|Let’s dance (1955)|
|LYRICS by: Reynaldo Yiso|
|MUSIC by: Pascual Mamone
|TRANSLATION by: Alberto Paz|
|Last updated on: 9/15/12|
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|PASCUAL “CHOLO” MAMONE
Bandoneon player, arranger, bandleader and composer
(22 April 1921 – 15 September 2012)
R.I.P.On this day the great bandoneonist PASCUAL “CHOLO” MAMONE passed away at the age of ninety-one.
His last public performance was last Tuesday at Teatro Maipo, during the “Troilo Composer” CD release presentation, playing Triste Milonguero in the bandoneon that belonged to Anibal Troilo.Mamone was without a doubt, one of the great arrangers of the music of Buenos Aires. Much sought after by maestros of the caliber of Osvaldo Pugliese and Alfredo Gobbi, he earned an outstanding prestige in the difficult art of embellishing melodies.He had a profound respect for the essence of each composition, such as it was written by the composer, and wrote his arrangements and orchestrations with balance and detailed devotion, having specially in mind the style of the target orchestra and the distinguishing features of the singer.In 1936, with more will than knowledge, he joined the orchestra led by José Otero, an obscure group that used to play in the neighborhoods. But, three years later, he succeeded in making the acquaintance of his idol, Pedro Maffia, who agreed to teach him and polish his technique. His notable growth with the instrument encouraged his teacher who, in 1942, invited the latter to join his orchestra.In 1944, after he left Maffia, he began his career as arranger and he made himself noticed with his works for Pugliese, -since 1949 and for fifteen years-; for Roberto Caló, for whom he also on some occasion played the bandoneon; for Alfredo Gobbi, José Basso, Enrique Francini and Pedro Laurenz, among others, in the 50s.
He played and wrote the charts for the Florindo Sassone Orchestra in the late 40s and, soon thereafter, for Joaquín Do Reyes, for his programs on Radio El Mundo and at venues in the interior of the country.
In 1954 he joined the Alberto Morán’s orchestra, in a twofold role, as lead bandoneon player and arranger. The aggregation was conducted by the pianist Armando Cupo. Ten years later he likewise joined the group accompanying Miguel Montero, but those were difficult years for tango and he decided not to play any more, he took up other jobs, but kept on arranging for important musicians like Atilio Stampone and Leopoldo Federico.
In the latter years of the twentieth century he was in full activity, fronting small outfits, accompanying and recording with different vocalists, also as conductor of the Orquesta Municipal del Tango of the city of San Martín, province of Buenos Aires, with Choly Cordero and Luis Linares on vocals.
As a composer, his greatest hits were: “Bailemos”, a beautiful tango with lyrics by Reynaldo Yiso; with the same author, the milonga “Cuando era mía mi vieja” that Julio Sosa converted in a smash hit. Other interesting titles are: “Un regalo de Reyes” with lyric by Yiso; “Te quiero más” with Abel Aznar; “Al latir de Buenos Aires” with Norberto Rizzi; “Noche de duendes”, “Hay lugar” and “Platea” with Haidé Daibán, and the instrumentals “Negroide”, “Con lirismo”, “Vislumbrando” and, in collaboration with Roberto Caló, the milonga “Flauteando”.
- Source TODO TANGO
No llores, no muchacha, la gente está mirando
bailemos este tango, el tango del adiós
así entre mis brazos, mirándote a los ojos
yo quiero despedirme sin llanto y sin dolor.
La vida caprichosa nos puso frente a frente
No intentes rebelarte, lo nuestro es imposible,
Que tengas mucha suerte, que Dios no te abandone,
Don’t cry, girl don’t cry, people are watching
Let’s dance this tango, the farewell tango
This way in my arms, looking you in the eyes
I want to say good bye without tears or pain.
The fickle life brought us face to face
Don’t try to rebel, our affair is impossible
Best of luck, may God not abandon you,
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