El romeral (Díaz Giles &
Felisa Herrero, Delfín
Pulido, Rafael Díaz, Mercedes García, Joaquin Lledó, Pablo
This country melodrama (1929) preceded Díaz Giles'
better known El cantar del arriero, but it is a
strong score, well represented here in ten substantial extracts, gloriously
sung by the original cast. Herrero and Pulido are on splendid
form, and there is a strong culminating contribution from Hertogs'
lustrous bass. The fillers on this all-Díaz Giles Blue Moon issue
are almost as interesting, and the CD is heartily recommended to anyone looking
for some out of the way pre-Civil War repertoire.