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davidn

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Ets. VeVe International special
« on: August 07, 2013, 01:49:21 pm »
Iím planning a 2 hour radio program that features music produced by Verckys. The last program was all singles with a couple of Maxi-singles thrown to the mix, but nothing from VeVe and I realized this spectacular omission just as the show was ending. The program will air this Sunday.
 I have a LOT of music available. What song(s) would YOU like to hear?
 Thanks very much.

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newfan

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Re: Ets. VeVe International special
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 02:55:22 pm »
I think I already have every Veve song i know of on my iPod.
But a couple of his greatest, IMO, are "Vivita" and "Baluti." Of ANYbody's greatest.

davidn

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Re: Ets. VeVe International special
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 04:24:27 pm »
That is a LOT of songs! I mean not only Verckys' music which is lot to begin with, but music by others produced by Verckys.
I'll have songs by Zaiko Langa-Langa, Emeneya, Bozi Boziana, Pepe Kalle, Youlou Mabiala, Afro International, Bella-Bella and whole lot of others.
I doubt two hours will do the idea justice. That might fit in 12 songs. Maybe.

Yovo

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Re: Ets. VeVe International special
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013, 03:46:30 pm »
Will you also do Verckys from his OK Jazz years?

davidn

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Re: Ets. VeVe International special
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013, 11:36:18 pm »
Sure, Yovo. Hit me with a suggestion!

Yovo

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Re: Ets. VeVe International special
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2013, 04:02:04 pm »
I'm not always sure which sax player is soloing, but that at least is clear when Verckys has written the song himself. So how about Oh madame de la maison? I have a feeling that is has interesting lyrics, although I don't know them, but the title (Oh landlady) tells a story in itself. And the music - with that superb but all too short not-yet-a-seben (more an intrumental interlude) of guitar and sax - is so brilliant! I love that late 60s style.

davidn

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Re: Ets. VeVe International special
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2013, 10:49:29 pm »
I do not know that song, Yovo, but now I really wish I did!

Yovo

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Re: Ets. VeVe International special
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 02:38:08 pm »
I have it on a Merveilles du Passť compilation on Sonafric.
But there are many more songs from the same period that feature an instrumental coda with Franco's percussive guitar dueting with Verckys' wailing saxophone; those songs that you wish would go on and on... but they don't.

davidn

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Re: Ets. VeVe International special
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013, 02:42:14 pm »
Y'know what, Yovo? I DO have that song but I did not see your post about the compilation until too late. I'm already at the station. I hope you'll listen anyway. A lot of the songs I am playing DO go on and on and you will not be disappointed!

davidn

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Re: Ets. VeVe International special
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 02:47:50 pm »
The program starts in 15 minutes with one of the great classics by Les Grands Maquisards.