A post on a tango forum elsewhere recently where someone complained referring to certain music as “B-side Shite” inspired me to have a look through my collection and dig out the B-Sides that are magical.

Starting off easy with Victor Shellac Number 39348 recorded in the studio on 18.07.1941 by Anibal Troilo this instrumental went onto the B side of the shellac. Its opening driving riffs to this day is sure to get many rushing to the floor, it has a strong beat driving us forward with Orlando Goni on piano followed by sweeping violin phrases, in fact it is a great example of what Goni brought to the early Troilo recordings.

The music was written by Carlos Posadas who also gave us three other classic instrumentals and you will recognise the similarity in style as you read the titles El Retirao, El Tamango being the most similar tunes and a still similar El Jagúel. Why break a winning formula?

The A-Side of this fine shellac is a little known track called En Esta Tarde Gris, you might have heard of it 😉

In the mean time here is Victor Shellac Number 39348-B Cordon de Oro. #BSideMagic #tangoclassics

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Story posted by: Anthony Cronin

About the author: DJ, Writer from Dublin

Published: 12 Feb 2019 @ 16:00

Last modified: 24 Mar 2019 @ 10:11

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