A Flamenco Discography-Dancers


DISCOGRAPHY OF FLAMENCO DANCERS
Copyright (C) 1994 Guillermo Salazar

The following is a list of the most important LP recordings by flamenco
dancers or their companies or "cuadros". While many dancers appear on other
recordings of guitarists, only those who are featured as holding or sharing
the main billing will be mentioned here. These recordings are for the most
part out of print, but are mentioned for their historical value. Many can
be found through used record stores, at libraries, or from collectors. Some
dancers perform Spanish classical and regional dances as well as flamenco;
their recordings are mentioned here also, if flamenco is a major part of
their repertoire.

One might wonder about the value of sound recordings of flamenco dance
since the visual aspect is totally lost, but the total dancer will cherish
them for all the other information they offer: how to assemble a dance with
singing and guitar, how to creatively count the complicated rythms, when
not to click the castanets, how the same dance differs between artists, how
flamenco has changed superficially, and how it has basically stayed the
same. Dance is principally, although not merely, a visual art form.


AMAYA, CARMEN

QUEEN OF THE GYPSIES; Carmen Amaya and guitarist Sabicas, DL-9816
FLAMENCO!; Carmen Amaya and Sabicas, Decca DL-9925
FLAMENCAN SONGS AND DANCES VOLS. 1 and 2; Carmen Amaya with family, Decca
DL 8027
FURIA AMAYA; Carmen Amaya, g. Juan Maya; Decca DL 9094

GADES, ANTONIO

ANTONIO GADES Y SU CUADRO FLAMENCO; g. Juan Maya and Emilio de Diego
Populi PLP-31

ESCUDERO, VICENTE

VICENTE ESCUDERO; sings and dances, g. Mario Escudero, Columbia CL 982
FIESTA FLAMENCA; guitarist Mario Escudero and the "bailete" from the
Vicente Escudero company, MGM E3214 (1954)

GRECO, JOSE

DANZAS FLAMENCAS; Jose Greco and Company, Decca DL 9758
JOSE GRECO BALLET; Orquesta Zarzuela de Madrid-Roger Machado, Decca DL975
JOSE GRECO FLAMENCO FURY; MGM E3741
JOSE GRECO NOCHE DE FLAMENCO; MGM E3802
THE MASTER OF FLAMENCO; Jose Greco, RCA LM-2300
SPANISH SONGS AND DANCES IN MOTION; Jose Greco and His Dance Company,
Columbia ML 5665
FLAMENCO RHYTHMS; Jose Greco, Everest 3216

LOPEZ, PILAR

PILAR LOPEZ, HER DANCERS AND THE SPANISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA; Capitol P18020
EL COJO ENAMORADO; Pilar Lopez and her Ballet Espanol, Capitol P18003

MAYA, MARIO

AMARGO, UN ESPECTACULO DE MARIO MAYA; g. Paco Jarana y Melchor Santiago;
Pasarela PSC 6000
MARIO MAYA: AY JONDO; cante: Manuel de Paula; guitar: Isidro Carmona (1984)

RUIZ SOLER, ANTONIO

ANTONIO AND THE BALLETS DE MADRID; cante: Pepe Fuentes (Pepe Segundo);
g. Manuel Moreno, Jose Gimenez, and Sebitas; London TW 91341

TENA, LUCERO

PALILLOS FLAMENCOS; dancer Lucero Tena with guitarist Serranito and cantaor
Manolo Mairena; Hispavox HH 10 281
FLAMENCO, LUCERO TENA; with cantaor Gabriel Moreno and g. Serranito and
Felix de Utrera; HHS 10 339
LECCION DE CASTANUELAS; Lucero Tena with Serranito on 4 tracks, orchestra
on others, and castanet instruction; Hispavox HH 10 286

TRIANA, LUISA

TEMAS DE ESPANA; Luisa Triana with guitarist Mario Escudero and singer
Chinin de Triana, Montilla FM 82

VARGAS, DOLORES

FURIOSO; Sabicas with Dolores Vargas, Decca DL-78900
DOLORES VARGAS "EL TERREMOTO GITANO"; g. Pepe Castellon with his cousin
Sabicas; Decca

VARGAS, MANUELA

MANUELA VARGAS: EL FLAMENCO; g. Juan Carmona Habichuela, Paco de
Antequera, Jose Cala El Poeta; singers: Fernanda, Naranjito, Beni de
Cadiz, Bernarda; UA International UNS 15509
MANUELA VARGAS; g. Juan Habichuela, Paco de Antequera; singers:
Fernanda, Bernarda, Fosforito; Hispavox HH 10-3325

MISCELLANEOUS

ALBORADA FLAMENCA, Lutys De Luz, g. Rene Heredia, c. Nino De Ecija, Uni
Disc 33 T 1/3 - 30 127 M
CUADRO FLAMENCO, dancers: Pepa Reyes and Angel Mancheno; g. Juan Garcia
de la Mata; singer: Manolo Leiva, Elektra 159
THE SOUL OF FLAMENCO, Cuadro Flamenco-same as above, Nonesuch HS 72002
FLAMENCO, Curro Amaya Dancers with singer Domingo Alvarado and guitarist
Juan De La Mata, Somerset SF-12000
CHUNGA, LA; RCA Victor 3-20523 (45 rpm) (1962)
TEORIA Y PRACTICA DEL BAILE FLAMENCO: Teresa Martinez de la Pena; record
that accompanies book; g. Felix de Utrera; narration in Spanish
SEVILLANAS; movie sound track; Carlos Saura; Polydor 513 559-2 (1992).

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