Monday, April 17, 2006

South American Tangos, Nat-Shilkret-style

Today, for our vintage-lounge pleasure, we have two 1928 gems by the International Novelty Orchestra under the direction of (who else?) Nat Shilkret. The first was arranged by Leonard Joy, and the arrangement is... a joy. El Choclo (1913), composed by Angel G. Villoldo, is much better-known as Kiss of Fire:

El Choclo--Tango Argentino (A.G. Villoldo), International Novelty Orchestra, dir. by Nat Shilkret, 1928. From Victor 78.

The flip is almost as cool--another Tango Argentino, this is Y Como Le Va? (1911) by Joaquin Valverde:

Y Como Le Va?--Tango Argentino (J. Valverde), International Novelty Orch., dir. by Nat Shilkret, 1928. From same Victor 78.

In case we thought the Latin American music craze started in/with Fifties pop, now we know better....



Anonymous lady domi said...

Hi Lee,
Real cool! And's got a brand new design too.
In a minute,

10:05 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Oh god, I looooooove that stuff.
Thank you ! (how many times did I say thanks btw?)

1:01 PM  
Blogger Lee Hartsfeld said...


Yes, their new player reminds me of Musicmatch's.


I'm not sure. But it's always nice to hear! Glad you enjoyed. I hope to find some more Shilkret Latin American sides, as I know he did several, at least.


1:34 PM  

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