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Camarón de la Isla, José Monje Cruz, was born on 5 December 1950.

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To mark the 60th anniversary of his birth, Universal have released a recording of his final concert, which was held on 25 January 1992 at the Club de Música y Jazz of the Colegio Mayor Universitario San Juan Evangelista in Madrid; he was accompanied by Tomatito on guitar, part of the annual festival Flamenco por Tarantos.

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His opening piece was a soleá por bulerías Salud es lo que yo quiero (My health is what I want).

Then the taranta/cartagenera Nunca llueve como truenabulerías De oro y marfiltangos El pelo de mi Dolores; and fandangos Fandangos en el Johnny. (the college of San Juan Evangelista is affectionally known as El Johnny). 

© 2010 Thérèse Wassily Saba