ACCESS LEVELS AND SUBSCRIPTION
Visitor: Global search, Discographies, Lyrics, Today's Tango...
- Advanced search (title, orchestra, singer, style and tags)
- Limited recommendations (Carlitos) and ratings
- Profile page and Favorites
- Newsletter and Push notifications (n/a with Apple)
- 30s + 10s audio samples
- Advanced Search (by date, composer, author, label, piece of lyrics, speed, musicians, rating)
- Tanda Builder
- Tags (no restriction)
- Orchestra's statistics and Timelines
- Tango Music Ranking
- Copyright estimations
- 200Cr/year for Tango Music Quiz boosts
- Removed Ads
- Unlimited recommendations (Carlitos)
- Tango identification from El Recodo Tango App
- ...and a big abrazo for your help!
ABOUT EL RECODO TANGO MUSIC
Ever wondered what was the title of this tango you heard and whose orchestra and singer you only know about? Ever came across a "track 1" in your musical library that should be named "Al compás del corazón" (oops!!) ? More, have you ever wondered what other songs that singer you love so much recorded, who is the composer, what are the lyrics...? Well then you will find this tool to be more than useful.
What is it?
EL RECODO TANGO MUSIC is a powerful database designed to navigate easily through tons of tango recordings. Each recording comes with a 10s high quality audio sample for identification purpose. With last improvements, you can now also find tandas suggestions for DJing, alternative recordings of the same tango, more lyrics and a link to share it as a TANGO MUSIC QUIZ.
How to listen more than 10s?
Only 10s long clips are available in the database (useful enough to identify what you are looking for). By clicking on the icon , you can get more about the recording, including a link to search it on Youtube. Some of these recordings are available on records, others are harder to find on discs with that quality or are simply unedited to this day.
Of course you can contact me for more...
How does it work?
Quick search: Use the input field on the navigation menu. This fast search will look at nearly all the fields in the database.
Advanced search: For more precise searches, use the Advanced search menu. here you can search specific titles, eras, styles, singers, composers, authors and lyrics, as well as a combination of those categories.
Dates: The dates are displayed in a yyyy-mm-dd (year, month, day) format. In case of an unknown or partially known date, the number 0 is used as a joker (ie. 1941-08-00).
Sorting: When a list is displayed, you can click on a column to sort the tracks by recording by any field. By default they'll be sorted by recording date.
Share your search: You can easily share a search you've made by copying the web address (URL) displayed in the upper part of your Internet browser.
Favorites: Sign up with your email and password and bookmark your favorite tangos! To do so, just click on the facing each recording.
Get more: Get full details about any recording by clicking on the icon: lyrics, musicians of the orchestra, label, more recordings of the same title, and even some tandas suggestions!
PERMANENT UPDATES Database corrections, new recordings, data, lyrics and minor improvements.
14/06/2020 Welcome to new danceable orchestras. The former field STYLE now stands for the style as we subjectively hear it is interpreted. A new field is added in the database to indicate the style as it was written on the original disk and discographies. For example a Tango Milonga which sounds as a Tango is indicated TANGO [TANGO MILONGA].
27/05/2020 Lauched El Recodo Tango App V.1.0 beta. Redisned searches with a clear button. Added autocompletion to the advanced search.
20/04/2020 Announcement of El Recodo Tango App project (soon available). Removed depecrated "my ratings" menu (which where already replaced by the advanced search by ratings). Added menu "My App History" showing all recordings you have identified with the App. Improved real time feed with your activity through the App. Minor improvements on the Advanced Search.
21/09/2019 Added El Recodo Tango RANKING page showing the best rated orchestras, singers and recordings.
21/08/2019 Tanda builder V1.3: Improved suggestions now take into account relation between orchestras and your own ratings. Display and navigation improvements. Added 2 special modes "custom" and "explorer" for more even more control on suggestions.
8/08/2019 Added user ratings as filters to the Advanced Search (in addition to community ratings).
24/06/2019 New tanda builder (for contributors): this advanced algorithm does not only consider the orchestra, singer and year but also musical criteria, lyrics, speed, ratings and much more. It also suggests an order and let you fine tune your tanda. The old tanda feature is moved to "see also" section and remains available for all visitors.
