May 17th, 1943

Calendario Milonguero

Date when Miguel Caló and Jorge Ortiz recorded a great tango: DE BARRO. The military government of the time, determined to censor the use of “lunfardo”,  forced him to remove from his verses the word “pucho”(cigarette butt ). The lyricist Homero Manzi, who used very little this “porteño” jargon, refused to correct it. As a result its diffusion was banned for 3 years.

♫ DE BARRO. Miguel Caló and Jorge Ortiz (1943)

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