Track ID: Sabres of Paradise - Wilmot

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last weekend i heard a song that sounded like the original version of wilmot. it had the same melody, but was a polka or somethign. can anyone id?

:| (....), Monday, 8 November 2004 01:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Wow....I'd like to know if such a thing exists as well!

peepee (peepee), Monday, 8 November 2004 03:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

me too.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 8 November 2004 04:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

fuck if i know what the track was called. it's CALYPSO btw.

vahid (vahid), Monday, 8 November 2004 04:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

oh wait, actually the track is called "uncle jo' gimme mo'"

listen here:

vahid (vahid), Monday, 8 November 2004 04:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


jed_ (jed), Monday, 8 November 2004 05:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it's funny because i spent much of the weekend thinking hard about wilmot and what it means. see, i spent most of friday listening to screamadelica, which meant i spent a lot of time listening to the track "loaded", which basically pivots on the fantastically catchy horn hook ... i think the short story in the haunted dancehall booklet for "wilmot" must be about weatherall's anxiety after producing screamadelica ...

"it was the trumpet line that did it. nevermind chasing after etheral angels or earthly skirt. chase that tune, scour the shacks, pester the sound boys"

i guess it functions as a sort of therapy for weatherall. first by allowing him to reconnect with the grubby ground-level roots of soundboys and acetate cut in backyard sheds. second, by relating his need to "chase that tune" ("loaded"?) to the more universal crate digging impulse. he sort of integrates these two urges by using the hook from a 30s calypso tune about drug addiction to anchor the central song on what i've always regarded as his "comedown" album, not so much in the sense of post-club comedown but more in the context of the serious drug rehab he was going through (or had just finished, i guess)

vahid (vahid), Monday, 8 November 2004 05:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I love the "reggae" version of Wilmot that they play on the video. Is this version available on CD?

dog latin (dog latin), Monday, 8 November 2004 08:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

everyone go to slsk and get the bootleg of wilmot with $.50 rapping over it.

vahid (vahid), Monday, 8 November 2004 08:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

anyone had any joy finding the Wilmoth Houdini track?

jed_ (jed), Monday, 8 November 2004 14:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

rihgt now theres a nihonjin with ask-first policy on slsk who has it.

:| (....), Monday, 8 November 2004 14:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


unfortunaetly its not the version i heard, which had no piano but a rhytmic tuba. im also not sure if there was any singing.

:| (....), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 10:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

thankyou! it still sounds good to me and sounds like the version i have heard clips of.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 9 November 2004 14:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

the orig track is "bucovina" by ian oliver feat. shantel, as somewhat redundantly detailed here:

sabres of paradise - "wilmot" ... ian oliver feat. shantel - "bucovina" ... mighty dub katz - "son of wilmot" ... ??? ... ???

Tracer Hand, Monday, 23 June 2008 23:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

meaning the track that's the answer to the orig poster's question

Tracer Hand, Monday, 23 June 2008 23:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's on a copmpilation called balkan bangers and gypsy beats

the next grozart, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 00:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

maceo - crack dat wilmot

made this track a couple years ago

and what, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

nice! on my way home now. i still want to hear that sped-up latin version, it's probably one of the bazillion remixes of bucovina

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 17:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha e that's good

sorry orig poster thing is just shantel (2003), not ian oliver, i am 1x idiot

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 00:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

A+ ethan

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 25 June 2008 01:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

So did Wilmouth Houdini do the actual original tune or what? Incidentally his version of Rum & Coca-Cola was my favourite old song of 2011.

I want your nose, your shoes and your unicycle (dog latin), Monday, 30 January 2012 15:24 (six years ago) Permalink

as far as i can tell he wrote the track although he has a few that sound exactly like that one^ bar the lyrics.

jed_, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:44 (six years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Single version (of the SoP track) >>>>>>>>> album version.

ledge, Monday, 26 October 2015 10:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Seriously does anyone rate the album version? It's like the single version emaciated. They start off the same but after the first minute the album version does the re-rewind thing and then... nothing, except the main horn theme and the bassline. No organ counterpart, no guitar, no lunatic scatting, and no spiralling drum fill. Never really listened to the album before so it was a weird (though easily rectified) disappointment when it came up on spotify discover.

ledge, Monday, 26 October 2015 22:52 (three years ago) Permalink

god, i used to listen to this on a loop. yes, the lp version is denuded of everything that makes the single version so triumphant and messed up.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 27 October 2015 06:16 (three years ago) Permalink

fuck why did you have bring up wilmot.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 27 October 2015 07:18 (three years ago) Permalink

I like the album version and think it fits better - the single version would be too jarring in the context of the rest of the album, though its one of the weaker tracks on there

This album holds up really well for me, particularly the last few tracks

saer, Tuesday, 27 October 2015 07:59 (three years ago) Permalink

I see your point. Don't know what to do if I play the album again - which I probably will. Might have to skip it and have a separate Wilmot moment another time.

Credible hypothesis: 'Theme' is responsible for the rise of Mark Ronson and his ilk?

ledge, Tuesday, 27 October 2015 12:48 (three years ago) Permalink

cannot recommend the shantel version highly enough, it has become my favorite version of this song

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 13:10 (three years ago) Permalink

huh, i love this track but didn't know there was much in the two versions.

canoon fooder (dog latin), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:11 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

lol - "the way" by fastball is basically a pub-rock version of this song

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 2 December 2017 23:26 (one year ago) Permalink

god the shantel song still slays

the tambourine coming in around :50 is honestly one of my all-time "yippeeeeeeeee" moments, just massive grin no matter where i am

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 2 December 2017 23:28 (one year ago) Permalink

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