Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman Shes Homeless

In a interview Waters expanded on the story behind how she came up with the lyrics for the song:. I recall an interview with a Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman Shes Homeless dance music magazine about this tune. Published By — Basement Boys Music. The song is also widely regarded as one of the biggest classics of house music and has been remixed several times. This was on the radio, video shows, clubs, raves Official Charts Company.

I recall an interview with a Dutch dance music magazine about this tune. Crystal: "I was hanging out in my apartment, minding my own business, and after some time, a homeless lady was sitting outside in the vicinity of where I lived, singing all kinds of things.

One of these tunes kept lingering in my head, it went like "la da dee, la da da" all the time. I simply could not get it out, so I decided to incorporate the "la da dee, la da da" as an ad-lib and write a song around it, describing all I observed. However, after hearing a home-recorded demo, the Basement Boys insisted that Crystal would sing it herself. The rest is history. The Basement Boys turned the demo into a club smash, which crossed over to lots of radio stations and charted No.

This was a real crossover hit in the UK in the summer of '91 I remember it because I was still at school and everyone sang along in the social hut, just before we broke up for the summer holidays! Even hardened dance music hayterz were singing along Have: Want: Avg Rating: 4. In Search Of In a interview Waters expanded on the story behind how she came up with the lyrics for the song:. Even though the sound was a huge dance hit, Crystal Waters wanted people to listen to the lyrics about homelessness.

She actually was upset that they weren't listening to the lyrics. At her prompting, the record company put a label with the addition of "She's Homeless" on the cover. Billboard wrote about the song: "Inspired deep house dish has already begun to explode at club level, thanks to Waters' unique vocal and a hypnotic hook and groove crafted by hot production team the Basement Boys.

Expect extensive radio action at several formats momentarily. Do I love it? Mainland Europe is next. Retitled "Gypsy Woman La Da Dee ", the song was the highest-debuting single for a new act in the UK Singles Chart at that time — its debut at three was later eclipsed by Gabrielle 's " Dreams " entering at two, then by Whigfield 's " Saturday Night " debuting at number one.

The music video for "Gypsy Woman" was directed by Mark Pellington. Slant Magazine ranked the song 48th in its Greatest Dance Songs list in , adding:. And in , The Guardian mentioned the song on their 'A history of modern music: Dance'.

The song's elements were used as the basis for 2 Eivissa 's single " Oh La La La ", which itself became an international hit. In , producers Joey Malzone and Greg Padula issued a white label remix of the track. At the end of the song "Bums" by Mr.

Hyde and Necro , there is a quick sample of Waters saying, "homeless She's homeless. In summer , Sam Sparro recorded a cover of the song in London with his touring band. He released the song as a B-side to his single " Pocket ". The latter sample is routed through a vocoder -like instrument, which is also driven by chords of the "Gypsy Woman" organ sample. The song was released on the Spinnin' Deep imprint of Spinnin' Records.

Two versions of the song were recorded: the "Day" mix and the "Nite" mix, both released on July 22, Its accompanying music video features Vassy and Waters who received co-writing credits , which pays homage to the "Gypsy Woman" music video.

In , Nick Brewer collaborated with Bibi Bourelly to create the song 'Talk To Me', which uses the song's melody after the chorus and samples part of the song.

The song is played in a fashion show at the end of the King of the Hill episode " Husky Bobby ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This article is about the song by Crystal Waters. Billboard magazine April 20, , page Retrieved January 25, Gavin Report. Retrieved April 17, Retrieved November 23, Retrieved January 26, Slant Magazine. January 30, Retrieved April 16, I just feel grateful and thankful that I sat down and wrote the song.

We'll have things fixed soon. Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. Album Surprise. Gypsy Woman La Da Dee La Da Da Lyrics [Verse 1] She wakes up early every morning Just to do her hair, now Because she cares, ya'll Her day, oh wouldn't be right Without her makeup She's never out of makeup She's just like you and me But she's homeless she's homeless As she stands there singing for money [Chorus] La da dee la dee dow, la da dee la dee dow La da dee la dee dow, la da dee la dee dow La da dee la dee dow, la da dee la dee dow [Verse 2] In my sleep I see her begging Preaching: "Please!

More on Genius. What have the artists said about the song? Crystal Waters: When it comes to the song itself, the lyrics came straight out of reality.

