Hvad har dig, der er ny?
Posted by DNW on 2012/08/10
Or something …
I don’t know. I feel alright. Pretty good in fact. So what am I doing putting this up for?
See I was exploring the odd corners of the Internet and dragging a line through YouTube for jazz tunes, when one link led to another – as so often is the case – and I came across this image of a little Euro-Nebbish (alright so I’m not an expert in Yiddish) looking guy and a woman who I took to be a late 1960′s Nashville Grand Old Opry star.
Well, it turns out that the guy is a Belgian harmonica and guitar player who had a brush with fame in the US at one point, and that the woman is Danish. Toots Thielemans on that most annoying of instruments, the harmonica, and a quite good singer whose name sounds something like Brigitte or Bridget Lustig.
So what’s the point? Other than that she does have mighty big hair piled atop of a very attractive face?
If you are willing, give a listen (that’s Nashville inspired talk) to her speaking voice, and then contrast it with her singing accent.
I don’t think that even a dialects expert could be certain that this woman was not an American. And, if you tolerate Samba flavored early 1960′s pop music well, you might want to watch the video for a little longer than it takes to do only that.
Oh, what I was looking for, which I think I may have already placed in a comments section. Well, you won’t want to miss it. John Coltrane, Germany, 1960.
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