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If I had to choose between music, dance or photography, I would choose all three, for I am enchanted with music, thrilled by dance and redeemed by photography!
Αν έπρεπε να διαλέξω ανάμεσα στη μουσική, το χορό και τη φωτογραφία, θα επέλεγα και τις τρεις τέχνες. Η μουσική με μαγεύει, ο χορός με ενθουσιάζει και η φωτογραφία με λυτρώνει!...

Σάββατο, 19 Μαρτίου 2011

Αφιέρωμα στο Μάνο Χατζιδάκι - Μέρος Α / Tribute to Manos Hadjidakis - Part A

Εβδομάδα Μάνου Χατζιδάκι / Manos Hadjidakis Week 
Θεωρώ ύψιστη υποχρέωση και καθήκον μου να κάνω ένα μεγάλο αφιέρωμα στον συνθέτη όλων των εποχών, τον μοναδικό Μάνο Χατζιδάκι. Σήμερα θα περιοριστώ σε μια ανάρτηση, εν είδει προθέρμανσης, με δυο όμορφα τραγούδια από το έργο "Reflections" (1970), το καλύτερο, 'ισως, άλμπουμ μετά το "Χαμόγελο της Τζοκόντας". 
(REFLECTIONS Έργο 26 (1969).
Κύκλος τραγουδιών που γράφτηκε για τους New York Rock & Roll Ensemble, σε αγγλικούς στίχους.
Το συγκρότημα αποτελείτο από τους: Michael Kamen keyboards & oboe, Μartin Fulterman drums & oboe, Βrian Corrigan rhythm guitar, Clifton Νivison lead guitar και τον Dorian Rudnytsky bass guitar & cello.
Η ενορχήστρωση είναι του Μάνου Χατζιδάκι, ενώ η προσαρμογή του ιδίου και των New York Rock & Roll Ensemble).
Το πρώτο τραγούδι είναι το "Kemal" με το συγκρότημα New York Rock & Roll Ensemble και το δεύτερο το "Dedication" με τη Δήμητρα Γαλάνη. Θα ακολουθήσουν κι αλλες αναρτήσεις με τη βιογραφία του, τη δισκογραφία και άλλα ενδιαφέροντα θέματα, καθώς και αναφορές σε τραγούδια που έγραψαν ιστορία στη παγκόσμια δισκογραφία.


KEMAL
(New York Rock & Roll Ensemble)

This is the story of foolish Prince Bass Fiddle and wise Jerry Kemal.
As you remember, last time, the Prince was found without a dime on the Ponce Valdez while Jerry
watched from a tree...

In the land of Ali Baba near the Sea of Babalee,
Lived a man who played the zither with a pronoun on his knee.
He would dance among the fuzzy trees and bring the birds to life
And his name was Prince Bass Fiddle and he loved his ugly wife.

He would sing the songs of Lutvee in his very special way
And he puffed tea with his lumpy head and sleep all night and day.
With his turban and his leicester faced the thieves of Germany
But beware great Prince Bass Fiddle, you´ll be hanging from a tree.

Fifty days and nights they waited for a sign from old Ratan
To pretend to wear the colours of the Emperor Charlie Chan.
So they strolled into the forest with a song and energy
To find bay leaves in the cauldron of the mad witch Betty Lee.

Came the answer from a leaf top that was found upon the ground
"Only time and Prince Bass Fiddle will repair your bellies round.
Search the highlands search the lowlands, cruise the Sea of Babalee,
But remember that your children need the food from filigree."

Then one day in Abalone came a messenger to say
That onion-head Bass Fiddle broke in half no more to play.
Will we lose our land of Lutvee to the bearded men of Cleaves?
Only miracles can save us and some tricks inside our sleeves.

From the sky there was an answer to the question of the plebes
"You will meet a tall dark stranger wearing black and blue cannives.
Who is Lucy, who is Nestor? We should only be there now.
Why its Aphrodite Milton and his keeper Prince Kemal.

Good night Kemal, good night.


DEDICATION
(Dimitra Galani)

Feels like I΄m getting older
I΄m not afraid,
All though I΄m worlds apart from yesterday
And yet I can΄t believe I΄m old enough today
To be in love, and feel in love
And see if love is the way.

I don΄t need fancy places
To spend the time,
I΄m happy just to be here
With you tonight
And yet I΄m not so sure
The time it΄s really right
To be in love, and feel in love
And see if love is all right.

And you will sing
As long as there΄s a song
The feelings never gone
It was the first time to be in love
Maybe tomorrow I΄ll never sing again
But I΄ll remember when
It was the first time to be in love.

The picture is slowly fading
And now it΄s gone,
The letters we remember are old and torn
And although the time has passed
The memory lingers on
To be in love, and feel in love
And know when love is gone

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