Tot k’mahî

Elmore D.
Naked Productions
Number of discs: 2

This CD materialized a bet: compete for the prize of the Walloon Song. The idea was supported by my friend and librarian the late Daniel Xhigny. I added some ready-made songs to the ones recorded on “Saturday Night Rub”. I booked Willie Maze, Big Dave and Lazy for the evening show gathering the “nominated artists”, and the German piano player Hein Koop (The Big Four) joined us. The audience seemed to like it. Almost every song tells a personal story — except “Djoyeûs pèheû”, because I do not fish. Of course, “Sôlèye di tchin” is a tribute to the greatest Belgian blues artist, Ferre Grignard. I had the luck to book, in studio, one of his sidemen, Will Deckers on banjo, as well as some of my good friends: my neighbour Fabian “Lord” Bennardo and Mathias “the Goon Mat” Dalle (now with “Boogie Beast”), Suzy of the “Crossorads Café”, etc. Thanks to Robert Sacré, I got in touch with Pierre Lacoque’s band, with Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith on drums.


1. Tot k’mahî, Pt. 1 (2:37) /Lyrics/
2. Guitåre sweng (4:22) /Lyrics/
3. Louke à ç’t-eûre, Pt. 1 (3:21) /Lyrics/
4. Pus vîs pus sot (4:04) /Lyrics/
5. Rita, Pt. 1 (3:55) /Lyrics/
6. Prinds ç’ mårtê (3:11) /Lyrics/
7. Grivèl’rèye (4:48) /Lyrics/
8. Lès bièsses, Pt. 1 (4:28) /Lyrics/
9. Ci n’ sèrè måy pus come divins l’ timps (4:16) /Lyrics/
10. Mi Toshiba Satellite (4:24) /Lyrics/
11. Ti t’ fês dès-îdèyes (3:31) /Lyrics/
12. Hèsta (3:36) /Lyrics/
13. San Francisco Bay Blues, Pt. 1 (3:00) /Lyrics/
14. Sôlèye di tchin, Pt. 1 (3:48) /Lyrics/
15. Gros Louwis (4:18) /Lyrics/
16. Djoyeûs pèheû (4:57) /Lyrics/
17. Gros Louwis (remix) (3:08) /Lyrics/

1. Qué ‘ne bèle wasse (3:45) /Lyrics/
2. San Francisco Bay Blues, Pt. 2 (3:32) /Lyrics/
3. Louke à ç’t-eûre, Pt. 2 (4:00) /Lyrics/
4. Sôlèye di tchin, Pt. 2 (6:44) /Lyrics/
5. Rita, Pt. 2 (5:32) /Lyrics/
6. Dji n’ouveûre qui l’ londi, Pt. 2 (6:28) /Lyrics/
7. Ci n’ sèrè måy pus come divins l’ timps (6:30) /Lyrics/
8. Tot k’mahî, Pt. 2 (4:14) /Lyrics/


Elmore D.: vocals, Stella 12 chords, National Triolian on tr. 4 and 8.
Hein Koop: keyboard.
Lazy Horse: electric guitars, National Triolian on tr. 5, mandolin on tr. 1 and 11.
Big Dave: harp on tr. 12-14, 16.
Franck Coumans: drums, percussions.
Stinky Lou: double basin on tr. 1, 2, 7, 8, 10 and 11.
The Goon Mat: electric guitar ontr. 2, 7, 8 and 10.
Fabian Bennardo: harp on tr. 3.
Phil Corthouts: banjo on tr. 1, acoustic guitar on tr. 3.
Guido Lehmann: pedal steel guitar on tr. 3, harp on tr. 11.
Will Deckers: banjo on tr. 14, mandolin on tr. 15, 16.
Gilles D.: bass on tr. 3.
Renaud Lesire: bass on tr. 4 and 6.
Suzy Vander Stappen: bass on 14-16.
Mississipi Heat and Renaud Patigny on tr. 9: Renaud Patigny; piano, Pierre Lacocque, harp; Steve Doyle, electric guitar; Stephen “The Kid” Howard, bass; Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, drums.

Elmore D.: vocals, Stella 12 chords, National Triolian.
Willie Maze: drums.
Gilles D.: percussions on tr. 1 and 2.
Hein Koop: keybord.
Lazy Horse: guitar, National Resolectric, mandolin.
Big Dave: harp on tr. 3, 4, 6, 8.
Renaud Lesire: harp on tr. 7.
Vincent “Mimile” Lesire: vocals on tr. 6.