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faridtoghi

 

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Must to listen Flamenco CDs 

Hello all,

I wanted to get some suggestions on what are the"must to listen" Flamenco guitar CD that will help someone new to Flamenco to get familiar with different Palos and Compas and get a taste of what high quality playing technique should sound like ? Thanks much in advance.

Regards

Farid
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Paul Magnussen

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to faridtoghi

FWIW, I’ve posted a couple of introductory lists on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/An-Introduction-to-the-Flamenco-Guitar/lm/R1TM4M0K414XMQ/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full

http://www.amazon.com/An-Introduction-to-Flamenco/lm/RISV2HPE3ONPP/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full

Comments welcome — although of course everyone’s taste will be different.

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gj Michelob

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to faridtoghi

quote:

I wanted to get some suggestions on what are the"must to listen" Flamenco guitar CD that will help someone new to Flamenco to get familiar with different Palos and Compas and get a taste of what high quality playing technique should sound like ? Thanks much in advance.
Regards
Farid


Hi Farid, My absolute favorite [for the purpose you describe] is Paco Pena's FLAMENCO GUITAR.
It is a 2 disc-set 'recital' of different Palos showcased with PP's uniquely majestic and traditional style. I own a hard copy but it is also available on Spotify.

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Harry

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to faridtoghi

I can only speak for myself, but if you are new to flamenco guitar, you should listen to older maestros. I started with Ramon Montoya, next Nino Ricardo (my fav), and then Sabicas.

I also listened to a lot of traditional singers like Terremoto and others to get a feel for the different forms.

At that point I started listening more to Paco de Lucia's ealry stuff (Fabulosa guitarra),and then the later material and of course the albums with Camaron and Paco. I would say Tomatito's first albums and also Vicente Amigo you should save for later.

Proceeding this way in chronological order made sense to me because you can see the development of the music through time. Of course the process of buying and listening to these records lasted maybe 6-12 months of listening daily, and always returning back for more of everything!

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Morante

 

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to faridtoghi

Listen to cante, especially cante magistral such as Tomás Pavón, with the magic guitar of Melchor, or el Niño Ricardo.
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theblackcat

 

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to faridtoghi

Camaron De La Isla - Anything & Everything With Paco & Tomatito - Castillo De Arena to start with
El Nino Josele - Calle Ancha
Gerardo Nunez - El Gallo Azul
Jose Merce - Del Amanecer
Paco De Lucia - Everything - Almoraima to start with
Tomatito - Everything - Aguadulce to start with
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Paul Magnussen

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to theblackcat

But if you do it that way round, Blackcat, you won’t understand how Lucía and all the others got to where they are.

Harry has it right. Do what the King of Hearts told the White Rabbit: begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end; then stop.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 9 2013 18:54:00

ptmikulski

 

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to Paul Magnussen

I would recommend any of the flamenco vivo CD where Moraito Chico is accompanying. There are a number of CD's available each with a different singer. I am not sure if I have them all (surprisingly difficult to find a list of Moraito albums where he accompanied), but I know these four are available,

Aguejetas, Cantaor
El Torta, Colores Morenos
Bacan, Soledad Sonora
Rubichi, Luna De Calabozo

I like them because they are very well recorded and without other instruments besides guitar (and palmas, sometimes backup singers) and because Moarito is my favorite accompanist.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 9 2013 20:37:55
 
Sr. Martins

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to faridtoghi

You cant go wrong with almost any old hissy recording where the mic/tape gets overloaded everytime theres some rasgueados going on. Usually you'll get pretty good guitar playing, nice singing, some palmas and a raw emotion that the newer albuns seem to lack.

Of course, everything is subjective.
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Ricardo

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to faridtoghi

quote:

ORIGINAL: faridtoghi

Hello all,

I wanted to get some suggestions on what are the"must to listen" Flamenco guitar CD that will help someone new to Flamenco to get familiar with different Palos and Compas and get a taste of what high quality playing technique should sound like ? Thanks much in advance.

Regards

Farid


If you look up "rito y geografia" on youtube, ALL of the guitarists are filmed close up and show the proper way to play flamenco. the black and white series has old style players and hints of the modern style. recommend, Paco de Lucia, manolo sanlucar, Paco cepero, Melchor de Marchena, Manuel Morao.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 9 2013 20:50:02
 
faridtoghi

 

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to Paul Magnussen

Thanks Paul. This is exactly what I was looking for. I will purchase and start to listen to them.

Regards, Farid
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 9 2013 21:14:59
 
faridtoghi

 

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to faridtoghi

Thank you all, I really appreciate it. The videos (on YouTube) Ricardo mentioned are fantastic

Regards

Farid
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 9 2013 21:18:21
 
shaun

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to faridtoghi

"Una Historia del Cante Flamenco" by Manolo Caracol with Melchor De Marchena on guitar is a classic to check out.

Pepe Habichuela is a guitarist that hasn't been mentioned yet but I think should be. He has a few solo albums and has accompanied on many. One of my personal favourites with him accompanying is Enrique Morente's "Homenaje a D. Antonio Chacón."
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Paul Magnussen

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to shaun

quote:

"Una Historia del Cante Flamenco" by Manolo Caracol with Melchor De Marchena on guitar is a classic to check out.


Yes, indeed.

The way I heard it, Caracol (who had been recording a lot of commercial stuff), got pissed off about comments that he was past it, and couldn’t produce decent Flamenco any more.

So he grabbed Melchor, and they went away and locked themselves in the studio and produced this.

Is the whole thing on CD yet?

I see it’s on MP3 — minus, unfortunately, Melchor’s two guitar solos.

http://www.amazon.com/Una-Historia-del-Cante/dp/B00AAHHRCC/ref=sr_1_51?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1368133842&sr=1-51&keywords=manolo+caracol

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 9 2013 21:33:52
 
shaun

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to faridtoghi

I was only able to find the mp3 versions. I thought there must certainly be a CD release of it. Now I'm not so sure.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 10 2013 5:10:35
 
avimuno

 

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RE: Must to listen Flamenco CDs (in reply to faridtoghi

Hi Farid,

The guys definitely gave you some great recommendations... start with the old maestros and work your way up in time from there.

If I may have a little suggestion that is not exactly amongst what you are looking or but that will, in my opinion, really give you a great understanding of the different palos... it has worked wonders for me when I started getting into flamenco: try listening to some "solo compas" stuff. There are many out there and I don't have a particular one to recommend to you, but they are all organized by palos. They usually break down the palo in the different sections, and give you examples of simple letras and falsetas... providing you tracks with guitar/cante/baile, and tracks with just palmas.

This is not exactly an introduction to flamenco, but they can be a great help when you start playing. And off course they will help you understand what's going on in solo flamenco pieces.

Saludos!
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