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Sophie Solomon — Holy Devil
Album: Poison Sweet Madeira
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Released: 2007
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 xray38 wrote:

…"nobody's business but the Turks"
 
That's what I thought it was the 1st time I heard the 1st few notes!  
More Klezmer please! As well as Roma music if you can scrounge it up!
 ubuntourist wrote:
"Istanbul, Not Constantinople"
 
…"nobody's business but the Turks"
"Istanbul, Not Constantinople"
Ron Burgundy on flute really makes this tune.
Fantastic!  I will be exploring more of her music.
Listen to the entire album! It's brilliant...

This sounds like the Massive Attack remix of a song from Fiddler on the Roof.  And I like!!  8

Long Live RP!!

I feel like risking a theory: change the sleeve picture to a Windows meadow wallpaper and rename the girl Joyce Lee. Then some people would perhaps rather rate the tune as good music magistrally played, instead of using such surprisingly acrimonious and vindicative comments to 'PSD' it.
I like the lyrics
East Eurpoean, Gypsy, Jewish, Klezmer, or whatever. It's f@#$ing fantastic!
 worldwalker wrote:
Thanks god for the PSD button

 
That's a very small world you walk on.
Thanks god for the PSD button
 Far wrote:

Hi, is this music "Jewish" and if so why ? It reminds one of various movie soundtracks, but surely there is more than that. Not an adverse comment in any way, merely seeking enlightenment. Thx.

 
Hi Far (which means 'Rat' in Arabic BTW lol)
I thought I heard the same Hebrew sound, in fact I only came to post a comment about how this track sounds like "Fiddler on the Roof" to me, which happens to be my favorite musical  (although there's only a few I like to begin with lol)

Long live RP! my support payment is coming soon, finally got a good steady job again, and the Goldsmiths are next on my list of payments to make. 
 Far wrote:

Hi, is this music "Jewish" and if so why ? It reminds one of various movie soundtracks, but surely there is more than that. Not an adverse comment in any way, merely seeking enlightenment. Thx.


 
Solomon teaches klezmer music, which is specific to Ashkenazi Jewish culture, and definitely klezmer music greatly influences her own compositions (this from her Wikipedia page). But only one influence; she's also worked with a wide variety of artists. 

 Beastie wrote:
Lovely. Good beat and cratful composing. Is that Ian Anderson on flute? He has been known to help younger artists in recordings, as well as live performances. From Wikipedia: In January 2012 Sophie will take up the Directorship of the Jewish Music Institute, SOAS.

 
Hi, is this music "Jewish" and if so why ? It reminds one of various movie soundtracks, but surely there is more than that. Not an adverse comment in any way, merely seeking enlightenment. Thx.
 oldsaxon wrote:

Aren't we all? Still I suppose it's better than the alternative...

 
According to some people, there's a second alternative. Superstitious people, that is.
 Wilmshurst wrote:


If the violin is followed  by accordion, then it is Gogol.  I the violin is followed by sarcasm, then it's TMBG.

 
Well put. {#Cheers}
 oldsaxon wrote:

Aren't we all? Still I suppose it's better than the alternative...

 
{#Yes}
Love this lady; I don't know if I discovered here, but I have a couple of her albums and recommend you give them a listen.
I like the entire ambiance of this work...exciting and envigorating...
 miahfost wrote:
This song is gettin' old.
 
Aren't we all? Still I suppose it's better than the alternative...
Love it - the acoustic guitar, the breathy flute, quite apart from the fiddle.  And its on Spotify
This song is gettin' old.
Already a 9, and that's just for the Klezmer fiddle introduction alone!
Not bad! Like this flute and very nice arrangement!
Lovely. Good beat and cratful composing. Is that Ian Anderson on flute? He has been known to help younger artists in recordings, as well as live performances. From Wikipedia: In January 2012 Sophie will take up the Directorship of the Jewish Music Institute, SOAS.
Lord help you if you need to pee when this comes on. Please— move it off heavy rotation.
 Limpopoking wrote:

Cheers Syd, we will miss you, but not enough to "wish you were here" :)

 
Which means you can stay on the dark side of the moon...

 Syd wrote:
Please no more.....i'm changing stations.....dreadful!
 
Cheers Syd, we will miss you, but not enough to "wish you were here" :)

Lovely, evocative. Also, the album title is making me think of Madeira (the island) and Madeira (the wine). Madeira (the island) is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. I had Madeira (the wine) there—which was also lovely. {#Cheers}
3->1
I'm likin the Holy Devil!{#Fire}
 jagdriver wrote:
I did not know she is/was an Oi Va Voy alum.
 
This information has now become part of your overall knowledge base. I hope that makes you happier, if only just a sliver. {#Smile} For some reason this tune is really hitting the sweet spot tonight.

