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1 hour ago, DJ360 said:

No love for Nanci Griffith? :(

Excellent singer in all respects, DJ, but for some reason I never encountered her work at the time. Busy life 70s and 80s.

I'm interested by your selection though and will catch up sometime tonight. Cheers.

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1 hour ago, Enigma. said:

 

I looked up the song to see what inspired it.….

 the song was created after keyboardist Dave Greenfield sadly died in 2020.

JJ says of the meaning behind the track:

“Next thing I knew, Dave passed away. So I started writing about that… He was one of life’s innocents. So I thought it would be good to mark the point – ‘innocence has left this house, to wander among the stars, to light a path before us so we can see’. Just thought, that summed Dave up.”


A strange idea to me but it obviously meant something to the person who wrote it

 


 

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3 hours ago, Willow wilson said:

Busy life 70s and 80s.

 

Same here.  I didn't really pick up on Nanci until the mid 90s.

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On 8/15/2021 at 4:35 AM, IAN FINN said:

Remember Mud Mud Glorious Mud

 

On 8/13/2021 at 10:29 AM, DJ360 said:

'Afraid we can't do much about the quality..' Or similar.  Pure genius.

 

On 8/12/2021 at 8:48 PM, Jill Sparrow said:

The Gas Man Cometh.

I really enjoy Flanders and Swan clever lyrics and tunes so many gems that become ear worms.

My favourites include The Hippopotamus Song and A Transport of Delight and The Gasman Cometh

 

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Yes, Oz. There is the danger of earworms!  Mozart's horn concerto is still going round in my head.

 

However, it's worth it to see two very talented people enjoying that now endangered animal, The English Sense of Humour!

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Used to love Dancing in a Bar with the 'Juke Box'' throbbing...

John Travolta does it brilliant.......without taking his 'Mac'' off.........

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I mentioned the Merseybeats/Merseys in the Don Everly Obituary thread..which got me thinking about a few gorgeous songs they did way back..

 

 

 

Bowie.. eat your heart out....

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'Do you Wanna Dance' ?

Must have asked this question all over Britain.....

Shortened to ''Dance Duck'' in Nottingham.............

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Didn’t Chris Montez have a song with the same title or at least similar? Very often played at Goose Fair?

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Lets Dance Duck...........this one SG ?

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S.G, I think Chris Montez' version was called "Lets Dance", although I've been known to be wrong.  :victory:

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14 hours ago, Beekay said:

S.G, I think Chris Montez' version was called "Lets Dance", although I've been known to be wrong. 

You are right BK, often heard whilst on the Waltzer or Whiplash at the Goose Fair or during Wakes Week in many of the local towns. Along with many of Johnny and the Hurricanes hits like Rockin' Goose and Red River Rock.

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Surprised there's no reference to the sad passing of Charlie, not even in the defunct obituary thread.

Tried to post a song on her from Youtube from the Alexis Korner tribute gig at the Palais..

 

No play unless you take the Google app!

They move fast....only cut browser download plug in's about 3 months ago.

 

IMonthly subscription??

 

 

 

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@HSRCharlie has been remembered in another thread.

 

23 hours ago, Stavertongirl said:

Didn’t Chris Montez have a song with the same title or at least similar? Very often played at Goose Fair?

 

Bit of confusion going on here peeps. Do try to keep up! :laugh:

 

Do You Wanna Dance was an original written and recorded in 1958 by US singer Bobby Freeman, who was also known for 'Dance' songs, such as 'The Duck' (may explain Nottm confusion..;)) ,The Swim, etc.

Cliff Richard released it as a single in the UK in 1961.( It follows on from the Freeman version on Youtube).  I think it may also have featured in one of his films but not sure on that. The Beach Boys did a version later, as did Johnny Rivers.. and no doubt others. You can find the Bobby Freeman version on the soundtrack to American Graffitti.

 

 

'Let's Dance' is a totally different song and was a hit for Chris Montez in the UK in 1962, and a few more times on re-issue.  Montez also became known for his gently 'rocked up' versions of classics from the 'Great American Songbook', such as 'The More, I See You', 'There will Never Be Another You', 'Time After Time', 'Call Me' etc.

 

 

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HSR. Is this what you meant?  Paul Jones (Manfed Mann/Blues Band) Dick Heckstall-Smith (Alexis Korner's Blues Inc. and many others) Charlie Watts (Stones) Ian Stewart. (Early Stones and many others.) Jimmy Page (No intro needed) Ruby Turner, etc.etc.

 

 

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On 8/24/2021 at 9:22 AM, benjamin1945 said:

'Do you Wanna Dance' ?

Must have asked this question all over Britain.....

Shortened to ''Dance Duck'' in Nottingham...........

 

Mrs Col's Mum always told a tale about when of one her brothers approached a young lady for a dance in the 1940s, and got the very 'Scouse' response.  "Dance with me mate... I'm swettin".

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