27/05/2019 Added advanced search by ratings for listenning and for dancing (for contributors only). You can now find recordings based on the votes they get from the community and combine it with any other advanced search criteria.
02/02/2019 Added advanced search by musician (for contributors only). You can now find recordings on which a specific musician were playing and combine it with any other advanced search criteria.
07/01/2019 Too much data? You don’t know what to search next? Ask Carlos Gardel! Added powerful recommendation algorithm (Carlitos V1.0 Beta). Recommendations are customized based on user ratings, most recording data, but also lyrics, instruments and much more!
16/12/2018 New access level for CONTRIBUTORS with more features: added search by label (available for ~75% of recordings), search by speed/BPM (available on famous ~10% recordings), and longer audio sample (30s + 10s).
07/12/2018 Added searches by tags (for members). Two first tags are added: #Duo singers, #Woman voice. More to follow...
20/11/2018 During the last days, we experienced an increase of visitors but also several cyberattacks. Most complex database requests are now available to members only: timelines, advanced search tab, searches by date, style or lyrics. Log In to get full access to those features. Added ddos detection and IP blacklisting.
19/08/2018 Which recording do you like for listening, for dancing, and which not? Members can now rate tangos. Rating form added to the detailed page of each recording, but also Today's Tango and Tango Music Quiz. Added Ratings menu where members can see and modify all their ratings.
08/03/2018 Several deep updates to match the increase of features and visitors. Code mostly rewritten. Complete update of the design (upper part of the iceberg).
28/01/2018 Added profile pages with timeline, added specific comment section by orchestra, singer, composer, author... to facilitate worldwide discussions and exchanges. Improved user account, online activity section and main search bar.
13/09/2017 Added Log In via Facebook.
25/08/2017 You can now integrate Today's Tango on your own website. Ask me if you are intereseted. Today's Tango is now broadcasted on Facebook, Twitter, and by push notifications (members only).
20/08/2017 Splitted international newsletters in English, Spanish and French. Added Push Notifications in case of news (members only).
22/07/2017 Today's Tango: every day, a special tango anniversary is celebrated on the top of El Recodo Tango Music's main page. Added birth and death anniversaries of famous maestros (members only).
05/03/2017 Added 2nd audio sample for members. And when several samples are available into the same display, they automatically play one after the other.
10/02/2017 New predictive search engine on the top navbar.
01/02/2017 Added copyright information per recording (members only). Non garanteed information based on recording date (>50 years), as well as composers and authors dates of death (>70 years).
15/01/2017 Added popularity indicator (members only) based on worldwide huge data from Tango Music Quiz (this indicator is only available when the recording has been played enough). Added BPM (members only) on some recordings (this is the tempo of the recording). Added graphical statistics and improved timelines per orchestra.
16/12/2016 Several deep updates for faster conectivity especially if you are far from Paris. New php version, better dns, https, cdn, cache, optimized contents... Your clicks on the advertisements contributed to this.
26/07/2016 Added timeline view of orchestra/singers history (from any orchestra page, press on the graph icon). Thanks to Horia Călin Pop for his help on that feature.
26/07/2016 Website translations! Many thanks to our friends who did a great job spending time to translate this tool.
Agnieszka Ines Schott (Poland), Fabrizio Pinto (Italy), Juliana Maggioli (Brazil), Veronica Toumanova (Nederlands), Anna Zyuzina and Anastasiia Nikitina (Russia), Daniela Schulz (Germany), Cristina Aky (Romania), Nadia Cronidu (Greece), Rui Saito (Japan), ...
19/05/2016 Added maestros birth and death dates and few more things. Improved quick search engine, now including musicians.
27/03/2016 El Recodo Tango Music becomes available in 3 languages: english, spanish and french.
28/08/2015 Lyrics are coming back but into the music page (combined data). Added Authors and Composers. Improved advanced search including powerful lyrics search.
21/08/2015 Complete interface redesign. Removed Lyrics page (will come back, but better...)
01/07/2015 Almost complete Canaro discography (this is big enough to mention it as an update).
01/01/2015 Added tandas proposals for each recording. Complete page translation in english. "musique" page becomes "music" page.
24/08/2014 Responsive design and added forum area.
24/12/2013 Added lyrics database
01/07/2013 Creation of the online database with most famous orchestras.