The star of this dramatic mixed tanda is vocalist Alfredo Del Río. As Abel Palermo notes in his biographical sketch, Del Río’s “great vocal facility, his special sense for interpretation, and his discipline and responsibility about taking care of his voice made him become a great professional.” The quality of the two Laurenz numbers–rarely heard at milongas–is not very good, but I’m not aware of any better transfers.
Update: I had assumed that combining Gobbi and Laurenz in the same tanda was uncommon, but in this recent interview renowned DJ Félix Picherna notes that he used to mix these two orchestras when DJing in Europe.
- Puente Alsina (Pedro Laurenz with Alfredo Del Río, 1953)
- Cuando me entrés a fallar (Pedro Laurenz with Alfredo Del Río, 1952)
- El hijo cruel (Alfredo Gobbi with Alfredo Del Río, 1954)
- Triste destino (Alfredo Gobbi with Alfredo Del Río, 1954)