Tuesday, 13 January 2009

One song in the style of another - 3

Let me tee this one up by asking you a question: Did you ever listen to Carl Perkins - or one of the many rockabilly cover artists who sang his stuff from Elvis onwards - and think to yourself "What this really needs is a backing group of Transylvanian lautari armed with cimbalon, taragato and violin and capable of more adventurous modulations than three chords allow?

You didn't?

Well, these guys did:

7 comments:

scarlet-blue said...

Erm... indeed.
It's a bit like playing two records at the same time. Not to be recommended.
Sx

Pearl said...

I like it -- makes me a little nervous, in a why-yes-I'd-love-another-beer kind of way...

Pearl

Gadjo Dilo said...

Thanks for this; I'd heard about this band but never heard their music before. It pleases me a lot that somebody here - not noted as a place for musical crossovers - thought of trying ethno-jazz. They kept the Ň£ambal in too!

Gyppo Byard said...

Scarlet - why is playing two record at once not to be recommended? We used to do it quite a lot in a madly experimental way when I was younger. On the gramophones of the day, one could also play them at unintended speeds. 'Trio Los Paraguayos' at 78rpm was particularly fruitful, iirc.

Pearl - then please go ahead and have another beer. Simple solutions are often the best.

Gadjo - I envy you your proximity to this band. I'd love to hear them live some time. Their 'Plum Brandy Blues' is worth seeking out. They are also multi-ethnic, having Romanian, ethnic German, Hungarian and Romani members...

Julian Meteor said...

If you play two records at the same time it ALL goes a bit Pete Tong!!!!
LOL
DEFO jotd
Please confirm,
Julian

Gyppo Byard said...

Julian - I confirm that everything's gone a bit Pete Tong.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Don't envy me too much, Gyppo; as I was saying once to Boyo, you guys have a greater chance of seeing such bands in Reading University students union bar than I do here :-(