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Thread #156004 Message #3676048
Posted By: Don Firth
09-Nov-14 - 10:39 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Manitas de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
Subject: RE: Obit: Manitas de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
"Manitas de Plata" was born in France and lived most of his life in France. He admired jazz guitarist Django Rheinhardt. He played with the same technique as flamenco guitarists, but he ignored the strict forms that define flamenco music—hence the objection that actual flamenco guitarists make when people insist on calling him a flamenco guitarist.
His technique was spectacular and very flashy. And he was a very entertaining performer. To object to his being called a flamenco guitarist is not to denigrate him as a very entertaining performer.
Look him up in Wikipedia. Very interesting character….
Don't kill the messenger! Lighten up, folks.