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Delgres — Mo jodi
Album: Delgres
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7.2

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Total ratings: 1422









Released: 2016
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Over my dead body

You know I can't let you do that no
I'd rather die today
No I will not let you do that man
I'd rather die right now

"Live free or perish"
Tha't is all I ever heard
So don't you even think about it
I'd rather die today

You know I did not think twice
fighting for our republic
Yes I've given all I had
To defend our republic
And now well, look at you,
Ready to crack that whip again on me.
But this is never gonna happen
Or we both gonna die today.

First you made taste good wine
Then you poored me cold water
Yeah you made me taste sweet wine
And now it's all muddy water

Now you and your soldier friends
Try put a chain around my neck
You know I can't let you that right?
Yeah I'd rather die today!
Right here right now!
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This might sound strange, but this song reminds me of Captain Beefheart, Mirror Man era--especially the big round bass sound of the sousaphone--but also the part bordering on chaos just before the end.
more tuba
Went to see these guys in Berkeley just because I heard their music here. Great show. 
 mrtuba9 wrote:
Mo Jodi on the 'Tube

This tuba player says props for the sousaphone alone!!!


 
Nice add, mrtuba9!  Just watching w/out audio I can tell I love the vibe of this group.  Haven't heard this one loud in awhile, so when I get home from work today I might be blasting this on the big speakers....LLRP!!

their sound just reminds me of my life in Haiti and how much i miss it.
I always kinda like it when there is no Wikipedia entry.
Mo Jodi on the 'Tube

This tuba player says props for the sousaphone alone!!!


 sb204 wrote:
Though I'm afraid this may get boring after a few times - for now it's a solid 9 for me. One of those bands I surely would never have discovered without RP.

 
Hear hear.
Primus-ish
badazz
Try early Ry Cooder or Alabama Shakes {#Smile}
I think I like the other Delgres track (Lanme La) a bit better; this one is an 8 for me and the other a 9.  Wouldn't mind hearing more of this style of music and have ZERO clue who else is similar (or are there any?) and yet another reason why I tune in - LONG LIVE RP!!
Roseanne Cash comes to mind.
 lmarshall50 wrote:
Reminds me of Sonny Landreth "Congo Square"

 
Good call.
Reminds me of Sonny Landreth "Congo Square"
Excellent!!!
Though I'm afraid this may get boring after a few times - for now it's a solid 9 for me. One of those bands I surely would never have discovered without RP.
The more I hear it the more I like it 
Wow, Tuba, Overdriven everything. Love it.
I think I'd rather hear fingernails on a chalkboard...this is so irritating
Image result for delgres tuba
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}
Love it. Can't remember hearing this before. {#Bananajam}
and THAT is how you rock a tuba!
Cool !!! I understand everything and it's good {#Bananapiano}

Merci RP
Low brass kicks ass.
Tull's "A Song For Jeffrey" would fit nice following this.
 Solanus wrote:

Sousaphone is a marching tuba, named after John Philip Sousa. Having played the tuba all through high school, I can say that I am not a fan of his music from my perspective, as the tuba parts are generally boring. The songs overall aren't bad, it just sucks that an instrument named after the man gets stuck with overly simple stuff (although that may have been a matter of my band directors not pushing the envelope).

 
This song is cool imo!
(was sent to Catholic school as a kid and this nun was a Sousa fanatic, she'd have us each buy a pair of little US flags with which we'd do militaristic calisthenics while a Sousa record blared - BOM BOM BANOM-BOM BANNOM BOMB BOMB BOMB BOMB!!!  : )
 old_shep wrote:
R.L. Burnside must be smiling....

 
Dan Auerbachs borrowed tone
 kcar wrote:

Looks more like a life-preserver!

The band's page 

https://fliartists.com/artists/global-roots/delgres/

says that it's a sousaphone (a type of tuba, admittedly...).

Really like this on first listen. I'm giving it a 9...

