Sunday, December 19, 2010

Do You remember the saying the blacker the berry the sweeter the juice ? We Do



Today Lets compare styles shall we - Si Vous Plait ?

This is a very popular American Pop / Blues Classic. no doubt you'll recognize it immediately. the twist is that we have both the imitators and the Most Popular Version. when we read the story about the political imitator it refered to this classic as a Beatles tune.

 

Huh ?
According to Wikipaedia Blueberry Hill" is a popular song published in 1940. The music was written by Vincent Rose, the lyrics by Al Lewis and Larry Stock. It was recorded six times in 1940. Victor Records released the recording by the Sammy Kaye Orchestra with vocals by Tommy Ryan on May 31, 1940 (catalog #26643, with the flip side "Maybe"; matrix #51050[1]). Gene Krupa's version was issued on the Okeh label (#5672) on June 3. Other 1940 recordings were by: Glenn Miller on Bluebird (10768), Kay Kyser, Russ Morgan, Gene Autry (also in the 1941 film The Singing Hill[1]), Connee Boswell, and Jimmy Dorsey.[2] The largest 1940 hit was Glenn Miller.

Louis Armstrong's 1949 recording charted in the Billboard Top 40. It was an international hit in 1956 for Fats Domino, and has become a rock and roll standard. It reached number two, for three weeks on the Billboard Top 40 charts, becoming his biggest pop hit, and spent eight non-consecutive weeks at number one on the R&B Best Sellers chart[2]. The version by Fats Domino was also ranked #81 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[3]

Yes Lala it's Vladimir Putin and his Big Band doing their rendition of Blueberry Hill



Somewhere in the world there are people who really remember the song and they're scratching their heads much as we were. How did the Beatles get into this mix? apparently much of Americas' early pop music was appropriated by others and then the originators were forgotten. 

This friends is Johnny Hallyday and Celine Dione 
doing their level best to totally disfigure it with french accents mimicing southern english. Sacre Bleur', le version es les Garbage. (riiiite)




Today we are attempting to right that wrong begining with this song - Blueberry Hill, which for those who don't realize is really a sexual inuendo for the sweet African American Woman's parts. (wink*wink) This is the Most Recognized and Loved performing the Original 1956 Version

Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill Live



Sing Along With Us Today -

I found my thrill on blueberry hill
On blueberry hill when I found you
The moon stood still on blueberry hill
And lingered until my dreams came true

The wind in the willow played
Love's sweet melody
But all of those vows we made
Were never to be

Tho' we're apart, you're part of me still
For you were my thrill on blueberry hill

The wind in the willow played
Love's sweet melody
But all of those vows we made
Were never to be

Tho' we're apart, you're part of me still
For you were my thrill on blueberry hill

Do You remember the saying the blacker the berry the sweeter the juice ? We Do


2 comments:

FishHawk said...

Is "the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice" anything like "the closer to the bone, the sweeter the meat"? Anyway, Fats' rendition of Blueberry Hill is truly a classic.

RE Ausetkmt said...

isn't it amazing how nice sexual inuendo was in the old days ? I think you have it right because apparently in different areas it took on different versions.

yes Mr Antoine is really a treasure, and so is his version. did you realize it was recognized by the Smithsonian Museum ?

That's something to be proud of.