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1950s Acts Doing Severely Mismatched Material
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SavoyBG
2018-11-27 04:34:42 UTC
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We can start with this:


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 05:27:09 UTC
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Another one:


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 05:28:20 UTC
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Sorry, DD, not your sound:


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 05:30:47 UTC
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PB rocking hard!


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 05:53:56 UTC
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Sorry boys, not your style:


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 06:00:04 UTC
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It does not work:


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 06:12:28 UTC
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You gotta be shitting me!


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 06:24:13 UTC
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This guy is not quite a 50s artist, but it's so funny that I had to post it. He was a doo wop singer but not until 1961. We had a sample copy of the CD this is from at Relic.


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 06:31:05 UTC
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What the fuck!

Never knew about this on until just now:


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 06:43:39 UTC
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This one is from our era:


Mark Dintenfass
2018-11-27 20:24:45 UTC
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What the fuck!
http://youtu.be/BJQZvPFgmBM
Actually think this one is fairly good, certainly compared to most of
the performers making fools of themselves that you posted.
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Dean F.
2018-11-27 09:30:03 UTC
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James Brown, "Your Cheatin' Heart."


Will Dockery
2018-11-27 20:43:23 UTC
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James Brown, "Your Cheatin' Heart."
http://youtu.be/462TXP95oVU
Not bad at all, really...
SavoyBG
2018-11-27 21:24:40 UTC
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Phil Phillips:


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 21:25:49 UTC
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Lowell Fulson:


Dean F.
2018-11-27 09:31:10 UTC
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"Don'a Wana," Wanda Jackson's misguided attempt at calypso.
Dean F.
2018-11-27 09:31:38 UTC
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Wanda Jackson, "Don'a Wana."


Bob Roman
2018-11-27 14:14:01 UTC
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Bing Crosby - Hey Jude



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SavoyBG
2018-11-27 14:29:24 UTC
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B.B. King - 16 Tons


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 14:32:38 UTC
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Swallows - Oh Lonesome Me


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 14:39:18 UTC
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Eddie Cochran - Hearts of Stone


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 14:41:48 UTC
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Sam Cooke - The Great Pretender


Mark Dintenfass
2018-11-27 20:18:25 UTC
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http://youtu.be/K3zyjLctLC4
Truly awful. Satch keeps sounding like he wants to sing and the song
won't let him.
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Roger Ford
2018-11-27 21:25:17 UTC
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On Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:18:25 -0600, Mark Dintenfass
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Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/K3zyjLctLC4
Truly awful. Satch keeps sounding like he wants to sing and the song
won't let him.
It's hard to imagine there ever being a good version of such an awful
"song" (I use the word loosely)

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SavoyBG
2018-11-27 21:26:51 UTC
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On Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:18:25 -0600, Mark Dintenfass
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Post by SavoyBG
http://youtu.be/K3zyjLctLC4
Truly awful. Satch keeps sounding like he wants to sing and the song
won't let him.
It's hard to imagine there ever being a good version of such an awful
"song" (I use the word loosely)
What the fuck was Satch thinking?

That's what he gets for caring about lyrics I guess.
SavoyBG
2018-11-27 21:30:58 UTC
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Lloyd Price:


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 21:51:22 UTC
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Perry Como:


SavoyBG
2018-11-27 21:54:40 UTC
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Platters:


Mark Dintenfass
2018-11-27 22:25:47 UTC
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http://youtu.be/Y5-eMwoGXaI
Another one that is much better than the original because Como can
actually sing, a talent Peter Noone lacked.
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SavoyBG
2018-11-27 23:02:40 UTC
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http://youtu.be/Y5-eMwoGXaI
Another one that is much better than the original because Como can
actually sing, a talent Peter Noone lacked.
What does Peter Noone have to do with the original?
Mark Dintenfass
2018-11-28 01:09:23 UTC
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http://youtu.be/Y5-eMwoGXaI
Another one that is much better than the original because Como can
actually sing, a talent Peter Noone lacked.
What does Peter Noone have to do with the original?
Was't he the lead singer of Herman's Hermits?
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SavoyBG
2018-11-28 01:22:39 UTC
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http://youtu.be/Y5-eMwoGXaI
Another one that is much better than the original because Como can
actually sing, a talent Peter Noone lacked.
What does Peter Noone have to do with the original?
Was't he the lead singer of Herman's Hermits?
Yes, but what do they have to do with the original "There's A Kind of Hush?"


