For the last show of Flamenco + Arabic Pop on WYBC, I culled through the sixty shows which came before it for the best songs we've ever played, and the ones most representative of the Flamenco + Arabic Pop spirit. It wasn't easy, turning over sixty hours into almost two and a half, but I'm happy with what resulted, and I think it leaves Flamenco + Arabic Pop on a good note. It also featured a world premiere of Backwards Firefly, a song from Ottmar Liebert's upcoming album, Petals on the Path; thanks so much to Ottmar for allowing us that opportunity. To everyone who listened for the last three years, for part of that time, or who are discovering this show after the fact, thank you.
Paco de Lucía - Almoraima Billy Preston - I Wrote A Simple Song Amr Diab - Tamally Maak Leonard Cohen - Take This Waltz Emilio Maya - Cazuela Pa' 1500 (Bulería) Camarón de la Isla - La Leyenda Del Tiempo Manolo Sanlúcar - Oración Bebo & Cigala - Corazón Loco Enrique Morente - Aleluya (Hallelujah No 2) Vicente Amigo - Tres Notas Para Decir "Te Quiero" Red Hot Chili Peppers - I Could Have Lied The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem - The Minstrel Boy Taha, Khaled, Faudel - Aicha Manolo Escobar - El Porompompero Ottmar Liebert - Three Days Without You Johann Sebastian Bach - Fantasia and Fugue for Organ in G minor ("Great"), BWV 542, arr. for orchestra by Ormandy (Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra) Fadl Shaker - Law Ala Albi Juan Carmona - Esperando John Frusciante - A Loop Flobots - Handlebars Manzanita - Verde Ottmar Liebert - Backwards Firefly (WORLD PREMIERE) Vicente Amigo - Guajira Vicente Amigo - Poeta En El Viento