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Peter T. 02 Dec 99 - 02:12 PM
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InOBU 02 Dec 99 - 11:55 PM
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Subject: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: Peter T.
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 02:12 PM

La Bottine Souriante is probably the most famous Quebec trad group, but I have never bought any of their records. Can anyone direct me to the best of their albums?
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: InOBU
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 02:32 PM

You have great taste! A couple of years ago, the great Sharon Shannon told me that La Bottine was her favorite band as well... she did a bunch of their tunes in concert in New York, for my wife and I... I tend to like their early stuff the best... On the album, y a ben du changement I think youll like trinque l-amourette (sorry my apostrophy does not work in this program for some reason) and le manifeste d-un vieux d-oies. On the albumJe voudrais changer d-chapeau, you may like la brunette est la and the great reel that follows it, le reel des quarte fers en l-air, belle virginie and les filles de la rochelle. They have another song, le zigulon, that I like, Ill look up the album for you. If you like La Bottine, you may like a band from Prince Edward Island, Barachois - they are very good as well. All the best Larry Otway


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: InOBU
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 02:37 PM

PS Peter! Le ziguezon (not zigulon as I misspelled it prior to this) is on chic n- swell, as is les trois capitaines, a really nice song a friend of mine in Bretony used to sing. Again, all the best Larry Otway


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: Peter T.
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 03:04 PM

Thanks Larry, all advice gratefully appreciated. yours, Peter


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: Bob Landry
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 05:27 PM

One of my all time faves as well. Especially their version of "La rille du porc-au-pique" (if I spelled that correctly.) A few years ago, CBC flew La Bottine Souriante to Toronto to jam with a brass band from there (I forget the name of that group). Neither group uses drums; La Bottine Souriante use their feet for rhythm, Quebec-style (toc-a-toc, toc-a-toc,etc.) Although the two groups knew of each other, they had never met, if I remember correctly. They were allowed to practice for less than a day if I remember correctly. Then CBC rolled the cameras and broadcast the results. WOW!

Bob


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: Marc
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 06:12 PM

Great Band, I agree whole heartedly. I'm wondering if any of you can help me. I'd like to learn a few of the previously mentioned songs, but they don't appear to believe in putting lyrics with their recordings. Would anyone have any idea were some of those lyrics might be available, particularly ziguezon. If there is a book or publication of any kind, I don't have a problem paying.

Thank you Bien Merci Marc Bernier


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: MichaelM
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 06:21 PM

They played live here in Toronto about a month ago. Two dates, one at the CBC's Glenn Gould theatre and one at a downtown bar. They were astonishing live although some of my more traditionally inclined friends liked them better before the brass section joined them permanently. They are currently on tour in Europe and their tour schedule is available on-line. (Sorry I don't have a blue clickie thingie on my computer. Maybe I'll get one with my next hardware upgrade.)

Michael


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 08:24 PM

Try here - click on French-Canadian then LBS.

Marc, I have 'La Mistrine' and 'En Spectacle' to hand, and all the lyrics are printed on the booklets inside the CD cases.

Peter T, try 'En Spectacle' - it's a selection of live concert recordings over the years, excellent stuff...
Jo


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: InOBU
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 11:55 PM

As per before, no apostrophie, so turn - to the left when reading the following...

La ziguezon

M-en va a la fontaine/ Pour y pecher du poisson/ La ziguezon zin zon/ La fontaine est profond/ Me suis coule au fond/

refrain: Ziguezon zin zon, fille en haut/ Fille en bas, fille fille fille femme/ Femme femme femme aussi pis la/ Bottine-tine-tine le rigolet ha ha/ Son p-tit porte-cle tout rouille, tout rouille/ Son p-tit porte-cle tout rouille/ gaiement/

La fontaine est profonde/ Me suis coule au fond/ par icit il y passe/ Trois caveliers barons/

refrain

Par icit il y passe/ Trois caveliers barons/ Que m-donneriez vous belle/ Si j-vous tirais du fond/

