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Obscure 1950s Recordings Tournament - June - Cusp Edition (1960-1963) - Preliminary Round - Group 3
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SavoyBG
2019-06-03 00:44:37 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.


Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio


Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters


Wobble Time - Lester Young


Doctor Brown - Buster Brown

SavoyBG
2019-06-03 00:50:29 UTC
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MY RANKINGS


Doctor Brown - Buster Brown - 8 (#53 on my 1960 list)
Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters - 8 (#76 on my 1960 list)
Wobble Time - Lester Young - 5
Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio - 1
Steve Mc
2019-06-03 01:39:17 UTC
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1. Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters

2. Doctor Brown - Buster Brown

3. Wobble Time - Lester Young

4. Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio
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OleManRiver
2019-06-03 00:56:55 UTC
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1. Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
2. Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters
3. Wobble Time - Lester Young
4. Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio
DianeE
2019-06-03 14:00:01 UTC
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1. Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
2. Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters
3. Wobble Time - Lester Young
4. Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio
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This is getting weird. My votes are either identical to Frank's or the
complete opposite.

This time they're identical.

1. Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
2. Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters
3. Wobble Time - Lester Young
4. Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio
Dennis C
2019-06-03 01:51:36 UTC
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I'd like to give all 4 of these a 5th place finish but I got to rank 'em!

1- "Doctor Brown"

2- "Look What You've Done"

3-" Wobble Time"

4- "Chi Chi Meingue" If Trump would play this at his speeches, that wall would be done in a week, baby!!
Rick Schubert
2019-06-03 03:43:47 UTC
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4- "Chi Chi Meingue" If Trump would play this at his speeches, that wall would be done in a week, baby!!
The Youtube ad that came on before this song would play was from Tom Steyer for his "Need To
Impeach" campaign (just observing, not trying to start a poliical debate here).
Roger Ford
2019-06-03 04:43:20 UTC
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4- "Chi Chi Meingue" If Trump would play this at his speeches, that wall would be done in a week, baby!!
I did hear that Her Maj has instructed the Band Of The Grenardier
Guards to play this tune in honour of The Donald when he arrives here
later today at Stansted Airport in Essex (not far from where I live)
on his State visit to London.

I'll be wearing my best top hat and tails to the State Banquet at
Buckingham Palace. Can't wait!!



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Carl
2019-06-03 02:43:53 UTC
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Look What You’ve Done
Chi Chi Merengue
Unusual, gets better with each listen
Doctor Brown
Buster Brown’s all sound the same. still good though.
Wobble Time
Another good dance record. Something has to be last.
Roger Ford
2019-06-03 03:08:42 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Doctor Brown - Buster Brown - 8
Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters - 7
Wobble Time - Lester Young - 6
Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio - 2


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2019-06-03 03:37:07 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Doctor Brown - Buster Brown - 8
One of his very best and a VERY serious omission from the 1960
Battle.

Incidentally on the Fire single the flipside is a so-so reading of
"Sincerely" from the pen of that master songwriter Alan Freed
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Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters - 7
Released ca. July 1960 but actually recorded as long ago as 1957 (same
session as "Got My Mojo Working")
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Wobble Time - Lester Young - 6
Legendary jazz saxophonist leaps in freshly back from the dead with
this so-so dancer on NYC's Chase label which was part-operated by
Danny Robinson (Bobby's bro).

Or maybe it was another guy of the same name? :)
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Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio - 2
Totally D-I-R-E!!

First release by the troupe that shortly afterwards came out with
"Zombie Jambouree".

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Rick Schubert
2019-06-03 03:37:54 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
1. Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters
2. Wobble Time - Lester Young
3. Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
4. Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio

Sorry, Bill. But I'm also sorry that I had to give them 1 point.
Bill B
2019-06-03 10:12:54 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
I knew Chi-Chi Merengue was going to get drubbed, but my pick of it at first is an honest vote. I think it's the best of four weak entries. I wish the other three were matchups for my upcoming Doo-Wop nominations.

Is there no one here besides Carl who has a little rhythm in their soul?
1 Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio
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http://youtu.be/qDpw_CljArQ
2 Wobble Time - Lester Young
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http://youtu.be/PmwR1CYYUpg
3 Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters
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http://youtu.be/yWu881g0uuU
4 Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
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http://youtu.be/e5YQxsYNrBI
SavoyBG
2019-06-03 12:59:40 UTC
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Is there no one here besides Carl who has a little rhythm in their soul?
ROFLMAO!!!

