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Spatzo has made this incredible find. This is "La Boîte a Matelots" playing in the early thirties. The personnel incudes Baro Ferret, Gusti Malha and Guérino on accordion. Gusti is playing the Julian Gomez Ramirez guitar.

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Here is a photo taken at the same venue which also includes Sarane Ferret:-
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Awesome. All pubs should be like this.
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He also found this fascinating one of La Chope des Puces from 1965:-

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Amazing stuff! particularly the 1st one--the song almost sounds classical.
Is there any truth in the rumour that (according to Fapy) the reinhardt family posess more footage of Django?
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Nice place to play, above the dancers on a balcony... They all look like they's having fun too...
Keep music Evil
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stublag wrote: Is there any truth in the rumour that (according to Fapy) the reinhardt family posess more footage of Django?
There are many such rumours but I have never heard any tangible evidence to support this particular claim. I am sure if Babik Reinhardt had some unique film of Django, he would have been more than happy to commercialise it. Understandably, he was very keen to make as much money out of Django's legacy as possible.

But we cannot be totally sure. Who would have thought the film "Clair de Lune" would have surfaced after all these years? When I first became interested, it was claimed no film footage of Django existed at all and less than 15 years ago the "Le Jazz Hot" clip was unknown.

We know there were at least two other films that Django recorded music for and it is not inconceivable he appeared in them. Perhaps they are hidden away in some attic somewhere just waiting to be discovered.

I have spent many fruitless hours searching such film sites as the Pathe News library to no avail but perhaps one day...........
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.....in the meantime, this will have to do. Just watch those fingers glide over the fretboard with effortless ease.
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Yes who would've thought Clair de Lune would have been found?-described by Paul Vernon as 'almost certainly lost'.
What really would be the holy grail would be to find those bbc tv progs that the Quintet did(introduced by Cyril Fletcher always makes be laugh)-again described as lost.
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Teddy Dupont wrote:He also found this fascinating one of La Chope des Puces from 1965...
.... and it hasn't changed a bit.
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Django leaving New York in February, 1947.
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Taken by Harry Volpe's son who appears to have been drunk as a skunk and reeling about like a madman.
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is that Michael Jackson in the crowd in some kind of back to the future adventure where people were less wise to him back in 1960s paris?
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:shock: My god! that's not Michael Jackson...... It's Sylvia in her youth! This proves it. She's obviously struck a deal with the devil to preserve her beauty through the decades. Like Dorian Gray..with mascara. :)
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Teddy Dupont wrote:.....in the meantime, this will have to do. Just watch those fingers glide over the fretboard with effortless ease.
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i wonder if anyone has been able to work out what tune (or even key) django is playing from the brief clips of his left hand- it maybe St Germain but who knows.
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Caballero wrote:........ It's Sylvia in her youth! This proves it. She's obviously struck a deal with the devil to preserve her beauty through the decades. ,,,
I've known Sylvia since she was twenty and I can tell you that she was head turningly stunning. Much better than the girl in the picture.
Your Dorian Gray theory may have some merit though :)
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Nice place to play, above the dancers on a balcony...
It was rather common then, see a few examples

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