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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.
Noé
(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
(Hamburg, Germany)
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.
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 20:07
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
I assume Stephane Grapelli on dat fiddle?  

 
Yes, indeedy. Those two were attached at the hip for decades, and we're all the richer for it, them.
idiot_wind
Posted: Sep 30, 2013 13:42
 

I assume Stephane Grapelli on dat fiddle?  
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: May 27, 2013 8:36
 

Woody Allen's "Sweet and Lowdown" is a beautiful run on this tune, seemingly old yet moving and sort of sad
unclehud
(now 50 feet above the planet in Boston)
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 12:16
 

Classic tune with classically sparse orchestration.  And beautiful ... palm trees on a 1940's Miami Beach, anyone?  Evening gowns and tuxedos, please.
ProjectGemini07
(SC)
Posted: Mar 25, 2013 12:16
 

Impeccable timing, Bioshock Infinite releases tomorrow...
Grammarcop
(i've successfully infiltrated the 1% without being detected!)
Posted: Jul 29, 2012 7:00
 

 linden wrote:

Steve Martin in LA Story

 
When I see a scene like this it makes me emotionally ... erect.

("L.A. Story" reference. Sorry if you don't get it.) 
valeriogonzalez
(Quito, Ecuador)
Posted: Jun 27, 2012 20:16
 

I always give Django a 10!
haresfur
(Bendigo Australia)
Posted: May 21, 2012 17:57
 

 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...

 
... and your comment solidifies its place as a 9.  Make mine an Old Fashioned with American rye, though...
linden
(Santa Cruz, CA)
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 6:12
 

Steve Martin in LA Story


BLADERUNNER
(Port City on the Cape Fear)
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 6:02
 

Any relation to the bounty hunter Jango Fett?
Decoy
(Milliway's, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 6:01
 

Mai Tai barkeep!
mladek
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 5:59
 

What a wonderful version of this song... {#Boohoo}
{#Heartkiss}
kcar
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 13:03
 

 nate_pitzer wrote:
This always makes me think of the movie L.A Story.
 
Love that movie. Don't know of anything else that Victoria Tennant did...
lshinkawa
(Berkeley, CA)
Posted: Feb 21, 2012 20:15
 

What a find. Lovely!
juanrico
(Mexico city)
Posted: Dec 20, 2011 9:48
 

¡Días felices!
Cynaera
(In a hammock under my own vine and fig tree.)
Posted: Nov 18, 2011 16:07
 

 AvoidingWork wrote:

Not only Friday!!!  But 5 minutes before 5!  In my time zone!  It's always 5 somewhere!  I hear a martini calling me.  Time to GO!!!

 
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...

AvoidingWork
(Home of Big Boy #4004)
Posted: Nov 18, 2011 15:57
 

 Cynaera wrote:
lophrequa wrote:

please, what is the little orange fish you and Cynaera reference?


 
AvoidingWork wrote:

Nemo, as in Finding.  

'Beyond the Sea' played during the ending credits.
 
lophrequa, if you get the opportunity, I recommend renting "Finding Nemo."  It's a delightful movie about a little orange clown-fish who gets caught by humans and put in an aquarium. His father goes looking for him and has a series of incredible adventures, meets various other sea creatures, and learns a lesson or two about himself along the way.  It's one of my favorite "feel-good" movies, and the Pixar people are insanely talented and funny.

My favorite part of the closing credits is all the activity going on as a backdrop.  Little jellyfish squirting across the screen, etc. And "Beyond the Sea" is the song playing during the credits, as AvoidingWork said.  (Hey, AvoidingWork - it's now FRIDAY. Stop avoiding work and go have some FUN!) {#Cheers}
 
Not only Friday!!!  But 5 minutes before 5!  In my time zone!  It's always 5 somewhere!  I hear a martini calling me.  Time to GO!!!

michaelc
(Walnut Creek, CA)
Posted: Nov 18, 2011 15:50
 

Django my hart. 
 I thought I was the only one out here 
Xstar
(Florence, Kentucky)
Posted: Oct 18, 2011 1:57
 

Umm...yes of course!  The old "anachronism of referring to Reinhardt's passing chords as Hendrix chords" trick. {#Eek}
allabout
(Perth Western Australia)
Posted: Oct 18, 2011 1:54
 

Thanks Bill, volume way up
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Sep 16, 2011 11:32
 

 CascadianPDX wrote:
Never heard this version.... really cool! Did y'all hear the "Jimi Hendrix" chord that he uses as a passing chord? Awesome. If I had used that chord back in my gigging days, my band mates would have tossed a beer at me at high velocity—but Django can make it sound righteous!
 
I assume that you are aware of the anachronism of referring to a passing chord from Reinhardt as a "Jimi Hendrix chord", but still, great tune.


Johnny-smooth
(On my bicycle)
Posted: Sep 16, 2011 11:28
 

one simple word...
Beautiful 
donnyballgame
(41*53'36.29N 87*38'20.43W)
Posted: Sep 16, 2011 11:26
 

Old timey...yes

Timeless...definitely
Grammarcop
(The end of the Pointe)
Posted: Sep 16, 2011 11:25
 

Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h!
Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: Jul 15, 2011 17:59
 

lophrequa wrote:

please, what is the little orange fish you and Cynaera reference?


 
AvoidingWork wrote:

Nemo, as in Finding.  

'Beyond the Sea' played during the ending credits.
 
lophrequa, if you get the opportunity, I recommend renting "Finding Nemo."  It's a delightful movie about a little orange clown-fish who gets caught by humans and put in an aquarium. His father goes looking for him and has a series of incredible adventures, meets various other sea creatures, and learns a lesson or two about himself along the way.  It's one of my favorite "feel-good" movies, and the Pixar people are insanely talented and funny.

My favorite part of the closing credits is all the activity going on as a backdrop.  Little jellyfish squirting across the screen, etc. And "Beyond the Sea" is the song playing during the credits, as AvoidingWork said.  (Hey, AvoidingWork - it's now FRIDAY. Stop avoiding work and go have some FUN!) {#Cheers}


laozilover
(Left of Chicago and up)
Posted: Jul 15, 2011 17:57
 

Thanks, Bill!  This one made me sit up and take notice.  I am going to acquire this record very soon!  Grappelli and Reinhardt make very nice music together!{#Clap}

Byronape
(Snorkeling in the River Styx)
Posted: Jul 15, 2011 17:47
 

 Sobient wrote:
Bioshock!

Sadly, some might say, I only heard this song first time in the game "Bioshock". Fits the game very nicely however.
 
Nerdy comment....

That's much different than the cover of the US version. 

Sobient
(Norway, the icy spine of the world.)
Posted: Jun 14, 2011 1:27
 

Bioshock!

Sadly, some might say, I only heard this song first time in the game "Bioshock". Fits the game very nicely however.
AvoidingWork
(Home of Big Boy #4004)
Posted: May 13, 2011 12:58
 

 lophrequa wrote:

please, what is the little orange fish you and Cynaera reference? 
 
Nemo, as in Finding.  

'Beyond the Sea' played during the ending credits.
Netto
(Khimki, Russia)
Posted: May 13, 2011 10:53
 

Not sure what it is vinyl - 1949 the year of publication. And the music is wonderful, yes.
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: May 13, 2011 10:51
 

 xtalman wrote:
I love the hisses and pops from the recorded vinyl.
 

{#Yes}
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: May 13, 2011 10:51
 

Luvs me some Django!{#Sunny}
hifi
(Campinas, Brasil)
Posted: May 13, 2011 10:51
 

amazing!