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The lost art of ….’LANGARM!’….like good carpentry and masonry.

SON: LANGARM (CTS 5043) – CapeTown Sound (via IRIS) – Compilation – Various Artists

Son: Langarm

Son: Langarm

Die SON newspaper has initiated a series of LANGARM functions – and this has mushroomed into a magnificent 2-CD collection of the finest examples of this genre – certainly a dying art-form, much like master carpentry and masonry.

Once upon a time, the Cape was rocked at least annually by a major Langarm hit – much to the mystification of the rest of the country …who have never really caught on to the magic of this unique form of pleasure. Therefore, Die SON’s initiative sparked an exciting return to this happy, happy – and sad – music.

Gathered together on the 2-CD compilation are some of the giants of Langarm – many no longer with us – Jimmy’s Grand Six and The Bobby Hendricks Sound – being the champions, along with the exotically-named Les Swingers, Alpha Rhythms. Les Versatiles, Danny’s Rhythm Combo, Strand Combo, The Royal Sounds, Sally’s Dance Band, 10% Dance Band, Kapityt – and many, many more.

Song titles include solid-gold repertoire – songs such as Patricia, When Will I See You Again, Candle In the Wind and Misty live happily alongside Die Alabama, Januarie Februarie, Hasie and Mama Thembu’s Wedding. Ek se!

And – what would Langarm be without Nuwe Jaar!? So, at the tail-end of the 2nd CD we find Nuwejaarsdag Tango following a delightfully joyful Christmas in Cape Town by the NAC Children’s Choir.

Medleys, Sambas, Vastrap, Quick Step, Waltz , Foxtrot and Keurspel – they’re all there!

The famous ‘Gat Party’s” of the Western Cape never let an evening go by without a very healthy dose of Langarm – and there is no doubt that this economically-priced 44 song collection will set many feet tapping at all kinds of parties and gatherings between now and the sobriety of the second week on January 2010.

CD 1

1. Patricia (Vastrap)       THE BOBBY HENDRICKS SOUND

2. When Will I See You Again       JIMMY’S GRAND SIX

3. Lagunya / Mama Thembu’s Wedding (Medley)    STRAND COMBO
* Lagunya
* Mama Thembu’s Wedding

4. Hot-Hot (Vastrap)       THE SWINGERS

5. Tie A Yellow Ribbon       ALPHA RHYTHMS

6. Cabaret (Quick Step)       LES VERSATILES

7. I’ll be missing you       DANNY’S RHYTHM COMBO

8. My Way         KAPITYT

9. Enjoy Yourself (Medley)       NERINA BRASS

* Enjoy Yourself
* Die Witbroek
* Sousboontjies
* Loslappie

10. Venus (Samba)        THE KINSMEN

11. Rangers (Waltz)       ALPHA RHYTHMS

12. If You Wanna Be Happy       KAPITYT

13. Candle In The Wind       DANNY’S RHYTHM COMBO

14. Anything Goes        LES VERSATILES

15. When I Fall In Love / Misty / Crazy (Blues Medley)   STRAND COMBO

* When I Fall In Love
* Misty
* Crazy

16. Personality        JIMMY’S GRAND SIX

17. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Quickstep)     THE DALLAS DANCE BAND

18. I Do I Do I Do        JIMMY’S GRAND SIX

19. Am I Losing You / Adios Amigo (Waltz Medley)    THE BOBBY HENDRICKS SOUND

* Am I Losing You
* Adios Amigo

20. Sentimental Reasons       LES VERSATILES

21. Tea for Two        ALPHA RHYTHMS

22. I Could Have Danced All Night (Quickstep)    THE ROYAL SOUNDS

CD 2

1. Die Alabama (Medley)       JIMMY’S GRAND SIX
* Januarie Februarie
* Daar Kom Die Alabama
* Boegoe Berg Se Dam

2. I Wanna Wake Up With You       KAPITYT

3. Auf Wiedersehn        DANNY’S RHYTHM COMBO

4. The Nearness Of You (Foxtrot)      STRAND COMBO

5. We’ll Meet Again / A Certain Smile / Waar Is Jy? (Foxtrot Medley)  THE REGENTS

* We’ll Meet Again
* A Certain Smile
* Waar Is Jy?

6. Moppie Medley        SIR EDWARD PETERSEN

7. Amor (Samba)        LES VERSATILES

8. All I Ask Of You        STRAND COMBO

9. Dance With My Father        KAPITYT

10. Smile         LES VERSATILES

11. All By Myself        DANNY’S RHYTHM COMBO

12. Speak Softly Love       ALPHA RHYTHMS

13. Blue Moon        10% DANCE BAND

14. My Heart Will Go On (Foxtrot)      STRAND COMBO

15. Spanish Eyes        JIMMY’S GRAND SIX

16. We’ll Gather Lilacs       ALPHA RHYTHMS

17. Delilah         JIMMY’S GRAND SIX

18. Hasie (Keurspel)       NERINA BRASS

* Hasie
* Mashubella

19. Tulips From Amsterdam       ALPHA RHYTHMS

20. White Christmas (Foxtrot)      THE DALLAS DANCE BAND

21. Christmas In Cape Town      NAC CHRISTMAS CHOIR

22. Nuwejaarsdag (Tango)       SALLY’S DANCE BAND

Available to download at RhythmMusicStore.com

  1. John
    June 29, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Please assist me with the guitar chords for “Goodnight wherever you are” by Strand Combo

  2. December 14, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Please can you send me details were i can find these cd,s

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