 Cynaera wrote:
Why is it that when I hear a noodling violin, I automatically assume it's either Gogol Bordello or They Might Be Giants' "Istanbul'?

 

If the violin is followed  by accordion, then it is Gogol.  I the violin is followed by sarcasm, then it's TMBG.


Please no more.....i'm changing stations.....dreadful!
not.... available... on .... itunes.... arghhhh!
Holy Headache
My second Sophie Solomon track in two days. I'm not wholly convinced, but I'm open to hearing more.
Wow. This ones totally working for me right now.

Seriously guys.  I've never heard this track and as soon as it started i thought oi va voi.  I like the albums they did with her best of all.
Kewl.
 jagdriver wrote:
I did not know she is/was an Oi Va Voy alum.
 
I was just reading about her and learned that as well.  Now it makes sense that when this song starts I first think Oi Va Voy but not quite and then I have to come visit RP to figure out who it is and here I am.  Hmm.
I did not know she is/was an Oi Va Voy alum.
Istanbul is where east meets west, exactly where I would imagine a fusion like this to originate. Note to self: I must listen to Bordello. 

Cynaera wrote:
Why is it that when I hear a noodling violin, I automatically assume it's either Gogol Bordello or They Might Be Giants' "Istanbul'?

I feel like Pavlov's dog, except that I really don't want to rip out anyone's jugular for shocking me instead of feeding me.
 


Why is it that when I hear a noodling violin, I automatically assume it's either Gogol Bordello or They Might Be Giants' "Istanbul'?

I feel like Pavlov's dog, except that I really don't want to rip out anyone's jugular for shocking me instead of feeding me.
ay ya ya yay aya ay...middle easten fusion. nice mix.{#Whipit}
Was this used as the theme for the HBO series Rome?

Mmmmmmmm Sophie!{#Hearteyes}
This is a great album.  Kinda all over the place in terms of genre, but really all enjoyable.
Shazam - that was smokin' hot!! 
Amazing & really get into the beat maybe I was a middle eastern gypsy in a past life!  She's talented

sophie solomon by *thicktheo
thodoris markou  ©2008-2010 *thicktheo

Sophie Solomon, live at Gagarin 205, Athens, 04 Nov 2006.

copyright (c) 2008, thodoris markou.

.


 namp wrote:
Oh no, not again!!!
 
my thoughts exactly — this one needs a rest

she looks happy.
Egyptian elements!

Good musicians can be soooo boring!
triskele to do interpretive dance.
i want to choreograph this one
What a great Middle Eastern fusion song. I'm really tempted to bump it to 10.

{#Music}
Reminds me of Morocco.  In a very good way!
Reminds me of Boiled In Lead.
Every time I hear the start of this I think you're going to play https://www.youtube.com/user/goayandi - check it out.
Wonderful musician and smokin' hot too boot!{#Hearteyes}
Fans of this may enjoy discovering Duojalal — the lovely Kathyrn Lockwood on viola and Yousif Sheronick, percussion — Dervishes by Inessa Zaretsky-Scherzo in a similar vein, but you'll also find they do really interesting Phillip Glass, Klezmer, and much more ...

 Droidac wrote:

"duranduran are far more interesting than this" <- You know, I used to get pissed off at how negative all your comments are, but now they just make me laugh! I think this is your best one yet!

 

Actually her name is Rio and she dances on the samd...
Sweet, full of passion.
 davyjrshort wrote:
I keep waiting for Tevye to come busting out with his Fiddler on the Roof speech at any moment...
 
Has a kind of gypsy sound to me.  But I like it.  Great wake up music.

So does she play the fiddle or what?
Oh no, not again!!!
 AdyMiles wrote:

Just because I used to wear make up in the 80s! tut tut whoooosh

ps duranduran are far more interesting than this

 
"duranduran are far more interesting than this" <- You know, I used to get pissed off at how negative all your comments are, but now they just make me laugh! I think this is your best one yet!

Sounds not unlike Ian Anderson's solo work —- specifically, this would fit right in with his Divinities album.
jadewahoo wrote:
This piece gets me jumping and dancing. I love this! And i would love to let Sophie know, in person. Anyone have her address? {#Hearteyes}
  rez wrote:

You guys ! (I'm assuming) See anything in a dress and you start dribbling. She actually looks
Simon le Bon on the album cover here. I'd rather listen to her than Duran Duran though.
 
Yes, a guy through and through. However, you are assuming my attraction is based upon the physical image and not the passion of her music? How young are you?

 rez wrote:

You guys ! (I'm assuming) See anything in a dress and you start dribbling. She actually looks
Simon le Bon on the album cover here. I'd rather listen to her than Duran Duran though.
 
Just because I used to wear make up in the 80s! tut tut whoooosh

ps duranduran are far more interesting than this

This track is too predictable, repetitive and long. Is she a boy in make up?

