Archive for the ‘jazz’ Category

More zydeco-cajun-creole songs

December 18, 2008

This great music needs more attention!

Amédé Ardoin – Two step

Dewey Balfa & Todd Balfa – Jai Ete Au Bal

Dewey Balfa – Parlez nois a boires



The Zydeco/ Cajun/ Creole music

December 9, 2008

Bois Sec Ardoin and Canray Fontenot – Bonsoir Moreau

Nathan Abshire – Jolie Blond

Clifton Chenier – Don’t Lie to Me

Zydeco, a transliteration in English of ‘zaricô’ (Snapbeans) from the song, “Les haricots sont pas salés”, born in Cajun and Black Creole communities on the prairies of southwest Louisiana in the 1920s, is considered by many, if not most, as the Black Creole music of Louisiana. Zydeco purportedly hails from “Là-là”, a genre of music now defunct, and old south Louisiana jurés. As Cajun French was the french language of the prairies of southwest Louisiana, zydeco was initially sung only in Creole or French. Later, Creole-speaking Black Creoles added a new linguistic element to zydeco music. Today, most of zydeco’s new generation sings in English or Cajun French with a few in Louisiana Creole French.


December 4, 2008

Clever mix of music (eclectic fusion of dub, raggae, techno, trance and folk) coming from London (the band was formed in 1993).  With very unusual samples, their sound evolves from album to album, so check some new stuff too…and i bet they are great live too…



Swingotronik – electro manouche

October 29, 2008

The band members are: Julien Jacquin (sampler), Julien Rodriguez (sax), Déborah Lartilleux (bass), Christophe Lartilleux (guitar & composer).

According to their page:
“Swingotronik plays and presents a new concept “ELECTRO SWING”! It’s a mixture of guitar manouche of Django Reinhardt and electro music, the SHOCK of the generations!”


Caravane Palace – neo-manouche?

October 27, 2008

Please tell me I get to be the first to tag this style in the making!

Jolie Coquine




September 9, 2008

“The Sound of the Urban Gypsies”-the new single from !Deladap and the precise description of their sound…The project started in 2001 when Stani Vana, an Czech producer formed a trio that later became an a seven member live ensemble. They are now in Vienna and touring a lot…try to see them live…special thanks to Mr. Sata who opened my ears to them…


John Coltrane

August 28, 2008


American saxophonist and composer who revolutionised the modern jazz…


Shirley Bassey remixes

August 28, 2008

I heard some Shirley Bassey songs and I said to myself…I would like to say these words to somebody at my wedding…Welsh singer with totally unhappy relationships became famous when she was only 19 years old…her ‘little voice’ made her win lots of prises and to be in the tops…dimonds seem to be forever, just like her voice and her lyrics…live shows were full of her personal touch and deep emotions were transmitted to the public…modest but still always glamourous, she had the air of belonging to a magical world…

In 2001 a remix album with Shirley Bassey´s songs made her enter the electronic life. Great artists remixed her songs like Propellerheads, Nightmares On Wax, Groove Armada and more…

The Fatima Spar Und Die Freedom Fries – Egyptian Ella

August 27, 2008

Listen here the version of Fatima Spar und die Freedom Fries, an Austrian folk brass band with a Turkish singer, which integrates jazz and many musical styles mainly from southeastern Europe.

This song, composed by Walter Doyle, it was singed by many bands in the past. The first one was Ted Weems and his Orchestra. Doyle was a member of the Ted Weems Orchestra of renown and also sang the lyric’s on the Weems record Egyptian Ella.

Jack Hylton’s Orchestra:

Ted Lewis & His Nut Band:


Gloomy Sunday

August 27, 2008

Yes yes yes!!! My friends didn’t t post it yet!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, I am extremely proud and honoured to present you one of our icons that make us smile when we hear it…not so many people know why…but for us this song is special…

Gloomy Sunday (from Hungarian Szomorú vasárnap) was written by a Hungarian composer Rezső Seress in 1933, it soon created a myth that everybody who listen to it is tented to commit suicide. As the urban legend has it, people who were lost and had love problems were listening to the song and then commited mass suicide by throwing themselves in the swallowing waters of the Danube.

Rezső Seress has an interesting biography himself. He learned to play the piano all by himself, he was a surviver of the Holocaust (unlike his mother) and he eventually died by comiting suicide, jumping out of a window.

Gloomy Sunday can be found in thowsands of versions, but my favorite is the one performed by Billie Holiday…i urge my friends to complete this post with thir favorite versions of the song.