Post by Larry Deack Post by wollybird
OK, I'll bite...
We also have Rico Stover (the author of the above referenced book)...
are you saying he's holding back? Does he have a seceret stash of good
Barios tales he hasn't told?
Of course! Don't you know things about people you care about that are
not for others to know?
I don't have any of Stover's books. I'm assuming he had access to primary
sources (specifically people who knew Barrios personally)?
From Stovers acknowledgements.....
"The music in this book was collected during 2 trips to Central America, in
particular El Salvador and Costa Rica. Most of the music was obtaned from
those people who knew Agustin Barrios Mangore, and space does not permit a
thorough listing of all the names of those who helped me in my work.
However, I feel a special debt of gratitude to Lois, Dwight, Rebecca and
David Stover; Dr John Marcum of Merrill Collage UCSC; Roger Emanuels;
Raymundo Barrera and family; Dr Rafael Antonio Carballo; Jose Candido
Morales; Ruben Urquillia; Rene and Cortes Andrino; Carlos Payet; Juan de
Dios Trejos and family; Julia Martinez de Rodriquez; Dr Edgar Cabezas and
family, Ron Freshman, Sila Godoy, Ronoel Simoes and the Guitar foundation of
He then later he mentions...
"In addition to written manuscripts, he also left a legacy of recordings,
all made principally on the Argentine Odeon label, circa 1915-30. When
applicable the recorded version of a piece has been taken as the preferred
and final form, and many of the pieces are here presented for the first time
in this corrected form corresponding exactly to what Mangore played on his
Country Dancing and Advanced Astrology, UBS.
'Realism is seductive because once you have accepted the reasonable notion
that you should base your actions on reality, you are too often led to
accept, without much questioning, someone else's version of what that
reality is. It is a crucial act of independent thinking to be skeptical of
someone else's description of reality.'-