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Music is my Second Language

Artist Song
some Greek guy  Getting Acquainted  
Marlene Dietrich   Near You  
Les Djinns   Oui Oui Oui Oui  
Ray Stevens   Working For The Japanese  
Elvis Presley   Aloha Oe  
Sharda  Baat Zara Hai Aapas Ki Pt. 1  
Parker   Hip Hip Hooray  
Kate Bush   Mna Na Heireann  
Tuxedomoon   The Stranger  
The Doors   People Are Strange  
Eartha Kitt   Hey Jacque  
Peggy Lee   Ma┬▒ana (Is Soon Enough For Me)  
Les Miladys   Le Happening  
Alex Chilton   Volare  
Eilert Pilarm   Teddy Bear  
Ingrid Bergman & Gregory Peck   Liverwurst  
Spelbrekers  Oui Oui Oui Oui  
Sharda   Baat Zara Hai Aapas Ki Pt. 2  
The Playboys   Shevidevi De Yuko  
The Sandpipers   Guantanamera  
Brenda Lee   Kansas City  
Roy Orbison   Shahdaroba 
Les Coquettes   La Licorne  
Bob Hund   Dnsseldorf  
Emma Veary   Song Of The Flower Drum  
Les Mersey's   Mexico 
Ken Curtis   Hey Deputy  
Dick Kent   Christopher Columbus And The Compass  


Liner note:

"For some recording artists, singing in another language was the ill-advised aesthetic decision that drove the final nail in the coffins of their already floundering careers; while for others, singing in their own language was enough to vacuum seal their fates. For all, music was the common language they shared. Music is my Second Language is a collection of songs by those who found their poetic voice in another language, with a few excursions into related themes of alienation and the struggle to find just the right words-in any language-to express (and inflict) human suffering. Join them, won't you, in this most melodious of Towers of Babel. And resist not the temptation to warble along. You'll kick yourself if you don't."

Thanks to the following for source material:

P the Swede for Parker, Bob Hund; LucyIsBlue for Les Miladys, Les Coquettes, Les Mersey's; Lo-fi Jr. via Buglady for The Playboys; and finally, Thomas Mohr for the German versions of Brenda Lee and Ken Curtis.

Hi all! It's been a long time since I've posted something here and it'll probably be another long time before I do again. This is a mix for another CD club I belong to that has one annual submission per year. This is my "this year's" entry.

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Date: 8/25/2003
Oooh...C'est Magnifique! Es Bueno! Danke Sh÷en! Muchas Gracias para el disco muy maravilloso!
Rob Conroy
Date: 8/25/2003
Neat theme and execution, as always.
Date: 8/25/2003
Inspired. Pilarm, min vSn! I tremble imagining what Dick Kent could be up to with what I assume is some horrific assualt on the Italian language... I'm sure it's so horrendous that nothing could possibly follow it!
Sean Lally
Date: 8/26/2003
Reeeeeeeel cooooooool, Garko - good to see ya active. Lemmeknow if'n you want to trade for this. It is, as our Mexican friends say, mucho neato.
p the swede
Date: 1/21/2004
oh I've missed this, but it sure looks funny and cool to me