THE KLEZMORIM > Bio > Guest Players > Rue de Seine Chorus 

Guest Vocalists:  1986

Album:  Jazz-Babies of the Ukraine

Profile:  The Rue de Seine Chorus was actually a bunch of French pedestrians Rick Foster roped in off the street just before we started recording "Minnie the Moocher" at Studio Acousti in Paris. Totally flummoxed, these boulevardiers managed to do the Cab Calloway call-and-response thing in a single take — after which we kicked them out the door, baguettes flying. Music may not be the universal language, but scat-singing surely is.