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As one of Spain's most popular and innovative artists, Peret made rumba a national sensation in the '70s and has continued to keep the genre alive with his unforgettable performances and hit records. Track listing includes "El Lunar de Maria," "Que Suerte," "Voy, Voy," plus lots more.

If you dig the "Macarena" or Gipsy Kings, you'll appreciate the Catalan rumba of Pierre Peret. In the late 1960s he rocked Europe with a flamenco fusion that earned him the moniker "the Elvis Presley of Spain." He innovated a guitar technique called el ventilador (the electric fan) that brought him tremendous success, but in the late 1970s he dropped out of the music scene for religious reasons. It wasn't until he was coaxed out of retirement to perform at the closing ceremonies of the 1992 Olympics that he began to reinvent himself. Now the transformation is complete with Rey de la Rumba (King of the Rumba), a dance-floor explosion of fiery rumba flamenca and gypsy pop. While Peret could have called on contemporaries like Julio Iglesias, Raphael, and Rocio Durcal for his comeback, he instead grabbed a whole new generation of collaborators like David Byrne ("Si Fulano"), Sergent Garcia ("El Muerto Vivo"), and El Gran Silencio ("Borriquito"). With his inventive paella of songs that are meant to move you, Peret is a refreshing breath of Spanish air. --Jesse "Chuy" Varela

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. El Lunar De MariaJarabe De Palo/Peret 4:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. BorriquitoPeret/El Gran Silencio 4:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Lo MatoPeret/Estopa 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. SaboreandoPeret/Los Enemigos 4:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Una Lagrima RemixPeret/Carlos Jean 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Es PreferiblePeret/Tonino Carotone/Nacho Mastretta 3:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Que SuertePeret/Amparanoia 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Yo Soy La RumbaPeret/Dusminguet 4:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. El Muerto VivoPeret / Sargento García 4:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Si FulanoPeret/David Byrne/Carol C 4:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Amor A Todo GasPeret/Manuel Malou/Nilo Mc 3:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Voy, VoyPeret/Fermín Muguruza 4:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. El Gitano AntónPeret/MacAco/Ojos De Brujo 3:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. No Se Pué Aguantar (Professor Angel Dust & The Ph Force Remix)Peret/Profesor Angel Dust & The Ph Force 4:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. El Mig AmicPeret/Dusminguet 3:09$1.29  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 12, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Narada
  • ASIN: B000059Q8E
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,749 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Enrique Torres VINE VOICE on July 3, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This CD is a real treat for people who like world music simmered with plenty of Spanish flavor. Peret emerges after a haitus to create a rocking, froliking musical stew that employs the use of a different international artist on each and every cut, count em, 15 cuts, 15 artists. The styles are as varied as the artists who guest appear. Eclectic would be an understatement. Let's put it this way, David Bryne is one of the guests alongside El Gran Silencio, Jarabe de Palo and Sergent Garcia. There are enough Spanish artists to keep it true to the rumba most of the time but there are forays into other areas like mambo, cumbia, salsa,jazz, bossa nova, rap, electronica and pop flamenco. If you like the Gipsy Kings this will suit you well as they owe much of their successful style to Peret and his rumba. Each and every song is very different in style and as mentioned in guest artist appearance. Check it out there are some excellent guests here. One might think that with such variety that it might not work but it does, in fact quite well as the glue that holds it all together is Peret with his vocals and infusion of energy as he interacts beautifully with everyone. It is clearly evident that a good time was had by all as the interplay comes across like a fiesta in the studio.There is only weak track on the CD and that is only the vocals by former frontman of Talking Heads David Bryne as he interjects his translations unnecessarily for "Si Fulano." Otherwise it is a masterpiece of world music as an aging Peret displays his vitality and shows he's not ready for the lounge act circuit as he mixes in with more modern sounds and artists quite well.Read more ›
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