Begging For Your Hand

My little tribute to the Gypsy swing standard “Bei mir bist du scheijn!” I dared to sing twice …

compare the version of a virtual jam session with Alfonso Llorente, Bogota, Colombia:

compare the version of a virtual jam session with DDJohn, clarinetist in Paris, France:

last year we had another jam session – with jmrukkers (vocals and organ), Gernot (blues harp), me (banjo, guitar) and Luzz (bass and saxophone solo at the end):

The history of this song went through various stages: In 1932 it began as a somewhat superficial musical. 1936 in Hitler’s Germany it was presented with ugly anti-Jewish propaganda. 1942 in several concentration camps it had to be played by Jewish musicians to amuse the SS soldiers. 2015, 50 years after the liberation, Jewish survivors report this – crying. Meanwhile, the musical material has been included by Gypsy jazz musicians in their repertoire: Perhaps as a memorial of resistance, because many Gypsy’s were gassed in the concentration camps.


About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

3 responses to “Begging For Your Hand

  1. I think I like the last one best, Frizz. I love all this virtual jamming and sound clouding you get up to. A true exchange of good spirits.

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  2. I’ve come to really like this tune and all the versions you bring!

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  3. Love your rendition, Frizz. This song really does have an interesting history behind it. I’m sure it will never die. 🙂


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