G. E. 49 Cante y Toque Flamenco 1929-52 CD $17.00
Cante and Toque refers to singing and guitar playing. The revered singers and guitarists presented here built the vibrant Flamenco music we enjoy today. The amount of recordings made by Manolo de Huelva are scarce in number as well as rare to find. Andrés Segovia said that Manolo was the best of his generation, when Manolo was young. Guitarist Niño Ricardo is one of the founders of the new modern school of Flamenco. The solo guitar works of José Maria (Niño) Posadas are influenced by his maestro, Rafael Nogales. Rafael Nogales was transcribing the various Flamenco styles in tablature and they were published in Madrid by Union Musica Española in 1933. Rafael Nogales was also a maestro to Mariano Cordoba of San Jose, California. Mariano will turn 80 years old this September, 2004. The legacy of Flamenco is alive today due to its long history and development in the last 2 plus centuries.
Canalejas de Puerto Real was born Juan Perez Sanchez in Cadiz in 1905. He first performed there and later moved to Barcelona, then to Valencia and eventually in Madrid at the Salon Olimpia in 1932. He toured Spain with the most distinguished artists and in 1964-65 he won a Cante Jondo contest. He died in 1966 in Jaen.
Jesus Perosanz was born in Madrid in 1907. After performing in Cordoba, he was contracted to debut in the Teatro Pavon in Madrid in 1929. "La Copla Andaluza" was such a big hit it went on for months. In the same year he appeared at the Teatro Dos de Mayo. At the time of the civil war he moved to Buenos Aires and stayed there until the 1950's, when he returned to Spain. In 1960 he worked at Las Brujas in Madrid.
José Muñoz Martin (El Pena hijo-son) was born in Madrid in 1900 and he died in Mendoza, Argentina in 1969. He debuted in Seville in the Ideal Concert. In 1925 he participated in the Copa de Cordoba, and in 1927 he won the Gran Copa Andaluza by popular vote. He was presented in Madrid in the Circo Price in 1928. He toured Spain with Angelillo in 1931.In 1937 he moved to Argentina. His activities were intense for decades.
Tomas Pavon was born in 1893 in Seville. He died of lung cancer in 1952. He is the brother of La Niña de los Peines and Arturo Pavon. He is unanimously considered one of the great figures of Flamenco cante of the 20th century. After the death of Manuel Torre in 1933, the next two decades until 1950 are considered the epoch of Tomas Pavon.