Summary – Online Discography

Years ago, to track the recording year of a tango recorded by an orchestra, we had to rely on the printed copies of discographies written by Nicolas Lefcovich. Many of us would still remember the time of paying “not a small” amount of money to buy those copies in Buenos Aires, and the big copies of Francisco Canaro and Roberto Firpo. Nowadays, thank to many people’s effort, everything can be found online, and discography is no exception. Below is a directory of orchestras’ and singers’ discographies. It will also be useful to those who are new in the field of tango music research.

Orchestras:

Jose Basso
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=435&c=Jos%E9%20Basso

Rodolfo Biagi
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=104&c=Rodolfo%20Biagi

Miguel Calo
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=8&c=Orquesta%20Miguel%20Cal%F3

Francisco Canaro
http://sites.google.com/site/franciscocanarodiscography/
http://www.tangodj.org/canaro.html

Angel D’Agostino
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=12&c=%C1ngel%20DAgostino

Juan D’Arienzo
http://users.telenet.be/tangoteca/darienzo/index.html

Alfredo De Angelis
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=14&c=Orquesta%20Alfredo%20De%20Angelis

Julio De Caro
http://www.tangodj.org/decaro.html

Lucio Demare
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=127&c=Lucio%20Demare

Carlos Di Sarli
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=17&c=Carlos%20Di%20Sarli

Edgardo Donato
http://www.tangodj.org/donato.html

Roberto Firpo
http://www.tangodj.org/firpo.html

Osvaldo Fresedo
http://www.tangodj.org/fresedo.html

Jose Garcia
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=740&c=Jos%E9%20Garc%EDa%20y%20sus%20Zorros%20Grises

Alfredo Gobbi
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=21&c=Alfredo%20Gobbi

Pedro Laurenz
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=22&c=Pedro%20Laurenz

Francisco Lomuto
http://www.tangodj.org/lomuto.html

Osmar Maderna
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=23&c=Osmar%20Maderna

Ricardo Malerba
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=741&c=Orquesta%20Ricardo%20Malerba

Astor Piazzolla
http://www.piazzolla.org/works2/viewlist.html
http://homepage2.nifty.com/mitsu-sa/discografia_p45.htm

Osvaldo Pugliese
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=28&c=Orquesta%20Osvaldo%20Pugliese

Enrique Rodriguez
http://www.tangodj.org/rodriguez.html

Ricardo Tanturi
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=31&c=Orquesta%20Ricardo%20Tanturi

Anibal Troilo
http://www.troilo.com.ar/espanol.htm
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=32&c=An%EDbal%20Troilo
http://anibaltroilopichuco.blogspot.com

Orquesta Tipica Victor
http://www.tangodj.org/otv.html

Singers:

Roberto Chanel
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=702&c=Roberto%20Chanel

Charlo
http://ar.groups.yahoo.com/group/perfilesdeltango/message/7345

Alberto Echague (only with Juan D’Arienzo)
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/jdarienzo1.html

Ada Falcon
http://www.elblogdenits.com.ar/foro/index.php?topic=35840.0

Ernesto Fama
http://users.telenet.be/tangoteca/ernesto_fama/index.html

Roberto Rufino
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=172&c=Roberto%20Rufino

Angel Vargas
http://www.todotango.com/english/biblioteca/discografias/grabaciones_autor.asp?id=175&c=%C1ngel%20Vargas

6 Responses to “Summary – Online Discography”

  1. onesteptanguero Says:

    I have something for you:
    http://eng.tango.info/discographies

  2. Royce Says:

    Thank you.

  3. Sergio Gabriel Bustos Says:

    Hi again. At todotango, the Demare discography is all wrong, I know becouse I’m working on Demare now, and that discography has the disc number repeated instead of the Matrisse nbr.
    Whoever may need a copy of a corrected discography, just ask.

    tangovirtud[at]gmail.com

    Then, I found this other very interesting site:

    http://www.geocities.jp/arturomkwd/

    It says tango data, and then, alphabetically ordere a lot of songs with all the discography info. Not everything is complete, but it’s quite useful.

  4. Royce Says:

    Dear Sergio,

    Thank you for your links. I didn’t work on Demare discorgraphy. I heard some people saying that his discorgraphy on todotango is incomplete.

    I thought it’s normal to repeat disc number as usually a 78-rpm has 2 sides, so the disc number could be XXXX-A and XXXX-B. While matrix number attached to a particular recording/song, so a matrix number shouldn’t repeat. No?

    Royce

  5. Sergio Gabriel Bustos Says:

    Right. Now I found there’s a way to see it as a whole sheet instead of song by song, and then matrix nmber is displayed. So, I must be fair, it is correctly shown, but only if displayed as a sheet. If anybody goes in to look song by song, then matrix number is seen with the disc number.
    Cheers!

  6. Chris Says:

    onesteptanguero said: “I have something for you: http://eng.tango.info/discographies

    Note that those are not what most people call discographies. They are just machine-generated collations of release info, propagating whatever errors are present in the release metadata.

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