María Jiménez Gallego (born 1951, Triana, Seville) is a popular Spanish singer, who started her career in tablaos (flamenco taverns like Las Brujas sponsored by La Pipa in the first years of Spanish democracy after Francisco Franco's dictatorship.
She released her first album in 1976, with arrangements by Paco Cepero. The album included rumbas, tangos, bulerías, boleros, rancheras and ballads by Silvio Rodríguez, Lolita de la Colina or Amancio Prada. Next, she released Sensación and several compilations.
She was married twice (1980, 1987) and twice divorced (1984, 2002) to the actor Pepe Sancho and they had a son, Alejandro. She had had another child, María del Rocío in a previous relationship, who later died in a traffic accident. She is outspoken on the issue of piracy and participated in the 2002 'Day Without Music' protest.
She has edited her biography and taken part in several films and sitcoms like Todos los hombres sois iguales.
She's currently the presenter of the TV program Bienaventurados, in Canal Sur.
- Bienaventurados (2006)
- Genio y figura (2005)
- Háblame En la cama - Lo mejor
- Canta Jose Alfredo Jimenez (2005)
- De María a María con sus dolores (2003)
- Donde más duele - Canta por Sabina (2002)
- 40 grandes canciones, (2000) recopilación
- Canciones arrebatadas recopilación 1976-1980
- Eres como eres (1995)
- Átame a tu cuerpo (1993)
- Rocios (1988)
- Alma Salvaje (1987)
- Seguir viviendo (1986)
- Voy a darte una canción (1984)
- Por primera vez (1983)
- Frente al amor (1982)
- De distinto modo (1981)
- Sensación (1980)
- Resurrección de la alegría (1979)
- Se acabó (1978)
- María Jiménez (1976)
- María La Pipa (1975)
- Yo, puta, 2003
- Los managers, 2006
- "MARÍA JIMÉNEZ -CANCIÓN ESPAÑOLA - El Arte de Vivir el Flamenco". elartedevivirelflamenco.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 August 2010.
- LLewellyn, Howell (29 June 2002). "Protest 'day' turns into hours or minutes". Billboard. p. 55. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
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