Kaloo, kalaay and all that stuff. It’s May and time to bring out the scarves, heavy boots and any dead cow you choose. Heaven on a stick. Which has got absolutely nothing to do with the content of this week’s show! By the way, the next two will be Eurovisiony….OMG! Two more weeks, be still my fluttering heart.
Shut Up & Dance – The Commodores
Prisoners Of Society – Living End
Secret Love – Doris Day
Morena – Vodka
Another painful reminder of last year’s Eurovision. Have a look and wonder about the fate of music
Here Come The Martian Martians – Jonathan Richman
Musical Cabbage – This week THREE versions of the same song!!
How High the Moon” is a jazz standard with lyrics by Nancy Hamilton and music by Morgan Lewis. It was first heard in 1940. There’s not much to it, apart from the idea of elation amid romance
How High The Moon – Les Paul & Mary Ford
Pioneers in recording technology and performance. This is the version that is widely agreed to be THE classic “How High The Moon”. The link gives a clue of the recording technique.
How High The Moon – Dianne Reeves
I played the performance from the movie “Good Night & Good Luck” on the show, the link will take you to the same singer but a very different version.
How High The Moon – Slim Gaillard
The link is, unfortunately, not to the song. It does, however, give you a glimpse of a remarkable performer. For more click here!
What Do I Have To Do? – Kylie Minogue
Nobody Else – Take That
Kids – Paul Lynde (Cast – Bye Bye Birdie)
The younger generation lamented…40-odd years ago! Paul Lynde was a early camp icon. You may recognice the voice as belonging to Dick Dastardly from Whacky Races. Seth Macfarlane modelled his “Roger the Alien” voice in American Dad on Lynde.
Rumba En Swing – Chano Pozo & Orchestra
Love Is Back To Stay – Frank Bennett
Music Is The Victim – Scissor Sisters
Accountancy Shanty – Monty Python
Buttons & Bows – Bob Hope
Send In The Clowns – Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus
I’m Blue – The Ikettes
Communion – Swing Out Sister
Chulu Chululu – Mila with Eddie Lund & His Tahitians
Just A Little Misunderstanding – The Contours