 
Sousaphone is a marching tuba, named after John Philip Sousa. Having played the tuba all through high school, I can say that I am not a fan of his music from my perspective, as the tuba parts are generally boring. The songs overall aren't bad, it just sucks that an instrument named after the man gets stuck with overly simple stuff (although that may have been a matter of my band directors not pushing the envelope).
R.L. Burnside must be smiling....
good but kinda sounds gimmicky which usually means a cup of coffee to me and done but this track an 8
Mourir aujourd'hui- i don't know if I am into that; but the beats and rhythms rock!!!!
I agree w/ the two comments just below.  Started to give it a 7, ended up with an 8.  Would very much like to hear these guys live.
Ditto.
calispera wrote:
from 7 to 8 today, as I had anticipated  ;)

 


from 7 to 8 today, as I had anticipated  ;)
Well, after 8 plays in the last 30 days, it starts to grate. 
 

 linus59 wrote:
might be something good, too early to tell. 
  
Interesting. I tend to know if I like something immediately. It either resonates or it doesn't. 

This track certainly does. 

I am going to put it in the category of Swamp groove.  
 calispera wrote:
Immediate reply :

"Claire mille mercis pour votre tres gentil message!
C'est toujours tres motivant et essentiel pour nous d'avoir un tel feedback."

translation :
"Thousand thanks for your kind message!
It's always very motivating and essential for us to receive such a feedback."

I wish them the best.



 
Yes... I write them on their FB page, and they answer me kindly, too.

Nice people and amazing musicians. 
{#Dance}{#Bananajam} {#Motor}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}
Immediate reply :

"Claire mille mercis pour votre tres gentil message!
C'est toujours tres motivant et essentiel pour nous d'avoir un tel feedback."

translation :
"Thousand thanks for your kind message!
It's always very motivating and essential for us to receive such a feedback."

I wish them the best.


I first put a 6 like I usually do for something that I hear for the first time and like. But I changed it in a 7. I was really tickled by this sound and rythm, and began to read the 41 messages preceding this one. Not a single one negative (it's worth to mention it). And the information relayed led me to go to the website and listen once again to "Mo Jodi",and more.

I finally sent a message to the group in order to mention this wepage, to support them. They are touring in Europe next month, from 15th of October in  Brussels.

Here is the message (in French, they are apparently French-speaking, but clearly English speaking as well) :

Bonjour,

Vous entendre à la radio (https://www.radioparadise.com) a éveillé ma curiosité. Je suis donc allée lire les commentaires des auditeurs à propos de votre morceau « Mo Jodi ».
Et parmi les 41 commentaires, je n’en ai pas lu un seul de négatif (c’est plutôt rare). Et les informations relayées dans les messages donnent encore plus de relief à votre musique.

J’ai donc tenu à vous informer de la page où trouver cela, au cas où cette reconnaissance pourrait vous plaire, vous encourager, vous soutenir. https://www.radioparadise.com/rp_2.php?#name=Music&file=songinfo&song_id=44485

270 personnes ont voté après avoir écouté votre morceau, et la moyenne (entre 1 et 10) vous est largement favorable puisque vous obtenez : 7

Je vois que vous partez en tournée européenne sur votre site, et passez par chez moi. Dommage que qu’un problème d’audition ne me permette pas ces temps-ci d’assister à des concerts, sinon, j’aurais poussé la curiosité jusqu’à la salle de la Madeleine (Bruxelles).

Bonne tournée. En espérant que le succès sera au rendez-vous. La vidéo de votre site semble déjà l’annoncer.

Claire DB  (Calispera sur Radio Paradise)
Bruxelles


 GTT wrote:
"mo jodi" must mean "mourir aujourd'hui"; so "moi prefere mo jodi" would mean "I prefer to die today" or "I'd rather die today" as in the RP lyrics.

 

 
Nicely spotted! Yes you are right, it's a translation of the original creole lyrics. Thank you :)
 Nice song but twice in one day?
Great tuba! MOAR TUBA please. ;-)
"mo jodi" must mean "mourir aujourd'hui"; so "moi prefere mo jodi" would mean "I prefer to die today" or "I'd rather die today" as in the RP lyrics.

ambrebalte wrote:

Great discovery, thank you Bill & Rebecca!

The lyrics don't seem to be the right ones though. I hear French Creole, can understand a little of it but not everything... 

«Moi préféré pas vous faire

Moi préfère mo jodi» 

"I'd rather you don't act
I rather have  mo Jodi"

Context (found on their YouTube channel) 

In 1802, only 8 years after it was abolished by French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte restored slavery in the French colonies.
In Guadeloupe, Mixed blood Commander Louis Delgrès gave his life to prevent the return of the abomination. In vain.
Once Delgres and his supporters dead, fierce repression fell upon Guadeloupe ...
Thousands of Guadeloupeans where forced to exile ... especially in Louisiana, birthplace of the Blues ...

