Friday, 1 August 2008
Just for no reason I spend the whole night searching YouTube for versions of Duke Ellington’s ”Caravan” Well, it was actually his trombone player Juan Tizol, who wrote the song. I didn’t know that, it was one of the things that I discovered today.
I ended up with enough ”Caravans” for a CD, but I doubt if I will listen to that CD more than once or twice.
Some of the best ”Caravans” that I heard tonight on YouTube were versions that I already knew: Brian Setzer (although this is a life version), The Black Albinos, The Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, etcetera. But there were quite a few surprises. More than a few actually! Here is a version by a duo called North Star that I quite liked:
The combination of drums, bass and voice is a beautiful one. There are some other sounds in this recording, but I am glad that they are barely audible.
Long time ago (mid-eighties probably) I heard a band on the radio of two brothers, playing drums and bass and both singing. I was blown away and forgot to write down the name of the band. If anyone has any idea who that might have been, please tell me. and i would definitely not mind getting a whole CD with music only made by a drummer and a bass player. But they do have to scream and shout a bit here and there.