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Thread #156004 Message #3675384
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
07-Nov-14 - 06:56 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Manitas de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
Subject: RE: Obit: Manias de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
Interestingly, he was nowhere near as good as any of the great - and not so great - Spanish flamenco guitarists.
I think even a novice could tell that!
I remember the guitar guru Ivor Mairants writing something along those lines following Manitas's appearance on a Rolf Harris tv show back in the 60s.
But, he did turn a lot of people on to flamenco...and he certainly looked the part!