Here is a song that I drove myself crazy trying to find over the past few weeks until finally Keepants Erasumus came to my rescue and figured out what it was from a post about it here. The song is called Nello by Roger Salloom (never heard of him before hearing this song on the radio.) There is an accordion which provides the most prominent rhythmic accompaniment. It sounds vaguely ethnic because of this accordion; what do you call this kind of song, with this kind of beat? The English Beat used to play a lot of songs with the same basic rhythm as this one, and the accordion and saxophone.
Is this a French style of music originally? Or is it from the Caribbean, with French influences? It also sounds kind of German or Polish. What do you think?