Thursday, May 12, 2011

Howe Gelb

Latest from the Giant Sand singer is a collaboration with a Band of Gypsies, literally, not like Hendrix's faux Rom.

Howe Gelb & A Band of Gypsies
You could think of Alegrias as a companion piece to Howe Gelb’s 2006 Sno Angel. That record, which many consider his best, reimagined Gelb’s desert country blues as gospel, with a full choir in tow. Alegrias reworks selections from the Gelb catalog, some new songs and one flamenco cover in the fiery, multiple guitar’d styles of southern Spain. It was recorded on a rooftop in Cordoba, with flamenco star Raimundo Amador along with a passel of gypsy players, in a series of laid-back sessions that find connections between American blues and Andalusian flamenco.


“Uneven Light of Day”

“4 Door Maverick”

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