Mark Dintenfass
2018-11-28 01:51:29 UTC
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http://youtu.be/Y5-eMwoGXaI
Another one that is much better than the original because Como can
actually sing, a talent Peter Noone lacked.
What does Peter Noone have to do with the original?
Was't he the lead singer of Herman's Hermits?
Yes, but what do they have to do with the original "There's A Kind of Hush?"
http://youtu.be/-RoWfBSpzdk
Herman's Hermits had the hit and I never heard the original. Did you,
at the time?
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SavoyBG
2018-11-28 01:55:22 UTC
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http://youtu.be/Y5-eMwoGXaI
Another one that is much better than the original because Como can
actually sing, a talent Peter Noone lacked.
What does Peter Noone have to do with the original?
Was't he the lead singer of Herman's Hermits?
Yes, but what do they have to do with the original "There's A Kind of Hush?"
http://youtu.be/-RoWfBSpzdk
Herman's Hermits had the hit and I never heard the original. Did you,
at the time?
I did not even hear the Hermits version at the time. But the original version was on a huge hit album.
Bob Roman
2018-11-28 01:27:34 UTC
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Another one that is much better than the original because Como can
actually sing, a talent Peter Noone lacked.
What does Peter Noone have to do with the original?
Was't he the lead singer of Herman's Hermits?
According to Wikipedia, the HH version was a rush-cover of the 1st 45 record of the song, which was by a kid group called Gary and the Hornets. That version had been a local hit in Cincinnati and was poised to break nationally. Apparently you don't follow the Gary and the Hornets oeuvre.

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SavoyBG
2018-11-28 01:29:20 UTC
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Another one that is much better than the original because Como can
actually sing, a talent Peter Noone lacked.
What does Peter Noone have to do with the original?
Was't he the lead singer of Herman's Hermits?
According to Wikipedia, the HH version was a rush-cover of the 1st 45 record of the song, which was by a kid group called Gary and the Hornets. That version had been a local hit in Cincinnati and was poised to break nationally. Apparently you don't follow the Gary and the Hornets oeuvre.
It may have been the first 45 version,. but it's not the original version.
Mark Dintenfass
2018-11-28 01:52:45 UTC
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Another one that is much better than the original because Como can
actually sing, a talent Peter Noone lacked.
What does Peter Noone have to do with the original?
Was't he the lead singer of Herman's Hermits?
According to Wikipedia, the HH version was a rush-cover of the 1st 45 record
of the song, which was by a kid group called Gary and the Hornets. That
version had been a local hit in Cincinnati and was poised to break
nationally. Apparently you don't follow the Gary and the Hornets oeuvre.
Guess not, especially since was in Ethiopia for much of 1966 and had to
do a lot of catching up when I got back. :)
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Mark Dintenfass
2018-11-27 22:23:25 UTC
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http://youtu.be/lq0vWD5JYHc
It's better than the crappy hit version.
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SavoyBG
2018-11-27 23:03:27 UTC
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http://youtu.be/lq0vWD5JYHc
It's better than the crappy hit version.
BJ Thomas or Blue Swede?
SavoyBG
2018-11-27 23:34:18 UTC
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The Chipmunks:


SavoyBG
2018-11-28 00:03:06 UTC
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Ben E. King


Mark Dintenfass
2018-11-28 01:10:09 UTC
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http://youtu.be/lq0vWD5JYHc
It's better than the crappy hit version.
BJ Thomas or Blue Swede?
Thomas is better than Swede, as crappy things go,
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Mark Dintenfass
2018-11-27 22:21:43 UTC
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Post by Roger Ford
On Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:18:25 -0600, Mark Dintenfass
Post by Mark Dintenfass
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http://youtu.be/K3zyjLctLC4
Truly awful. Satch keeps sounding like he wants to sing and the song
won't let him.
It's hard to imagine there ever being a good version of such an awful
"song" (I use the word loosely)
It's not a song, of course. It's just some kind of improvised chant.
But in its time, if you were opposed to the war, it seemed quite
effective.
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Dean F.
2018-11-28 01:29:59 UTC
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Here's Mitch Miller with another awful version of "Give Peace a Chance."


Dean F.
2018-11-28 01:32:00 UTC
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Joe Reisman, "Bo Diddley."


Mr. M
2018-11-28 02:03:00 UTC
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Jackie Wilson, My Yiddishe Momme

SavoyBG
2018-11-28 02:10:17 UTC
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Jackie Wilson, My Yiddishe Momme
http://youtu.be/eXjxgLER7Lw
Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while!

Mr. M, you FINALLY made a legitimate contribution around here!
SavoyBG
2018-11-28 02:20:51 UTC
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Fats Domino



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