Oops, not AJ, but Re: Gypsy Kings

R. Huang (ghudson@u.washington.edu)
Mon, 4 Mar 1996 00:48:16 -0800 (PST)

I'm also a Gypsy Kings fan. If you are looking for some new boundaries,
try seeing them in concert. They have the audience in command. Not to
be missed for sure! "Funky" in a more stuctured, latin sorta way.


On 3 Mar 1996, araya,juan carlos wrote:

> Matt,
> I mentioned "Top Percussion" on this list a few week back. It blew my mind
> too. I am now looking for some "Manitas de Plata" CDs. This person is a
> Flamenco guitarist out of the 50's-60's era. I am a Gypsy Kings fan,
> "Manitas de Plata" is a more raw form. Stronger and much more passionate.
> Beautiful and sensual.
> Juano
> ----------
> From: SoulJazz
> Date: Saturday, March 02, 1996 11:20PM
> have mentioned being big fans of latin music.
> Last week I picked up two incredibly amazing Tito Puente albums: "Top
> Percussion" and "Tambo." On the former the AFRO outweighs the CUBAN. It is
> mostly percussion and call and response vocals and chants. It blows my
> mind.
> "Tambo" definitely focuses on the percussion and has some really
> interesting
> polyrhythms, horn arrangements and vibe playing by Tito himself. The
> quality
> of the recordings in amazing as well. They are both part of RCA's "living
> stereo" series from the late '50s-early '60s. If anyone familiar with these
> recordings can recommend similar recordings please send them along. Thanks a
> lot.
> Peace Out,
> Matt