THE GLOSTORA TANGO CLUB

Posted: February 14, 2010 in Special feature
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THE FIRST BROADCAST OF THE GLOSTORA TANGO CLUB

PLAYLIST

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

SYNOPSIS

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.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS BROADCAST (14,115 KB)

Comments
  1. Enrique says:

    Gracias Jorge por hacerme escuchar al Glostora Tango Club. Lo escuché ese día en mi colegio(Ward de Ramos Mejía) en donde estaba pupilo.
    Gracias otra vez desde Vermont(USA)
    Enrique

  2. carmelo says:

    Mi hermano vino de Mendoza a new york donde vivo y nos acordabamos del glostora que lo escuchabamos en un radio de bateria ya que no habia electicidad ybuscando encontre esta joya tuya
    muchas gracias jorge .carmelo de nueva york

  3. charly says:

    Gente lo que hacen es una verdadera obra de amor. Tengo 42 años, vivo en Buenos Aires y aprendi a atesorar el tango clasico con mis padres. Nunca pense que escucharia el historico Glostora Tango Club, y nada menos que con De Angelis y los maravillosos Dante/Martel. Mil gracias de parte mia y de mi madre que lo esta escuchando contentisima (ella tenia casi 18 años entonces!). Un abrazo.

    • Muchas gracias compatriota, y muchas felicidades para usted y su querida madre.
      El Glostora Tango Club marco una epoca de oro en la historia del tango y le dio felicidad a mucha gente durante esos 15 minutos diarios.
      Mi padre me llevo varias veces a Radio El Mundo a fines del ’50 cuando todavia no cumplia los diez años.
      Nunca olvidare esas imagenes del piano y la fila de violines y bandoneones.
      Saludos y un abrazo,
      Alberto

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