An experiment by telefan (lead guitar) and me (backing guitar): related to the French Gypsy swing standard “Les Yeux Noirs” (English: “Black Eyes” / Dark Eyes – Russian: Очи чёрные – Ochi Chyornye). Louis Armstrong liked this too singing “Otchi Tchor Ni Ya” / “Ochi Chernyie” = Очи Черные (Otchi ~ Ogi = Eyes? Очи Чор Ни Я who can help?) – maybe wrong spelling of the Russian title in Louis Armstrong’s lyrics…
now four YouTube links:
1 – Louis Armstrong
2 – Django Reinhardt’s version:
3 – Patricia Kaas:
4 – with wild violinist:
I often listened to Gypsy guitarists in the Netherlands (many of those musicians were killed during WW II in the concentration camps by the Nazi beasts in Germany) – I tried to fingerpick alone on my guitar = my modern German tribute to the Gypsies and their swinging kind of music, most famous hero: Django Reinhardt.