The project Delgres

Delgres could well be the missing link in caribbean culture.
Or could it be the missing link of blues ?

The Blues of those anonymous, deported once again, fleeing Bonapartist repression of 1802.
From Guadeloupe to the Americas, down in Louisiana , the air still vibrates from the remaining fragrance of a secret blues, whispered solely at night fall.
Long forgotten heroes that only the heart remembers… father, mother, cousin, brother of friend that no one will ever mention in books or papers but who gave everything, silently.
Such as Louise Danae ( Pascal’s ancester) freed from slavery in 1841 along with her three children. She was 27.

Delgres, retrieved memory of blended songs, dances and tears of the long lost drifting souls of New-Orleans. When the blues gets loud! Sound of rust, struggle and hope.

A broken barrel of guadeloupean rum flooding the mississipi delta, getting everybody drunk.
So much so that africans, indians, poor whites and all the others don’t really know where to stand anymore; so they dance! They dance to that ragged blues!


And here we are, prestigious clandestins, aboard this ship,freely sailing from Pointe a Pitre to Congo square, from Lafayette to Basse Terre, under carribean stars, all together, yet alone with Delgres
Here is the video of this song 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNCfA2sCbbc

 

 


 ambrebalte wrote:

Great discovery, thank you Bill & Rebecca!

The lyrics don't seem to be the right ones though. I hear French Creole, can understand a little of it but not everything... 

«Moi préféré pas vous faire

Moi préfère mo jodi» 

"I'd rather you don't act
I rather have  mo Jodi"

Context (found on their YouTube channel) 

In 1802, only 8 years after it was abolished by French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte restored slavery in the French colonies.
In Guadeloupe, Mixed blood Commander Louis Delgrès gave his life to prevent the return of the abomination. In vain.
Once Delgres and his supporters dead, fierce repression fell upon Guadeloupe ...
Thousands of Guadeloupeans where forced to exile ... especially in Louisiana, birthplace of the Blues ...

The project Delgres

Delgres could well be the missing link in caribbean culture.
Or could it be the missing link of blues ?

The Blues of those anonymous, deported once again, fleeing Bonapartist repression of 1802.
From Guadeloupe to the Americas, down in Louisiana , the air still vibrates from the remaining fragrance of a secret blues, whispered solely at night fall.
Long forgotten heroes that only the heart remembers… father, mother, cousin, brother of friend that no one will ever mention in books or papers but who gave everything, silently.
Such as Louise Danae ( Pascal’s ancester) freed from slavery in 1841 along with her three children. She was 27.

Delgres, retrieved memory of blended songs, dances and tears of the long lost drifting souls of New-Orleans. When the blues gets loud! Sound of rust, struggle and hope.

A broken barrel of guadeloupean rum flooding the mississipi delta, getting everybody drunk.
So much so that africans, indians, poor whites and all the others don’t really know where to stand anymore; so they dance! They dance to that ragged blues!


And here we are, prestigious clandestins, aboard this ship,freely sailing from Pointe a Pitre to Congo square, from Lafayette to Basse Terre, under carribean stars, all together, yet alone with Delgres
Here is the video of this song 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNCfA2sCbbc

 

 
Thanx ambrebalte

Great discovery, thank you Bill & Rebecca!

The lyrics don't seem to be the right ones though. I hear French Creole, can understand a little of it but not everything... 

«Moi préféré pas vous faire

Moi préfère mo jodi» 

"I'd rather you don't act
I rather have  mo Jodi"

Context (found on their YouTube channel) 

In 1802, only 8 years after it was abolished by French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte restored slavery in the French colonies.
In Guadeloupe, Mixed blood Commander Louis Delgrès gave his life to prevent the return of the abomination. In vain.
Once Delgres and his supporters dead, fierce repression fell upon Guadeloupe ...
Thousands of Guadeloupeans where forced to exile ... especially in Louisiana, birthplace of the Blues ...

The project Delgres

Delgres could well be the missing link in caribbean culture.
Or could it be the missing link of blues ?

