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Willie and Lobo — Turkish Dessert
Album: Gypsy Boogaloo
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6.8

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Released: 1993
Length: 4:19
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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Sort of Gypsy Kings meets Aaron Copeland Americana.
9/10 just cause boogaloo
 123heyaho! wrote:


Right!
The variety here is one of the reasons why I love RP. Let's hope Bill lives forever!
 
I still can't understand why people feel the need to complain about the "eclectic" mix, which bit did they not understand?
 Canadese wrote:

Why tell everyone, as you won't be missed at all.
 

Right!
The variety here is one of the reasons why I love RP. Let's hope Bill lives forever!
 dragon1952 wrote:
Here's where I change channels as I know I'm in for this genre for the next half hour.
 
Why tell everyone, as you won't be missed at all.
 And for me it's why I am staying and enjoying every second..

dragon1952 wrote:
Here's where I change channels as I know I'm in for this genre for the next half hour.

 


Bahri began his day by herding the camels to the oasis wherein they drank their fill. He was joined later by his friend, Zehra, who's father, Abdulla, had allowed her to visit Bahri, as long as she returned with a loaf of Lavash bread before the washing of linens...
 
dragon1952 wrote:
Here's where I change channels as I know I'm in for this genre for the next half hour.

 

I just thought the same thing ;-)
Here's where I change channels as I know I'm in for this genre for the next half hour.
 Frater_Kork wrote:
The way they play the alto violin always makes my neck hair stand endwise, wonderful stuff. Reminds me of the Polish Prog Klezmer band Kroke, they have a simply outstanding violinist/singer.
Maybe I should try uploading a few tracks from them.
 
Kroke — Ten Pieces to Save the World. Resident on my iPod. Incredible stuff. "Unusual Happiness" has been played here.
 Euskadita wrote:

Unsurpassed taste!

 
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 coolpeople_rule wrote:
I love Turkish Coffee...

 
Unsurpassed taste!
 milipili wrote:

I have to share this: in Romanian, the word for this Turkish delight also means crap. I like it anyway :)

The song gets a 6, maybe a 7... a bit too jumbled for me.

 
Hahahaha....!  That picture of Turkish Delight looks a lot like the Aplets & Cotlets I rec'd for Christmas....which I do not like, but somehow keep receiving (because my mom lives near the factory where they make them...).

aplets and cotlets
I love Turkish Coffee...
 Roverfish wrote:

Isn't that Copland's "Hoe-Down"? You're right...strange!  

 

Actually Copland lifted it pretty much note for note from a old fiddle tune "Bonaparte's Retreat:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yeQucos9-M
 Jelani wrote:
tasty


 
I have to share this: in Romanian, the word for this Turkish delight also means crap. I like it anyway :)

The song gets a 6, maybe a 7... a bit too jumbled for me.
 dwlangham wrote:
Bean curd—it's what's for dinner.
 
                    That's funny.
Bean curd—it's what's for dinner.
clap-clap (OLE!)
I LOVE this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great set this last 45 min or so! Even my girlfriend is diggin' it!
hmmm, delicious!
 Jelani wrote:
tasty


 
I was just thinking of this. Wish I had a box of Loukoumi.

 loukoumi.

these guys are really fantastic and fun live... they'retired' a few years ago and are doing a 'reunion' this year... playing dates in Colorado and socal (i think)... worth seeing.

****BREAKING NEWS***** - they're playing all over the place... i'll be seeing them in Seattle.

https://www.willieandlobo.com/tour.html


tasty


Nice!

Again this Bill??

 


 peyotecoyote wrote:

 

Damn!  Stepped in the dog doo again.
 romeotuma wrote:


This is cool...
 
As are W & L themselves.

{#Music}  {#Cool}



Lobo in yellow shirt, third from right; Willie at right in white shirt.

              Puerto Vallarta, MX, New Year's Eve 2004




This is cool...


Way to go RP!
 jagdriver wrote:
And other than the Thanksgiving variety, the closest I ever got to anything Turkish came in briefcase-size sheets we'd then cut up and...

 
LOL! You can't get stuff like that these days, though - it's all bastard strong skunk. I'm sure RP would sound even better with a bit of Red Leb or similar, but it looks like hash has gone the way of the dinosaurs :(

 TheKing2 wrote:
One of the worst, artificial, "world-music" I've come across in a long time. No sense of style or understanding of culture, just a complete mix-up of styles that has as much to do with turkey as my grandmother..
 
Well, I'd say since Willie spent a portion of his youth living in Turkey, he can interpret whatever he wants however he wants.

And other than the Thanksgiving variety, the closest I ever got to anything Turkish came in briefcase-size sheets we'd then cut up and...


