10 tangos in the voice of Julio Sosa
Uruguayan by birth and Argentinian by adoption, Julio Sosa is considered one of the great icons of our tango. So much that he was nicknamed no more or less than the Man of Tango. He was born on February 2, 1926 in a humble family. However, he managed to make his way in music by strength of talent, portability and, of course, one of the most emblematic voices of the genre.
In 1949 he arrived in Buenos Aires and integrated, in his 15 years of career, three orchestras: Francini-Pontier (1949-1953), Francisco Rotundo (1953-1955) and Armando Pontier (1955-1960). At the beginning of 1960, he decided to begin his stage as a soloist, for which he summoned bandoneonist Leopoldo Federico as an instrumental framework for their performances.
Julio Sosa was in the peak of his career when, at 38, he left in an accident automobile. Back home, he crashed into the traffic light on Avenue. Figueroa Alcorta and Mariscal Castilla. They say that night I was particularly affectionate with his companions, who had sung even, when he never did in meetings. Like he felt his farewell was coming.
Fortunately, Julio Sosa left us some of the best versions of our tango. That’s why, on his birthday, we want to leave you 10 tangos in his voice .
1. What are you going to tell me about love?
3. Hand to hand
4. La Cumparsita
5. The last coffee
6. He came back one night.
Argentina, licenciada en Comunicación Social y correctora. Me apasiona la escritura, la propia y la ajena. Mi amor por las palabras, por las frases mágicas y perfectas, me llevó a dirigir mi carrera profesional hacia la redacción, a lo que luego sumé la corrección para mejorar mis textos y, también, los de otros autores. Porque una imagen no siempre vale más que mil palabras. Gracias por leerme.