Tangos performed in theater (Second part)
By Oscar O. Aiello and added contribution by Néstor Pinsón
econd part or the communiqué Nº 857 of the Academia Porteña del Lunfardo, transcription of the research work sent by Oscar Aiello in June 1979.
“La taba de la vida”, tango by Félix Scolatti Almeida and Carlos R. De Paoli: sung by Olinda Bozán in the play with the same title and written by the same authors at the Teatro Nacional, performed by the Compañía Nacional de Sainetes, Comedias y Dramas led by Pascual Carcavallo, on September 26, 1929.
“Loca”: sung by Eva Franco in Alberto Novión’s “El tango de la muerte” at the Teatro San Martín by the Compañía Arata-Simari-Franco on August 5, 1922.
“Los ojos de la grela”, written by Antonio Scatasso and José Eneas Riú: sung by Corsini in Enrique and Armando García Velloso’s “El club Pueyrredón” at the Teatro Apolo by the Compañía Arata-Morganti on September 15, 1926.
“Lunático al galope”, tango by Antonio Polito: The performer is not mentioned in the play with the same title at the Teatro Pueyrredón by the Compañía Nacional de Comedias y Sainetes led by José Briebba on September 6, 1926.
“Llevátelo todo”: sung by Azucena Maizani in “Caras Sonrientes” written by Ivo Pelay, Luis César Amadori and Humberto Oriac at the Teatro Maipo by the Ivo Pelay’s Compañía de Grandes Revistas on April 27, 1928.
“Marinero”, written by Scatasso and Pedro Ruiz París: sung by Ignacio Corsini in Ruiz París’s and Francisco Chiarello’s “Mar picado” at the Teatro Apolo by the Compañía Cicarelli-Corsini on May 15, 1925.
“Mariposa de cabaret”, written by Alberto Puértolas and Luis Rodríguez Acasuso: by the Parada-Gómez-Vila trio in Antonio Botta’s and Rodríguez Acasuso’s “Los muchachos de antes fumaban Avanti” at the Teatro Cómico on August 24, 1928.
“Me miro en tus ojos”, composed by Ricardo Hicken: sung by Juan Carlos Marambio Catán in “Carne de vicio” written by Hicken, R. Cappenberg and Claudio Benjamín at the Teatro Smart by the Compañía de Revistas José Casamayor, Gloria Bayardo, Amelia Sinisterra y Juan Bono, on January 21, 1926.
“Metejón”, composed by Antonio De Bassi: sung by Delfina Fuentes in Luis García Lynch’s “Yo vine a vender mi cuerpo” at the Teatro Bataclán by the company led by José Casamayor on April 1, 1927.
“Moneda corriente”, written by Rodolfo Sciammarella, Alfredo Enrique Bertonasco and Martignone: sung by Alberto Anchart in the play with the same title and by the same authors at the Teatro Smart by the Compañía Marcelo Ruggiero on November 30, 1928.
“Mucha cancha”, written by Alberto Richieri and Rodolfo Sciammarella: performed by Lucy Clory, in the play by Juan José de Soiza Reilly and Oscar R. Beltrán “La mujer y el lobo” at the Teatro Nuevo by the José Casamayor’s company on August 18, 1927.
“Muchachita”: sung by Azucena Maizani in César Bourel’s “Ma chi fú” at the Teatro Smart by the Compañía Tomás Simari on December 13, 1923.
“Muchachita buena”, written by Rafael Iriarte and Juan Sarcione: sung by Azucena Maizani in Enrique Rando’s “Buenos Aires al spiedo” at the Teatro Porteño by the Compañía Nacional de Revistas Modernas Azucena Maizani on February 18, 1927.
“Muchachita callejera”, composed by Rodolfo Sciammarella: sung by Blanca Ramos in “La casa del placer”, a play by Oscar S. Migoni and Aquiles Lamero at the Teatro Bataclán by the Compañía de José Casamayor on August 26, 1927.
