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Willie & Lobo

Though they were initially discovered while playing at a small club in Puerto Vallarta, the acoustic duo of Willie Royal and Wolfgang "Lobo" Fink had been influenced by the music of the entire world -- Royal, though born in Texas, traveled with his Air Force father to Turkey, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands and France, while Fink, born in Germany, also lived in Spain, Jamaica and Mexico. As such, Willie & Lobo's music includes influences from Gypsy music, Tex-Mex, flamenco, hot jazz, reggae, tango, and many more styles. The duo met in Mexico and after playing together briefly, went their separate ways, with Fink recording two albums as Lobo during the mid-'80s. They were together again for good by 1991, Royal's classically trained but jazz-inspired violin meshing well with Fink's energetic flamenco guitar. Willie & Lobo had been playing together for several years before being picked up by Mesa/Bluemoon for American release in 1993. That year, Gypsy Boogaloo was released in the States and reached number two on the world charts. Worldwide exposure followed soon after, almost a given considering the duo's inclusion of several different national forms. Further albums followed: 1994's Fandango Nights, 1995's Between the Waters, 1996's The Music of Puerto Vallarta Squeeze and 1997's Caliente. After a short hiatus, the duo regrouped in 1999 for the typically eclectic Wild Heart. Siete followed in mid-2000; Live In Concert was issued in early 2001. ~ John Bush
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  1.   Song
  2.   Mediterraneo
  3.   Pipe Song
  4.   Allegria
  5.   Ven a La Cama by Rick Braun
  6.   La Fortuna
  7.   Gypsy Blue
  8.   Spanish Nights
  9.   Lunada
  10.   Om Khalsoum
  11.   The Lonely Camel
  12.   Balada Para Katrina by Rick Braun
  13.   Egyptian Odyssey
  14.   El Payo
  15.   Midnight Dream
  16.   Corazon Salvaje
  17.   Moorish Reunion
  18.   El Anclote
  19.   Night in Hana
  20.   El Nino
  21.   Noche de Tangier
  22.   Rockin' Gypsies
  23.   Zambra
  24.   Kabuki by Rick Braun
  25.   Velas al Viento by Rick Braun
  26.   Mama Mia
  27.   Caravan of Camels
  28.   Saudade
  29.   Oriental Gypsy
  30.   La Bolita (The Little Ball)
  31.   Mañana (Tomorrow)
  32.   El Tubo (The Tube)
  33.   Flamenco Mexicana
  34.   Tatiana
  35.   Pacifico
  36.   Olé Cinco
  37.   Havana Vieja
  38.   Seven Veils
  39.   Olo Molina's Tango
  40.   Los Veneros
  41.   Hola Lola
  42.   Rosas Hermosas
  43.   Flamenco Mexicano
  44.   El Faro (The Lighthouse)
  45.   Wellentanzer
  46.   Sweet Alia
  47.   Pukalani
  48.   Arena Caliente
  49.   Napali
  50.   Desert Sun
  51.   A Dozen Camels
  52.   Plight of the Whales
  53.   Prelude to Pablo
  54.   Sweet Meandering
  55.   Salsa Verde
  56.   They Come and They Go
  57.   Between The Waters
  58.   Dance With You
  59.   Andale
  60.   Fandango Nights
  61.   Amsterdam
  62.   Puerto Vallarta Squeeze
  63.   Fuegando
  64.   Lorena Triste
  65.   Funkytano
  66.   Bahia de Banderas
  67.   Pablo
  68.   La Playa (The Beach)
  69.   Donde Vayo by Rick Braun
  70.   Sultan's Dream
  71.   Rita's Jig
  72.   Royal Reel
  73.   Vallarta Boogie
  74.   Black Fire
  75.   Hana Moon
  76.   Cabo Oeste
  77.   Puros Trucos
  78.   Punto Burro
  79.   Vista Bahia
  80.   Lost Caravan
  81.   Refrus
  82.   Ola Mistica
  83.   Havana Breeze
  84.   La Lancha
  85.   Tribute to Manolo
  86.   El Desparado (The Outlaw)
  87.   Omar's Harem
  88.   Salome
  89.   Laura Lorenza
  90.   Shark in the Water
  91.   Sacromonte Sunrise
  92.   Turkish Dessert

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