The history of Flamenco

History of flamenco 7

In 1901 the disk of flamenco appears, and a new period of incomes and circulation opens for this art, logically for 2 of its columns: the cante and the guitar.

About the start of the industry of slate disks or disks the master Chacón expressed 1 : I have 10 disks made with the master Habichuela for the company Odeón 2. They paid me 10 thousand pesetas 3 . I did not like the pieces after exposing them. Please believe that those disks made me crazy because they went around the entire world [...] In the year 1913, I recorded 10 disks with Ramón Montoya for an American company 4. They paid me 10 thousand reales 5. The disks turned out well. They are 2 malagueñas and soleares. The company decided to record more but I have not received any notice since then. 6

 In parallel to the appearence of the new market, and even though Sevilla still had a good flamenco atmosphere, a large amount of artists decide to venture in Madrid, to the theatres. The cafés cantantes start its decline due to the competition that causes the flamenco shows in the theatres. The growth of that new offer captures a new and numerous audience who feels attracted by many and good artists who were performing there.

 1, During the aforementioned interview, when he refers to economic quantities, he uses the following terms without distinction: onza, duros, pesetas and reales.

 2, 1909 according to the searching in the database of the records

 3, Textual in the original interview

 4, Gramophone, obtained from the mentioned source in the interview 2

 5, Textual in the original interview

 6, Galerín, quoted interview

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