“Muchachita loca”, written by Antonio Scatasso and Francisco Bastardi: sung by Juan Ferrari in the César Bourel’s “El guardia número 13” at the Teatro Apolo by the Compañía Leopoldo Simari on April 15, 1924.
“Mueble viejo”, a tango by Raúl de los Hoyos and Agapito Crespo: performed by Carlos Viván in “El portero del cabaret”, a play based on a French play by Monezy Eon and Mirande, at the Teatro Opera by the Compañía Nacional de Vodevils Modernos Pepita Muñoz, María E. Duckse, Pepe Arias y Agustín Barrios, on September 30, 1927.
“Mujer”: sung by Manolita Poli in “La luz del cabaret”, a play by Julio C. Traversa and Luque Lobos at the Teatro Maipo by the Compañía C. Morganti y E. Gutiérrez on July 7, 1923.
“Noche callada”, tango by Julio De Caro, Cristino Tapia and Eduardo Beccar: sung by Azucena Maizani in Enrique Rando’s “Ahí va el primer cañonazo” by the Compañía Revistas Modernas Maizani at the Teatro Porteño on March 11, 1927.
“No salgas de tu barrio”: sung by Maizani in “La revista sincronizada”, play by Alberto J. Ballesteros and Enrique Rando at the Teatro Porteño by the Compañía de Revistas Maizani on July 27, 1927.
“Nostalgia”, tango by Azucena Maizani and Enrique Rando: performed by Azucena Maizani in “Rag Time Berretín Revue”, play by Ballesteros and M. Coll at the Teatro Pueyrredón by the Compañía Artística de Revistas de A. Sequeiros on December 16, 1925.
“Nostalgia”, tango by Tomás Hartich and Pablo Suero: sung by Elsa O’Connor in “Pensión Ritan”, a play by Suero and Mario Flores, at the Teatro Smart by the Compañía. José Casamayor on February 11, 1927.
“Pim pam pum”, tango by Enrique Delfino and Alberto Vacarezza: sung by Maizani in “Estrellas de fuego”, play by Ivo Pelay, Luis César Amadori and H. Oriac at the Teatro Maipo by the Compañía de Grandes Revistas de Ivo Pelay on June 8, 1928.
“Pingo mío”: composed by Juan Ferrari, in Manuel Romero’s “El ganador de la copa de oro” at the Teatro Porteño by the Compañía de Revistas y Sainetes de M. Romero on August 10, 1923.
“Pobre corazón mío”: sung by Ignacio Corsini in Pascual Contursi’s “El barrio de los tachos” at the Teatro Apolo by the Compañía Arata-Morganti on July 3, 1926.
“Portero suba y diga”: performed by Azucena Maizani in “Juventud divino tesoro”, play by Ivo Pelay, Luis César Amadori and Humberto Oriac at the Teatro Maipú by the Compañía de Revistas de Ivo Pelay on July 7, 1928.
“Por tu culpa”, tango by Manuel Jovés and Enrique Maroni: sung by Juan Ferrari in “Los hombres te hicieron mala”, play by Maroni and Rogelio Giúdice at the Teatro Smart by the Compañía Simari-Franco on October 22, 1923.
“Practicante”, tango by Antonio De Bassi and Antonio Botta: sung by Ignacio Corsini in “Pega pero escucha”, a play by the authors of the tango at the Teatro Apolo by the Compañía César Ratti on September 22, 1923.
“Puentecito”, (do not mistake with the tango of the same name by José and Luis Servidio and Juan Caruso recorded by Carlos Gardel) tango by Francisco Canaro and Pascual Contursi: The singer is not mentioned in the Contursi’s play “Primavera rea” at the Teatro Apolo by the Compañía César Ratti on May 20, 1927.
“Puesta de sol”, tango by Fausto Frontera and Enrique Cadícamo: sung by Domingo Conte in Enrique Cadícamo’s “Cinco cuentos ilustrados” at the Teatro Cabildo by the Compañía Juan Dardés on August 26, 1926.
