Gipsy Kings is the third album by the French Rumba Catalana band Gipsy Kings, which was released in 1987. The album was their first to reach a worldwide audience, going gold across France, the UK, USA and other countries. The Japanese version released in 1995 includes an alternate version of "Vamos A Bailar" from their latest albums
Other – Richard Bru. Other – Robin Smagacz. Photography – Rajak Ohanian, From Les Fils Du Vent. Recorded By, Mixed By – S. Husky Hoskulds. Songwriter – Django Reinhardt (tracks: 11), The Gipsy Kings (tracks: 1 to 10, 12 to 16), Xavier Padilla (tracks: 6). Notes.
For decades, the Gipsy Kings have been ambassadors in the name of flamenco, popularizing the genre around the globe while adapting their sound to the pop tastes of the moment. In 2004, the ambassadors came home to deliver Roots, an album that finds them embodying the arch romance and brooding sorrow of flamenco with renewed conviction. You can hear this blood-borne commitment in the wailing voices of Nicholas, Canut and Patchai Reyes and the dramatic guitar lines of Tonino Balladro throughout Roots.
The Gipsy Kings are never going to have the kind of critical acclaim that Paco de Lucia has, but their popularization of poppy rumba flamenca among non-Spanish speakers is nothing to be ashamed of. Nonetheless, here on Roots, the octet turns back to the tradition while making their own imprint on it. Having the band record in an old farm house, producer Craig Street, it seems, simply told them to sit down to play their bittersweet songs. Without electric instruments or a drum set to clutter the mix, brisk acoustic guitars will sweep listeners up in the driving rhythms as lead guitarist Tonino. There "Roots" album is different from there usual sound
The Gipsy Kings are a group of flamenco, salsa and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France, who perform in Andalusian Spanish. Although group members were born in France, their parents were mostly gitanos, Spanish gypsies who fled Catalonia during the 1930s Spanish Civil War. They are known for bringing Catalan rumba, a pop-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences. The group originally called itself Los Reyes.
Roots (Gipsy Kings album). Studio album by Gipsy Kings. Roots is the eleventh studio album by the French Rumba Catalana band Gipsy Kings, which was released in 2004 in Europe, USA, and Japan. Both the Europe and US release are identical and have 16 tracks while the Japanese version have two bonus tracks: "Canut Fandango" and "Mi Novia".
3. Fandango (Patchai) Lyrics.
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