Carlos Gardel

16 Hits, Vol. 1

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An appearance in 1917 at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires made Gardel a star the like of which has rarely been seen, and launched the tango as a vocal form. This collection is often grotty (some cuts must have come from 78s and/or soundtracks), but technical issues pale before the wonderful mix of early guitar- and orchestra-backed material.