Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Lagniappe Is Making a Record !

Ok, so they don't call it a record anymore. They are making a CD. I grew up in the day of albums when one could read the liner notes and sometimes enclosed lyrics,
without the aid of a magnifying glass (nowadays, after I put on my reading glasses) Here is a sample cut of them performing "Sheik of Araby"--click on the song title below. This is not the final version for the CD but still a great listen.

The Sheik of Araby


Some trivia on this tune: Tin Pan Alley was ever vigilant to cash in on popular trends, whether it be automobiles, airplanes, radio or motion pictures. A 1921 film The Sheik, starring Rudolph Valentino, was perfect fodder, and on the heels of its release music publishers Waterson, Berlin and Snyder published “The Sheik of Araby,” sometimes known as just “The Sheik.” It was released in 1921 and became a jazz standard later and adopted by many New Orleans bands.
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Which just goes to show a great piece of music stands the test of time. Stay tuned for more updates on this project in the near future. ~~Sophia

2 comments:

MarchMoon said...

Want to see these guys really badly. Are they playing anywhere June 3-11?

Sophia said...

Hi, even though I answered you in email wanted to post "Yes" to your comments. They will be playing in Hamilton at Ryan's June 5th. (see quick schedule in sidebar)

I think I told you in email it's 30 minutes from downtown Cincy, more like 45 minutes, probably.

Hope you can make it and I look forward to the updates of your cross country adventure on Twitter!

Thanks for stopping by the blog. We love hearing from people.

~~Soph