Great Gypsy music, though I think she is Jewish.

 hondrigata wrote:
Never heard of her, love it!
 

Yeah, not bad. Good stuff. If she can play the fiddle like that, I wonder what else she can play?

Never heard of her, love it!
Great music for waking up.  Gets you in gear and ready for the day.  {#Whipit}
 crockydile wrote:
The cover picture makes me want to kick her ass! {#Fight}
 

What? lol  My first thought at glance was, "she's cute."

Brilliant.........
 crockydile wrote:
The cover picture makes me want to kick her ass! {#Fight}
 
As my mother used to say, "Are you alright in the head?"

 crockydile wrote:
The cover picture makes me want to kick her ass! {#Fight}
 
Looks like she could kick your ass, my friend.

The cover picture makes me want to kick her ass! {#Fight}
 rez wrote:

You guys ! (I'm assuming) See anything in a dress and you start dribbling. She actually looks
Simon le Bon on the album cover here. I'd rather listen to her than Duran Duran though.
 
But Simon le Bon is a pretty guy! And she looks Eastern European to me, which to some can be quite attractive. Think of the Romanovs!

Great Song...

jadewahoo wrote:
This piece gets me jumping and dancing. I love this! And i would love to let Sophie know, in person. Anyone have her address? {#Hearteyes}

You guys ! (I'm assuming) See anything in a dress and you start dribbling. She actually looks
Simon le Bon on the album cover here. I'd rather listen to her than Duran Duran though.


This piece gets me jumping and dancing. I love this! And i would love to let Sophie know, in person. Anyone have her address? {#Hearteyes}
A very up beat way to use these instruments.  Very modern but still has a classic appeal!
8 ~> 9

where's Loreena?  {#Whisper}

I have GOT to get this album.
Bill, your version of resize running on the cover photos has given sophie a sneer in contrast to the zoned out look she had a couple of months ago...
Love this whole album!  Thanks RP for yet another musical artist that has joined my collection.
 ziggytrix wrote:
8 -> 9
 
Ditto today.

Funny thing happened on the way to the next song.  I went to Sophie's website, and this song started playing immediately, but Bill had started The Who's "Amazing Journey".  I thought he'd started it before "Holy Devil" was done.  They actually sounded pretty good together.  For a while {#Dance}
yavamoni wrote:
I really like this!


o yea ... {#Devil_pimp}{#Boohoo}{#Devil_pimp}
I really like this!

I think Led Zeppilin had something like this in mind when they did thier unledded remake of Kasmir.
IMO, they didn't succeed.
This song rulz!

makes me want to put on my gypsy skirt and dance!  dance!  dance!
Fantastic set!!!  Bill, you rule!  (OK, so I know that's an expression that's gone out of style, but it "so works.")

Van Morrison-Into the Mystic
Pearl jam-Given to Fly
Carlos Rene Crespo-El Pituco
Sophie Solomon-Holy Devil
8 -> 9
Wow, very cool.  It totally has a Gipsy or Romani sound to it.

I love this! {#Boohoo}

 Jack_Jefferson wrote:

Is he the one that kind of looks like Roy Clark?
 
...yeah, he's the spittin' image.

 MsJudi wrote:
Wow, she's channeling Itzhak Perlman! :D

(this is awesome, BTW)
 
Is he the one that kind of looks like Roy Clark?


Please don't tell my wife that I'm in love with Sophie. . .

{#Shifty}

blech
 vit wrote:
just for 1.5 seconds I thought this was "Of Course" by J.A. Too bad.
 
Me too.
Surprisingly, "Of Course" isn't on RP at all... A lot of good Jane's is missing here, in fact.

But this song was a good surprise, after the initial letdown. Love it every time it comes on.

Got to like the dervish girl sound


Love this CD!
so much energy!
Winifred Horan with an Arabian flavor.  I love the fusion here.  Well played!
Sweet number. And she's so cute!!!
very cool!
 Rotterdam wrote:
Egad. Have you seen her Wikipedia entry? What a talent.
 
Wow, very impressive!

Egad. Have you seen her Wikipedia entry? What a talent.
Wow!!! This song makes me tingle all over.


CafeRacer wrote:
A track was played earlier tonight. Your doing? If so, thank you.
No not me, but possibly Frater_Kork. I may yet try to upload something of theirs from the album I have, Seventh Trip. If so, it'll be my first upload...not sure how it works precisely.
vit wrote:
just for 1.5 seconds I thought this was "Of Course" by J.A. Too bad.
Ha! I had the same thought.
:boohoo: Fantastic!!!!!!!
just for 1.5 seconds I thought this was "Of Course" by J.A. Too bad.
Very inspiring on this toasty afternoon!