Que m-donneriez vous belle/ Si j-vous tirais du fond/ Tirez, tirez dit-elle/ Apres ca nous verrons/

Tirez, tirez dit-elle/ Apres ca nous verrons/ Quand la belle fut a terre/ Se sauve a la maison/

Quand la belle fut a terre/ Se sauve a la maison/ S-assoit a la fenetre/ Compose une chanson/

S-assoit a la fenetre/ Compose une chanson/ Mon petit coeur en gage/ N-est pas pour un baron/

Mon petit coeur en gage/ N-est pas pour un baron/ Mais pour un homme de guerre/ Qui a du poil au menton/

Sorry - some of the -s are not apostrophies, but really are -s, and the other accents wont take in this programme, but you may be able to get the words from the above... Good luck... Larry Otway


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: Sam Pirt
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 05:18 AM

En Specticle is the one. It covers a range of stuff they have played over the years and great tunes, why have you got none!!!!

fulfill your life buy a La Bottine CD!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Sam


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: GeorgeH
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 08:16 AM

Sorry, Sam and others; I'd recommend La Mistrine over En Specticle any day; "Specs" was a distinct disappointment. And to try to justify that . . I'd pick up on Michael Miland's comments about the brass. As I understand it (and as my ears tell me), La Mistrine is where they'd really worked up a set featuring an extended brass section, essentially serving a "traditional" sound. To me "En Specticle" doesn't have the same edge and freshness - I suspect because the material has been RE-worked. And since then the brass have had a stronger influence on the overall sound of the band, giving them a more jazzy sound which I like somewhat less.

Just my 2p.

And anyone who particularly loves the way brass is used to augment traditional music on La Mistrine should also listen to Home Service's "Alright Jack" CD, which does the same sort of thing to UK folk (and UK folk as arranged by Percy Grainger with vocals reclaimed by Home Service).

G.


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: InOBU
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 10:34 AM

Ah GeorgeH At last something we can agree about, I like the more traditional earlier, for the most part, Bottine stuff. When we raise that glass, it can be to that great Quebecois band. All the best Larry Otway


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: Sean Padden
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 10:47 AM

Hello. I heard La Bouttine Souriante at the Milwaukee Irishfest this year, but when I attempted to buy a CD, they had sold out. So, does anyone know where I might order a CD (either web or regular mail)? Thanks a lot. Sean Padden padd0020@tc.umn.edu


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: Marc
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 03:48 PM

Thanks InOBU; Once Again if anyone knows were other lyrics are available I'm interested. I will be ordering those CDs mentioned. Thanks again. Marc


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: Peter T.
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 03:57 PM

So, to be clear, the earlier music, to about 199__? is brassless and more traditional, and after that they added a brass section? yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: stupidbodhranplayerwhodoesn'tknowanybetter
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 05:32 PM

The only La Bottine CD I have is En Spectacle. (Ifound it in a used bin for$6!) When I saw them in '97, they sold out of CDs before I could get back to their merchandise booth. En Spectacle is incredible! I also recommend the trio of Bourque, Bernard and Lepage's debut release "Matapat"


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Subject: RE: Query: La Bottine Souriante
From: lamarca
Date: 03 Dec 99 - 06:16 PM

I second SBPWDKAB's recommendation of Bourque, Bernard and Lepage. We had them at the Dayton (OH) Folk Festival this summer and I got to see and hear them live. They're young, talented and full of energy, but have a nice spare sound as just a trio. Benoit Bourque was in Ad Vielle Que Porra.

I must confess that I don't like La Bottine as much after they've added the brass section. My two favorite older albums are "Chic 'n swell" and "Je voudrais changer d-chapeau".

Another Quebecois duo that I got to hear while working on the Washington Irish Festival were a pair of brothers, Le Freres Brunet. Both were right around 20 years old, playing fiddle and guitar, or sometimes 2 fiddles. They were fantastic! I don't know if they have any recordings, but I'd buy one in a flash if I saw one.


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