Many people have told us that they feel inspired to do a wee dance around their living room and smile a lot whilst listening to this album.
It’s the fans favourite and has sold more copies than any of the other BordererS CD’s.
Jim & Alex have been influenced by so many musical styles over their lifetime, and it all came flooding out on the “Inspired!” album.
You’ll hear high energy Celtic / Zydeco / World music / Dixieland Jazz / Tex Mex / Traditional Folk and the fantastic Eric Bogle song “Shelter”
The song “Na Mara” ( Gaelic for The Sea ) won the 2003 Musicoz Award for Best World music track in Australia and featured a duet with Ziggy Mabaye Diagne
West African Ziggy, singer and percussionist extraordinaire from Senegal, played and toured internationally for 20 years in the Baaba Maal band as a drummer, dancer and choreographer before settling in Perth.
Ziggy is a master of the sabar drums and the tama (talking drum), and is good friends with Peter Gabriel’s African collaborator, Yousour N’dour.
The funny part was that he actually recorded his vocal parts in a studio in Perth whilst Jim listened and offered advice via the phone in bed in Adelaide.
Alex was wondering what the heck was going on when she came to bed that night and heard Jim shouting: “Higher, down a bit and Ah. That’s just perfect!” It’s when she heard “Can you try that again?” when she questioned what was going on.
The BordererS then got a couple of his complete African takes sent over and sifted through all the best bits.
You will also hear Guest Vocalists like Joe Camilleri from the Black Sorrows, Mel & Sam ( formerly from “Fruit” ) and musicians from the John Farnham, Paul Kelly & Things of Stone and Wood bands.
Guest musicians also included Rick Brewster from “The Angels” and Jack Jones from Southern Sons.
2 Bonus Songs are included to bring the album up to 14 songs.
1) World’s got the Rhythm – Was remixed by K-Boy in London. He was the man behind Kylie Minogue’s big hit “I can’t get you out of my head”
2) Loch Lomond – A live version that was recorded at the Gov in Adelaide, with a lot of passion.
The album was mixed by Paul Gomersal, who produced and mixed all of the No. 1 singles and albums for George Michael.
I love the CD: “Inspired!”
There’s so much consistent good stuff, and the fact that it flips from exuberant joy and inspiration to pensive introspection is fantastic!. And the most inspiring track for me in many ways (‘Jump Right In’) contains the wonderful mondegreen (which is the main part that inspired me to crack on in business on my own): ‘Life is for living’!!
Seriously, that song is a massive self-talk mantra for me to never give up and to go in boots and all.
THE LINEDANCE STORY
Around the world there are now 52 dances to 33 songs by The BordererS, but 8 Linedances actually came from the “Inspired!” CD..
According to Van De Putte Amédée, a group of Belgian musicians who play country music for line dances are performing The BordererS Award Winning song “NA MARA”. They say it’s one of the most loved songs in Belgian clubs.
Line Dance Title… Choreographer
Jump Right In
Jump… Norma Hull
Jump Right In… Phil Partridge (U.K)
Living For The Weekend
You Dancin’ You Askin’?… Eddie McIntosh (U.K)
Loch Lomond… Betty McNeill (Scotland)
Mama Knew Best
Mama Jazz… Bill Bader (Canada)
Mama Knows Best… Bill Bader
An Aram (Na Mara)… Audrey Watson (U.K)
Na Mara… Maggie Galagher (U.K)
Cha Cha Charanne… Ann Ringer (U.K)
One Little Word… Betty McNeill (Scotland)
Sorry… Martin Ritchie (U.K)
Out Of The Shade… Tony Wilson (U.S)
Will You Love Me When I’m Fat, Bald & Ugly?
Will You Love Me When… Martin Ritchie (U.K)
World’s Got The Rhythm
Made With Love… Buffalo Billy (U.K)
Rhythm Inspired… Lin & Les Sainsbury (U.K)