Traditional (Folk) Music
La Biennacida y Nobel Tuna de Farmacia. Tradición.
It is not clear that this collection of traditional songs, performed with great gusto by La Biennacida y Nobel Tuna de Farmacia de Santiago de Compostela, is available from any retail source, but if you walk into the Plaza de Obradoiro in front of the Santiago cathedral most any morning, you'll have trouble avoiding it. This CD and several others are proffered by the guy in the academic-looking gown. A rousing collection!
The Chieftans (1996). Santiago. RCA Victor 68602.
An outstanding collection inspired by the green hills of Galicia. The Chieftans are joined by, among others, Linda Ronstadt, Ry Cooder and Los Lobos. Winner of the 1997 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.