This great music needs more attention!
Amédé Ardoin – Two step
Dewey Balfa & Todd Balfa – Jai Ete Au Bal
Dewey Balfa – Parlez nois a boires
I first heard it in a mix by Prins Thomas
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.
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…
Gudrun Jankis – Let Kiss (1965):
Accordind to wikipedia: “Letkajenkka, anglicized to letkis, is a Finnish dance that was invented in the early 1960’s on the basis of the folk dance schottische (in Finnish jenkka).The dance became a short-lived international craze with the release of the tune by Roberto Delgado in 1965.”
A performance of this dance can be seen in the movie Cry-Baby (1990) with Johnny Depp.
In 1965, four instrumental versions of the tune reached number one in the Netherlands simultaneously. These were by Stig Rauno, Gudrun Jankis, an unknown group called The Wild Ones and the Dutch Swing College Band. All four versions had the English title, Letkiss rather than the original Finnish title.
Kalmer Tennosaar – Jenka:
Kalmer Tennosaar (1928–2004) was a famous musician and journalist from Estonia.
With Massive Attack – Live with me
With Koop (via settembrini) – In a heartbeat