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Old 28th August 2006, 11:35 PM   #41
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I found this a very interesting post especially being new here .... when over in Spain I often want to buy CDs but have no idea what they sound like or what to buy ... I will now try to listen to some of the ones you have mentioned.... many thanks!!
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Old 29th August 2006, 02:50 AM   #42
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If you like cool-jazz/bluesy stuff, try Francisco Céspedes - I have "Vida Loca" and "Dónde está la vida",
F. Cespedes is from Cuba, he quit in Mexico and i've seen him in Spain several times but not sure whre he's living

i'm curious nobody citing Serrat & Sabina, for me in the 5 Top spanish artists
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Old 29th August 2006, 08:36 AM   #43
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The above album by Eva Amaral was the best selling album in Spain last year and once you hear it you will know why! - Get it now!!
Hi Tony, welcome to the forums If anyone wants a taste of Amaral, check out their site (be prepared for a blast of sound!)
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Old 29th August 2006, 10:33 AM   #44
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Yep Jdoe, you're right. For me, the best spanish music author is Joaquin Sabina, but his music is quite, how to say, "non-commercial". So I prefer to recommend Amaral which is much more likely music.

Ahh Sabina... the lyrics of his songs are just incredibly sincere. He talks about hearts which are broken, dates of just one night...

"De sobra sabes que eres la primera, que no miento si juro que daría por ti la vida entera, por ti la vida entera. Y sin embargo un rato cada día, ya ves, te engañaría con cualquiera, te cambiaría por cualquiera"

"You know you're the first for me. You know that I don't lie when I swear that I would give my whole life for you, my whole life for you. But everyday in a while, you see, I would mislead you with anyone, I would change you for anyone"

"Y me envenenan los besos que voy dando, y sin embargo cuando duermo sin ti, contigo sueño. Y con todas si duermes a mi lado, y si te vas, me voy por los tejados como un gato sin dueño...."

"And the kisses I give are poisoning me, but when I sleep without you I dream with you. And with everyone if you sleep at my side, and if you leave, I go across the roofs like a stray cat..."

ahhh it makes me feel absolutely sad but happy...
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Old 29th August 2006, 12:37 PM   #45
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Yep Jdoe, you're right. For me, the best spanish music author is Joaquin Sabina
We are going to see Sabina in Las Ventas bullring next week!!
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Old 29th August 2006, 02:40 PM   #46
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Sabina is my favourite Spanish singer!!! And finally after trying to go to his last 2 concerts in Madrid we've got tickets!!!!! I'm so happy
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Old 29th August 2006, 07:00 PM   #47
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Joaquin Sabena was the first Spanish singer I heard of - not counting Julio Inglasias. (Definately not counting!) His easy to follow lyrics are a godsend to learners - and his song, "Madrid" has to be my favourite.

During my last visit I asked a young lady to recomended some more as I really don't know who is who. She recomended Ana Belen and Victor Manuel, who are married I believe, and Antonio Vega.

So lots of money left in the FNAC tills later, and downloaded on to the MP3 player, I've been listening to almost nothing else for the past month. Definately a good recomendation!!!! And the lyrics come with the cds, which is an added bonus. Almost as good as the NIS transcripts.
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Old 29th August 2006, 11:12 PM   #48
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Yep Jdoe, you're right. For me, the best spanish music author is Joaquin Sabina, ...
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Sabina is my favourite Spanish singer!!!
i'd be between the wall and the sword if i had to choose among Sabina & Serrat! both are more than composers or singers, just POETS!

we agree, one of Sabina's best songs!!!
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Y cuando vuelves hay fiesta
en la cocina
y bailes sin orquesta
y ramos de rosas con espinas,
pero dos no es igual que uno más uno
y el lunes al café del desayuno
vuelve la guerra fría
y al cielo de tu boca el purgatorio
y al dormitorio
el pan de cada día.

Marina & Ben, let us know your impressions about the concert. the last time i heard him, his voice wasn't what it used to be
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Old 30th August 2006, 11:45 AM   #49
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As you said he is more of a poet than a singer, he never had a great voice but is true that it has crackled more and more with the years. Anyhowt I like it like that because the enphasys if more on the lyrics than in his voice.

