Friday, July 30, 2010

easy listening

bought this record cover for 20 cents when op-shopping last week:

then seeing it described as an outstanding record you must have, I have just played it.
The JRT X jumped at the scratch in Perfidia and barked at the bar-music from 1964.

Meanwhile, bar-music from 1938:

Tips for Single Ladies via The Presurfer


genevieve said...

Getting silly is clearly disapproved of by author of the thirties guide. I am in awe of the model for the photos though.

Helen said...

She's a real hussy that one. Any chance of an MP3?

boynton said...

She's definitely the life of the party.

Was looking for the Boswell sisters singing "When I take My Sugar to Tea" * and 10 later songs ... @ Cheek to Cheek

boynton said...

(WV: anding)

...was a bit distracted by the Boswell sisters catalogue, but maybe in 1938 it would have been You Go to My Head or You Couldn't be Cuter

and there's always Lulu

Ann ODyne said...

the woman in the photo is telling her brother that she does not want to ever date guys ...
Don't Bring Lulu' was regularly performed to great reception by various melbourne trad jazz bands circa 1963 - Gerry Humphrys with The Red Onions memorably. A Wednesday night radio program of listener's written requests, always played it too. Sweet Patootie was also considered risque

'the girl I adore ...
Sweet patootie, she just won't behave,
Sweet Patootie
will carry me to my grave'

I must be OLD as I cannot imagine that dropping E at a huge rave with technobeat music, can be as much fun as we had way back when a fringe of hair hanging over one's eyebrows (any sex) was considered a threat to society, and these songs were considered risque.

boynton said...

- which was maybe why the Boswell's When I take My Sugar to tea might have been the mp3. I had been lamenting the fact that they didn't sing "Cos I never take him where the gang goes", liking the idea of turning the tables, but there you go...

we put "Lulu" in a play once, to fond reception, iirc. Hope you click on the Jacob sisters Lulu in the next post...

Sweet patootie

and yes, I'd prefer fringe parties myself.

genevieve said...

I had a vintage copy of the sheet music to Lulu in mah hot hands briefly after my great aunt moved into a nursing home (it went to my mother's later on.) It's a ripper song.
"lulu gets blue and she goes cuckoo like the clock upon the shelf/ she's the kind of smartie who ruins every party/hullabalooloo, don't bring lulu, I'll bring her myself!"

boynton said...

this one?

genevieve said...

I am not sure!! I would have to check at my ma's.
My greataunt and my grandma lived out of Benalla on a farm at Badaginnie, and had some very fine friends, one with a trumpet, who used to rock up on Sundays for a singsong with the latest sheet music. Great aunt also played in a local dance band so she had a fine collection of music. It could well be that her copy was an Oz edition, but I would really have to go and look.
There was also a lovely copy of Paddling Madeleine Home, which I didn't sing to my young Madeleine until she was old enough to appreciate it.

boynton said...

Sunday singsongs - sounds fab to me
(and Badaginnie sounds like the name of a good band.)

Did they bring Don't Bring Lulu to Badaginnie

Marshall-Stacks said...

yes indeed, sing-songs, jam sessions, any time any day, a delight, a joy, a rare thing.
My poet pal Dominic Rivron has a band and a mum who blogs and plays, and I longed to have been at
(oh wow - superpluperfect, my favourite tense) ... a singalong he posted on recently.

boynton said...

agree, joy.

Great link, looks wonderful. Makes me think about practising the uke here.