Gaviño, Alfonso, La Fleta
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".
List of pieces
|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|