If You're A Fan of Guitar, Give This A Listen

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    Some people on here know I'm a big fan of Charo.

    Yes, that cuchi-cuchi-cuchi chick with the flouncy hair, bouncy boobs, and all the energy of a Pomeranian in heat. The staple of Fantasy Island and Love Boat, Hollywood Sqaures, and innumerable bad TV shows.

    I had no idea she had any talent other than shaking her tits at the camera until I saw her perform on TV one night and I was just blown away. For as ridiculous as she is, she has one astonishing gift and that's her ability to play guitar.

    Here she is playing the classical Spanish piece Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Spanish composer Francisco Tarrega.

    It's short but beautiful.
     
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    HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!!! :eek:
     
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    Beautiful. Thanks for the post.
     
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    Charo is primarily a comedienne; it is a mistake to confuse her comedy persona with her talent. She is an exceptionally talented musician. It's the same with Andy Griffith (my fraternity brother!) Many only remember him for his roles in his eponymous TV show, and his role as Matlock. He majored in music at UNC Chapel Hill - a prestigious music school.

    But back to Charo... how could you have been a fan for any length of time, and not know of her guitar skills?
     
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    Umm... I wasn't a fan until I heard her play. I had only seen her doing her schtick on Spelling shows without any clue just what it was she did. I thought she was a, "singer," to use the term loosely. It wasn't until one night Johnny Carson introduced her and I was about to turn off the TV when I heard him say she was going to play guitar. I thought, "This ought to be good," in a snarky way and kept the TV on. It was like discovering they sold Faberge eggs at Wal-mart. I then went on to learn about how she was discovered and how she studied with Spanish masters and just how highly regarded she was at classical guitar. She really is one of the finest classical guitarists in the world and I had NO idea, but then I was very young and there was no internet so it wasn't easy to discover.
     
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    Ah, it is so easy to judge the book by its cover! We are all guilty of this, me included. And "in real life," she's nothing like her campy persona, either. She's a very talented actress and entertainer, we just don't really get that from seeing her do what she does. She seems so goofy and off-the-wall in her schtick, you don't notice that she performs it so well.
     
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    WOW! I wasn't aware Charo had any talent other than bouncing her boobs around. Any finger picking gets my respect and that was crazy.
     
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    Charo performs MalagueƱa from Andalusian Suite by Ernesto Lecuona.

    I have no words. It speaks for itself.

    Remember that there is just ONE guitar playing and she's playing it.
     
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    Entrancing.
     
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    Maybe because she can't position the guitar close enough to her body?

    Her very first Love Boat appearance showcased both her raw talent as well as her gift for fromage. I'm amazed how long she looks here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qEZYq3fFw
     
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    ive always loved spanish style of playing. something i with to learn one day.
     
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    Ditto on both of those.
     
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    And you can do better there Esteban?:tongue:

    I had no expectation that she would wear anything remotely tasteful as I've never seen her do that.
     
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    Could that be a legacy of her flamenco training?
    I'm asking ... I don't know anything about guitar technique.

     
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