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Some other songs

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I just went through the tracks I uploaded to Soundcloud, there are a few there that I really like though they aren't related to the Imaginal realm or meditations.

This one is my recreation of Kurt Drabek’s “Cuba Baion”, a song found by Youtuber Techmoan on an old Tefifon cassette - an audio system consisting of an endless vinyl tape with a physical pickup groove in it (like an 8-track cassette, but mechanical instead of magnetic). It was somewhat popular in Germany during the 1950's and 1960's, and we saw one of those players in the window of a secondhand electronics show some years ago while on holiday.
I was intrigued because I had never seen that before, so it was fun when I found Techmoan's video about it:



and part 2 (which has that song Cuba Baion at the end):



This song was picked up by several others - maybe "viral" is too big a word, though it's definitely a charming piece of music and made somewhat enigmatic because there's hardly anything to be found about Kurt Drabek at all.

Then I found that Techmoan had asked some dude to create a midi version of it, and IMO he more or less butchered it. It's one of those hairy-chest DJ dudes where all sense of musical subtlety has been razed by boom-clap dance garbage (and that's not even mentioning the errors he introduces):



I thought I can do better than that! So there:

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This is a recreation of a song, written by Cor Lemaire, that was featured in en episode of the tv series "Pension Hommeles" back in the late 1950's. I know, it sounds mighty obscure, but the song became quite popular and the performer (Donald Jones, a dancer singer originally from the US who had come to live in the Netherlands) was quite popular afterwards, and played in many other roles on tv and stage. The song itself also became a bit of a standard, at least over here.

The episode survived, and here is the fragment that contains the song:



and my version

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