Tomorrow is the day when chaps of our age get down on one knee and utter those three little words – HELP ME UP !!!
I’ve just come back from our U3A Italian class – Why should you not eat pasta alone ?
Because you could get cannelloni. :-)
Well done to both our leading team yesterday. Dave for a very good selection of tunes and Margo for her command of the audience as per. Thank you. Thank you to this week’s - Ashes Brian on drums, Ken on bass, Tom on percussion and Eddie on harmonica. Thanks to those who lead on some of the numbers – Les B, Joe, Anne and Elaine for Que Sera Sera, Eddie, Graham P, Eddie and Les B who Walked in the Room, Mark , Brian for Lying Eyes (Margo on drums), Anne, t’other Brian, and we took a chance on Joy, Gill and Jo; Dave D (eventually), Mark and Owen for Loving to Boogie
What a STARTIME this week, hardly enough time to fit it all in. So thanks to:
- The Joe Balmer Trio (Joe, Dave and Brian) for a 1952 Georgia Gibbs song Kiss of Fire. Supposedly in the rhythm of an Argentinian Tango, it had the feel of Allan Sherman’s Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.
- Mark for Fivepenny Piece’s Keep You Hand On Your Ha’Penny (1973). A catchy and amusing little number.
- Les H who seems to have deserted the Rolling Stones for the Moody Blues with their 1968 song Dr Livingstone from the In Search of the Lost Chord album. We will have to start calling him Les Hayward instead of Les Jagger. Or Justin Jagger.
- Graham and Joy gave us an excellent version of the Mamas and Papas’ Dream A little Dream Of Me (1968). The song is older, written in around 1931 by a friend of Michelle Phillips’ (band member) father. The song was promoted in the US with Cass Elliot lying discreetly but obviously nakedly on a bed of daisies – that would be some bed of daisies.
- If a song if worth singing, it is worth singing twice, so thanks to Eddie and Les B that’s what we got with Bill Munroe’s Footprints In The Snow. Les said that Bill had two big “hits” (notice the inverted commas) and this was one of them, surprisingly the other was Blue Moon Of Kentucky, which he actually wrote in 1946, nearly 10 years before it was a hit for Elvis.
- Don gave us a very good version of Michael Holiday’s The Story Of My Life (1958). It is amazing that from 60 years ago most members still remembered most of the lyrics and all of the whistling.
There is still the gap for a another leading couple on the Leader’s List, thanks to Anne for volunteering to scroll, but it is the t’other part that’s needed drawing up the playlist and presenting. Anne with Donna would make a good team ? Latest list attached if I remember, I will be accompanying Joe in future in place of Elaine.
Next week it's the turn of The Two Graham's - sadly their last, set list later.