which django songs do you play?

rottjungrottjung New
edited May 2011 in Gypsy Picking Posts: 40
i assume most play minor swing?
just curious which ones are being played a lot.
bouncing around is one of my favourites.
this version


  • Teddy DupontTeddy Dupont Deity
    Posts: 1,263
    How about this version which has more photos:-

    :roll: ...and involves a blatant bit of self promotion. :oops:
  • rottjungrottjung New
    Posts: 40

    think I'll be starting on Nuages today...

    sorry henry didn't find one of yours ;-)
  • rottjungrottjung New
    Posts: 40
    56 views? and none of them play a django song? come on...!?
  • Tele295Tele295 San Buenaventura (Latcho Drom), CA✭✭✭ Gitane DG300, D500
    Posts: 629
    Django Compositions, or songs as covered by Django? In the "orginal" dept., we do:

    Blue Drag
    Blues for Ike
    Clair de Lune
    Dance Norvegienne
    Douce Ambiance
    Heavy Artillery
    I'se a Muggin
    Manoir de Mes Reves
    Minor Swing
    Stompin' at Decca
    Swing 42

    For covers, I'm always surprised to find that Django covered a particular song that I've been doing for years. Consequently, this list may not be complete, but here are some things from our inventory that I know Django covered:

    All of Me
    Autumn Leaves
    Dark Eyes
    Honeysuckle Rose
    I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    I've Found A New Baby
    Just a Gigolo
    Night & Day
    Sheik of Araby
    Jill Martini Soiree - Gypsy Swing & Cocktail Jazz
  • ShawnShawn Boise, Idaho✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 296
    Well, at least when I play live I like to cover the slower tunes as I think slower tempos allow a greater range to improvise over where I don't feel rushed and constricted by the rhythm section. Here is a short list of some I usually tend to play...

    Danse Norvegienne
    Manoir De Mes Reves
    Improvisation #2 and #4
    Improv. on Tchaikovsky's Pathetique Andante
    La Mer

    etc...I'm sure there are more I just can't think of right now.

  • redbluesredblues ✭✭
    Posts: 456
    Improv. on Tchaikovsky's Pathetique Andante

    @Shawn, I have been thinking about doing something with this tune, do you have any sheets or such?
  • ShawnShawn Boise, Idaho✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 296
    I sure do redblues. I have the basic melody, and I've transcribed the solo to it (actually co-transcribed it with someone else). I play this piece without any improvisation on my part...I think Django's solo on this was probably the most beautiful piece he ever played...literally perfect in every way. I'll sound like a wuss for saying this, but I can barely listen to this song without crying.

    PM me your email address or something and I'll send the sheets over to you. I've done them both in Powertab, but I can also convert them to .pdf if you don't have the powertab software.

  • Joli GadjoJoli Gadjo Cardiff, UK✭✭✭✭ Derecho, Bumgarner - VSOP, AJL
    Posts: 542
    Does anyone play Clouds ?
    - JG
  • Posts: 46
    ....of course at least the songs in Michaels unaccompanied Django! what a great book. at least for me.

    I love trying to play this one.

    well maybe not this one, but you get the idea...Bireli is a bit ridiculous sometimes. :D
    as a wise man once said "shut up and play yer guitar"!

    Frank Zappa
  • rottjungrottjung New
    Posts: 40
    looks like Anouman or Manoir De Mes Reves will be my next to learn.
    NUAGES KICKS ASS!!! totally didn't expect that. after learning minor swing, minor blues and bouncing around. i thought nuages would be a bit to slow but turns out it my favourite one up till now!

    @ Joli Gadjo: you silly ;-) Nuages is french for Clouds...
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