Friday, October 21, 2011

The Smiling Hour


From the pen of Tony 'Crossroads Theme' Hatch; Britain's Burt Bacharach, or the 70s Simon Cowell.

A davyh vinyl rip (crackles!) from the original Capitol LP.

Love that cover shot!

What would you say to a little drink?

Peggy Lee - 'Call Me' (1966)

22 comments:

  1. Peggy Lee. Dublin rhyming slang for gee. Which means..well, not clarified butter.

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  2. i'm afraid it's against the law to not reply 'hello little drink' isn't it...
    never heard peggy singing this neither and it's such a brilliant song. i took the nancy wilson versh to 99psoul but didn't quite manage to slip it in. next time.

    ps
    send us your address cos there's a prize ready to wing it's way west for your song naming exploits
    x

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  3. You jest! Crikey, how very lovely, will do x

    anto - I had to look that up and it's not suitable for the lounge bar.

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  4. yeah davy, officers mess/rugby club bar only

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  5. Is that the real Johnny Marr on your twitter feed?

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  6. Cripes, Peggy and Brian look rather similar. But then I'm hopped up on pain killers and coffee.

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  7. Early drafts of this post made exactly that point. Great minds/small minds. Pain killers?

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  8. Old trapped nerve re-ocurring thanks to the weather. Frozen shoulder and all.

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  9. You'll set Dickie off - 'Took some shrapnel in 44' etc.

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  10. This was from falling over in the shower! Got fixed the last time by some scary South African woman physio

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  11. Nice rip by the way. God that sounds shit. But I like an mp3 with real vinyl crackle.

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  12. What ho, Sundown Squadron

    Nice to see you all in the Mess for a post work livener.

    India won again.

    I'm a martyr to my bulging lumbar disc, I'll have you know.

    Peggy and I go back a long way. Scuttled her once; Rendevouz at the Battle Of Britain Ball, on the croquet lawn at Staxton Wold. Grass stains on her cocktail dress.

    I wanted her to say, "You give me Fever" but she coughed, "Is that all there is?" Sassy filly and no mistake.


    Pip pip.

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  13. scuttled Peggy Lee her in the gee

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  14. ill get me coat.

    tescos are doing chateux neuf de pape for 8 euros here. might be turps-like but we#ll see

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  15. Yer Grenache is never turps-like arto, but you may experience that 'Eight Euros! For THAT! I prefer the Co-op Basic Red!' moment. And serve you right, frankly.

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  16. Sorry again about the Mediafire. All those pop-ups, can't just listen to it without downloading, etc. Awful.

    On the upside, like SA sez, there are actual crackles on this.

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  17. it wasd horrific. but the 10 euro crozes hermitage faired better. it washed the roast rabbit down well

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  18. I'll listen gladly. Thanks, sir.

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  19. No blogging here for a few days at least, you'll have to excuse me. Plans for a quiet family half-term overturned by my Mum being taken into hospital on Friday and Dad, not in the best of mental health, not coping too well at home alone. Devon-bound to relieve those on the ground for a bit. Deep breath.

    Don't stop the music x

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