The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156004   Message #3675293
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
06-Nov-14 - 09:30 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Manitas de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
Subject: RE: Obit: Manias de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
so sad about Manitas de Plata dropping off the twig. Even sadder to hear that flamenco experts never rated him cos he didn't play the right number of beats in the bar or whatever.
what do these guardians of good practice get out of it. long as i can remember - i have been hearing people dissing great artists. sayings - that's not folk music; that's not what i call country music; that's not jazz........

Qrnette Coleman, Tom Paxton, Manitas de Plata, Dolly my time I have hears them all dismissed in similar terms. how can anyone imagine their artistic movement will be strengthened by excluding talents like this....?