August 07, 2009

Flashback Friday: "Lady Karneval".

Considering the fact that my parents are visiting right now, I am experiencing a slight wave of nostalgia while remembering my past.

In Czech republic, there is one artist that has been active in the spot light for over 50 years. His name is Karel Gott. His voice and enigmatic charisma with which he conveyed the multitude of beautiful melodies and lyrics created by other talented Czech writers and composers signifies and defines the music of my early childhood.
To me his name simply equals with my introduction to the world of music.

This Friday I will share with you the first song ever that had an impact on my life.
Or so I have been told.
I love music and I believe that my love for music was evident already when I was a baby. My parents claim, that at any time I was unhappy or crying as a toddler and they ran out of options or ideas on what to do to comfort me, they eventually almost always resolved to playing this particular song. As soon as the tunes of "Lady Karneval" were in the air, I was immediately quiet and even smiled.

I have to admit that even today this music still makes me want to dance. Please enjoy the below medley and the feel of 60's and 70's performances of this - to most of you - completely unknown, but unusually talented artist.

11 comments:

Rajesh said...

Music is always plays the role of comforter. They even say pregnant woman should listen to music.

Cottage Garden said...

Flashback Friday indeed - all the way back to the 60s ... is he Czech Republic's answer to Cliff Richard!
Your taste in music, like mine, is very eclectic. Loved it!
x

Betsy said...

That is so cute...better than a pacifier, huh!

Julie Hibbard said...

Love it love it!! He's so cute too! He would make me feel better too!!
Love the montage of his looks....
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend!!!

Tereza Š. said...

Karel Gott is true legend...I think even our kids will listen his music.
I totally love Lady Karneval- I sing it in a shower, hehe :)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Remember the past with nostalgia and dream the happiness of future...

Blogaire said...

Well mein Gott - would you believe I never ever heard Karel Gott before! It's amazing how an artiste can be a household name in one country and yet be virtually unknown in another. In Ireland the golden era for home based talent was in the Sixties and Seventies when there was a phenomenon called Showbands, who all had charismatic lead singers - Big Tom & the Mainliners, Joe Dolan & the Drifters, Dickie Rock & the Miami and many more. The usually did cover versions of American hits but were virtually unknown outside of Ireland.
Is Karel Gott still making music? Sometimes I go for a drink in The Czech Inn in Dublin, lots of beautiful Eastern European girls go there, it could be a useful chatup line for me!

Valentine said...

Hi Ms. Z!! I love that song. Big band music always make me smile.. and you're right about music being incredibly comforting. Even my pets feel the same way.

xx

V

Protege said...

=Rajesh,
that is so very true.;) Thanks for stopping by.;)

=Jeanne,
you nailed, he truly is.;) In fact, Cliff Richard once stated that it is indeed very fortunate that Karel Gott was not born in the UK, as then he (Cliff) would be out of job.;))
Thank you for your always kind words.;)
xo

=Besty,
yes indeed!;))
xo

=Julie,
yes, I too love that video, as it shows him in 3 different decades; 60, 70 and perhaps even early 80.;))
Always love when you stop by.;)
xo

=Tereza,
it was great to hear that even your generation still appreciates his music; thank you so much for this comment.;)
xo

=Philip,
what a great sentence and so very true.;))

=Blogaire,
what a great comment, enjoyed reading it very much! Yes, do mention Karel and you will definitely be a hit with the girls.;)) He is still very active and still very popular. He is as young and vigorous as a 20 year old, even though he celebrated 70 this year. The fact that he has a very young wife and two small kids (one is pretty much newborn) shows that life can start at any age.;))

=Valentine,
how incredibly fun that you liked this tune, even if it the song is twice your age;)) Always love when you stop by.;))xo

Noelle Chantal said...

you must be very happy that your parents visited you. i guess you had so much fun that day. :)

anyway, that's so cute that there's a specific song that calm you when you were a baby. and i see you are lover of music since birth! hehe :)

Protege said...

=Noelle,
we had a great time.;)) But it went by too fast.;))
I love music and I think it is fun that I did already when I was little.;)