The Rough Guide to Flamenco (1997 album)

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The Rough Guide to Flamenco
Compilation album by Various artists
Released 18 November 1997
Genre World, Flamenco
Length 73:15
Label World Music Network
Full series chronology
  • The Rough Guide to Flamenco
  • (1997)
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The Rough Guide to Flamenco is a world music compilation album originally released in 1997. Part of the World Music Network Rough Guides series,[1] the album gives broad coverage to the flamenco genre of Spain. The compilation was produced by Phil Stanton, co-founder of the World Music Network. Liner notes were written by Tom Andrews.[2] This was the first of three similarly named albums: the second was released in 2007; the third, in 2013.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

The Album received mixed reviews. Writing for AllMusic, Adam Greenberg called it a "nice overview of the tradition", but that for purer forms, listeners should "look elsewhere".[3] Michaelangelo Matos of the Chicago Reader claimed it "suffered from compilationitis", losing steam half way through.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Venta Zoraida (Tangos Paraos)"   Enrique Morente 3:45
2. "Mi Tiempo (Bulerías)"   Rafael Riqueni 2:14
3. "Veloz Hacia Su Sino"   Jorge Pardo 4:42
4. "Bulería de la Mocita (Bulería a Palo Seco)"   Tomasa La Macanita 5:09
5. "Del Molinete (Taranta y Cartagenera)"   Carmen Linares 4:44
6. "Pozo del Deseo"   Songhai with Ketama 4:43
7. "La Voz del Tiempo (Tangos)"   Tomatito with Camarón 4:08
8. "Y Yo Qué Culpa Tengo (Tangos)"   Miguel Poveda 4:40
9. "Bodas de Sangre"   Pata Negra 3:03
10. "Serrana, Que Te Olvidara"   Duquende 5:46
11. "Del Calvario (Bulerías)"   Jose Soto 3:15
12. "A Quien Contarle (Malagueña)"   Chano Lobato 7:27
13. "Dicen de Mí"   Carles Benavent with Paco de Lucía 4:00
14. "A Mi Tío Lele (Seguidilla)"   Potito 3:56
15. "A Mi Manuel (Soleá)"   Pepe Habichuela 3:56
16. "Nana de Colores"   Diego Carrasco 4:17
17. "Abuelo Pacote (Bulería Por Soleá)"   El Barullo 3:30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas H., Henkle (2012-10-23). "Rough Guide Discography / World Music Network Discography". FolkLib Index : A Library of Folk Music Links. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  2. ^ World Music Network. "About Us - The WMN Story". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  3. ^ a b Greenberg, Adam. "The Rough Guide to Flamenco [1997]". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 Dec 2013. 
  4. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (5 November 1998). "A Rough Guide to the Rough Guides". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2014-01-10.