Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Alibabki - Kwiat Jednej Nocy (1969)

For those who have wondered what it might sound like if David Axelrod had been hired to arrange a bunch of Central European cabaret tunes for the Polish Supremes... Well, probably no one ever wondered that, but here's your answer: the female Ali Babas and their "Flower of One Night." The song titles may not have much of a ring to them in English, but the music more than makes up for that. Whistling solos, overcompressed drums, angelic harmonies and handclaps in 5/4 time.

Alibabki - "Kwiat Jednej Nocy" LP

The video seems to be a non-album (and not-as-good) version of the single, taped off of Polish national television, but it's got some nice flower shots to compensate:

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