[Dixielandjazz] Si Tu Vois Ma Mere
meetmrcallaghan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 06:53:40 PDT 2010
Well, I'll be dipped............as perhaps well I should.
When you supplied the English translation, I was sure that I had Bechet's
recording of it under that title and sure enough, it turned up on a 45.
But searching even further, I found it under it's original French title, on
a CD of Sidney Bechet's Greatest Hits.
And what should be right beside it but the CD that contains his overdubbed
version of "Sheik of Araby" from 1941
If I ever really get into that back room of mine, who knows what I might
come up with.........the remains of Jimmy Hoffa?
On 6/10/10, Ron L'Herault <lherault at bu.edu> wrote:
> The tune is known as "I Remember When" in English. I've never seen lyrics
> or a translation to see why the difference.
> Ron L
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> Ginny et al
> I did a little searching in an effort to come up with some background on
> number you mentioned here but gave up rather shortly.(it's just been
> a long day)
> But, in the course of doing so, I came upon something very interesting that
> I have no idea how many subscribers might be familiar with.
> In 1941, as an experiment in overdubbing, Bechet recorded "The Sheik
> of Araby", playing SIX instruments. I have no idea what album you would
> find it on. but I thought it might be worth mentioning here. I do know it
> was recorded for RCA Victor.
> So, do I at least get a half-star on my chart for that?
> On 6/9/10, Gluetje1 at aol.com <Gluetje1 at aol.com> wrote:
> > I belong on the list of those who think this may be the most beautiful
> > tune ever written. (But, don't push me or I'll think of others. LOL)
> > Anyhow I've always wondered about the title. Does anyone know anything
> > where to look for anything on why Bechet titled this tune, "If You See
> > Mother" ?
> > Thanks!
> > Ginny
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