TheKing2 wrote:
One of the worst, artificial, "world-music" I've come across in a long time. No sense of style or understanding of culture, just a complete mix-up of styles that has as much to do with turkey as my grandmother..
Would it matter so much if they didn't use the word "Turkish" in the title? Cuz this really isn't bad. They're certainly both capable musicians. it's just not faithful to any particular culture, and I don't think that's a bad thing. It's just misleading if they're claiming some Turkish influence I guess.
kickstartmyheart wrote:
this song reminds me of those "Beef -- it's what's for diner" commercials. strange the connections our minds make.
Sounds correct to me.
:sleep:
One of the worst, artificial, "world-music" I've come across in a long time. No sense of style or understanding of culture, just a complete mix-up of styles that has as much to do with turkey as my grandmother..
When this began, I could almost hear Leonard Cohen intoning deeply, "And who by fire?..."
peyotecoyote wrote:
Neat!
kickstartmyheart wrote:
this song reminds me of those "Beef -- it's what's for diner" commercials. strange the connections our minds make.
Isn't that Copland's "Hoe-Down"? You're right...strange! :wink: Cool tune, though I thought for sure it was a typo to be "dessert"...now I understand why. Quite likeable and lively tune.
this song reminds me of those \"Beef -- it\'s what\'s for diner\" commercials. strange the connections our minds make.
Turkey for dessert? GROSS!
masterhead wrote:
The Dessert has so many treasures and delights to offer..at least you can get dates and wonderful music
Yes, desserts made with dates are yummy! ;
PaleOne wrote:
For those of you who enjoyed this selection, I recommend the "Rite of Strings" CD, by Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola and Jean-Luc Ponty.
I concur. Add to that just about anything by Darol Anger.
My buddies! First saw them at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA, then took the family down to Puerto Vallarta to catch them perform al fresco at a New Years Eve dinner/concert/fireworks celebration (tip: they do this most every year). Great shows! Check out their website for bios and tour dates. And yes, Willie did spend time in Turkey as an Air Force brat. And Lobo did study the guitar with gypsies.
This tune has no Turkish influences whatsoever. However, who cares if it sells good in USA.
Could play some Django in this set Willie and Lobo- Turkish Dessert Van Morrison - Gypsy Moody Blues - Gypsy Or maybe as suggested earlier- Cher. yeah.
The way they play the alto violin always makes my neck hair stand endwise, wonderful stuff. Reminds me of the Polish Prog Klezmer band Kroke, they have a simply outstanding violinist/singer. Maybe I should try uploading a few tracks from them.
I love the "themed" sets. More Bill!
teo wrote:
Baklava is a Turkish word (I don't know its Greek form), and it is a Syrian dessert. Believe me, I am Turkish. On the other hand, Gyros (Greek) is actually Doner (Turkish), Alexander Kabop is Iskender, Shish is Sis and so on. I'm suffering a deep homesick here, missing all the foods of my country and Mediterrenan area. Sick of hamburgers pizzas. Gosh, I am hungry.
You shouldn't have a problem finding ethnic food in California... even here in ol' Oklahoma we have many of these foods available. (Mmmmmmm.... gyros meat.....)
Oh God, please follow this up with Istanbul Not Constantinople :D But I like this gypsy influenced stuff too. I like to listen to the fiddle played in styles besides Celtic.
Reminds me of Aaron Copelend's "Rodeo: Hoe-Down"
TURKISH DELIGHT ! :hearteyes: YUMMY !
Great song... I erally like the sound of the almost scratchy violin solo!
huge_forehead wrote:
Not sure about Baklava, which is the Greek word - "batlehweh" (phoenetic sp., sorry) is Arabic. Turks call their grape leaves "dolmas"...uh, what were we talking about? I'm hungry....
Baklava is a Turkish word (I don't know its Greek form), and it is a Syrian dessert. Believe me, I am Turkish. On the other hand, Gyros (Greek) is actually Doner (Turkish), Alexander Kabop is Iskender, Shish is Sis and so on. I'm suffering a deep homesick here, missing all the foods of my country and Mediterrenan area. Sick of hamburgers pizzas. Gosh, I am hungry.
weevilkinevil wrote:
I'm thoroughly enjoying this Gypsy trend!
Have a listen to samples on Amazon.com - the entire album sounds awesome!
PaleOne wrote:
For those of you who enjoyed this selection, I recommend the "Rite of Strings" CD, by Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola and Jean-Luc Ponty.
You are right on the money PaleOne! Thanks for that heads up! It is more Jazz/Prog/Jazz Fusion (according to Amazon.com), but it, along with Turkish Dessert, is now on my Amazon.com wishlist! Rite of Strings, with Stanley Clarke, Jean-Luc Ponty, Al Di Meola Note: Though Turkish Dessert, like Rite of Strings has some serious jazz overtones, Amazon.com mysteriously classes it as everything from Flamenco to Cajun & Creole and even International German - but never as jazz!!!
