Various ‎– Waldeck's Gramophone Vol. 1 Swing & Champagne

Dope Noir ‎– DONO 25
CD, Compilation, Digipack

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1 Leon Monosson* Deux Cigarettes Dans L'Ombre
Bass – L. Simoëns*Cello – A. Romans*Guitar – D. Reinhardt*Piano – A. Romans*Violin – M. Warlop*, S. Grappelli*Vocals – L. Monosson*Written-By – L. Pollack*, L. Palex*
2 Django Reinhardt Coucou
Written-By – Django Reinhardt
3 Freebidou Amicalement Votre
Accordion – Patrick FournierBanjo – Alain "Builon" Buisson*Bass – Alain "Builon" Buisson*Contrabass – Stephen Harrison*Guitar – Alain "Builon" Buisson*Piano – Alain "Builon" Buisson*Written-By – J. Barry*
4 Tre Italiani In America Bai Bai Blue (Bye Bye Blues)
Accordion – Gorni KramerDrums – Giuseppe "Pinun" RuggeriGuitar – Cosimo Di CegliePiano – Enzo CeragioliWritten-By – B. Lown*, C. Gray*, D. Bennett*, F. Hamm*
5 Hubert Rostaing Et Son Orchestre Première Idée D'Eddie
Bass – Django Reinhardt, E. Soudieux*Clarinet – H. Rostaing*Drums – A. Jourdan*Guitar – E. Vées*Saxophone [Tenor] – N. Chiboust*Trumpet – A. Barelli*Written-By – E. Barclay*, H. Rostaing*
6 Waldeck Jerry Weintraub
Producer – WaldeckWritten-By – K. Waldeck*
7 Kormac Mr Soft
Written-By – Kormac
8 Cesaria Evora Petit Pays
Lyrics By – Nando Da CruzProducer – Gilbert CohenVocals – Cesaria Evora
9 Germaine Sablon Acc. Par Michel Arlop Et Son Orchestre* Ici L'On Peche
Arranged By – M. Warlop*Bass – R. Grasset*Clarinet – A. Combelle*, A. Ekyan*Drums – McGrégorGuitar – D. Reinhardt*Piano – S. Grappelli*Saxophone [Alto] – A. Charles*, A. Ekyan*, C. Lisée*Saxophone [Baritone] – C. Lisée*Saxophone [Tenor] – A. Combelle*Trombone – I. Bassart*Trumpet – M. Dumont*, N. Chiboust*Violin – M. Warlop*Vocals – G. Sablon*Written-By – J. Trenchant*
10 Waldeck Get Up Carmen
Producer – WaldeckWritten-By – K. Waldeck*
11 Gus* & Gus* Harlem Swing
Accordion – G. Viseur*Bass – J. Petitsigne*Clarinet – J. Lowens*Guitar – J. Reinhardt*, R. Chaput*Trombone – G. Deloof*Written-By – G. Deloof*
12 Pink Martini Sympathique
Written-By – China Forbes, Thomas Lauderdale
13 Analogik God Russik
Written-By – Asger Strandby*, Jesper Kobbesø*, Magnus Damgaard, Theis Bror
14 Svenska Hotkvintetten Hallelujah!
Bass – P. Liljefors*Guitar – F. Eriksberg*, K. Löhr*, S. Stiberg*Violin – E. Iwring*Written-By – C. Grey*, L. Robin*, V. Youmans*
15 Michel Warlop Et Son Orchestre Sweet Serenade
Written-By – M. Van Hoorebecke*

Companies, etc.


P & C Dope Noir Recordings 2008 | Cat. Nr. DONO 25 | Label Contact: | Distribution Contact: | Austro Mechano | Made in EU

Almost the entire album is written in lower case.

Sleeve note:
A fine hat full of swing & champagne, hotkvintetten, cigarettes, pommes frites, ballroom, gypsies, oysters, charlston, pianos, jerry weintraub, honey side up, laissey faire. 1920 - 1940.

Some notes for each track:
1. Columbia cl5221-1. Acc. par Alain Romans du Poste Parisien et Son Ensemble. P & C 2003 Saga. Transfers and mastering by Art & Son
2. P & C JSP Records, Great Britain
3. Fr Z33 01 1811 0.
4. Odeon MO 9050. Milan, 29 Dec 1940. P & C 2003 Saga. Transfers & mastering by Parelies
5. Swing Osw 261-1. Paris, 31 March 1942. P & C 2003 Saga. Transfers & mastering by Parelies
6. P & C Dope Noir Records 2007. Published by SMV/Electric Eye. Taken from the longplayer Ballroom Stories
7. Taken from Scratch Marchin EP. P & C 2007 Scribble Records
8. Editions Africa Nostra/Sony Music Publishing (P) 1995 Lusafrica
9. Gramophone OPG 1415-1. Paris, 26 Feb 1934. P & C 2003 Saga. Transfers and mastering by Art & Son
10. P & C Dope Noir Records 2007. Published by SMV/Electric Eye. Taken from the longplayer Ballroom Stories
11. Decca F917B. Brussels, June 1942. P & C 2003 Saga. Transfers & mastering by Parelies
12. Reserved Rights. (P) 1998/1999 Heinz Records. (C) Heinz Records. An exclusive licence of Naive for Europe. Extract from the album "Sympathique" by Pink Martini,,
13. Published by Auditory Designs, licensed courtesy of Auditory Designs. ISRC: dk-ey2-06-00502 Track and artist name are reversed
14. Columbia CS 1333-1. Stockholm, Okt 1939. P & C 2003 Saga. Transfers & mastering by Parelies
15 Polydor 2422HPP. P & C 2003 Saga. Transfers and mastering by Art & Son

There is also mention of and label contact is

Special thanks to: Daniel Nevers, Pierre Lafargue, Francois Lexuan & Saga Records, Philipp Moosbrugger, Eva Brunner, Riki Berlin, Ms. Bertolini, Mario Rauter, Georg Tomandi, Foxy Twins, Michael Lachsteiner, Novon | Mastering: Sunshine | Photos: (C)Ditz Fejer

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 20857 00252 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring inscription): Sony DADC A0100882330-0101 15 A1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555



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November 12, 2009
edited over 9 years ago

I got into Waldeck when I heard Ballroom Stories. I love the lounge feel, the melodies, the hypnotic beats and the timeless sound which is so modern yet could be from the twenties. Waldeck's Gramophone sounds to me kind of like a compilation of the influences that led Waldeck to make Ballroom Stories. There's old tunes that might have been played and sung in French cabaret bars that display the exact sound and feel of some of Waldeck's newer tunes. There are some Waldeck produced tunes that fit in with those but are completely up to date. If you love the hypnotic electronic Waldeck, such as found on Balance of the Force or Northern Lights, the jazz tracks might seem weird at first but after a couple of listens I found myself wanting to hear more of the old jazz tracks. Waldeck lovers will love this album even if they only like the old stuff as a one-off curiosity. It's an education as well as a pleasure to listen to and might open up a whole new world of sound for some. For me, it's inspired me to listen to more Waldeck and seek out more Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Sidney Bechet and other stuff from that era.