Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for December 1, 2012
Gypsy Caravan -- Intro from Putumayo Gypsy Caravan
Unknown / #1 Drawing Water, Camel's Cry, Festival Day Pilgrimage Song / India: Traveling Artists of the Desert The Vernacular Musical Culture of Rajasthan / Multicultural Media 1997 (3:00)
Musafir / #1 Ninderii; #10 Rhythms Mandir; #12 Musafir / Gypsies of Rajasthan / BMG 1997 (18:00)
Dorado Schmitt (France)/ # 14 Kali Sara; #15 Tchavolo Swing / Latcho Drom / Virgin France (7:00)
Taraf de Haidouks (Rumania)/ #7 Carolina/ Gypsy Caravan / World Village 2007
Maharaja / #8 Maro Jailo Remix; #9 Roomal/ Gypsy Caravan / World Village (13:00) _____________
Acquaragia Drom / #2 Ussa Sa / Rough Guide: Music of the Gypsies / World Music Network 1999 (Italian Alps)
Taraf de Haidouks / #8 Cind Eram La '48 (Romania) / "
Kostas Pavlidis / #9 Jastar Armenge Dur (Greece) / "
Krusha Madhe / #15 Kalandxoj (Albania) / " ______________
What is Swing? Trivia lovers know that it is a word imposed by the BBC in the 1930s go replace the American expression 'hot jazz' which was thought to have a sexual connotation!
In France, this new music that 'swung' had a profound impact on the local musical scene in the 1930s. The arrival of American jazz changed the life of many young musicians, light music singers started to sing in a swing mood, bal musette (local dance hall) accordionists created the swing musette style, and Django Reinhardt became DJANGO!
(Jean-Baptiste 'Django' Reinhardt (1910–1953) was born in Belgium into a Manouche family, traveling people that live between France, Germany, Northern Italy, & Belgium.)
Les Primitifs du Futur / #7 La Belle Ed Le Manouche / Rough Guide: Gypsy Swing / Putumayo
Quintette du Hot Club de France / #9 Minor Swing / Rough Guide: Gypsy Swing/ Putumayo
Django Reinhardt & Quintette Du Hot Club de France / #10 I'se A Muggin' / Rough Guide: Gypsy Swing / Putumayo
Coco Briaval / #2 Stardust / Gipsy Swing Quintet / LEPM 2008
Gypsy Fire / #9 Beledy / Gypsy Fire / Traditional Crossroads
Romanyi Rota / #8 Korkore Zav Ande Kalyi Ratyi (Hungary) / Gypsy Caravan / Putumayo
Coco Briaval / #5 Les Yeux Noirs (France) / Gypsy Caravan / Putumayo 2001
One of the hottest styles in world music these days is the blend of traditional Gypsy or Roma, as they prefer to be called), Balkan, and Eastern Europe music with hip-hop and electronic beats. Trendy nightclubs in Berlin, Frankfurt, Prague, and Budapest are filled with frenzied youth dancing to the pulse of brass instruments, violins, and the cimbalom zither! This music is, and always has been, just plain fun!
Gipsy.cz / #3 Jednou (Czech Republic) / Gypsy Groove / Putumayo
Amsterdam Klezmer Band / #4 Sadagora Hot Dub (Shantel Remix) / Gypsy Groove / Putumayo
We start with a classic Yiddish riddle song in which the youth quizzes the maiden about the mysteries of the heart...
Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra of America and California, otherwise known as the Travelling Jewing Wedding / #2 Tumbalalaika / Self titled / Rykodisc, prod. Mickey Hart
Brave Old World / #2 Brave Old Hora / Beyond the Pale / Rounder 1994
Yiddish Swing Orchestra (1940) / #9 Bridegroom Special / Dave Tarras: Yiddish-American Klezmer Music 1925–1956 / Yazoo Records (1992)
(Dave Tarras was the father of American-Yiddish Klezmer music)
New Orleans Klezmer All Stars / #5 The Bar Mitzvah of Raymond Scott / Manichhalfwitz / Gert Town Records NOLA 1996
Andy Statman / Disc 2, #2 A Boppin' Crib / Old Brooklyn / Shefa Records (2011)
The Klezmatics / #3 Khsidim Tants / Jews with Horns / Xenophile 1995
Uzca / #6 Kona Hora (USA) / A Jewish Odyssey / Putumayo (a hora is a ring dance of Romania origin)
The Klezmer Conservatory Band / #7 Meron Nigh / A Jewish Odyssey / Putumayo 2000/
Klezmatics / #1 Fun Tashlikh / Rhythm & Jews / Flying Fish 1992
The Andy Statman Quartet / #2 You Were Revealed / Between Heaven and Earth / Shanachie 1997
The Andy Statman Quartet / #3 Flatbush Waltz / Itzhak Perlman in the Fiddler's House / Angel Records 1995
Helm & Fatchance Belly Dance / #11 Dayate Maali / Spice Box / Helmmuseeka 2007
Sandra Miranda Robinett