Portugal, 1970, Fado

Amália RodriguesCom que voz: This has a real Old World feel, something to connect to emotionally if not intellectually. Rodrigues has a voice so rich and authentic that I can understand why Portugal considered her a national treasure and why when a voice like this passes a president would declare three days of national mourning. The sparse stringed accompaniment showcases the whole point of this album: the voice.

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