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Thread #156004 Message #3676004
Posted By: Mr Red
09-Nov-14 - 03:08 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Manitas de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
Subject: RE: Obit: Manitas de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
What's all this crap about flamenco?
If the guy played stuff no one else could play, then he was great. If you want to compare him with "flamencista" then maybe he is not flamenco. In the same way Clapton ain't no Blind Lemon Broonzy. Mind you - Segovia couldn't play like Clapton or Robert Johnson.
The message here is, was he worth the praise as a musician?
NOT was he a flaming flamencoista?
Never having seen him but spoken with those who did in 1970, he was adored for his virtuosity. Mind you the girlfriend at the time was a little surprised at being mistaken for a groupie - if you know what I mean.