Featuring 19 tracks spanning the years 1920-1990, ¡Bailemos Tango!: A Century of Tango on the Dance Floor is as comprehensive a single-disc overview of Argentina's greatest musical form as you're likely to find; Rhino's compilers took great pains to cover as much of tango's history as they could, and the result is a vibrantly eclectic sampler that makes a terrific introduction to tango for the newcomer, and a historical document that will fascinate many aficionados as well (thanks in part to its extremely detailed and informative liner notes). Listeners can compare the differences between various tango styles (valze, milonga, canyengue, etc.) and piece together some of the foreign influences (African and Spanish music, as well as indigenous South American forms) that eventually cohered into something uniquely Argentinian. Artists present include Astor Piazzolla, Osvaldo Pugliese, Carlos Gardel, Trio Hugo Diaz, and many more.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey