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Biography of Manuel José y Ernesto Álvarez Sorubet (1889-1972)


Spanish guitarists: Manolo, born in Badajoz in 1889 and died in Madrid in 1962; Pepe, born in Badajoz in 1896 and died in Madrid in 1970; and Ernesto, born in Badajoz in 1902 and died in Madrid in 1972. All three were barbers and guitarists, two trades that learned from his father, the Maestro Paco. They stood out as accompanying great singers, as tested numerous recordings which of them are preserved. One of the sons of Manolo, Justo Álvarez Fernández (Badajoz, 1921), has continued its school.


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