- Performer:Manitas de Plata
- Title:Manitas de Plata at Carnegie Hall
- Style:Flamenco,Western European Traditions
- Date of release:1995
- Recording date:December 4, 1965
- Recording location:Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
- Size FLAC version1214 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1503 megabytes
- Size WMA version1452 megabytes
- Formats:AU MOD AUD MP2 MIDI XM
Manitas de Plata (born Ricardo Baliardo; 7 August 1921 – 5 November 2014) was a flamenco guitarist born in Southern France. Despite achieving worldwide fame, he was criticized for not following certain rhythmic rules (compás) that are traditional in flamenco. Ricardo Baliardo was born in a gypsy caravan in Sète in southern France. He became famous by playing each year at the -Mer gypsy pilgrimage in Camargue, where he was recorded live by Deben Bhattacharya.
The name Manitas de Plata (little silver hands) was bestowed on him as a self-taught prodigy in his Gypsy community. In his sleeve notes for De Plata’s debut album in 1965, the US journalist Vincent Sheean wrote that the musician had learned from the instrument everything it has to teac. e lives in his music as the fish lives in the sea. The path to worldwide acclaim was not straightforward. He performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and gave a concert in honour of human rights at the United Nations (where he and Reyes used secretary general U Thant’s office as a changing room). In his entertaining Dalí in New York (1965), the film-maker Jack Bond showed Reyes and De Plata performing for Salvador Dalí while he painted an image of Don Quixote.
Milongas - Manitas De Plata With Jose' Reyes. 6. Tarantas - Manitas De Plata. 7. Moritas Moras - Manitas De Plata With Jose' Reyes. 8. Rhumba De Manitas - Manitas De Plata. Audio CD (January 24, 1995). This is the album that is marked with "Grand Prix de Disque,1968. Remember this one, flamenco fans?) Manitas is joined by his son Manero Baliardo and his cousin Jose Reyes, who contribute great vocal performances. This performance at Carnegie Hall shows Manitas at his best in front of an adoring audience, playing with great technical skill but nevertheless outside the framework of flamenco rhythms, thus rendering moot his reputation as a flamenco guitarist. A highlight on the CD is the singing of Jose Reyes, in whose tortured cries of despair one can sense the sorrows and struggles of everyday life.
Manitas de Plata at Carnegie Hall. Carnegie Hall, New York, NY. Label. Vanguard, Vanguard Classics. Fandangos Por Soleares. 4. Alegrias del Cante. Rhumba de Manitas. blue highlight denotes track pick.
WHEN Denise Glaser, a reporter for French TV, went in 1965 to talk to Manitas de Plata, then the world’s most famous flamenco player, the interview was rather strange. So she asked him to play on his guitar, at her prompting, the elements of his life. Somewhat quizzically, he obeyed . The Gypsy Flamenco album was released in 1963, with his cousin José Reyes singing, and global stardom was the result. Flamenco specialists sniffed at his improvised riffs, the stops and starts and lack of metrical structure. He cared nothing for them.
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Gypsy guitarist who became almost as famous for his private life as his flamboyant flamenco style. November 7 2014, 12:01am, The Times. De Plata on British television in 1972Redferns. Uneducated and illiterate but charismatic and touched with an intuitive musical genius, Manitas de Plata rose from gypsy origins to become one of the world’s most acclaimed acoustic guitarists. His fiery, virtuosic playing helped to popularise flamenco music around the world and he appeared on the most prestigious concert stages, from New York’s Carnegie Hall to London’s Royal Albert Hall.
CreditsMarc Aubort - Engineer
Dave Baker - Remastering
Lucien Clergue - Photography
Manitas de Plata - Guitar, Primary Artist
Fred Holtz - Art Direction
Jose Reyes - Vocals
Seymour Solomon - Producer
|1||Bulerías||Manitas de Plata||3:48|
|2||Fandangos Por Soleares||Manitas de Plata||6:33|
|3||Granadinas||Manitas de Plata||8:28|
|4||Alegrias del Cante||Manitas de Plata||5:28|
|5||Milongas||Manitas de Plata||3:36|
|6||Tarantas||Manitas de Plata||11:35|
|7||Moritas Moras||Manitas de Plata||6:22|
|8||Rhumba de Manitas||Manitas de Plata||4:26|