Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
World Class Tango from France!!
Mark Hammond | Chambersburg, PA USA | 12/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tango in French? Yes. The first tango was performed in Paris in 1908, and it blossomed in the period after World War I. The French accepted the Argentine tango of the barrios and bordellos, and they made it into a dance that was accepted in the salons of Europe. This is the classical tango, the tango of the "guardia vieja" but with words in French. It is every bit as delightful as the Argentine tango we know and love. In 1914, porteños may have looked with amusement or horror with what the French were doing with their tango, but now the Argentinos have accepted the fact that they share the tango with the French and with other nationalities.When many people think tango, they think Carlos Gardel. He sings one of the songs on this disk, "Parlez-moi d'amour." It is worth the purchase just to hear this song. If you are looking for a familiar sound, there is Berthe Sylva in "Adieu Paris" (to the familiar music of "Adios muchachos"). The sound of André Claveau's "J'ai pleuré sur tes pas" also sounds familiar. I am not familiar with the French artists - including the André Dasarry, Reba Caire, and Alibert. It is a good sound. I like to dance to it. This disk was one of the Top 100 Tango Recordings in the 1995 survey done by Tango Montréal."