Great Flamenco Guitarists?

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  1. JoeytheChoady

    JoeytheChoady JoeytheChoady

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    I really love spanish guitar, but I'm not to aware of any great artists/albums. I'd love to know some por favor! If anyone has any clue
     
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    The only one off the top of my head is Paco de Lucia.
     
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    Damn! He's insane haha
     
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    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    I used to be crazy about it lol. This one is really good. Maybe not traditional flamenco (some of those can sound a bit boring to put it bluntly)

     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    He's the definitive first choice. :bowdown:

    Paco Peña is another one. And while not completely a flamenco guitarist, I suppose you can count Andrés Segovia as well.
     
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    Not the best of each player... couldn't find their best pieces on the tube, but I'd certainly recommend their albums.

    Paco de Lucía:





    Sabicas:


    Diego del Morao:


    Manolo Sanlúcar:


    Mariano Martín:

    playing with Amir

    Amir John Haddad:
     
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    Jesse Cook and, believe it or not, Steve Stevens.


    Cook:






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    Also:

    Oscar Lopez





    Ottmar Liebert:





    Alirio Diaz (very traditional)






    Some Julian Bream, not all:

     
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    This is something I would never have imagined, I also find it hilarious the only thing he changed was his guitar, not his clothes :lol:
     
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    Personally, I found most of that to be very generic, or not flamenco at all. It's like when I go to a Mexican restaurant in the US, and the food looks like puke with cheese on top (I'm guessing Italians and Japanese go through the same)... I'm probably just spoiled because there happen to be tons of great flamenco players around here.

    Give another good listen to Diego del Morao. I find him to be one of the best flamenco players out there right now... and his dad was also and INSAAANE player




    Moraito (del Morao's father):




    Unfortunately I couldn't find a decent video, but "El viejín" is another insane player, though I think he only has one album out, so there isn't much listening material.
     
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    This thread is deemed true. :agreed:
     
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    I like this thread. However, a lot of the guys mentioned here do not play flamenco. They're mostly classical players. Alirio Diaz, for example. He's definitely a classical guitarist, focusing a lot on Venezuelan folkloric music. Julian Beam is another classical guitarist, of the ones mentioned before. There's a difference between flamenco and classical guitarists, and that difference is very present in Spanish culture. Be careful with that :p

    Despite that, I love the suggestions in this thread!
     
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    :yesway: this
     
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    They're not really Flamenco players but many of the players I would have mentioned have appeared, this is quite a lol though :D




    Also check out Livio Gianola, 8 string flamenco goodness :D YESH PWEASE!!!





     
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    My all time favorite: Lole y Manuel!!!



    Manuel's playing is very emotional, Lole's singing is divine!


    Also Tomatito is a great guitarist!




    Flamenco is great, there are so many sides to it and flamenco guitarist are the best guitarists in the world! :)
     
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    I aprove of tomatito!! awesome player for sure.
     
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    Check out Pepe Romero
     
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    Vicente Amigo, incredible player, makes me feel useless on guitar every time I see him playing :lol:
     
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