Donato Racciatti was a Uruguayan tango orchestra leader very popular among the general public in the 50s and 60s. He band is not for the demanding listener who enjoys great orchestra arrangements with rich harmony and syncopations, but for the tango dancer who wants to have a good time dancing the tango with basic steps. He performs some great classics as well as some more modern tangos, with simplicity and enthusiasm. Most of the numbers are vocal, and a few are instrumental. I had the opportunity to sing in a TV show with one of his female singers, Olga Del Grossi, a great tango singer. If you want sophisticated instrumental tango, than you need CDs by Julio De Caro and Horacio Salgan, who are the culmination of the instrumental tango. Astor Piazzola began as a tango band leader and later left the popular tango to cultivate the form as a classic piece. Racciatti is even farther from Piazzola, like day and night, than he is from De Caro or Salgan. Tango is a fascinating popular...
I purchased this CD because of the incredible track, Gloria, by Nina Miranda. To my surprise, the first few seconds were missing. I have returned it back to Amazon.
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