“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day.
Today our second guests is a totally enchanting chanteuse, songwriter and harmonica player, from Paris, living in London and imbued with the lascivious spirit of Eartha Kitt and the inestimable class of Billie Holiday, and to be imbibed with a fruity red. Gitane propelled, rockabilly infused she is part 50s, part 20teens, totally timeless. She’s recorded three albums – “Kiss of Fire” (2011), “Stealing Flowers” (2013) and last year’s “Life Is Beautiful If You Let It” and has a new EP “One Step Forward”. A free spirit with an easy way to your ear and heart, bienvenue and welcome to Velvet Sheep the uniquely talented, Florence Joelle!
And here is Florence’s suitably jazzy “song for ewe” from Stan Getz…
“From its cheeky drum intro, when Stan’s saxophone comes pouring in like honey, to the swinging chorus, this song fills me with delight every time I hear it. Stan’s horn sits high in the mix, as bit like Sinatra’s voice, and can he sing… No one’s got a tone like this. I just never want it to end.
And to think this was a live studio recording from the early ’50s produced by a gangster who ran the label, when no one in the band was really known at the time, makes me dream. In fact I’ll just go and pour myself a glass of something good and play it again.”