The Best of Pata Negra

The Best of Pata Negra

by Pata Negra


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The Best of Pata Negra

Before breaking up in 1989, Pata Negra had the distinction of being among the few Spanish groups that had as much to do with nuevo flamenco (a modern style fusing flamenco guitar with pop, salsa, jazz or other forms) as it did with the rock en espanol movement (Latin rock with Spanish lyrics). Led by singer/guitarist Rafael Amador and his brother, guitarist Raimundo Amador, Pata Negra was anything but predictable. The Amador siblings were seriously into American rock and blues, but they also loved jazz and, of course, flamenco. Drawing on albums Pata Negra recorded in the 1980s, this excellent CD finds the band doing everything from combining flamenco with Django Reinhardt-type jazz on "How High the Moon" to playing electric blues-rock on "Blues De Los Ninos." In fact, both "Blues De Los Ninos" and the lively "Camaron" are essential listening for rock en espanol enthusiasts. Most of the albums that the Amador brothers came out with in the 1980s are worth owning, but for those exploring their innovations for the first time, The Best of Pata Negra would be the most logical starting point.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/1998
Label: Milestone
UPC: 0025218928120
catalogNumber: 9281
Rank: 238919

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pata Negra   Primary Artist
Rafael Amador   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Raimundo Amador   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Carlos Carli   Drums
Antonio Carmona   Percussion,Hand Clapping
Diego Carrasco   Hand Clapping
Tino Di Geraldo   Drums
Guadiana   Hand Clapping
Charo Gonzalez Manzano   Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Jos Matchell   Double Bass
Juanjo Pizarro   Electric Guitar
Rafael Riqueni   Guitar
Antonio Rodriguez   Drums
Manuel Soler   Percussion
Arturo Soriano   Saxophone
Jesus Bola   Keyboards
Jose Manuel Canizares   Guitar
Jesus Arispont   Bass

Technical Credits

Rafael Amador   Composer,Contributor
Raimundo Amador   Composer,Contributor
Carlos Carli   Contributor
Antonio Carmona   Contributor
Diego Carrasco   Contributor
Tino Di Geraldo   Contributor
Guadiana   Contributor
Charo Gonzalez Manzano   Contributor
Jos Matchell   Contributor
Mario Pacheco   Producer,Executive Producer
Juanjo Pizarro   Contributor
Rafael Riqueni   Contributor
Antonio Rodriguez   Contributor
Manuel Soler   Contributor
Arturo Soriano   Contributor
Jesus Bola   Engineer,Contributor
Doctor Kelly   Engineer
Ricardo Pachon   Producer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Luis Miguel González   Engineer
Hank Bordowitz   Liner Notes
Jesus Arispont   Contributor

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