first CD is named bears the title of Echos from the Past and whereas the second is simply called ‘Merenguito en
Amsterdam’. Between 1982 and 1986 I made recordings with
my Uher 4200 recorder. I had the recording in my
archives until one day my
brother pointed out to me me I could
put them on CD. We made a
compilation and put ourselves venid the computer of the best tracks and made a
master copy. We did the
same / we followed the same procedure with the
recordings I insert had made in a local
theatre during a concert with the singer Antonio
Merenguito with whom I did several concerts in both
Holland and Spain.
first 5 numbers on the solo CD I play
on a guitar made by Los sobrinos de Santos Hernándes.
The guitar was built by Felix Bayón in 1969. The last 3
numbers are on a Manuel Reyes 1983 instrument. The first 5 numbers
are in the school of Nino Ricardo, the last 3 numbers
have a different feel to them. The
Soleares of Perico el del Lunar is a
compilation of falsetas he used to play when
accompanying during accompanying
singers. I made a selection of the falsetas I liked best
and made them into a guitar solo. Los Verdiales is a
creation of myself in which. I used the
basic tone of the C major. The
Tangos are inspired by the work of the guitarist Pepe
Habichuela. The falsetas are a mix of his and mine. The
first number ‘Nippon Sanka’ is a sort of tribute to
Japan and especially for the
first part was inspired by from Koto music.
falsetas are Nino
Ricardo’s, Paco de Lucia's
and mine. For the Alegrias I used falsetas from my own,
some based on tradicional flamenco and others derived from Nino de
first part of the Tarantas is entirely based on purely based on Ricardo. The second part is more
modern, looking at Paco de Lucia and Pepe Habichuela.
The fourth number, the Bulerías, is very much in the
sphere of my teacher which some of my creations added to
it. Specifically where I change to the tone of A major and continue
in the basic tone for the Bulerias. The Seguiriya is based entirely on Nino de Ricardo;
I have out only changed the order of
C.D. ‘Flamenco en Amsterdam’ is is the
live recording of a concert in Amsterdam in which both singer and guitarist were
very inspired. We did not have to change or add
anything to the sound the recording is unplugged
. The guitar I used is from the hand of
Manuel Reyes (1987). I chose eight of the best numbers and 1 guitar
Merenguito was born in Madrid in the popular neighbourhood of Vallecas. His family consisted of several artists who have influenced his interest in the flamenco art. As a child he participated in concerts of Pepe Pinto,
Angelillo, La Niña de los Peines, etc. As of 1970 he began to sing in public in important flamenco clubs in Madrid. He also took part in several Concursos Nacionales and won the following
Merenguito was born in Madrid in the neighbourhood of Vallecas. Several of his relatives were
artists who played a
decisive role in fomenting his interest in flamenco art. As a child he participated in Pepe Pinto concerts
Angelillo, La Niña de los Peines, etc. 1970 he began singing in public in important flamenco clubs in Madrid. He
also took part in several National Contests winning the
First prize in Caseres, Málaga.
1980 First Prize with Distiction at the Baza Granada.
First Prize in the Vélez Malága
contest, paying hommage to Juan Breve with cantes 'sunk
First Prize in the Malagueñas contest held under the
auspices of Malaga City Council.
Honorable mention in the Saetas Contest held under the
asupices of the Madrid Municipal Council.
First Prize at the Fuengirola Málaga
Finalist in the National Contest held in Córdoba.
1983-84 Prize awarded for merits in the Taranto style , La
awarded for merits in the Rondeñas style , La Unión,
1987 First Prize awarded for merits in the style of Granainas , La
further also sang in the no longer existing Café de
Silverio in Madrid, alongside renowned artists like Rafael Romero, Enrique Orozco, Manolo
Heras, Perico el del Lunar, the
Habichuela family, etc., joining
the latter on both national and he also toured nationally and internationally Amsterdam, Antwerp, Iceland, France, Japan and