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Started by popperhead on Jan 10, 2019 5:02:19 PM
What's that song ....?

Sorry if such a thread exists, if so I could find it.

Anyway a thread to work out what song (or the version - see post #1) you are trying to remember when google fails you ...

cozzer - 10 Jan 2019 17:03:54 (#1 of 32)

- 10 points

popperhead - 10 Jan 2019 17:06:02 (#2 of 32)

So I just received my Mose Allison "The Complete Recordings: 1957-1962 Box-Set", an incredible snip on German amazon at €14 for five discs (go figure - this must be a fortuitous mistake).

Anyway, on comes his version of "Don't get around much anymore", at which point to educate the young un I whip on the Ink Spots version. But then I am reminded of a very low fi version by, I thought, The Cowboy Junkies (very low fi, breathy vocals), but can find no evidence of such a track ever existing. Who recorded a CJ-esque version of this excellent tune or did I just dream it?

popperhead - 10 Jan 2019 17:08:13 (#3 of 32)

Thread description corrections, "could" should have read "couldn't", "see post #1" should have read "see post #2" (shakes fist at cozzer).

popperhead - 10 Jan 2019 17:10:04 (#4 of 32)

for reference The Ink Spots version

Winner - 10 Jan 2019 17:12:53 (#5 of 32)

I heard something on TV the other day with a singer who sounded a bit like Axl Rose, bit it wasn't him. There was some distorted guitar and I think a fairly upbeat tempo and it ended with the lines "goodbye baby, goodbye" or "that's it, baby, goodbye."

The last line was almost spoken and the music stopped, it didn't fade out.

I would love to know what it was.

TRaney - 10 Jan 2019 17:32:58 (#6 of 32)

Goodbye Blue Sky from The Wall ends a bit like that, but not sure it fits the rest.

TRaney - 10 Jan 2019 17:33:14 (#7 of 32)

Or that it would be on TV

Winner - 10 Jan 2019 17:34:21 (#8 of 32)

Definitely an American singer and I think it was during American football coverage.

RosyLovelady - 10 Jan 2019 18:26:04 (#9 of 32)

I love Mose Allison. We were lucky enough to see one of his last UK appearances at the Pizza Express a few years ago. Sorry that doesn't answer the question.

popperhead - 10 Jan 2019 18:53:30 (#10 of 32)

Focus people, Don't get around much anymore - non jazz, breathy, I'm beginning to think I did dream it.

popperhead - 10 Jan 2019 18:56:49 (#11 of 32)

Sorry Rosy you're not included. He is excellent, isn't he. Somehow he passed me by before, though I'd consider myself fairly well listened. I discovered him on Blood on the Tracks radio show (BBC, Colin Murray and guests comparing favourite tunes), an excellent listen.

popperhead - 10 Jan 2019 19:06:17 (#12 of 32)

I suppose it is possible (considering that my CJ love was in my twenties, so getting on for thirty years ago) that it was a bootleg concert recording, but in my memory it was a studio recording. Was this something CJ did or am I thinking of someone else. For some reason Freddie White also seems possible, but again no google result.

Bribaba - 10 Jan 2019 19:10:57 (#13 of 32)

I also saw Mose at Pizza Express, happily sat at the bar during the intermission chatting to anyone who showed up.

thisonehasalittlehat - 10 Jan 2019 19:29:44 (#14 of 32)

You must have met one another.

thisonehasalittlehat - 10 Jan 2019 19:30:21 (#15 of 32)

In future you must introduce yourselves to everyone by your jtt usernames just in case.

carterbrandon - 10 Jan 2019 20:58:02 (#16 of 32)

#15: I can certainly imagine a jazz gig going like that. In the last song, the smooth fingerpoppin' singer goes round the band giving each their two-bar solo:

"Yeah, on bass it's Bribaba! Let's hear it... At the back on drums Popperhead - play it one more time ..... And testifying on vibraphone, fluegelhorn and clarinet, give it up for Rosy, yeah that's THE Rosy Lovelady!

HouseOfLametta - 10 Jan 2019 21:12:16 (#17 of 32)

Argh! Mose Allison died!

I mean, I know he was 159, but I’d didn’t know he was dead!

HouseOfLametta - 10 Jan 2019 21:44:33 (#18 of 32)

I had a lovely collection of InkSpots 78s. It was one of the few tastes I shared with my old man. They got smashed in a move in 2007.

As for the original Q, I think it was in an advert. I thought it sounded like Mazy Starr. It wasn’t Mazy Starr.

mentranilvavin - 11 Jan 2019 15:21:32 (#19 of 32)

Fiona Apple? (but it doesn't sound like Mazzy Star)

RosyLovelady - 11 Jan 2019 18:25:51 (#20 of 32)

Equally wacky name may have led to understandable confusion.

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