This album was published in 1979 by the great flamenco singer 'Camarón de la Isla'. It was the tenth of his production and, without argument, it is considered one of the most important works recorded in the history of flamenco. 'Camarón de la Isla' dedicated this personal tribute to the Andalusian poet Federico Garcia Lorca. From that moment on, nothing would be the same in the world of flamenco.
"La Leyenda del Tiempo es un poema mágico, extraordinariamente hechizante y de una fuerza evocadora tan grande que cada vez que lo escucho mi cabeza se va a otros universos y, como dice el poema, floto como un velero en el tiempo. (Desde el nadir) "
Not many records can be pinpointed as genuine historical turning points, but La Leyenda Del Tiempo is a bona fide before/after landmark in the flamenco world. El Camarón de la Isla, almost universally regarded as the greatest flamenco singer of all time, put aside his classic partnership with Paco de Lucía to record with different musicians and incorporate rock and jazz elements on an album often called the Sgt. Pepper's of flamenco. It was a radical, daring step by a singer in his late twenties who opened the door for a whole wave of musicians and bands who are still major figures in Spanish music. It cemented the legend of El Camarón de la Isla as a towering creative force who, much like Bob Marley in reggae, brought flamenco into the present without losing the essence of the root tradition.
Camarón met in Madrid Flamenco 'Tablao Torres Bermejas' Paco de Lucia (3 years older than him). Both together got to record up to 9 discs. This CD was the first of them and of the career of Camarón. The recording was led by the father of Paco de Lucía, who imposed subtitle all as 'With the special collaboration of Paco de Lucia' to professionally support his son in his solo career.
Recording released in 1999 and performed live in 1987 at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris for three days in May (8, 9 and 10) that lasted the action of Camarón, accompanied on guitar by Tomatito and with openers like Carmen Ledesma, Rocío Loreto, Quique Paredes, Aurora Vargas and Jarillo de Triana. With a mostly Parisian audience, but with large presence of Spanish and southern French gypsies, his performance was a resounding success, with packed every day, serving to confirm outside Spain the level of this flamenco figure that already enjoyed and which echoed the French media.
Compilation album by José Monje Cruz 'Camarón' (1950-1992), the artist of the flamenco artists, the people's idol singer, the real helm of the new flamenco. This is one of his last CDs, released in 1991, which includes an overview of his work, selected by the singer himself and shows us the different types of singing by Camarón and his incredible ability to undertake the various flamenco styles with his art, his grace and passion.