Pitingo is a charismatic singer from Spain whose musical style is a fusion of flamenco, soul/R&B, and pop/rock. His second album, Soulería (2008), a Spanish-language collection of well-known cover songs, propelled him to Top Ten success in his homeland. Based in Madrid, Pitingo was born Antonio Álvarez Vélez in Ayamonte, Huelva, in 1981. He made his full-length solo album debut in 2006 with Pitingo con Habichuelas (2006) in association with Universal Music Spain. The album is a collaboration between Pitingo and the Habichuela family of musicians, the most well known of whom is Juan Habichuela, a celebrated guitarist from Granada. On Pitingo's second album, Soulería (2008), he collaborated once again with Habichuela as well as another celebrated guitarist, Juan Carmona. A Top Ten success, the album is a Spanish-language collection of well-known cover songs including Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" and Julio Iglesias' "Gwendolyn." ~ Jason BirchmeierPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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