didn't want you to feel I had dissed your selections. Its just A media Luz for reasons I hope you will understand.
Start a separate V Waltz thread, John. Though some may prefer anybody but Andre Rieu playing
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Old 27-11-2012, 02:21
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Great classic. But I am afraid that I am put off by old scratchy recordings. I prefer higher definition recordings.

Here's Julio Iglegias

Julio Iglesias - A Media Luz
Wow what a difference. Some Spansih lyrics (my favourite type!) and a rearrangement and its transformed.

I have mixed feelings about "old scratchy recordings" . They seem to be popular in the At community in a way that is not tolerated elsewhere. They can be atmospheric but at the same time I find I have this urge to go and fiddle with some knobs or something. (Like a radio not quite tuned in)
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Old 27-11-2012, 02:39
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Here's another classic with a modern twist

Veronica Verdier - Asi se Baila el Tango
http://youtu.be/C3cE6utiZEo

Here's a much earlier version

sí se baila el tango - Ricardo Tanturi con Alberto Castillo [1941-1943]
http://youtu.be/lejW1NRf_as
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Old 27-11-2012, 03:40
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Here are some recently posted youtube clips of the real deal! World-class tango dancers and teachers who are part of an elite group that have brought the AT into the 21st century without any loss of tradition. I can't express enough how good this is!

Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfSMeyldS3c&feature=g-u
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOtqujsdjS8&feature=g-u
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyR7raO78V8&feature=g-u
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_niVyPHWv4E&feature=g-u
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Old 27-11-2012, 16:31
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Here are some recently posted youtube clips of the real deal! World-class tango dancers and teachers who are part of an elite group that have brought the AT into the 21st century without any loss of tradition. I can't express enough how good this is!

Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfSMeyldS3c&feature=g-u
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOtqujsdjS8&feature=g-u
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyR7raO78V8&feature=g-u
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_niVyPHWv4E&feature=g-u
Excellent. Thanks. Shame about the poor sound recording though.
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Old 28-11-2012, 01:52
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Arrrgggg - Sorry JC I am sure you are right and once upon a time I may have liked that but you can have too much of a good thing. Its one of 3 tracks the teacher I help has been using for 4 years for the beginners class. It plays on a loop and he never changes it because as he rightly says it has a clear beat and tempo for beginners. But up to 15 times an hour for 3 hours every week is enough to drive me insane!
I quite understand - I know how repetition can ruin a piece for you. I am a great Wagner fan but when the Ride of the Valkyries is played I think "Oh no, not again!"

How about this one? It has great personal interest for me because it was the first tango I danced to in my first dancing school, back in 19XX. I knew so little about dancing I didn't even realise it was an Argentine tango. The music has stayed in my head ever since.

Francisco Canaro - Pura Parada
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYxKHjMyJYY
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