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Story of Flamenco
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
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Chia-heng Yao | Houston, Texas | 09/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Where to go after Gypsy King? Well you've come to the right place. This has got to be the best single-cd "introduction to " that I've ever seen. Assembled with intelligence and taste, it casts a wide net over the sea of flamenco and Andalucian folk music, and comes up with nothing but pearls. Each cut is a masterpiece done by a singer renowned for that particular form -- La Perla por alegrias, Fernanda por solea, Toronjo por fandango, and El Pali por sevillanas. No limp jazz-fusion like so many other such anthologies ('Duende' comes to mind), but no geezers either. These are true classics -- old songs that rock just as hard now. In particular "Fiesta en el barrio Santiago" is probably the best recorded buleria of ALL TIME.The inclusion of Andalucian folk like campanillero and villancico is unorthodox but brilliant -- it helps establish context for the non-Spanish listener. Many of the artists included are hard to find otherwise (e.g. Fernanda)In a word, BUY IT!"
Good introductory CD - with a few min-blowing tracks
Uffe Steenberg | Denmark | 09/01/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am still stunned by the track on the CD called "La Zagala". The singer "La nina de la puebla" has a tremendous voice and the song is not like anything I've heard before. This song alone makes the CD worth buing!!! If anyone knows of other recordings by the same artist, I would like to hear about it!"
Great place to start.........and return to
Uffe Steenberg | 10/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fantastic introduction to the music of flamenco! By far the best "best of" disc on the market. Includes some classic performances by flamenco's great voices, in all the traditional flameco forms (thankfully it has none of the newer "jazz fusion"). Considering the age of some of these recordings, the sound quality is quite good.This is the disc we started our discovery of flamenco with (our collection now exceeds 75+ discs), and still one we play with great regularity."