I bet you didn’t think we had that many Beatles' tunes in the library. Well done Brian for giving us a full evening from the Fab Four, excellent stuff. Thanks to Diane for doing the initial scrolling, great work and then it all went downhill when Eric took over the driving, but thanks to him anyway. :-)
Thanks to this week’s Ashes – Brian on drums, Tom on percussion, some Eddie on harmonica and Brian on bass (multi-tasking as usual) Thanks to those who helped in leading the singing this week – Dave D; Brendan; Mark; Trevor; Les B; Graham P; Carole; Eddie; Martin; Les H and Brian Belshaw.
A shorter but nevertheless good STARTIME, so thanks to:
- Les B and Joy who gave us Conway Twitty’s Joni Please Don’t Cry (1975). A late hit for Conway Twitty, but he sang this song originally with his 16 year old daughter Joni Lee Jenkins. Good Old Les can still bring a tear to your eyes.
- Carole (with her resident band of Brian on drums; Graham on lead uke and Brian on bass) sang The Downtown Strutter’s Ball, performed and recorded by many over the years, the first was by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1917.
- The next song was sent around earlier in the week by Graham and ably sung by Donna this evening. Second Hand Rose is associated with Barbra Streisand from her 1965 performance in Funny Girl, but the original “funny girl” was Fanny Brice who sang this song with the Ziegfeld Follies in 1921.