ARGENTINA: La Cumparsita

When it appeared, the Argentine tango scandalized all respectable people, and they were not slow in saying so. In those early years of the 20th Century, the German Kaiser, the King of Italy, the Queen of England and the Pope were all in agreement: they detested the tango.

Thundered the Archbishop of Lyon: "This abominable dance kills virtue, and gives rein to every appetite." At an Atlanta, Ga. Bible conference, Dr. Campbell Morgan declared that the tango was a reversion to the ape. A New York doctor announced a new disease, the tango foot....

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