Just a Gigolo - Leo Reisman & His Orch., 1929

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Just a Gigolo - Leo Reisman & His Orchestra with vocal refrain, Victor 1929

NOTE: it's interesting, how scarcely the American versions of famous European tangos e.g. Just a Gigolo (also I Kiss Your LIttle Hand Madame) do respect original rhythm versions. They are usually played as foxtrots or slow-foxes. Among European renditions I recall one such case, which was Percival Mackay's recording of "I Kiss Your Little Hand..." - also in the hot foxtrott rhythm. I do not, however, recall any European non-tango version of ":Just a Gigolo". Thanks to such memorable recordings like by the leading Weimar Republic dance orchestras (Marek Weber, Paul Godwin, Dajos Bela, Julian Fuhs etc.) or sung - exclusively, as tango! - by Damia, Berthe Sylva, Daniele Serra, this beautiful song will always remain for Europeans one of best tangos ever composed on the Old Continent.

The photo show is devoted to Rudy Valentino: King Of Gigolos of All Times!

19 komentarzy

Patrick, Genia, Corrie, Michael and all other guys who love this tune! I have to confess I have one more version of this text - and that will be quite a news for you, again!! :-)) It'll be my surprise for you one day, when I upload it
Przez grzegorz240252 4 lata temu
Grzegorz, Genia, Walter: the verse is an essential and poignant part of the lyrics and too bad it is often left out.
Przez kspm0220s 4 lata temu
Yes, this is the beginning of the verse. Fabulous indeed.
Przez Walter Gray 4 lata temu
My Dear Corrie,
Are those the lyrics? They are FABULOUS!
Thank you so much.....
Przez Genia 4 lata temu
Hello Grzegorz - Rudy surely looked great! He was extremely photogenic and charming inspite of the fact that the bio pics about him - mostly portray him as some kind of a "freak". I have skimmed some printed biographies and they are much more favorable even though factual. His life was interesting!
Przez tango3721 4 lata temu