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laozilover
(K Town (Kenosha, Wisconsin))
Posted: Apr 03, 2018 4:36
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
I assume Stephane Grapelli on dat fiddle?  

 
Thanks for asking, so I didn't have to!
Joanna91540
(Paris, France)
Posted: Apr 03, 2018 4:25
 

 Roy_Batty wrote:

Ahem, get your facts right, Django was a Belgium Gypsy, why do people allways think Belgium artists are French dammit! Its not because some of them speak French that they actually are French. And while im at it, Brussels is not a country its the capital city of Belgium, a country in wich 60´% of the inhabitants speak Flemish (the other part either French or German) Whew, just had to get that off of my chest...

 

Yes but Charles Trenet is French :)  and we love our neighbours from Belgium {#Hug}
Rhonda66
(Ontario, Canada)
Posted: Mar 05, 2018 17:12
 

 expatlar wrote:
Music that makes you nostalgic for a time and place you've never been.

 
You're exactly right


laniciffo
Posted: Jan 08, 2018 0:33
 

Just for the credits: this is a brilliant instrumental version of one of the best-known songs (La Mer) by Charles Trenet, a very famous french music-hall singer who started his career in the 1930s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mer_(song)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Trenet


Roy_Batty
(Belgium)
Posted: Jan 08, 2018 0:27
 

 Noé wrote:
yes he's a great french musician !!! {#Music}

 
Ahem, get your facts right, Django was a Belgium Gypsy, why do people allways think Belgium artists are French dammit! Its not because some of them speak French that they actually are French. And while im at it, Brussels is not a country its the capital city of Belgium, a country in wich 60´% of the inhabitants speak Flemish (the other part either French or German) Whew, just had to get that off of my chest...
expatlar
Posted: Nov 09, 2017 14:38
 

Music that makes you nostalgic for a time and place you've never been.
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Jul 10, 2017 8:12
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
This song reminds me of that sound track for the movie, "The Third Man". 

And it was the sound track that makes it a very trippy movie. Ahhhh....Vienna in the Fall?   

 
The music for The Third Man was written and performed by Anton Karas on a zither. Great soundtrack to a great film!

("Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.")

 
ojibwe
Posted: Apr 09, 2017 17:42
 

I've never heard this before. This is outstanding.
NoƩ
(Caen, France)
Posted: Mar 10, 2017 3:11
 

yes he's a great french musician !!! {#Music}
ShoreGirl
(Atlantic City NJ)
Posted: Jun 02, 2016 14:08
 

 jademon wrote:
Wow... what a story this guy's life is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Reinhardt
We need an HBO or Netflix series... "DJANGO".

 
I agree!   My father brought me up on old standards (his music/his era) and he loved Django.  About 15 years ago I bought a multi-CD  DR collection that I don't listen to enough. {#Doh}
Andybob
(InthewoodsnorthofKincardineOntarioCanada)
Posted: Mar 30, 2016 14:01
 

This is pure genius. Love the was these two complement each other musically. Their Hot Club De Paris sessions from the late 30's are also worth a listen.
idiot_wind
Posted: Mar 30, 2016 13:59
 

This song reminds me of that sound track for the movie, "The Third Man". 

And it was the sound track that makes it a very trippy movie. Ahhhh....Vienna in the Fall?   
NorthernLad
(Sendai, Japan)
Posted: Feb 27, 2016 19:36
 

Beautiful.  Love the vinyl scratch.  NOT added or sampled , the original thing
GeorgeMWoods
Posted: Dec 26, 2015 19:35
 

Loved it. Saw Grappelli about 1985 in Philadelphia - he seemed as happy as his music.
jademon
(Vancity)
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 10:19
 

Wow... what a story this guy's life is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Reinhardt
We need an HBO or Netflix series... "DJANGO".
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 10:19
 

<yawn>
gq
(Hannover/Germany)
Posted: Oct 25, 2015 5:11
 

 ProjectGemini07 wrote:
Impeccable timing, Bioshock Infinite releases tomorrow...

 
... and everyone who is even just feintly interested in computer games should go play that!
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Nov 13, 2014 11:34
 

 Cynaera wrote:

Guessing this means that AvoidingWork will be doing just that.  {#Cheers}  I have to say that I rated this song a 9, because it's "Beyond the Sea," and because it's Django.  I'll add a third reason now:  The damned song makes me sway and swoon and ache for the good ol' days when a song and a sunset were enough to make a person happy. I "get" it - I just wish more people did.

Enjoy your martini, AW. I'm smiling now...

 
miss you so much, Cynaera...  everybody in my alien space craft loves this music...
pankman
(Old Europe)
Posted: Oct 13, 2014 6:17
 

Very nice version, but I prefer the french original "La mer" by Charles Trenet, composed in 1943.
nook
(gone)
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 12:33
 

Django.  His music evokes images of happening Paris nightclubs in the carefree time before the second world war (if you were rich, it was fairly carefree anyway), full of dancing, partying, and general hedonism throughout.  Missing a bit of the classic gypsy jazz tempo of most of his works, but this is definitely MUSIC, played by MUSICIANS on MUSIC INSTRUMENTS, music meant to be listened to and danced to.