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De Caro
Violinist Julio De Caro's father, who taught music, wanted Julio to be a doctor, and threw him out of the house when he found out that he had begun playing in a Tango band. Juilo went on in the late 1920s and early 1930s to have one of the most important and influential Tango orchestras of all time. The technicians at Victor, his record label, created for him a cornet violin, a violin with a small gramophone horn to amplify the sound, so that he could be heard better playing live when there was no electrical amplification.

Tangos de Rompe y Raja
De Caro's best-known recordings are from the late 1920s and early 1930s. The recordings on this CD are from the last years of his career, recorded between 1949 and 1953. Listening to these recordings makes you realise what a great innovator the old master was, and how much Pugliese, for example, owed to him. The sound is very obviously De Caro, but some of the recordings - particularly the later ones - hold some real surprises.

Copacabana (1949), El Monito (1949), Mala Junta (1949), Buen Amigo (1950), Boedo (1950), El Arranque (1951), Flores Negras (1952), Maipo (1953), Anibal Troilo (1949), De Rompe y Raja (1949), Recuerdo (1952), Todo Corazon (1951), Loca Bohemia (1951), Mi Dolor (1950), Moulin Rouge (1953), Guardia Vieja (1949), Tierra Querida (1952), Mala Pinta (1951), Chiclana (1950), Derecho Viejo (1953)

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