THE FIRST BROADCAST OF THE GLOSTORA TANGO CLUB
1. LA BRISA, Carlos Dante with Alfredo de Angelis
2. MISA DE ONCE, Julio Martel with lfredo de Angelis
3. SOÑAR Y NADA MAS, Carlos Dante and Julio Martel with Alfredo de Angelis
On April 1, 1946, radio station LR1 Radio El Mundo, AM1070 began a daily program featuring the orchestra of Alfredo De Angelis and singers Carlos Dante and Julio Martel. The program was broadcast in front of a live audience at the station studios located on Maipu 555. It was a 15 minutes program that aired at 8 pm Monday through Friday. The program went on to become a major success for twenty two years.
According to José Pedro Aresi writing in website Todo Tango, “On the Monday, April 1, 1946 edition of newspaper El Mundo, there was an announcement about the debut of Alfredo De Angelis and his singers Carlos Dante and Julio Martel in a new radio program: “The Glostora Tango Club”, dedicated “to the winning youth”, a span of 15 minutes in which “the hair product of the great world, was brought to within reach of everybody.”
Aresi’s account continues, “At the top of the hour 8 pm an imaginary curtain was raised and the voices of Rafael Diaz Gallardo and Lucia Marco announced “the Glostora Tango Club, the encounter of choice of the triumphant youth”, with the participation of the orchestra of Alfredo De Angelis and his singers Carlos Dante and Julio Martel.
Now, expert tango collector, Jorge Finkielman, an Argentine native currently living in Natick, MA has posted in his Facebook page a video clip with the original broadcast of the Glostora Tango Club, which he laboriously and painfully restored to a very decent listening quality.
This is a major historical feat, and a testimony to a period when the youth of Buenos Aires made the tango their music of choice.