Saturday, November 07, 2009
Amália Rodrigues, Fados e Guitarradas au Portugal, Accord
This is a pristine format in which to hear Amália da Piedade Rodrigues sing fado, her voice with only a set of Portuguese and classical guitars, save for a couple of random tracks backed by an orchestra. From a French label and not dated, but she sounds young here. A Minha Cancoa e Saudade isn't the only place where she will tear your heart out.
Bonus: some guitarra-only tracks featuring big hitters like Jaime Santos on Serenata a Lisboa. Django would no doubt be down with it.
The voice rules, however, dominating even the orchestrated tracks like Ai, Mouraria.