The Best of Flaco Jimenez [Arhoolie]

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Drawn from his Arhoolie recordings there is also a live recording from the soundtrack of the Chulas Fronteras documentary, this is a satisfactory 16-track compilation with tracks spanning the '50s to the '80s, although, unfortunately, exact dates are not given in the liner notes. The different sources for the material allow for a greater range of sounds than is frequently heard on conjunto records. Although Flaco sings throughout, he also duets with Fred Ojeda, Toby Torres and Henry Zimmerle. Purists may frown on the inclusion of an instrumental, "Poquita Fe," with slide guitar by high-profile guest Ry Cooder, but frankly, for those who don't specialize in conjunto, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Drawn from his Arhoolie recordings there is also a live recording from the soundtrack of the Chulas Fronteras documentary, this is a satisfactory 16-track compilation with tracks spanning the '50s to the '80s, although, unfortunately, exact dates are not given in the liner notes. The different sources for the material allow for a greater range of sounds than is frequently heard on conjunto records. Although Flaco sings throughout, he also duets with Fred Ojeda, Toby Torres and Henry Zimmerle. Purists may frown on the inclusion of an instrumental, "Poquita Fe," with slide guitar by high-profile guest Ry Cooder, but frankly, for those who don't specialize in conjunto, it makes for a nice change of pace. Another Anglo, Peter Rowan, takes a guest vocal on his composition, "The Free Mexican Airforce."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/1999
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297047828
  • Catalog Number: 478
  • Sales rank: 12,489

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Flaco Jiménez Primary Artist, Accordion
Peter Rowan Vocals, Track Performer
Ry Cooder Guitar, Track Performer
Henry Zimmerle Vocals, Track Performer
Fred Ojeda Vocals, Track Performer
Toby Torres Vocals, Track Performer
Hugo Gonzalez Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Sebastián Yradier Composer
Traditional Composer
Pablo Lango Composer
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