Miguel Caló is a name each tanguera and tanguero should be very familiar with. He is best known for his beautiful Golden Age recordings from 1940ies. But that is not all, we should know more...
Caló started his musical career in mid twenties. In 1926 he joined the orchestra of Osvaldo Fresedo, as a bandoneon player. A year later he joined Francisco Pracánico. His first own orchestra was created in 1929, but the project did not last long. Only 3 years later, in 1932, the second attempt of creating orchestra was successful.
Miguel Caló should be appreciated for his great musical legacy. Further more, he had another contribution to tango by introducing two greatest singers in the history: Raúl Berón and Alberto Podestá.
To learn about Caló´s music in more systematic way, I suggest to split his work into 3 parts:
- early recordings (1932-1938)
- Golden Age recordings (1940ies)
- late recordings (1950-1972)
Golden Age recordings are very famous and you will hear them in most milongas. The music from the other two periods is much less known, but also very interesting and worth discovering.
For more detailed biographical and discographical information please go to:
Todo Tango - Miguel Caló
In the next post I will start with Miguel Caló and Alberto Podestá...