I'm thoroughly enjoying this Gypsy trend!
I hope this whole "Gypsy" segue ends with Fleetwood Mac's "Gypsy". ... and by the way... this turkish dessert is good stuff.
:dance: :hungry:
trekhead wrote:
Well said... I was going to mention that Turkish Delight was the stuff The White Witch used to tempt Edmund in TLTWATW. Never tried it, not very tempting. Unless it IS Baklava....though I think that is Greek. (ramble)
Firstly, I'm glad I started to read the posts because my tired eyes had me thinking this song was Turkish Desert. I thought I was journeying through a Turkish desert occupied with little Irish towns. Then I saw a mirage of Baklava and woke up and realised my mistake. Secondly, I've a sentimental place in my heart for The Chronicles of Narnia, so I was excited to see a preview for a movie version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe recently (the book that was referenced in the above quote). Thirdly and finally, this song was okay. A second listen is in order when I'm more coherent. :sleep:
Wow! Lobo's come a long way since "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo". :)
For those of you who enjoyed this selection, I recommend the "Rite of Strings" CD, by Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola and Jean-Luc Ponty.
This is pretty cool. Makes me want to turn on my bak-'lava lamp'. 8)
Not sure about Baklava, which is the Greek word - "batlehweh" (phoenetic sp., sorry) is Arabic. Turks call their grape leaves "dolmas"...uh, what were we talking about? I'm hungry.... trekhead wrote:
Well said... Unless it IS Baklava....though I think that is Greek. (ramble)
beelzebubba wrote:
mmmmm.....baklava.....
Well said... I was going to mention that Turkish Delight was the stuff The White Witch used to tempt Edmund in TLTWATW. Never tried it, not very tempting. Unless it IS Baklava....though I think that is Greek. (ramble)
mmmmm.....baklava.....
Turkish desert! Never heard this song before! But me like Turkish desert! :music:
The Dessert has so many treasures and delights to offer..at least you can get dates and wonderful music
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
:frustrated: Ahhh hell this reminds me of my gf dragging me to see Riverdance.
With that attitude, you're lucky she's dragging YOU anywhere!
Like most desserts, it's not much but empty calories. Pass
:frustrated: Ahhh hell this reminds me of my gf dragging me to see Riverdance.
mperry wrote:
Isn't Paradise great. (No sense putting a question mark after that.) Great programming song to song, suprises and it all flows flawlessly - a great way to be exposed to new music too, with thought and care in the selection of songs in a set.
Funny, I was just thinking that about the last song I heard. You put it better than I could though.
i feel like i'm at epcot, and i like it!
:clap:
Originally Posted by reviep: This is cool, very high on the eclectic scale. Bravo, RP. :clap:
Isn't Paradise great. (No sense putting a question mark after that.) Great programming song to song, suprises and it all flows flawlessly - a great way to be exposed to new music too, with thought and care in the selection of songs in a set.
This is cool, very high on the eclectic scale. Bravo, RP. :clap:
Radio Paradise - It\'s what\'s for dinner! :clap:
Originally Posted by triviagal: I'm sure you're familiar with that song they use on the "Beef, it's what's for dinner" commercial. It's from Rodeo written by Aaron Copland.
Oh man! You've ruined it for me! :lol: I hadn't made the connection, though I should have since my high school band suffered through playing Rodeo too slowly...boy did I hate that. Now, thanks to you, I think of the trombones behind me making barnyard noises *and* the visuals of that most annoying commercial whenever I hear this lovely song. :cry:
Yet another pleasent surprise from RP... :clap:
Originally Posted by chrisp54: Can't say I'm familiar with Copeland...
I'm sure you're familiar with that song they use on the "Beef, it's what's for dinner" commercial. It's from Rodeo written by Aaron Copland.
I\'m really tired of this song....
Originally Posted by breckwitte: unpleasant Copeland (Aaron, not Stewart) influences.
Can't say I'm familiar with Copeland... but this dynamic duo has a unique sound that I can't get enough of. In concert there is no one that has as much fun as these 2 guys - and Willie on the violin is amazing. I have all their CDs and I'm looking forward to more in the future...
unpleasant Copeland (Aaron, not Stewart) influences.
Adding to my (ever-growing) list!! pbm 8^)
Willie and Lobo--BRAVO!
Lord of the Dance meets the Gipsy Kings.
This is so COOL. Spanish classical guitar mixed up with some good \'ol bluegrass fiddle. Who\'d a thunk? I will definitely check out more from this duo.
I thought this was Gypsy Kings at first.
Willie and Lobo are a great addition to the RP playlist. :cool: