The CD's re-issued of the unavoidable "Cocaïne blues" LP of Cyril Lefebvre originaly issued in 1978.
This mythic record, composed with blues, waltzes, strange short pataphysician music and original compositions, shows the talent of Cyril as a guitar player and a real "amateur de musiques".
With a 16 pages booklet with rare pictures and a biography by Dominique Grimaud.
"... de toutes façon, je me considère plus comme un musicien de blues (tel que l'entendent les nords américains) - il s'agit là plus d'une manière de concevoir la musique que d'une musique spécifique! - que comme un musicien."
picture : P.Riou - 1977 - unknown place
More infos at "Les Zut-o-pistes"
Thanks to Dominique Grimaud & Marcelle Galinari.
The amazing Lena Taylor aka Lee Morse (1897/1954), white female singer, used to yodel in the songs she composed as well in her famous blues "Mail man blues". Lee Morse seems to be a forebear of the french "chanson réaliste" and is referenced by Leon Redbone as one of his favorite singer.
"A million me's" (1930) is one of the three one-reel movies she made. (yodeling around 4')
Saül Steinberg is a Romanian graphist, cartoonist and illustrator born in 1914 who studied philosophy in Bucharest, then architecture in Italy. In the late 30S, because of the anti-Semitic laws, he escaped and reached New York where he lived.
His most famous work was the 1976's New Yorker cover, a map delineating not real space but the mental geography of Manhattanites.