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Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta

Age: 
43
Date of performance: 
22 de septiembre de 1952
Profession: 
Pregonero
Man/Woman: 
Man
Missions / Competitions: 
Remarks: 

En su programa para la BBC, Lomax comenta:

"[...] But all this wasn't as easy as it sounds. Each vendor considers himself an artist, and each one has to be begged, cajoled and paid in advance. The vendor with the greatest reputation was the most difficult of all; he wore a flat grey fiesta hat over a brown sleepless face and for a while he haggled in a wild Andalucian fashion. Then, with just as much temperament, he stopped and gave me his grape selling cry which has made him known to every housewife in Seville [audio]. His name was La Fleta, for he moved and talked with the feral swiftness of a man who makes his living by his wits. He waved off my compliments about his singing, and invited me to visit Bormujo, his village nearby Seville, where there were friends who could sing. That evening I sat in a little bar in Bormujo while La Fleta and his friend, little Anastacio, showed me what a poor man's huerga was like. There was no guitar. The town was too poor, to own one; Anastacio worked in the olives for less than two shillings a day. There were no hired gypsy dancers; but the wine was cheap and there was the great bitter poetry of flamenco to be shared among friends... As Anastasio began, the two friends played a slow rhythm on the table-top. [audio] Anastacio thre his head far back on high notes; the muscles in his neck swelled like a wrestlers biceps and at the top he touched his throuat with a strange and delicate gesture as if he somehow hoped to help the tone come more smoothly".

En sus cuadernos de campo, Lomax anota: "Alphonso Javiño Azevedo - a Sevillano -43 - street [...] Bermujo [...] the people work as day loborers earning 7, 8 duros a day - the women work too. They are very many people who sing will [...] come to Seville enjoying their [...] on the street and so they developed voices. He began to sell in the street of Sevilla when he was 10 - he learned from his father how to make all the women run to the windows when he comes crying down the street".

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List of pieces

Displaying 1 - 20 of 20 pieces.
Title Informant Piece ID Music incipit
Pregón de vendedor de uvas (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T679R09
Santa Rita Bendita (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T679R16
Pregón de higos y uvas (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T679R17
Lo escupen y lo abofetean (saeta; falso inicio) (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T681R01
Lo escupen y lo abofetean (saeta) (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T681R02
En el puente de Triana (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T681R03
Todito te lo consiento (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T681R04
Taranta (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T681R05
Que no la sabes cantar (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T681R06
Qué penita (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T681R07
Estando en el altozano (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T681R08
Falso inicio (Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T681R09
Mi padre me abandonó (Bormujos, Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T682R08
Ya se va la noche (Bormujos, Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta, Ruiz, Anastasio Lomax-T686R01
Bulerías (Bormujos, Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T686R02
Entre los dos (Bormujos, Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta Lomax-T686R06
Claveles (Bormujos, Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta, Reviriego, Anastasio, Hombres de Bormujos Lomax-T686R08
No te acuerdes más de mí (Bormujos, Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta, Ruiz, Anastasio Lomax-T687R01
No la llames que no viene (Bormujos, Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta, Ruiz, Anastasio Lomax-T687R02
Todo el mundo tiene puerta (Bormujos, Sevilla, 9/1952) Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta, Ruiz, Anastasio Lomax-T688R01

Documents

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5
Title Date Title Type of document
AFC 2004/004: MS 03.04.35 1953/07/15 Cartas de Alan Lomax a Adolfo Aguirre (Radio Nacional, Sevilla) Letter
AFC 2004/004: MS 03.04.13 1953/05/23 Correspondencia entre Alan Lomax y Norberto Bastante Serrano Letter
AFC 2004/004: MS 03.04.11 1953 aprox. Carta de Alan Lomax para Anastasio Baque y Alfonso Gaviño Bill, Letter
AFC 2004/004: MS 03.02.23 1952/09/23-24 Cuaderno de campo de Alan Lomax en Sevilla (Bar Luis y pregones) y Bormujos (granja) Notebook, Song lyrics
AFC 2004/004: MS 03.02.19 1952/09/19-28 Notas del trabajo de campo de Alan Lomax en Sevilla Card (tarjeta de visita), Notebook

How to cite

Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita, "Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta", Fondo de Música Tradicional IMF-CSIC, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 20 Apr 2021), https://musicatradicional.eu/informant/24438