Flaco's Amigos

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/1993
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297302729
  • Catalog Number: 3027
  • Sales rank: 101,580

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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