“Quejas del suburbio”, tango by Alberto Laporte and Otelo Gasparini (there is another tango with the same name by Antonio and Salvador Polito): sung by Azucena Maizani in “Abran cancha”, a play by Maroni, Eduardo Trongé and Rogelio Giudice at the Teatro San Martín by the José González Castillo’s revue company on February 28, 1925.
“Qué sabe la gente”, tango by Antonio Scatasso and Carlos R. De Paoli: performed by Ernesto Famá in De Paoli’s “Cinco por ocho igual cuarenta, te espero en la lechería” by the Compañía Marcelo Ruggero at the Teatro Smart on March 23, 1928.
“¿Se acuerdan muchachos?”, tango by Enrique Delfino, Cátulo Castillo and Pablo Suero: by Enrique Delfino, accompanying himself on piano in the play by Isaac Morales y Suero “Las chicas de Madame Colibrí” (o La Machona) at the Teatro Maipo on September 22, 1923.
“Se casa Rosina”, tango by Esteban González and Del Talar: sung by Guillermo Farnún in “Hay casorio en el barrio”, play by A. Monti and Del Talar at the Teatro Liceo by the Compañía Pierina Dealessi on September 7, 1928.
“Seguí mi consejo”: sung by Olinda Bozán in Eduardo Trongé’s “Musolino” by the Pascual Carcavallo’s revue company at the Teatro “Nacional” on August 17, 1928.
“Si supieras”: sung by Juan Ferrari in “Un programa de cabaret”, play by Enrique Maroni and Pascual Contursi at the Teatro Apolo by the Leopoldo Simari’s company on June 6, 1924.
“Si yo tuviera”, tango by Bartolomé Chapela and González Malvado: sung by Maizani in “Bertoldo, Bertoldino y el otro”, play by Pelay, Amadori and Oriac at the Teatro Maipo by the Ivo Pelay’s revue company on March 22, 1928. 2nd performance.
“Tartamuda”, tango by Antonio de Bassi and Enrique Maroni: sung by Lucy Clory in “Las alegres locuras del día”, play by unknown author, at the Teatro Ateneo by the De Bassi’s company on August 24, 1928.
“Te doy lo que tengo”: sung by Azucena Maizani in “Del tango al Charleston”, play by Elías Alippi and Contursi, at the Teatro San Martín by the Alippi’s company on April 13, 1926.
“Traiga otra caña”: sung by Ignacio Corsini in the Alberto Novión’s play “Que no lo sepa la vieja” at the Teatro Apolo by the Compañía Arata-Morganti on May 29, 1926.
“Venus”: Played on piano by maestro Groppi in the play by Carlos Schaeffer Gallo “Las muchachas de antes no usaban melena” at the Teatro Smart by the Compañía Blanca Podestá on May 20, 1927.
“Volvé a casa”, tango by Edgardo Donato and Francisco Bastardi: performed by Eva Franco in the play “Aquella noche en el Pigall” by Bastardi and José Franco at the Teatro de la Comedia by the Compañía José y Eva Franco on August 11, 1927.
“Violetita”, tango by Hermes Peressini and Paco Ruiz París: sung by Mario Cullen in the play by the Sartori brothers “Cuadros cortos” at the Teatro Smart by the César Ratti’s company on June 4, 1926.
“Viva la Santa Federación”, tango by Francisco Canaro and Juan Andrés Caruso: sung by Maizani in the Enrique Rando’s play “Muchachas, apunten, fuego” at the Teatro Porteño by the Maizani’s company on April 1, 1927.
“Yo te quería”, tango by Sergio Allem and Luis Stalman: sung by Mercedes Simone in Franz Lehar’s “Clo Clo”, adapted by R. Cappenberg, at the Teatro Maipo by the Compañía de Vaudevils Musicales on October 29, 1927.It turns out interesting to notice in this review that several of the tangos premiered at the theater did not reach the least commercial success. Some of them were not even recorded and, nowadays, they are a true rarity.