Flaco's Amigos

Flaco's Amigos

by Flaco Jiménez
     
 
This album was released by Arhoolie from recordings made between 1986 and 1988 of the great conjunto accordion player Flaco Jiminez playing with various friends of his in the music business -- primarily Fred Ojeda, Ry Cooder, and Peter Rowan. Truthfully, on most of the tracks, the influence of his "amigos" is

Overview

This album was released by Arhoolie from recordings made between 1986 and 1988 of the great conjunto accordion player Flaco Jiminez playing with various friends of his in the music business -- primarily Fred Ojeda, Ry Cooder, and Peter Rowan. Truthfully, on most of the tracks, the influence of his "amigos" is hardly noticeable. When Ry Cooder appears on mandolin by the time of "Jennette,," the sound begins to change a bit away from the classic Tex-Mex sound to something almost a bit Hawaiian. Later on in the album, other songs with Cooder hold a less Tex-Mex feel, partially due to the instrumentation, but partly as well due to the change in mood or style from the musicians themselves. They're more relaxed on the Cooder sessions. Again though, the bouncing throb of the conjunto bass returns to pull the listener back to a San Antonio parking lot. Overall, it's quite a nice collection of music, though other Jiminez recordings might be somewhat more representative of his sound.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/30/1993
Label:
Arhoolie Records
UPC:
0096297302729
catalogNumber:
3027
Rank:
18940

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Flaco Jiménez   Primary Artist,Accordion,Vocals
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Vocals
Ry Cooder   Guitar,Mandolin,Slide Guitar,Bajo Sexto,6-string bass
Van Dyke Parks   Piano
Jorge Calderon   Bass
Jim Keltner   Drums
Miguel Cruz   Percussion
Isaac Garcia   Drums
Fred Ojeda   Vocals,Bajo Sexto,6-string bass
Oscar Tellez   Vocals,Bajo Sexto,6-string bass
Toby Torres   Vocals
Ruben Valle   Bass
Don Garcia   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Peter Rowan   Liner Notes
Ry Cooder   Producer,Liner Notes
Chris Stachwitz   Producer,Liner Notes
Prof. James Nicolopulos   translation
Joey S. Lopez   Producer
Zack Salem   translation

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