Posts Tagged ‘folk’

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



Quixote – Before I started to dance

December 11, 2008

I first heard it in a mix by Prins Thomas

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…



The jenka dance music

November 28, 2008

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.


Terry Callier – collaborations

July 19, 2008

With Massive Attack – Live with me

With Koop (via settembrini) – In a heartbeat


Susheela Raman – Salt Rain ‘Maya’

July 19, 2008


Simone White- Why is your raincoat always crying?

July 18, 2008




Milla Jovovich – Going Down

July 10, 2008


Twist in my Sobriety

June 27, 2008

Tanita Tikaram