Episode 7: “I Will Survive”

LOVE! As long as we know how to do it, we know we’ll to stay alive!
There’s no doubt the room was full of love that night, with a packed house and 20 versions on the stage. Every version was a unique interpretation of the Disco classic. Although the song is known as a sort of “gay anthem” not a single interpretation referenced The Village People… too bad! However, JJ couldn’t help himself from a spontaneous mashup with “Stayin’ Alive”… interesting to note the two biggest disco songs of all time have very similar titles.

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Special numbered certificates for the first 100 people who survived all 20 versions… Indeed, more than 100 survived!!

Single LABEL IWS

Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, originally recorded by Gloria Gaynor in 1978

27 June 2014 in Milla Club

INTERPRETING ARTISTS (ca. 51 artists performed!)
Photos below by the talented and generous Florian Goberge <flokoinfo@gmail.com>

ILYA SHNEYVEYS Outrageous Accordion
JJ JONES Johnny Bargeld
MARTIN P Last-Minute Polka
CONNECTONES Crossover Ensemble
HIMMELREICH Hell on Earth „Das bringt mich um“
HANANKOLI Jazz-Folk Fusion
THE BERNARD SAVANT VOX TRIOX Three-part Classical Harmony (Bernard Savant, CLIO, Winter Puchert)
THE HEAVENLY SISTERS OF THE HOLY GLORIA, FEAT. THE SURVIVING GAYNORS Harmoniousness
ZUCKERVOGEL feat. WOLFGANG ROTH Sweet Saxy Blues Guitar
ELECTROLANDLER Rapdichter aus dem elektronischen Kuhfeld http://www.soundcloud.com/electrolandler
SILKY SHY Vox Experimentalus Elektricus
Der Kaiser von Doo Dah presents THE HULLA BALOO BIG BAND Neo-Postmodern- Bigbandism „I Will Survive the Rain“
TITUS WALDENFELS One-Man Wunder Bar
ELECTROJAZZSCHLAGER Discokugel Jazz Madness
SIR HENRY Mind-Boggling Deconstrutivist Keyboardism
FRAU PANCUR Vox Elegancus
GOOD OLD MONTANA SUCKERBOYS Classic Discometal
AURISOUND Vox Intensus
THE PRECIOUS STONES Good Ol’ Rock -n – Roll
FRANK ZAPATA Wildman Blues

(+ spontaneous bonus “Staying Alive” version from JJ)

JJ had to confess: he is NOT a guitar player.

JJ had to confess: he is NOT a guitar player.

Martin Pflanzer called JJ the day of the show to say he wanted to play.

Martin Pflanzer called JJ the day of the show to say he wanted to play.

Connectones orchestrated a fantastic arrangement.

Connectones orchestrated a fantastic arrangement.

The Himmelreich family made a group effort for "Das Bringt Mich Um"

The Himmelreich family made a group effort for “Das Bringt Mich Um”

Hanankoli: Hanna Henigin

Hanankoli: Hanna Henigin

 

Hanankoli: Anke Kortemeier

Hanankoli: Anke Kortemeier

The Bernard Savant Trio: CLIO, not surviving very well

The Bernard Savant Trio: CLIO, not surviving very well

THE HEAVENLY SISTERS OF THE HOLY GLORIA, FEAT. THE SURVIVING GAYNORS

THE HEAVENLY SISTERS OF THE HOLY GLORIA, FEAT. THE SURVIVING GAYNORS

Zuckervogel, wondering what Herr Roth is thinking

Zuckervogel, wondering what Herr Roth is thinking

Saxy Herr Wolfgang Roth

Saxy Herr Wolfgang Roth

Electrolandler (Lorenz Beyer) revealing his secret techniques to JJ

Electrolandler (Lorenz Beyer) revealing his secret techniques to JJ

Silky Shy. That says it all.

Silky Shy. That says it all.

The Hulla Baloo Big Band

Der Kaiser von Doo Dah presents: The Hulla Baloo Big Band

Titus Waldenfels can do it all… and play the guitar with his FEET!

Titus Waldenfels can do it all… and play the guitar with his FEET!

Liedus Interruptus. Was this the same song??JJ had to stop Electrojazzschlager to inquire.

Liedus Interruptus. Was this the same song?? JJ had to stop Electrojazzschlager to inquire.

Sir Henry wanted to play it AGAIN!

Sir Henry wanted to play it AGAIN!

The Good Ole Montana Suckerboys with a wild and maniacal DISCOPUNK version.

The Good Ole Montana Suckerboys with a wild and maniacal DISCOPUNK version.

Aurisound. From the heart.

Aurisound. From the heart.

The Precious Stones papered the Gaynor lyrics onto the Jagger melody to  Beast of Burden.

The Precious Stones papered the Gaynor lyrics onto the Jagger melody from “Beast of Burden”.

Frank Zapata used the blues to keep us keeping on.

Frank Zapata used the blues to keep us keeping on.

Most of the audience survived the entire show!

Most of the audience survived the entire show!

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