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Dido’s Crown Playlist

I can only write to atmospheric music or soundtracks (I went on and on about it in this video) but I definitely used this soundtrack to get me into the Maghreb in the 1930s. In fact, track four, “Puisque Vous Partez En Voyage” is even mentioned in chapter two of the book!

The playlist is all popular music from the mid-1930s, including two tracks by French chanteuse Mireille and one from the very popular Egyptian singer Asmahan. I’ve included links to YouTube videos below.

  1. Tunisia Azaan (adhan)
  2. Ya habibi taala” by Asmahan
  3. Vingt Et Vingt” by Mireille
  4. Puisque Vous Partez En Voyage” by Mireille
  5. You’re the Top” by Cole Porter (sung by Cole Porter!)
  6. Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind” by Ken “Snakehips” Johnson & His West Indian Dance Band
  7. The Sheik of Araby” by Ken “Snakehips” Johnson & His West Indian Dance Band
  8. Stompin’ At the Savoy” by Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  9. Rock It for Me” by Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  10. You Showed Me the Way” by Chick Webb & His Orchestra
  11. Devoting My Time to You” by Chick Webb & His Orchestra

You can also check out the full playlist on Spotify.


Today’s selfie. My 14s in uber thin socks that soak up my musk quickly in my well seasoned black ken Coles.
I Wish someone’s nose was vacuuming them so i could feel the cool air rush past my steamy toes, hot out of my shoes.