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Kaimana

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Flamenco music to listen to - recomm... 

Hello Everyone,

I'd like to find some flamenco music to listen to. A quick Internet search tells me that music from these musicians is splendiferous:
Paco De Lucia
Vicente Amigo
Sabicas
Diego Del Gastor
Serranito
Paco Pena

Do you have any other suggestions to add to my list?

And if you happen to know of any flamenco music that sounds good even though it is very simple, I'd be interested to know about that too. I've just started to play guitar, and it would be encouraging to hear a couple of nice tunes that a beginner could imagine playing one day.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
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Ricardo

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

Gerardo Nuñez
Tomatito
Manolo Sanlucar
Enrique del Melchor
Chicuelo
Antonio Rey
Jesus del Rosario
Moraito
Diego del Morao
Niño Ricardo

Seems you are looking only for guitarists. But there is the whole world of cante to explore (singing).

Camaron
Caracol
Enrique Morente
Mairena
Chacon
Manuel Torre
Niño de Gloria
Chocolate
Paquera
Terremoto
Terremoto hijo
Maria Vargas
La Perla de Cadiz
Sordera
Porrina de Badajoz
CHano Lobato
Luis el Zambo
Jesus Mendez
Potito
Duquende
Cigala
Jose Merce
Pitingo
Remedios Amaya
Esperanza Fernandez
Niña Pastori
Indio Gitano
Platero de Alcala

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 9 2013 19:03:11
 
Bulerias2005

 

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

Great list, Ricardo. I'd also throw in Jose Manuel Leon's album "Sirimusa", some albums by Juan Carmona (e.g., Caminos Nuevos), Canizare's "Noches de Iman y Luna", Myrddin's "Lucia Nieve" and "Novar", and Pedro Sierra's "Nikelao" and "El Toque Flamenco".

As far as singers, I have a soft spot for Juanito Valderrama, though again, Ricardo's list is pretty great and exhaustive.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 9 2013 19:12:55
 
Sr. Martins

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Bulerias2005

quote:

I'd also throw in Jose Manuel Leon's album "Sirimusa"



Oh yeah!!!
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Elie

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Niño de Pura
Gino D'Auri
Jeronimo Maya
Ricardo Marlow
Jose Tanaka
Dani de Morón
Jason McGuire
Niño Josele
Emilio Maya

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 9 2013 20:32:36
 
shaun

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

Ramón Montoya
Melchor De Marchena
Pepe Habichuela
Paco Cepero
Niño Miguel
Tomás Pavón
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El Kiko

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

Thing is, all these lists are good , but what you have to find is what YOU like to hear in flamenco ..so its a personal list of your own ...a way to do this is just by searching around and sometimes stumbling over things that you really like ...

And that is all part of the learning about flamenco experience ...the looking and listening ....

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 9 2013 21:31:41
 
johnnefastis

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

Hi

quote:

flamenco music that sounds good even though it is very simple


I wouldn't call this simple but there is some really good accessible material in this book and CD by Paco Peña. I think its mainly taken from traditional material so great for learning.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TOQUES-FLAMENCOS-Music-Student-Repertoire/dp/0711997985

I think Paco Serrano is also someone who combines traditional with modern playing well and he has some stuff out there that is more playable than a lot of material.

Cheers
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 9 2013 21:39:08
 
Leñador

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

quote:

I wouldn't call this simple but there is some really good accessible material in this book and CD by Paco Peña. I think its mainly taken from traditional material so great for learning.


I dunno, that paco pena book can get pretty tough.

The Juan Martin "El Arte de bla bla bla" book has probably the most simple and traditional stuff.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 9 2013 22:09:01
 
Elie

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

here is a nice track from chicuelo
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kf4piytsv7pdsu3/Embrujo.MP3

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 10 2013 6:22:21
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Ricardo

Singers:

Pastora Pavon "La Niña de los Peines"
Carmen Linares

RNJ
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 10 2013 17:08:19
 
Kaimana

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Ricardo

Thank you Ricardo, and to everyone else for your suggestions. I'm so pleased to have a list of names that I can look up to make the initial search so much more interesting.
Cheers
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 10 2013 23:25:17
 
britguy

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Richard Jernigan

quote:

Pastora Pavon "La Niña de los Peines"


I agree, Richard.

I would definitely include La Nina singing Seguiriyas, and how about Rafael Romero with Cana and Peteneras? And how could anyone not include Ramon de Montoya?

I think it's important for a beginner to get a good feel for the traditional interpretations early on. The fancier modern stuff can always come later. . .

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 11 2013 19:56:30
 
Richard Jernigan

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to britguy

How could I have forgotten Rafael Romero "El Gallina"?

RNJ
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 12 2013 16:56:24
 
BarkellWH

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

I would suggest you familiarize yourself with some of the more traditional flamenco guitarists and singers at the same time as you experience the more modern.

To that end, my picks are:

Guitarists:

Nino Ricardo
Sabicas
Paco Cepero (straddles both: Earlier more traditional, particularly accompanying; later touches on more modern)
Paco Pena (Probably the most traditional of guitarists performing on the circuit today.)

Singers:

Fernanda and Bernarda Utrera (Sisters who often performed together.)
Nina de los Peines
Fosforito
Santiago Donday

Cheers,

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 12 2013 19:51:41
 
Rmn

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

Rafael Riqueni
Listening to him non stop now days
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runner

 

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

Manuel Agujetas
Beni de Cadiz
Manuel Soto el Sordera
Jose de la Tomasa
Pepe el Culata
Manolita de Jerez
Rosario Lopez
La Perla de Cadiz
Perrate de Utrera

and so many more! (Names available on request)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 12 2013 20:43:42
 
Adam

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

Jeez, overload much, people? These posts must be completely overwhelming!

If I didn't know any flamenco, I'd find the list in the original post more than enough to get started on.

Start with those guys and see what you like. Maybe you prefer the older style - guys like Sabicas, Diego del Gastor, and Paco Peña on your list. Or maybe you prefer the more modern guys like Paco and Vicente. I'd add Gerardo Núñez and Tomatito to that modern list as well - they're on the same level.

Then you can start exploring from there.

Here's a suggestion for a good/representative album or two for the modern guitarists I just mentioned. (I find that the albums by guys like Paco Peña and Sabicas tend to be fairly similar to each other.)

People may disagree with some of these choices. But, these were by and large the albums that got me into these guys' music when I started to listen to flamenco, so I'd recommend them (biased, of course) as good introductions!

Paco de Lucía: Almoraima
Vicente Amigo: Ciudad de las Ideas
Tomatito: Paseo de los Castaños
Gerardo Núñez: Andando el Tiempo; Jucal

There. Start with those five discs and a couple by, say, Sabicas, Paco Peña, and Diego del Gastor (for him, probably best to search YouTube) and you'll be busy for quite a while! Then let us know what you liked and we'll steer you in the right direction
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 13 2013 1:43:38
 
Xavi

 

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RE: Flamenco music to listen to - re... (in reply to Kaimana

quote:

Paco de Lucía: Almoraima
Vicente Amigo: Ciudad de las Ideas
Tomatito: Paseo de los Castaños
Gerardo Núñez: Andando el Tiempo; Jucal


Great suggestion by Adam, although Paco de Lucia's Siroco is the glaring omission - one of the greatest monuments to the guitar, period, IMO ;)
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