Someone getting the blame, defending himself with
‘I didn’t do it’, as well as ‘The devil forced me’. These two statements don’t gel. Musically Cochon Bleu’s attention is shed from Louisiana, across the Gulf of Mexico to Cuba. The added brass section completes this tropical cocktail.
music, lyrics, arrangement Cochon Bleu / Hette Gubbels - lead vocal , electric guitar / Jeroen de Jong - bass, horn arrangement, backing vocal
/ Henk Gubbels - spanish guitar, backing vocal / André Gubbels - drums / Obed Brinkman - trombone / Marten Miedema - trumpet studio
DunnDevil Studio, Groningen, NL; engineer - Bass Mulder / White House Studio, Groningen, NL; engineer - Herman Grimme / home recording @ Obed Brinkman, Groningen, NL mixing and mastering Herman Grimme graphic design André Gubbels
ME AND BOBBY McGEE
This Kris Kristofferson song, Janis Joplin’s biggest hit, takes place lyrically somewhere in between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Actually it isn’t that big a stretch for Cochon Bleu to turn i tinto a cajun waltz, featuring ti fer, fiddle and accordion.
music, lyrics Kris Kristofferson / Fred Foster © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (1971) French translation, arrangement Cochon Bleu
Jeroen de Jong - lead vocal, accordion, acoustic guitar, triangle / Henk Gubbels - violin, backing vocal / Hette Gubbels - backing vocal / André Gubbels - the wind studio home recording @ Het Kraaiennest, Groningen, NL mixing Jeroen de Jong graphic design André Gubbels