We will write back after the concert!
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Old 30th August 2006, 12:19 PM   #50
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So Sabena is sort of like a Spanish Bob Dylan; poet who sings his poems.
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Old 30th August 2006, 10:57 PM   #51
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So Sabena is sort of like a Spanish Bob Dylan; poet who sings his poems.
yep, like Serrat or Silvio Rodriguez

"I ain't lookin' to compete with you,
Beat or cheat or mistreat you,
Simplify you, classify you,
Deny, defy or crucify you.
All I really want to do
Is, baby, be friends with you..."
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Old 31st August 2006, 07:55 AM   #52
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I highly recommend Silvo Rodriguez, two wonderful songs include Ojala and La Gaviota. The first, Ojala, is incredible, poetry put to music (much better with the music, of course):

Ojala que las hojas no te toquen el cuerpo cuando caigan
para que no las puedas convertir en cristal
ojala que la lluvia deje de ser milagro que baja por tu cuerpo
ojala que la luna pueda salir sin ti
ojala que la tierra no te bese los pasos

ojala se te acabe la mirada constante
la palabra precisa la sonrisa perfecta
ojala pase algo que te borre de pronto
una luz cegadora, un disparo de nieve
ojala por lo menos que me lleve la muerte
para no verte tanto para no verte siempre
en todos los segundos y en todas las visiones
ojala que no pueda tocarte ni en canciones...

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Old 31st August 2006, 09:45 PM   #53
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Default La musica de Espana - disfrutalo en coche....

Hi ...I have only recently joined the forum but I have been interested in music from spain for a few years now.

We travel around spain a couple of times each year and I usually make a point of enhancing my music collection.

Until now I have just used Yahoo musica.es to sample music but this NFS forum is proving to provide a real wealth of information for me so that when I do hit a music store, I know what to look for.
Please keep them coming!

Vamos a ir a Andalucia en septiembre para dos semanas de viajar en coche con la musica espanola en el radio de..... Sevilla, Huelva, Faro, Jerez, Ronda,.......Que maravillosa!
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Old 1st September 2006, 09:58 AM   #54
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Welcome to the forums Tony,
I'm very glad you are getting lots of music information in here. From what I've seen that you like let me recommend a few more singers and bands.


Los Rodriguez - Argentinian band from the 90 that used to live in Spain
La Niña Pastori - Nice flamenco-pop mixture
Julieta Venegas - With her accordion
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Old 1st September 2006, 04:38 PM   #55
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we went to a Nina Pastori show last year in Tivoli World by Torremolinos. She was great, very spirited and with a great band. Unfortunately the sound system was a disaster so we didn't get the full effect.

Now here's a question - is there anything that you don't like in Spanish music?

I have to admit that sometimes the Spanish pop music gets to me, at least what I hear on the radio and in the bars. It is very busy rhythmically, after a couple of songs it starts making me nervous. I guess that's 'cause I normally listen to country music!

Another thing I noticed is that in much Spanish music the background singers frequently sing in unison, and sometimes I wonder "where are the other voices?" Even duets are often sung in unison, not in two distinct voices.

Of course I don't get to hear that much Spanish music and there's probably a lot that I am missing.

I guess it's just about getting used to something different.
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Old 1st September 2006, 06:39 PM   #56
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There are lots of singers that I don't like. For example the lot out of Operación Triunfo: Bisbal, Chenoa etc.
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Old 2nd September 2006, 04:43 PM   #57
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Hi...


Muchas gracias Marina... yo tambien no me gusta Bisbal con los pantalones de cuero, el pelo largo, el caro muy guapo y todas las chicas ....ja ja ja

Anyway thanks for the suggestions - Los Rodriguez, La Niña Pastori y Julieta Venegas.... Do you like "La Oreja de Van Gogh" ... I think they are from madrid ..... latest album "Guapa" not as good as their previous one though...
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Old 2nd September 2006, 05:40 PM   #58
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I like La Oreja de Van Gogh a lot, but to tell you the truth I haven't listen to much of their last album. By the way they live in Madrid but they are originally from San Sebastian.
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Old 4th September 2006, 10:01 AM   #59
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There are lots of singers that I don't like. For example the lot out of Operación Triunfo: Bisbal, Chenoa etc.
Estoy de acuerdo pero me acabo de acordar que Nuria Fergó es del primer Operación Triunfo y tiene mucho talento.
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Old 4th September 2006, 10:37 AM   #60
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No quiero generalizar, seguro que hay gente buena que sale de operación triunfo;-))
La verdad es que a Nuria Fergó la conozco de haberla visto alguna vez en la tele, pero nunca le he visto cantar.
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