'La Leyenda del Tiempo' by Camarón
José Monje Cruz, known worldwide as Camarón de La Isla, published his tenth musical work on 16 June 1979 under the title ‘La Leyenda del Tiempo’ (The Legend of Time), a work that revolutionised flamenco and which today is considered one of the most important references in the history of this genre.
La Leyenda del Tiempo celebrates its 40th anniversary this 2019, so during these days there are several tributes in memory of the album of the flamenco singer born in La Isla de San Fernando (Cádiz). An example of these celebrations is the third edition of Monkey Weekend, an event that will be held in El Puerto de Santa María this June and which will feature Rocío Márquez and Soleá Morente among other artists.
The album ‘La Leyenda del Tiempo’, is the tenth record by the flamenco singer Camarón de La Isla. The revolutionary album incorporates previously unimaginable elements such as the electric bass and features the participation of artists such as Raimundo Amador, Tomatito and Kiko Veneno, among others, produced by Ricardo Pachón. The piece that opens the album, also called “La Leyenda del Tiempo” (The Legend of Time), was considered by Rolling Stone magazine as the fourth best song in the history of Spanish pop/rock by its readers in the Spanish edition.
Before the publication of La Leyenda del Tiempo in 1979, Camarón de La Isla already had a place in the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes program, as is the case of its shows in 1976.