Elmore D. - Grandiveûs
Elmore D.
Douces Mesures
Producer: Roger Roland
Number of discs: 1

Was it really elegant to entitle this CD “Grandiveûs”, meaning “pretentious” in Walloon? Is it optimistic to give, as a last title: “Blues to make an end”? And to sign another song: “Blues for bad times”? “Ç’ trin-là” is also dealing with another end. The “Rawète” asks for some extra-time for musical pleasure. I wrote it in the hall of Liège University. Close to the latter, especially where the street Matrognard opens out to the parking of the “place Cockerill”, skinny young girls are seeking guys for poor money, in the fresh Monday morning. It is the subject of “Has’ di coûr”. In that rather gloomy CD, the Louvat Bros and Daniel Willem, on banjo, mandolin and violin, bring their rollicking light.

1. Li rawète (4:45) /Lyrics/
2. À cavaye lès bèrlinås (4:41) /Lyrics/
3. Hèy twè, gueûye d’amoûr (2:45) /Lyrics/
4. Has’ di coûr (4:09) /Lyrics/
5. Li batème (4:42) /Lyrics/
6. Ine pitite fricassêye (4:46) /Lyrics/
7. Li dièrin blues d’à Johnson (4:02) /Lyrics/
8. Li hokum dè G.B. (4:36) /Lyrics/
9. Bondjoû Walonîye (4:41) /Lyrics/
10. Fans ‘ne tchanson (4:51) /Lyrics/
11. Ç’ trin-là (5:09) /Lyrics/
12. Tchanson po l’ måva timps (4:09) /Lyrics/
13. Blues po fé ‘ne fin (4:24) /Lyrics/

Elmore D.: vocals, Stella 12 chords – National Triolin on tr. 3 and 9, harp on tr. 9.
Hein Koop: accordion, keyboard on tr. 1-13.
Patrick Indestage: double bass, electric bass on tr. 1-13.
Franky Gomez: drums on tr. 1-13.
Gilles D.: electric guitar on tr. 1-13.
John Joris: acoustic guitar on tr. 1, 3 and 7, National on tr. 8, banjo on tr. 4.
Lazy Horse: acoustic guitar on tr. 2.
Big Dave: acoustic harp on tr. 1, 2 and 7, electric harp on tr. 4.
Wouter Celis: acoustic harp on tr. 8, electric harp on tr. 4.
Daniel Willem: violin on tr. 3, 11, 12 and 13.
Steve Louvat: banjo on tr. 2 and 11.
Jefferson Louvat: mandolin on tr. 2 and 11.
Renaud Lesire: electric bass on tr. 13.