Junior Jack’s E-Samba is a nice dance-classic, but the groove, melody and lyrics were written a long time ago by Jadim De Castro as “Negra Sem Sandalia” and was featured in “ Orfeu Negro“, a re-interpretation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice by Marcel Camus, set in the context of Brazil carnival.
J. Castro – Negra Sem Sandalia – 1967
While listening to random old “It is what it is”-shows (
Merci Laurent) I heard this re-issue of Heiko Laux‘s Souldancer. No go have some fun you kids!
Heiko Laux – Souldancer (hlx Re-Construct) [Kanzleramt]
“Laat de mensen dansen” wordt dus verbannen van VRT en Q-music omdat het te politiek zou zijn. Nooit gedacht dat Bart & Slongs
de Vlaamse Johnny & Sid zouden worden … Kan ik dat plaatje ergens kopen?
Now that I found
Gilles Peterson’s WorldWide as a podcast on Radio Nova I’m once again enjoying the nuggets Gilles disperses to his worldwide audience. A couple of weeks ago he played “Sifflant Soufflant” by Casssandre (yes, 3 s’es, must be a Belgian thing), a Belgian jazz singer. While looking for that specific track on YouTube did not yield a result, I did find this live video which is part a series of performances recorded in beautiful places in Brussels;
Casssandre – Les Géants – Session Acoustique – "Bruxelles Ma Belle" – 1/1
So there you have it; 2 nuggets in one go. Enjoy your weekend!
Didn’t know “
Boxed In“, but this is a nice song and the clip apparently was filmed on location in a laughing therapy club in Calcutta, India (I work for an Indian IT services company, so I can relate immensely);
BOXED IN – NO JOKE (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Look and listen to this nice new Django Django video:
Django Django – Shake and Tremble (Official Video)
Delicious French sixties pop by
Jacques Dutronc on wikipedia, either in this “revisit” by Plaisirs de France or the original embedded here;
Jacques Dutronc – Le Responsable
Keep on dancing kids!