Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You

by Panorama Jazz Band and Panorama Brass Band plus special guests

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This is a compilation of all the music in our Song-of-the-Month Club, "Good Music For You." When you sign up for the club you will not only receive everything we'll be putting out in the future, but also everything we've released so far since May of 2014.

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released May 1, 2015

Dozens of artists including the Panorama Jazz Band, the Panorama Brass Band plus special guests such as clarinetist Dr. Michael White, singer and piano man Davis Rogan, Jazz vocalist Jane Harvey Brown and others.

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The Panorama Jazz Band and the Panorama Brass Band have been working steadily in New Orleans and beyond since 1995. Many hundreds of nightclub gigs, festivals, weddings, crawfish boils and Mardi Gras parades have added to this community of musicians' collective experience, all of which they bring to each of their recordings. ... more

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Track Name: Panorama Jazz Band - Peacock Tail Feather
Peacock Tail Feather

There are many types of birds and they all wear feathers
I should know for I was carried off one day
And many things one can’t explain such as tides and whether
Or not people mean exactly what they say
You miss me since I left you it’s raining while I’m gone
But if you really want me back you’ll listen to my song…

Go and find a Peacock Tail Feather
Hang it on the wall
You can use it to determine whether
I’ll be home by Fall

Then you get that Peacock Tail Feather
Place it on the door
Leave it there to show the neighbors
I’ll be home by four

But if you really need me
You’ll know just what to do
Just go and fetch a fat young goose
And cook enough for two and…

Then you grab that Peacock Tail Feather
Stake it on the moon
Someday soon we’ll be together
I’ll be home by June

I’ll be home very soon!
Track Name: Panorama Jazz Band feat. Yulene Velásquez - Recordando a Venezuela
Nostalgia, me lleno de nostalgia
Al sentirme ausente de mi patria querida
Recordando su gente , sus pueblos, sus praderas
Y mientras más recuerdo, más te quiero Venezuela

Me dicen que ahora estás más bella,
Que los que te visitan se quedan encantados
Se emociona mi alma y emprendo una oración
Dando gracias al cielo y a nuestro Libertador.

Orgullosa me siento al decir "Venezuela"
Pues tienes para todos un poco de amistad
Aquí lo he comprobado desde un pais lejano
Todo el que te visita quiere volver allá.


English Translation:

Nostalgia, I am filled with nostalgia
When I feel far away from my beloved country
Remembering its people, its villages, its meadows...
And the more memories I have, I love you more Venezuela.

They tell me that now you are more beautiful,
That everyone who visits you is enchanted.
It thrills my soul and I undertake a prayer thanking
Heaven and our Deliverer.

I feel proud to say "Venezuela"
Because you have for everyone a bit of friendship.
Even from this far away country, I have the proof
Everyone who visits you wants to return.
Track Name: Panorama Jazz Band - Mellow Down Easy
You jump jump here, jump jump there
Jump jump jump everywhere
Then you mellow down easy
Mellow down easy
Mellow down easy like you really wanna blow your top

You shake shake here, shake shake there
Shake shake shake everywhere
Then you mellow down easy
Mellow down easy
Mellow down easy like you really wanna blow your top

You wiggle wiggle here, wiggle wiggle there
Wiggle wiggle wiggle everywhere
Then you mellow down easy
Mellow down easy
Mellow down easy like you really wanna blow your top
Track Name: Panorama Jazz Band feat. Jane Harvey Brown and Davis Rogan - Shame Shame Shame
Can't stop me now hear what I say
My feet got to move so get out my way
I'm gonna have my say
I'm going to every discotheque
I'm gonna dance dance dance ooh
Till the break of day I say

Shame shame shame, shame on you
If you can't dance too
I say shame shame shame shame shame shame shame
Shame on you
If you can't dance too

Don't stop the motion
If you get the notion
You can't stop the groove
'Cos you just won't move
Got my sun-roof down
Got my diamonds in the back
So put on your shakey wig baby
If you don't I ain't comin' back

(refrain)

If you don't want to go
Remember one monkey don't stop no show
My body needs action ain't gonna blow
Yes I'm going out, I'm going to find a dancin' man
If you really think you're fast
Try to catch me if you can

(Refrain)

Instrumental

(refrain)

Don't stop the motion
If you get the notion
You can't stop the groove
'Cos you just won't move
Got my sun-roof down
Got my diamonds in the back
So put on your shakey wig baby
If you don't I ain't comin' back

(refrain)

Shame. Shame. Shame on you, if you can't dance too.
Track Name: Panorama Jazz Band feat. Jane Harvey Brown - La Mazouk En Avant
Lyrics in Creole and English translation:

La mazouk en avant.
Kavalié ka pointé ,
Les dames subordonnées
Les mains sur le coté.
Robes, jupons, souliers d'or,
Colliers, foulards madras,
Peau kréyol Martinique,
Yo peu di yo joli.
Au bordèl Lè yo bèl!
Yo dou, yo dou, yo dou!
Yo joli, yo joli!
Pa ni, pa ni konsa.
Junn' kon vieu ka pasé,
Étranjé ka rivé,
Yo ka di Martinique
Pa ni pli dou ki sa.


The mazurka is beginning.
The gentlemen are pointing,
The ladies who accompany them
Have their hands on their hips.
Dresses, skirts, gold shoes,
Necklaces, madras scarves,
Creole skin of Martinique,
You can say they are pretty.
They are beautiful!
They are sweet, sweet, sweet!
They are pretty, pretty!
There is none other, none other like them.
Young and old who pass by,
Strangers who arrive.
They will say there is no other place
As sweet as Martinique.
Track Name: Panorama Jazz Band feat. Davis Rogan - Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
Ben:
You work and work, for years and years,
You're always on the go.
You never take a minute off,
Too busy making dough.
Some day you say, you'll have some fun,
When you're a millionaire.
Imagine all that fun you'll have in your old rocking chair...

Chorus:
Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think.
Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink.
The years go by as quickly as a wink.
Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself! It's later than you think.

Davis:
You save and scrimp, you scrimp and save,
You're toiling every day.
Then through a series of complex derivitave swaps
Your savings go away.
Stability is relative, you'll always have that fear.
My advice for investing is to buy your friend a beer.

Ben:
I met a man from 'round the block
With two artificial lungs.
Can't smoke no more, can't drink no more
But he still likes to have his fun.
He says to me, "I'm going down
But I'm still in the game you know.
So you run home and get that clarinet and I'll play the piano.

Davis:
(Monologue in praise of New Orleans' Katrina expatriates)

Chorus
Track Name: Panorama Jazz Band feat. Jane Harvey Brown - Wassail Wassail
Wassail, Wassail

Wassail and Wassail all over the town
The cup it is white and the ale it is brown
The cup it is made of the good ashen tree
And so is the malt of the best barley

For it’s your wassail and it’s our wassail…
And it’s “joy be to you” and a jolly wassail.

There was an old man and he had an old cow
And how for to keep her he didn’t know how
He built up a barn for to keep his cow warm
And a drop or two of cider will do us no harm

No harm, no harm, no harm, no harm…
And a drop or two of cider will do us no harm

Oh where is the maid with the silver headed pin
To open the door and let us come in?
Oh master and missus are sitting by the fire
Pray think upon poor travelers a-travelling in the mire

For it’s your wassail and it’s our wassail…
And it’s “joy be to you” and a jolly wassail.