Linda G. Hill

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Song Lyric Sunday – Django!!! by Buck-Tick

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I’ve made a promise to myself not to plague you with Japanese band, Buck-Tick, songs too often for this prompt, but when I read this week’s theme given out by our own, lovely Helen, I couldn’t help it. The theme is ‘songs that make us happy.’

I’m not able to include the lyrics here since the one site I trust to properly translate doesn’t allow me to copy them without express permission, but I can tell you what they’re about. To read the actual lyrics (in English) please watch the video. And hear the song! Any song with the lyrics “bibbidy bobbidy boo” must be listened to!

The song is named “Django!!! – Genwaku no Django” or “Django!!! – Django the Dazzler” after the jazz guitarist Django Reihardt.Β  Born in 1910, he started his career as a guitarist early, but lost the use of two fingers on his left hand in a fire. From wikipedia:

He created an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called ‘hot’ jazz guitar), which has since become a living musical tradition within French Gypsy culture. With violinist StΓ©phane Grappelli, Reinhardt co-founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic Thom Jurek as “one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz”.

He was known as a “magician” guitarist in his time. Django was further referenced in the recent movie bearing his name. You can read about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Reinhardt

But before you do, watch the video and read the lyrics. And as a bonus, hear a song that’s guaranteed to make you want to dance!

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

16 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Django!!! by Buck-Tick

  1. Lovin’ the video. Thanks for the introduction. πŸ™‚

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  2. I apologize for yelling, but THIS SONG IS FANTASTIC!! I loved every second of it and I was smiling, tapping my fingers on the table and bouncing. Thanks so much for thoroughly embracing the theme. You can post as much Buck-Tick as you’d like. So far, everything I’ve heard is brilliant! ❀

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  3. Excellent taste Linda, if you don’t get them all snoring with Butt Tick I will with Imogen Hep!! πŸ˜‰

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  4. This has got to be one of my favourite songs from BT πŸ™‚ and Razzle Dazzle, my favourite album.

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  5. No offense, but I prefer the real thing…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1gtvrxrHbk

    I was in Toronto about twenty years ago and got a chance to see Stephane Grappelli. The guy was in his eighties and could barely walk, but he started playing and it was Paris in the early Thirties again.

    Django was a genius. Two fingers was all he had for solo work, and he played better than most players can do with four.

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  6. Well, THAT was fun! Great choice, Linda.

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  7. What a great band!!! and awesome song, Linda!! So glad I saw this prompt here as well πŸ™‚

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  8. Pingback: letting loose (haibun) Song Lyric Sunday – Daily Moments June 26 2016 – Tournesol dans un Jardin

  9. Ha! what a fun upbeat song Linda.

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