12-6-07 Los Manolos
(re-run from Aug. ’02)
MANOLOS, LOS ALL MY LOVING RCA
1991 3 TRKS with Pic Sleeve
Here’s a title that I can say with 100% honesty that I would never ever have heard of, had it not been for it’s music video. But it traveled a bit of a path to reach me…
The group is Spanish – or at very least from somewhere that is Spanish-speaking (I saw their name mentioned in connection with
It is wonderful ‘high kitsch’ from a ‘modern’ flamenco group. I think. There will probably be someone who wants to argue that it isn’t flamenco, it’s (fill in the blank – rumbera?). Whatever it might be that isn’t flamenco, I don’t know what that’s called.
The video is hilarious. At first, I thought it was Mano Negra or Les Negresses Vertes. I could swear I saw “Eurotrash” presenter ( Antoine DeCaunes ) in this clip (which is why I thought it might be a French band). Everyone that I have shown this video clip to loves it and wants a copy. Apparently, the song was a big hit in
Some time later, I found a whole CD of their ‘greatest hits’, including this song. The CD seemed to me to be almost entirely cover versions (no, I didn’t notice any other Beatles covers), done in a flamenco / rumbera style. Or whatever style it is that isn’t flamenco that I don’t know the name of.
I have never exactly bought a lot of music from
2007 addendum: Little to add to my Los Manolos tale. The music video for “All My Loving” is terrific, and is probably bubbling away on Youtube as we speak! If it isn’t, it should be. The photo is of their “Best Of” CD, not the 12”. After finding the 12” and this CD, I never saw anything else by them for sale since I wrote this in ’02.