Eddie Van Who?
July 4, 2007 8:56 AM   Subscribe

A couple of my other favorites include this unusual pairing of Paco de Lucia and Jan Akkerman from Focus (yes, of Hocus Pocus fame), and some gangsta-looking kid playing a bulerias.
posted by malocchio at 8:57 AM on July 4, 2007

Charo ("Cuchi-Cuchi") plays Bolero, Caliente, etc.
posted by ericb at 9:08 AM on July 4, 2007

BTW -- Charo received the "Female Pop Album of the Year" award at the Billboard International Latin Music Conference for her 1995 flamenco inspired platinum album, "Guitar Passion."
posted by ericb at 9:12 AM on July 4, 2007

A good way to read Metafilter: click one of these links into another tab, then listen to some great guitar playing while continuing to read Metafilter.

Oops, Judge Judy just wrecked it!
posted by eye of newt at 10:15 AM on July 4, 2007

I found it's more interesting if you tab open all the links. Chaos!
posted by Mach3avelli at 10:42 AM on July 4, 2007

Is Segovia really flamenco, though? I've always thought of him as a classical guitarist.

Regardless, though, this is some fantastic stuff.
posted by arto at 11:14 AM on July 4, 2007

Great stuff, thanks.
posted by teleskiving at 11:43 AM on July 4, 2007

*smacks head*

damn, I forgot Charo!

And arto is right of course, Segovia really was a classical guitarist, though he did have some flamenco roots. But more importantly, I just like the clip and wanted to include a bit of the maestro.
posted by malocchio at 11:48 AM on July 4, 2007

So enjoyed those, especially Montoya. wow.
Went to see separate performances of both Segovia and Casals as a kid, sitting in awe of their passionate, superb and very Spanish virtuosity.

"Segovia claimed that he "rescued the guitar from the hands of flamenco Gypsies", and he built up a classical repertoire to give it a place in concert halls."

About flamenco on Wikipedia.
posted by nickyskye at 1:08 PM on July 4, 2007

Great post, beautiful music. Here's Carlos Montoya again, hitting "Malaguena", my favorite flamenco song. I can play the first parts but when he starts kicking Eddie Who's butt, I just pee myself.

I used to have a recording of Carlos playing this with dancers that was just insane. I couldn't find any good dancing vids BTW. Thanks again for the post!
posted by snsranch at 4:50 PM on July 4, 2007 [1 favorite]

This. Is. Gorgeous.

Thanks, malocchio.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 8:05 PM on July 4, 2007

Cheers for this.

And no, Andrés Segovia isn't usually considered to be a flamenco player.
posted by chuckdarwin at 4:21 AM on July 5, 2007

I always find that flamenco is missing something without the singing.
posted by klausness at 6:29 AM on July 8, 2007

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