Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Meta Roos and Nippe Sylwéns Band must have been the hippest jazz outfit in all of Sweden back in 1978. And not just because of Meta's feathered bangs, which were considered cutting-edge fashion at the time. Or because of these highly-covetable headphones:

There's not a lot of information in English about Meta Roos, unfortunately. All I know is that many years later she would sing the theme song "A World Full Of Life" in the Swedish dubbed version of The Lion King, and provide the voice of the mother weasel in... well, some movie that has a mother weasel. One thing's for sure, though, she definitely never became a street walking woman. (...or did she?)

The mystery is still out on Nippe. Swedish translation sites seem to indicate that either the word nippe or sylwén means "jewelry", from which we can conclude only one of two things: that his ancestors were the makers of fine quality gemstone necklaces, or his parents were a tad kooky in choosing "Jewelry" as the first name for their baby boy. But we mustn't worry ourselves over these petty details when there is music to enjoy. For now let's venture back to 1978 for a cozy evening at the Gyllene Cirkeln jazz club in Stockholm...



 

9 Comments:

dimman said...
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Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6k13mjrV4s

Moore Meta! Thanks for a great blogg.

Long time listener, first time caller

JF
Sweden

Lucie said...

Hi JF, thanks for listening and I'm glad you called (please keep calling!)

And to the person who offered help with my swedish (which clearly I desperately need) sorry I didn't have the chance to thank you before you deleted the comment. Actually there's a huge article on the back of the record that I would love to have translated... but I realize that's asking a bit much.

J Thyme...kind said...

Is this LP being shared?

Lucie said...

Hey J Thyme...kind,

All the songs and images we post here are from our own collections -- I'm not sure if the whole album is being shared elsewhere on the web. (It wasn't when I did this post back in July)

J Thyme...kind said...

Too bad. It's an album listed in the first volume of Musica Loco Mundo (Japan).

Lucie said...

So when we provide high-quality mp3's of the two best tracks off an album you don't consider that "sharing"? I would think it's better than nothing.

J Thyme...kind said...

No disrespect. I was just inquiring if you were sharing the whole LP. No worries. I have more then enough music to listen to.

leolyxxx said...

Hey!

Glad to see something swedish here, LOVE this blog and thanks for all the wonderful music!

Love your taste in music and if you ever need any translation from swedish to english or heads up on good swedish vinyl don't hesitate to hit me off on leo@recmode.se , i would love to assist.

best
Leo