Deangelo Trio

by Deangelo Trio

Released 2014
Released 2014
Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli
NOTES
Lead & Rhythm Guitar: Sam DeAngelo
Violin: Joe DeAngelo
Rhythm Guitar: Cory DeAngelo
Bass: Ira Coleman

Recorded at the Green Room, Harrisburg PA. June 11-17, 2014
Engineered by Derek Euston
Produced by Bob Welsh
Mastered by Ken Love at Five Points Mastering, Nashville
Executive Producer "Big Mac" Macdonald

Notes: Avalon (Jolson/DeSilva/Rose, 1920) melody vaguely resembles the opening notes from the Puccini aria "E lucevan le stelle" from the opera "Tosca". Puccini sued in 1921 and was awarded $25,000 and all future royalties from the song. Puccini robbed these poor fellows. Indifference (1942) this tune was written by two great accordionists, Joseph Colombo and Tony Murena.  In 1949 Tony Murena bought a cabaret where he was known to have hosted Django and Stephane. Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie/Pinkard) 1925. As the story goes, Ben Bernie got the song idea after meeting Georgia state representative George Thaddeus Brown and hearing about his daughter named Georgia. When we played this song at the Carlisle Swim Club in 2013, it prompted our esteemed swim coach Gary Shank to go get a basketball.   J'Atendrai (Olivieri) 1933. a rare video clip shows Django and Stephane together playing this tune.  We have faithfully tried to play it in the same spirit as they did. Translated it means "I will wait" and became a very meaningful song during WWII to a generation longing to be reunited. Django's Tiger. 1946. (Reinhardt) Django clearly loved the 1917 dixieland classic "tiger rag," recording it at least 7 times. Here is Django’s own "tiger". Swing 42 (Reinhardt/Grappelli) In Stephane's words..."In 1942 I was in London with Django Reinhardt and we needed 2 or 3 minutes to finish up the recording session so we improvised on the spot a little tune we called swing 42" Bei Dir war es immer so Schon (Mackeben) translated means "With you it was always so nice."  The rest of the lyrics, like the melody, articulate the melancholy beauty of letting go.   Sheik of Araby (Snyder) 1921. Composed in response to the popularity of the 1921 silent romantic drama film "The Sheik."  The song and it's lyrics are also mentioned in the Great Gatsby Besame Mucho (Velazquez) 1940. Translated "kiss me a lot."  Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velazquez claimed that she wrote this song having never been kissed. This song likely changed that in a hurry. Feel free to use it to your benefit as well. Minor Blues/Swing 48. 1935/1948 (Reinhardt) These two Django tunes  written 12 years apart fit seamlessly together we have made a habit of performing them this way. I Can't Give You Anything But Love. (Mchugh/Fields) 1928 The idea for the song came from overhearing a impoverished young man's words to his lover while window shopping at Tiffany's on fifth avenue. Maybe her name was Mundine. Blues for Mundine. A tune written by our friend and Django in June guitar teacher Kamlo Barre.  Check out his version on iTunes too! Costa is a mesmerizing unnamed tune by the Hungarian guitarist Costa Lukacs. Minor Swing. (Reinhardt/Grappelli) First recorded in 1937 by The Quintet of the Hot Club of France. One of Django's most covered compositions, a quintessential gypsy anthem. Honeysuckle Rose  (Waller) 1929. Fats Waller the youngest of 11 children and a child prodigy on the keys would have appreciated our family recording of his tune. From our family to yours, this one's for you Fats!