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The tango in the United States : a history

Author: Carlos G Groppa
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the earliest years of the twentieth century, North American ballroom dancers favored the waltz or the polka. But in the teens, a new dance, the tango, broke onto the scene when Vernon and Irene Castle performed it in a Broadway musical. Rudolph Valentino, Arthur Murray, and Xavier Cugat popularized it even more in the 1920s and 1930s, and thousands of enthusiasts began crowding dance floors around the country."
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos G Groppa
ISBN: 0786414065 9780786414062
OCLC Number: 52127326
Description: viii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Antecedents of the Tango in the United States --
Some Historic Facts --
Argentineans in New York --
New York Tango Venues --
The Pros and Cons --
The Rise of the Castles --
James Reese Europe: The Key to Change --
The Tango's Influence on Other Popular Music --
Music with the Scent of Tango --
Tango Valentino --
The Orquesta Típica Select --
Juan Carlos Cobián: Pianist and Don Juan --
The Arthur Murray Studios --
Canaro Already Had His Orchestra --
Xavier Cugat, Tango, Rumba and Chihuahuas --
Gardel Enters the Arena --
More Argentineans in New York --
The Return of Juan Carlos Cobián --
World War II and Later ... --
The Big Surprises --
Piazzolla: A Bandoneón Against the World --
The Compact Disk Revolution --
The American Musician and the Tango --
Final Considerations.
Responsibility: by Carlos G. Groppa.
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