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Les Chauds Lapins - Amourettes album

Les Chauds Lapins - Amourettes album Performer: Les Chauds Lapins
Title: Amourettes
Style: Swing
Date of release: 2010
Size MP3: 1124 mb
Size FLAC: 1307 mb
Rating: 4.5
Format: AHX VOX WMA MP4 VQF MP2 MOD

Given the background of the two main members, Meg Reichardt and Kurt Hoffman (the Roulette Sisters, the Ordinaires, They Might Be Giants, et., it would be to easy to imagine that everything would be too clever by half.

Nouveau Bonheur, 03:26. Cette nuit la, 02:30. Le Fils De La Femme Poisson, 04:11.

Label: Barbès Records ‎– BR0030. Country: US. Released: 2010. Photography By – Stephen Barker. Recorded By, Mixed By – Pat Dillett. Trumpet – Frank London. Viola – Karen Waltuch. Violin – Hiroko Taguchi. Violin, Viola – Whitney Lagrange.

Playful recreation of '30s and '40s French popular songs, adapted for ukulele, banjo, viola, cello, trumpet, and sung by two New Yorkers in American-accented French. On their first album in more than a decade, the Schramms take their good old time to explore the dichotomies of past/present, head/heart, loss/healing, and happy/sad.

A collection of 70-plus year old French songs of flirtation, sung in French (of course) and played acoustic - how can one go wrong? A combination of great instrumentation with strings, muted horns supporting acoustic guitar, banjo and ukulele arrangements set the right mood.

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Neither Kurt nor Meg are French. Their arrangements are true neither to time nor space. Human passion seems fantastical, unreal-yet it's what drives us to kiss, to embrace, to undress, to do a thousand good and bad things.

The songs are all sung in French and are exclusively about Love. Primary band members include: Meg Reichardt on banjo uke, guitar and vocals and Kurt Hoffman also on banjo uke, clarinet and vocals.

Tracklist

1 Nouveau Bonheur 3:26
2 Cette Nuit-La 2:30
3 Le Fils De La Femme Poisson 4:10
4 Je T'Aime 3:13
5 Presque Oui 3:30
6 Vous Avez L'Eclat De La Rose 3:24
7 Quand J'Etais Petit 3:18
8 C'est Arrivé 3:24
9 Voulez-Vous Dansez, Madame? 2:55
10 Si Je M'Étais Couché 3:44
11 Ce Petit Chemin 2:42
12 Moi, J'Crache Dans L'Eau 4:09
13 Pluie 3:40

Credits

  • Artwork [Cover Art] – Kurt Hoffmann*
  • Banjo, Ukulele, Clarinet, Vocals – Kurt Hoffmann*
  • Cello – Garo Yellin
  • Double Bass [Upright Bass] – Andy Cotton
  • Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Vocals – Meg Reichardt
  • Mastered By – Ue Nastasi
  • Photography By – Stephen Barker
  • Producer – Les Chauds Lapins, Pat Dillet*
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Pat Dillett*
  • Trumpet – Frank London
  • Viola – Karen Waltuch
  • Violin – Hiroko Taguchi
  • Violin, Viola – Whitney Lagrange

Notes

Released in a Digipak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 81626 93702 0