G. E. 58

Golden Era 58 Icons of Flamenco Guitar 1913-1955 CD $17.00

   Among the titles on his CD, it has two songs from the very first 1913 recording session by La Niña de Los Peines with the legendary guitarist Luis Molina. He competed with Ramon Montoya. He is nowhere nearly as well known as his rival, because Luis died in a traffic accident in 1925, a quarter of a century before the passing of Ramon.

   The cover photo of Ramon Montoya is from the film "Carmen, la de Triana", released in 1937.

Miguel Borrull (Hijo) was born in Madrid in 1900 and died in Barcelona in 1976. He began playing guitar along side of his father, who was a friend of Francisco Tarrega. He accompanied many well known cantantes such as JosÈ Cepero, Manuel Torre, Manuel Vallejo, Canalejas de Puerto Real, Angelillo, La Guerrita and Pepe Pinto.

   La Niña de Los Peines was born Pastora Pavon Cruz in Sevilla in 1890 and died there in 1969. She began singing in the Taberna de Ceferino in Sevilla and later in Madrid at the cafe del Billante. She toured extensively being the Queen of the Cafe Cantantes.

   Ramon Montoya was born in Madrid in 1879 and died there in 1949.He is considered the maestro of all Flamenco guitarists from that epoch. He accompanied dozens of  cantantes incluiding la NiÒa de Los Peines. Ramon played ten solo concerts in the Sala Pleyal in Paris in 1936.

   Esteban de Sanlucar was born Esteban Delgado Bernal in Cadiz in 1910. In the cafes of Sevilla he began to perform. In 1933 he toured Spain with Angelillo and Pepe Marchena. In 1936 he was involved in a Cante Jondo contest and later accompanied the winners in a tour of the provinces of Spain until the Spanish Civil War broke out. In the 1940's he went to South America and performed in Argentina and later in Venezuela. Like Sabicas he never returned to Spain.

   Luis Molina was born in San Sebastian in 1885. His brother wasthe guitarist, Antonio Molina. Luis was a distinguished guitarist of the cafe cantantes and theaters of his epoch. He competed with Ramon Montoya, being one of the first artists of his class in the evolution of the modern guitar technique, enjoying great success in Madrid . He had an extensive repertoire, but when he recorded he limited hisaccompaniment style in favor of the singer. He was the favorite guitarist of don Antonio Chacon and Pastora Pavon-La Niña de los Peines. Luis Molina died in a traffic accident in 1925 at the age of 40 years old.

The selections are:

   Angelillo w/ Esteban Sanlucar & Federico Ojeda Orchestra

 1. Tani-Farruca

 2. ! Ay ! Papi-Giro Gitano

   Angelillo w/ Esteban Sanlucar

 3. El nieto del Faroan

   Angellillo w/ orchestra, guitar & castanets

 4. Flores Sevillanas

 5. Con la Virgen te comparo-Media Granadina-Luis Yance-guitar

 6. La Rosa-Ramon Montoya (Guitar Solo)

 7. Guajiras-Ramon Montoya (Guitar Solo)

 8. Tangos de la Tontona-La Niña de Los Peines w/ Luis Molina 1913

 9. Peteneras No. 1-La Niña de Los Peines w/ Luis Molina 1913

10. Bulerias por Soleares-Guerrita w/ Miguel Borrull

11. De rodillas me postrÈ-Guerrita w/ Miguel Borrull

12. Dolores, La Peternera-Gracia de Triana w/ Manolo de Badajoz

13. Julio Romero Pinto-Fandango-Gracia de Triana w/ Manolo de Badajoz

14. Fandanguillos cortos-Angellillo w/ Miguel Borrull

15. Verdiales breve-Angellillo w/ Miguel Borrull

16. Caracoles-Angellillo w/ Miguel Borrull

17. Juan Simon-Angellillo w/ Miguel Borrull


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