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Thread #156004 Message #3676283
Posted By: Don Firth
10-Nov-14 - 06:48 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Manitas de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
Subject: RE: Obit: Manitas de Plata, old 'silver fingers'
Al, that was a bit extreme, but I'm certainly not saying that he wasn't fit to carry the guitar case of any other artist.
By the way, have you ever listened to Paco de Lucia? Or Sabicas? Or Mario Escudero? Or Pepe Romero when he's playing flamenco?
Sabicas has an lp out entitled "Flamenco Puro" which contains real virtuoso flamenco guitar technique while holding strictly to the flamenco forms. Currently available on CD.
Or, for that matter, have you ever listened to a recording of--or seen--a whole flamenco troupe in action? A couple of guitarists, a couple of singers, and several dancers? I have, several times. Another good lp: "Juergo Flamenco."