Music Share: En la Caleta

I used to play guitar and I still remember the day I discovered the pentatonic blues scale. It was like discovering the DNA of all the music I'd grown up listening to. I eventually learned that you could draw a straight line from Robert Johnson to just about any of the music I was listening to.

I'm still startled when I hear music that's built from entirely different DNA. And that's what flamenco feels like to me because I can't picture the structure as it's playing and I have no sense of its history. It's obviously following some strict rules, but I don't have a handle on them yet. I especially like this track with unusual rhythm called En la Caleta from what I think was Paco de Lucía's debut solo album in 1967.

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