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Everybody was singing along to this without knowing it was House music! Got myself two copies. Reply Notify me 2 Helpful. GoodNF March 11, Report. I recall an interview with a Dutch dance music magazine about this tune. Crystal: "I was hanging out in my apartment, minding my own business, and after some time, a homeless lady was sitting outside in the vicinity of where I lived, singing all kinds of things. One of these tunes kept lingering in my head, it went like "la da dee, la da da" all the time.

I simply could not get it out, so I decided to incorporate the "la da dee, la da da" as an ad-lib and write a song around it, describing all I observed. However, after hearing a home-recorded demo, the Basement Boys insisted that Crystal would sing it herself. The rest is history. The Basement Boys turned the demo into a club smash, which crossed over to lots of radio stations and charted No. Hardy Jr. The song is famous for its "la da dee, la dee da" refrain and its often-sampled keyboard riff.

The song is also widely regarded as one of the biggest classics of house music and has been remixed several times. It reached the top 10 in at least eight countries, including Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States, and it peaked at number 11 in Australia and France. Crystal Waters grew up in a very musical family. Her great aunt, Ethel Waters was a famous singer and actor in the s. Waters' father was a jazz musician and her uncle was the lead saxophonist with MFSB.

At age eleven she began writing poetry and took her writing seriously enough to be inducted into the American Poetry Society when she was 14, the youngest person ever to receive that honor. After studying business and computer science at the university, she worked for the DC government, in the computer division, issuing arrest warrants. A workmate's cousin owned a recording studio and Waters found out that they needed backing singers.

She went down, got the job and became a writer and backup singer. They wanted her to write some house songs for them while keeping her jazz influences intact. Hardy, Jr. The song is about a homeless woman who still wears make-up and thinks of herself as beautiful despite busking on a street corner.

The song includes the chorus of "La da dee, la da da" and a much-sampled organ refrain. It was released as the first single from her debut album, Surprise. Waters began working on the song after receiving beats from her producers she was supposed to write lyrics over. It was the song's heavy bass line that inspired her to riff "la da dee la da da" overtop of the rhythm, but she had trouble coming up with lyrics to match those short syllables.

In a interview Waters expanded on the story behind how she came up with the lyrics for the song:. Even though the sound was a huge dance hit, Crystal Waters wanted people to listen to the lyrics about homelessness.

She actually was upset that they weren't listening to the lyrics. At her prompting, the record company put a label with the addition of "She's Homeless" on the cover. Billboard wrote about the song: "Inspired deep house dish has already begun to explode at club level, thanks to Waters' unique vocal and a hypnotic hook and groove crafted by hot production team the Basement Boys.

Expect extensive radio action at several formats momentarily. Do I love it? Mainland Europe is next. Retitled "Gypsy Woman La Da Dee ", the song was the highest-debuting single for a new act in the UK Singles Chart at that time — its debut at three was later eclipsed by Gabrielle 's " Dreams " entering at two, then by Whigfield 's " Saturday Night " debuting at number one.

The music video for "Gypsy Woman" was directed by Mark Pellington. Slant Magazine ranked the song 48th in its Greatest Dance Songs list in , adding:. And in , The Guardian mentioned the song on their 'A history of modern music: Dance'.

The song's elements were used as the basis for 2 Eivissa 's single " Oh La La La ", which itself became an international hit. In , producers Joey Malzone and Greg Padula issued a white label remix of the track. At the end of the song "Bums" by Mr. Hyde and Necro , there is a quick sample of Waters saying, "homeless She's homeless. In summer , Sam Sparro recorded a cover of the song in London with his touring band.

Album Surprise. Gypsy Woman La Da Dee La Da Da Lyrics [Verse 1] She wakes up early every morning Just to do her hair, now Because she cares, ya'll Her day, oh wouldn't be right Without her makeup She's never out of makeup She's just like you and me But she's homeless she's homeless As she stands there singing for money [Chorus] La da dee la dee dow, la da dee la dee dow La da dee la dee dow, la da dee la dee dow La da dee la dee dow, la da dee la dee dow [Verse 2] In my sleep I see her begging Preaching: "Please!

More on Genius. What have the artists said about the song? Crystal Waters: When it comes to the song itself, the lyrics came straight out of reality.

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