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Gipsy Kings

    The Gipsy Kings are largely responsible for bringing the joyful sounds of progressive pop-oriented flamenco, called Sevillana in Spain, to the world. The band started out in Arles, a village in southern France during the '70s when brothers Nicolas and Andre Reyes, the sons of renowned flamenco artist Jose Reyes, teamed up with their cousins Jacques, Maurice and Tonino Baliardo, whose father is Manitas de Plata. They originally called themselves Los Reyes and started out as a gypsy band traveling about playing weddings, festivals, and in the streets. Because they lived so much like gypsies, the ...read more

    The Gipsy Kings are largely responsible for bringing the joyful sounds of progressive pop-oriented flamenco, called Sevillana in Spain, to the world. The band started out in Arles, a village in southern France during the '70s when brothers Nicolas and Andre Reyes, the sons of renowned flamenco artist Jose Reyes, teamed up with their cousins Jacques, Maurice and Tonino Baliardo, whose father is Manitas de Plata. They originally called themselves Los Reyes and started out as a gypsy band traveling about playing weddings, festivals, and in the streets. Because they lived so much like gypsies, the band adopted the name the Gipsy Kings. Later, they were hired to add color to posh parties in St. Tropez. Popularity did not come to Los Reyes right away and their first two albums attracted little notice. At this point the Gipsies played traditional, albeit passionate flamenco music punctuated by Tonino's precise guitar playing and Nicolas' exceptional voice. Though they had devoted fans, they still had yet to gain wider recognition until 1986 when they hooked up with visionary producer Claude Martinez who could see that the Kings had the makings of a world-class band. « hide


    LPs
    Pasajero
    2006

    Roots
    2004

    3.5
    1 Votes
    Love songs
    1996

    4
    2 Votes
    Estrellas
    1995

    5
    1 Votes
    Love and Liberté
    1993

    3.5
    3 Votes
    Este Mundo
    1991

    3.8
    3 Votes
    Mosaïque
    1989

    3.8
    3 Votes
    Gipsy Kings
    1988

    4.2
    5 Votes
    Luna de Fuego
    1983

    3.8
    2 Votes
    Allegria
    1982

    Compilations
    Best Of The Gipsy Kings
    1995

    3.6
    4 Votes
    Greatest Hits
    1994

    3.5
    1 Votes

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