The Blues of those anonymous, deported once again, fleeing Bonapartist repression of 1802.
From Guadeloupe to the Americas, down in Louisiana , the air still vibrates from the remaining fragrance of a secret blues, whispered solely at night fall.
Long forgotten heroes that only the heart remembers… father, mother, cousin, brother of friend that no one will ever mention in books or papers but who gave everything, silently.
Such as Louise Danae ( Pascal’s ancester) freed from slavery in 1841 along with her three children. She was 27.

Delgres, retrieved memory of blended songs, dances and tears of the long lost drifting souls of New-Orleans. When the blues gets loud! Sound of rust, struggle and hope.

A broken barrel of guadeloupean rum flooding the mississipi delta, getting everybody drunk.
So much so that africans, indians, poor whites and all the others don’t really know where to stand anymore; so they dance! They dance to that ragged blues!


And here we are, prestigious clandestins, aboard this ship,freely sailing from Pointe a Pitre to Congo square, from Lafayette to Basse Terre, under carribean stars, all together, yet alone with Delgres
Here is the video of this song 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNCfA2sCbbc

 

I just love this song, it is so Great!!!
 Jelani wrote:
Can you imagine if they threw a baritone Sax in there?

 
Agreed.  Good call.
Can you imagine if they threw a baritone Sax in there?
 ODAD wrote:
Play this in a certain brand of Italian car........

and you have Alfa Romeo Tuba.
 

 
Which is slightly better than tuba blues, recorded in the Black Keys' garage.
Play this in a certain brand of Italian car........

and you have Alfa Romeo Tuba.
 
Rock'n'roll tuba - who woulda thunk? Me likey! pxd
A new genre. . . 

Swampgroove
 kcar wrote:

Looks more like a life-preserver!

The band's page 

https://fliartists.com/artists/global-roots/delgres/

says that it's a sousaphone (a type of tuba, admittedly...).

Really like this on first listen. I'm giving it a 9...

 
I was trained to play the tuba; I didn't really learn music theory or even treble clef. When I came to college (and subsequently never left Illinois State), we just called them tubas. My son, however insists on Sousaphone!
If you like this (as I do), you should definitely check out Hazmat Modine.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEydecO0Rf0
Yes, got me dancing in the kitchen, a much needed lift to my spirits after yard work in the hot Texas sun (even at 6pm).
 mrtuba9 wrote:
Good 'ol dirty tuba! Hells yeah!!!
 


 
Looks more like a life-preserver!

The band's page 

https://fliartists.com/artists/global-roots/delgres/

says that it's a sousaphone (a type of tuba, admittedly...).

Really like this on first listen. I'm giving it a 9...


It's odd, it's French, it's funky and coarse 7>8
As a former jr. high tuba player I love the tuba part.
Alright.

I like this. 
 scrubbrush wrote:
Very cool song... I will be buying this today

 
Please report back...I'm digging this band too.  Cool vibe
 {#Dancingbanana_2}scrubbrush wrote:
Very cool song... I will be buying this today

 


Very cool song... I will be buying this today
Love the emotion embedded in this tune. I just wish these guys would make more music!
 jbuhl wrote:
I like the Tuba 

 
{#Clap}
I like the Tuba 
Good 'ol dirty tuba! Hells yeah!!!
 

 DaidyBoy wrote:
The tunes I've heard so far from this band are tempting me to splash out on this album for starters ...

 
know what you mean, i'd like to hear the whole thing
{#Bananapiano} gotta little rl burnside flavor
 They're not even signed yet. They already played in Louisiana and are touring Europe. They will be recording more stuff this year. drewd wrote:

It's good stuff, but there are only 3 or 4 songs available to listen to or download.

 


 DaidyBoy wrote:
The tunes I've heard so far from this band are tempting me to splash out on this album for starters ...

 
It's good stuff, but there are only 3 or 4 songs available to listen to or download.
The tunes I've heard so far from this band are tempting me to splash out on this album for starters ...
Everybody between my chair and screen loves this music.
 linus59 wrote:
might be something good, too early to tell. 
 
Interesting. I tend to know if I like something immediately. It either resonates or it doesn't. 

This track certainly does. 

I am going to put it in the category of Swamp groove.  
Gotta nice vibe to it! {#Jump}
Released in 2106? Very avantgarde indeed :-)
I dig it.
Interesting
might be something good, too early to tell. 
{#Bananajam}