Tuesday, February 16, 2010

296: Birthday Boy!

Today a toast...
(to me ofcourse, turning 42)
A bit of a theme, nevertheless,
but it's up to you to find that out...
Hope to see y'all same place, same time in a year from now,
meanwhile enjoy this celebrative & contagious compilation!
1. Amparanoia - La Fiesta (4:37)
2. Andy Bey & Karl Denson - Bougainvillea (6:53)
3. Bamboos ft. Ohmega Watts - Get In The Scene (4:31)
4. Batsumi - Lishonile (8:58)
5. Bebo Best & The Super Lounge Orchestra -
A 100 Lounge Lizard (4:56)
6. Boogoos - Bubbles (part 1 & 2) (6:48)
7. Cloud Nine - Shakamoshoomboom (7:51)
8. Dave & Ansel Collins - Smooth And Sort (4:15)
9. Eddie Roberts - Mr. E (3:48)
10. Joe Washington - Blueberry Hill (3:23)
11. Krokodil - Odyssey In Om (15:19)
12. Lost Generation - Talking The Teenage Language (2:51)
13. Luke Doucet - Motorbike (5:24)
14. Mob - Back On The Road Again (3:21)
15. Penny Goodwin - Too Soon You're Old (5:11)
16. Peter Herbolzheimer & Udo Lindenberg -
Never Felt So Free (3:23)
17. Rascals - E-mile's Birthday (4:49)
18. Rotary Connection -
I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun (5:47)
19. Soul Messengers & The Spirit Of Israel - Daniel (3:13)
20. Syl Johnson - Feelin Frisky (2:58)
21. Tonino Carotone - Me Cago En El Amor (6:04)
22. Yusef Lateef - Gettin' Sentimental (9:53)


Simon666 said...

Happy birthday E-mile!
Looking forqward to checking this :)

Anonymous said...


"For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" is a song which is sung to congratulate a person on a significant event, such as a retirement, a promotion, a birthday, the birth of a child, or the winning of a championship sporting event. The melody originates from that of the French song "Marlbrough s'en va-t-en guerre." The traditional children's song, The Bear Went Over the Mountain is sung to the same tune.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" is the second-most popular song in the English language, following "Happy Birthday to You" and followed by "Auld Lang Syne." It is frequently used instead of "Happy Birthday to You" in films and TV to avoid possible copyright issues.


2 Lyrics

As with many songs that use gender-specific pronouns, the song can be altered to agree with the sex of the intended recipient, "he" being replaced with "she."

===American version===
For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow
For he's a jolly good fellow (hold then)(pause), which nobody can deny
Which nobody can deny, which nobody can deny
For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow
For he's a jolly good fellow (hold then)(pause), which nobody can deny!

2.1 British and Australian version

For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow
For he's a jolly good fellow (pause), and so say all of us
And so say all of us, and so say all of us
For he's a jolly good fellow, for he's a jolly good fellow
For he's a jolly good fellow (pause), and so say all of us

3 Variations

The British and American versions can be combined, normally with "and so say all of us" in the middle of the verse, and "which nobody can deny" at the end.
In some parts of the United Kingdom, when singing the song to the driver of a bus or coach, usually on a specially commissioned trip rather than a standard scheduled journey, it is customary to add "on the bus" to the line "and so say all of us," resulting in "and so say all of us on the bus."

Amongst certain groups a different word is substituted for "fellow."


Source: Wikipedia

Dear E-mile, I know I'm a bit late, but nevertheless ... I've sent you a song: Eagles - The Journey Of The Sorcerer, from the album "One Of These Nights".

Why THIS piece? Well, it's your birthday, right? And it's your 42nd birthday, right?

1. Because ... I love it, it was imprinted into me when I watched the great original BBC TV series (see wiki link below)

2. Because http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_of_These_Nights#.22Journey_of_the_Sorcerer.22

2. Because ... it seems to fit.

Questions left? ;-)

Best wishes for you, and I guess it will be even a better birthday evening if you don't get to read my mail :-D

Hartelijke groeten, Tom

cheeba said...

Happy Birthday E-mile! Hope you're celebrating in style, like my man Dali. Your wife may have something to say about that though :)

BTW, 42 is my favourite # (nothing to do with HHGTTU) so hope it's a great year for you!

E-mile said...

Simon, Tom & Cheeba, thanks!
Cheeba, wtf means HHGTTU ? ? ?

cheeba said...

Ooops...should be a "G" at the end. Gonna lose my geek cred on that one. It stands for Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy where the number 42 was the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.

E-mile said...

well, cheeba & tom, seems I have a splendid year ahead! I've only seen that (not so bad?) movie, and yes Tom, I will pick up on some reading (and try to find those BBC episodes as well). Oh boy, think I had some steadyness in my life (a loving wife, her 2 daughters living with us now, my dog and 2 new cats, and things only will go better from here on? - well, I'm a blessed person, I'm aware of that!
And also the feed-back, complicity and genuine interest from all over this wonderful globe feels like a heartwarming hug to me...
may the force be with us (to quote a reaaaaly silly movie) and thank you friendly, fellow fiesta-lovin' folks! I wish you a full belly and a good shack sometimes [:-)
If you don't mind, I'm gonna live my 42th from now on...
cheers & peace, E-mile

Arkadin said...

Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag! (hope it's correct this way?)

42? Well, you carry your great age pretty well! ;-)

Best to you!

E-mile said...

flawless Arkadin, thank you!

EVISA said...

Congratulations !!!!

Leopold Stotch said...

Happy Birthday E!!!

hookfinger said...

Damn e - I missed this completely. Real life should not intrude into my music..but alas....

I hope you had a great birthday...

Thanks for all the great tunes and as we are wont to say round these parts...many happy returns my friend!

the jazzstronaut said...

Hey E-Mile, happy birthday and many happy returns. All the best for the future.

E-mile said...

you need both: