Released: Jan 1983
Label: Capitol Latin
If the tango is associated with passion and romance, it's primarily thanks to one man: Carlos Gardel. He lived a short, dramatic life that flirted with danger, but before his death in 1935 his movie stardom and singing had birthed a worldwide tango craze. 1930s recording technology can't disguise his torrid lyricism, powerful baritone and delicate, masterful phrasing.