When you read through the tables, you may want to know how I made up the filenames.
I set up a simple code so I can recognise the song without needing to resort to a program displaying mp3 tags. When creating playlists, I find this enormously helpful. It does not take long to get used to it.
If you don’t like the encoding, once you have downloaded a song, you can give it any filename you like.
Here is an example: Can_SonarYnadaMas_VS^W
• The first block of letters is an abbreviation of the main performer’s name. I have a list of all abbreviations. If there is demand, I can upload it.
• After the underscore __ follows a condensed version of the title.
• If nothing follows, it means it’s a ‘normal’ Tango
• If there follows another __ and a capital letter indicates V for Vals… M for Milonga… C or Cj for Canjengue and Cd for Candombe.
An S after the style indicator tells you it’s a song.
• ^ which means, I have completed adding a bit of silence at the start and end and a general volume adjustment, the smallest degree of editing.
• ^W means I have done more than half an hours work on a piece. For info on that, look at My Style of Dusting.
• Lately, I added a + or – which marks the time of the first release of the song. + means it was more than 50 years ago and – means less. I added this because of possible copyright issues.
Decoding the above example: Can_SonarYnadaMas_VS^W+
It’s a Canaro song called Sonar y nada mas, it’s a Vals, a song and I have done more than half an hours work on it and its first release by the performing artist was over 50 years ago.