MARCEL AZZOLA, Last Night, 1961Posted: October 23, 2010
“New Accordion Rock” was just another trick to get teenagers to buy a record made by a bunch of professional French musicians. I don´t think it worked. Teenagers were much smarter than that. They knew that accordions just don´t rock.
However if you close your eyes and simply listen to Last Night, a cover version of the Mar-Keys instrumental soul classic, and imagine not to be somewhere in a café along the river Seine but way over the Atlantic ocean in a state named after the King of France, this could be a song played by Nathan Abshire or Clifton Chenier. Well, at least for a couple of seconds and when they were on a slow night.
I still like these songs. Except for: “Love doesn´t exist”. With that I wholeheartedly disagree…