Paris (Tribute to Django Reinhardt)

by Wily Bo Walker & Amir Ben-Haim

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Having worked together last year (2012) on the massive NY Funk track 'Irritated Shadow', Amir Ben-Haim and Wily Bo Walker found a mutual admiration of the music of Django Reinhardt.

As a tribute to Django, they got together on the anniversary of Django's birthday, 23rd January, and wrote the track 'Paris' as a tribute both to their love of Django's music but also to their mutual love of the French capital!

(And the title of course is a direct nod to Django's album 'Paris 1945')!!!

Recording the track on the anniversary of the recordings for that album (25th Jan) and mastering their track at Mike Fullers' Fullersound Studios on the anniversary of Django's album release (26th Feb) Wily Bo and Amir have ensured the track is as fitting a tribute to Django Reinhardt as possible.

To also celebrate Paris, the world's most romantic city, the song will fittingly be released on the first day of spring - 20th March 2013

It will be available worldwide on iTunes and all good online stores

Some very special people joined Amir and Wily Bo in this production including Yaron Gershovsky (Manhattan Transfer, Wayne Shorter etc), Kareña K on Backing Vocals and Vocal Arrangements, Mix by Steve Gordon (Bon Jovi, Prince, Al Green etc) with the final Master being done by Mike Fuller (Rod Stewart, The Eagles, John Cougar, Eric Clapton etc)

lyrics

FALL IN LOVE WITH PARIS
THE STAGE IS SET
AND IF YOU WATCH
YOU’LL SEE THE PLOT UNFOLD
THE STORY IS THE SAME
TIME AND TIME AGAIN
THIS FOOLISH HEART WILL ALWAYS
FALL FOR ROMANCE

BELLS ARE RINGING
BIRDS WILL SING
AND WE WILL DANCE
WHILE DJANGO PLAYS GUITAR
OUR LOVE WILL FLOW LIKE WINE
THE WORLD WILL START TO SHINE
A WHISPER AND A GLANCE
AND THEN THE SPELL IS CAST

TRIP THE LIGHT IN PARIS
UNDER THE MOON
SWAYING
IN MY ARMS
ALONG THE SEINE
OUR LOVE WILL START TO SING
TO GYPSY VIOLINS
THAT FLOAT ON HIGH AND DISAPPEAR
INTO THE NIGHT

BELLS ARE RINGING
BIRDS WILL SING
AND WE WILL DANCE
WHILE DJANGO PLAYS GUITAR
OUR LOVE WILL FLOW LIKE WINE
THE WORLD WILL START TO SHINE
A WHISPER AND A GLANCE
AND THEN THE SPELL IS CAST

I SWEAR TO THIS DAY
YOU CAN HEAR DJANGO PLAYING
MIDNIGHT DOWN THE CHAMPS ELYSEE
TRAVEL BACK IN TIME WITH ME
AND LISTEN TO HIS GUITAR…

FALL IN LOVE IN PARIS
WHERE YOUNG LOVERS DREAM
WATCHING AS THE PASSION PLAY UNFOLDS
IT STARTS OUT WITH A KISS
THAT SWEET MOMENT OF BLISS…
IF DJANGO WERE ALIVE
HE WOULD SAY IT LIKE THIS…

© 2013 Amir Ben-Haim & Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.

credits

released March 20, 2013
Wily Bo Walker - Lead Vocal and Lyrics

Amir Ben-Haim - Composition, Arrangements & Production, Guitars, Bass, Percussion (played on acoustic guitar)
Kareña K - Background Vocals & Vocal arrangements 
Yaron Gershovsky - Piano
Ron Ben-Haim - Vocal Effects

Steve Gordon - Mix
Mike Fuller - Mastering

Django Reinhardt - Inspiration

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Wily Bo Walker London, UK

Wily Bo Walker is a Scottish artist, songwriter, composer and performer noted for his characterful vocals and swaggering 'live' performances.

'The Wily Bo Walker Story' is a twin album release (Jan 2016) comprising his trilogy of albums from 2015:
('Moon Over Indigo', 'Stone Cold Beautiful' & 'A Long Way From Heaven') plus 8 bonus tracks!

…turn on the radio and drive, drive, DRIVE!!!
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