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Ramoncito - Pilar Arcos Y José Moriche Con Los Castilians


Added 6/11/07. Underlined Side.

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Label Brunswick
Catalog Number 40890-
Recording Format 78
Composer Ciociano, Cesar A.
Genre Fox Trot
Accompaniment Con Los Castilians
Subjects love, declaration
Performer Listed on Media Pilar Arcos Y José Moriche
Accompaniment Con Los Castilians
Recording Format 78
Condition: cr
Subject love, declaration
Label Brunswick
Catalog Number 40890-
Genre Fox Trot
Staff Notes: Added 6/11/07. Underlined Side.
Donated By: Chris Strachwitz

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Response to The Other Side of this Disc

by Agustin Gurza, 07/23/2021 - 14:35

Hola Jose.

I'm sorry that our system makes it so hard for you to find the tracks on the flip side of records. But you are correct, "Tango Azul" is indeed on the flip side of "Ramoncito." 

However, it is not performed by the same artist, Pilar Arcos. The tango, composed by Ciociano, Cesar A., is performed by Genaro Veiga con Orquesta Tipica. Interestingly, the label on this Brunswick 78 does not distinguish between A-side and B-side.

Normally, to find a B-side, I search for the artist on the A-side, then scroll down the list of recordings until I find the same catalog number, in this case Brunswick 40890. However, since Pilar Arcos did not record the flip side, it did not turn up in her name search. So I searched the song title, "Tango Azul," and found the corresponding flip side of Brunswick 40890. Although the A/B sides ar not designated, I notice that the Pilar Arcos side ("Ramoncito") has the catalog number underlined (40890) while the "Tango Azul" side does not. I found this explanation on a blog by a teacher named Pat Costa

"A slight modification (of the Brusnwick label) occurred between 1928-1940. Brunswick would underline preferred side.  If the record has an underlined side and has the phrase “The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company” at the bottom, it was made probably between 1928-1930." 

 My Frontera database search revealed five other recordings of "Tango Azul." You may find them interesting. 

Thanks for your interest in our archive. 

Agustín Gurza, Editor, The Frontera Collection

What's on the other side of this disc?!!!!!

by Jose Araque (not verified), 02/14/2021 - 12:37

It's VERY important for me to confirm that there is a piece called "Tango Azul" (Blue Tango) on the other side of this disc. Please let me know.

Thanks, your collections is AWESOME!!!!

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