1 Go where you go
This album’s twisted love song. Love me,
Drums arranged by Guus van Leeuwen.
2 Ja, graag deel twee
Deel twee van de trilogie: Beknopte geschiedenis
van de westerse cultuur.
Commercie, sex en hebzucht
3 Paradise isn’t lost
As Nilsson wisely said:“Close your eyes and you will see.”
Music is not very latin, but definitely hollyday-ish.
4 The sea
The sound of a steeldrum against a backdrop
of sea and crickets: a very
personal memory. And yes, the intro
is stolen from Stand by me.
Flute played by Wieke Karsten.
5 Llanto del Indio/ El condor pasa
Two songs from the 25 cm album
“ Musique Indienne des Andes “ I bought
in 1960. Originally played by panflutes.
El condor pasa is a part of that song
Paul Simon didn’t use for his version.
6 Punky calypso
A fake Trinidadian punk song.
7 Your hands
Subtitled “ The hands of Richard Claydermann”,
but in this version it became
his Cuban counterpart.
8 She no want I
Introducing the human yo-yo.
The umpteenth version.
10 You’re on your way
The casting couch in all it’s dubious glory.
11 Naughty little flea
Song from a record by Lord Flea and his
Calypsonians I bought in 1960.
The Beach Boys are never far away,
but in this song they’re breathing up my nek.
Summertime means summer love indeed!
13 La bamba
My sister Ina and I once made a choreography to
this song in a version by Los Machucambos.
Now I’m adding my version to the hundreds that already exist.
14 Tropical heat
Starting with a sample from Heatwave
by Marilyn Monroe. For airco lovers.
Definitely not autobiographical.
15 Trabando en una mina/ Barquero
Two flamenco songs originally sung acapella
by convicts rowing the galleys.
The first one is aptly called
“ Working in a coalmine”. (Allan Toussaint?)
16 A merry can
For Bert. Flute played by Wieke Karsten. Thanks a lot.
17 If you wanna clean up the world you’ve gotta start at home
Dedicated to zealots and bigots everwhere.
18 Rabela dos namoricos
From the record “ Canção do Algarve”
I bought in 1959. A rich melody to a
typical Portugese toom ta ta toom ta ta rhythm.
Arranged in you-know-who style.
Play & Listen: “Punky Calypso”
Play & Listen: “Tenderly”
Xing the Equ8tor is about the only thing we took from South-America without
having to kill for: Their music!
We even gave them some of ours in return.
Wim Oudijk, October 2000.
Produced, arranged, instruments & vocals by Wim Oudijk.
Mixed by Guus van Leeuwen & Wim Oudijk.
Cover by Bert Koops & Wim Oudijk
Flute on 4 & 16 by Wieke Karsten