The Flamencos of Cadiz Bay
Gerald Howson's memoir of Flamenco music and musicians
Revised edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 21.5 × 13.5cm, 262pp + publisher's ads.
Gerald Howson went to Cadiz in Andalusia, Spain to learn Flamenco in the 50's. There the gaditanos (as the people from Cadiz are known) first regarded him as an oddity but gradually came to accept him. This is his account of their way of life, and it is regarded as one of the seminal works on flamenco and is essential reading for anyone interested in Flamenco. Central to the story is Aurelio Selles (Aurelio de Cadiz), one of the greatest of the old time singers.
The book is in very good condition, the dustwrapper neat and tidy but with a faded spine.