In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Thursday, February 21, 2013

POLKA DOPE AND MORE BEER


SADI at the vibraphone – MORE VIBES
LP Jazz Club Records– JC 6008, Belgium 1967


Original cover
A classic Sadi album, unfortunately out of print. It was reissued in the seventies as half of a double LP, the other LP being Swing a Little (that I intend to post later on).
The 10 Tracks are from 3 different sessions featuring the usual suspects (Freddy Rottier, Jean Warland, Roger Vananerbeek, Al Jones and Jean Fanis).  Discogs mentions also the pianist “Roland Ronchand” but it is most likely a misspelling of the name of the French pianist Roland Ronchaud who has recorded  a.o. with Rene Thomas.
About half of the numbers feature string arrangements but don't let that put you off, the strings are discreet and well orchestrated.

Alternate cover
Numbers such as the superbly swinging Petite Suite and the humorous Polka Dope and More Beer (typical Belgian nonsense) are among the highlights of this record and match the best tracks on Ensafinado (which remains, IMHO, Sadi’s best recorded works, ever).  
La Maitresse was given lyrics by Claude Nougaro (see below) but it is the original  instrumental version that is featured on the LP.






Tracklist
A1 Petite Suite 3:30
A2 Blue Sunrise 4:58
A3 Polka Dope And More Beer 4:29
A4 L'Amant 3:56
A5 Hegor 4:40
B1 Paris Je T'Aime D'Amour 2:30
B2 La Maîtresse 4:20
B3 I'll Remember 3:40
B4 Old Lady 5:15
B5 Good-Bye 4:32

Detailed credits (thanks to Paul D.)


Les trois sessions qui composent le "More Vibes".

Sadi Quartet : Fats Sadi (vib,comp) Roland Ronchaud (p) Jean Warland (b) Freddy Rottier (d)
Brussels, c. end 1960/early 1961
Old lady
Hegor

Sadi Quartet : Fats Sadi (vib,comp-1) Philippe Decae (p) Roger Vanhaverbeke (b) Freddy Rottier (d) + unknown orchestra : no details except unknown string section with Willy Albimoor (dir)
Brussels, September   1963
Paris, je t'aime d'amour
Good bye
I'll remember April
Blue sunrise (1)

Fats Sadi (vib,arr,comp) Jean Fanis (p) Roger Vanhaverbeke (b) Al Jones (d)
Brussels, c. August   1966
La maîtresse
L'amant
Polka dope and more beer
Petite suite


Front cover of the reissue (70s - double album)

With thanks to Paul D. for the rip (lossless sound as usual from the Master himself)

LA MAÎTRESSE
Paroles / Lyrics: Claude Nougaro
Musique :  Sadi

Mais... qu'est-ce
Maîtresse?
Tu laisses
Ma laisse
Traîner,
Traîner sur le tapis
A l'heure du pipi...

Maîtresse,
Ça presse,
Je dresse,
Je presse
Mon nez
Sur ta main inerte
Mais en pure perte,

Tes doigts sont exsangues
Sous mes coups de langue...
Je sens confusément
Flotter une menace,
Et mon flair d'allemand
A discerné

Les traces,
Maîtresse,
Les traces,
Traîtresse,
De lui,
Nif nif nif nif nif nif,
J'ai le sens olfactif...

Maîtresse,
Ivresse,
Caresses,
Tout cesse
Depuis
Que ce type louche
T'a mordu la bouche

Et m'a fait descendre
De ton lit si tendre...
J'aurais pu lui trancher
Le noeud de sa cravate
Tu m'as dit: "Bas les pattes!
Allez coucher!"

Maîtresse,
Monstresse,
Ogresse,
Gonzesse,
Tant pis...
Moi qui ne suis qu'un chien,
Je partage mon bien,

Et courbant mon échine,
Je pisse dans la cuisine.


11 comments:

  1. wav
    Part 1: http://www62.zippyshare.com/v/31976136/file.html
    Part 2: http://www.sendspace.com/delete/y4js74/318bc1f203c56c46425e50e712b09578

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  2. Part 2 is a deleted link. Please upload again. Thanks.

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  3. That was a quick deletion!
    New link: http://www37.zippyshare.com/v/55251201/file.html

    Hope it lasts a bit longer!

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  4. Wow! I love Sadi's work with Clarke/Boland. Ensadinado is a killer album.

    This is just great, BIG thanks!

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  5. superb blog... superb posts... thanks!

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  6. Thank you both - this music is a heavy swinging joy! And the sound is excellent!
    I appreciate the hard work of Paul D!
    BTW - a long sought after recording from John Letman (The Many Angles...) is now in my collection. Shall send it soon to you.

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  7. Hi onxidlib,
    Paul D. will appreciate your comment. We still have quite a few interesting albums in the pipeline. Looking forward to the Many Angles. Cheers

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  8. Hi Boogiemam, tank you for posting this. The new link has only side A. It would be nice if you could manage to reup side B as well. Thanks a lot!

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  9. Sorry, I've got it! Thank you!

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    1. The rip is from the reissue, side 1 and 2 of the original were inverted on the reissue. The link for Part 1 = side 2 still works.

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