Says the guy who doesn't like James Brown!
Bill B
2019-06-03 13:30:30 UTC
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Is there no one here besides Carl who has a little rhythm in their soul?
ROFLMAO!!!
Says the guy who doesn't like James Brown!
I'm not a James Brown fan, but I do have a greatest hits CD and I Feel Good/ Papa's Got A Brand New Bag on my jukebox.

There are many participants in this group who did not submit their favorite James Brown recordings.
SavoyBG
2019-06-03 13:36:10 UTC
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Is there no one here besides Carl who has a little rhythm in their soul?
ROFLMAO!!!
Says the guy who doesn't like James Brown!
I'm not a James Brown fan, but I do have a greatest hits CD and I Feel Good/ Papa's Got A Brand New Bag on my jukebox.
There are many participants in this group who did not submit their favorite James Brown recordings.
You can like what you want, but if you're not a James Brown fan, YOU have no rhythm!

JB's music, especially after 1964, as all about rhythm.
Bill B
2019-06-03 13:43:28 UTC
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Is there no one here besides Carl who has a little rhythm in their soul?
ROFLMAO!!!
Says the guy who doesn't like James Brown!
I'm not a James Brown fan, but I do have a greatest hits CD and I Feel Good/ Papa's Got A Brand New Bag on my jukebox.
There are many participants in this group who did not submit their favorite James Brown recordings.
You can like what you want, but if you're not a James Brown fan, YOU have no rhythm!
JB's music, especially after 1964, as all about rhythm.
By the way, that was a facetious comment, but it looks like it got under your skin.
Dennis C
2019-06-03 14:33:40 UTC
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Skin is Bruce's game, baby!!

Especially in the hue thereof!!
SavoyBG
2019-06-03 13:37:29 UTC
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There are many participants in this group who did not submit their favorite James Brown recordings.
Yes, but they are not claiming that they have "rhythm in their soul" and we don't.
Mark Dintenfass
2019-06-03 14:29:31 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
I knew Chi-Chi Merengue was going to get drubbed, but my pick of it at first
is an honest vote. I think it's the best of four weak entries. I wish the
other three were matchups for my upcoming Doo-Wop nominations.
Is there no one here besides Carl who has a little rhythm in their soul?
Isn't the merangue meant to be a sexy dance?
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Dennis C
2019-06-03 14:35:36 UTC
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It's sexy alright!!

It's fucked up!
SavoyBG
2019-06-03 14:53:03 UTC
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FINAL RANKINGS

1. Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters - 40
2. Doctor Brown - Buster Brown - 38

3. Wobble Time - Lester Young - 25

4. Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio - 17

The Eloise Trio is out and the Lester Young will likely be out as 25 points is very low for a 3rd place item.
Bill B
2019-06-03 14:50:58 UTC
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Isn't the merengue meant to be a sexy dance?
Yes, it is. What, bird calls aren't sexy?

I have recently noticed a bird in my backyard who makes sounds like those in Chi-Chi Merengue.
SavoyBG
2019-06-03 14:54:24 UTC
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Isn't the merengue meant to be a sexy dance?
Yes, it is. What, bird calls aren't sexy?
I have recently noticed a bird in my backyard who makes sounds like those in Chi-Chi Merengue.
cuckoo, cuckoo.

Let these nice men in the white jackets show you your room, Billy.
Dennis C
2019-06-03 15:10:47 UTC
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So you witnessed a sap sucker followed by a swallow?
DianeE
2019-06-03 16:01:26 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
I knew Chi-Chi Merengue was going to get drubbed, but my pick of it at first
is an honest vote. I think it's the best of four weak entries. I wish the
other three were matchups for my upcoming Doo-Wop nominations.
Is there no one here besides Carl who has a little rhythm in their soul?
Isn't the merangue meant to be a sexy dance?
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Merengue is a Dominican dance and style of music, modern form of it is
still popular.

Dennis C
2019-06-03 16:37:00 UTC
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James Brown!!!!

You can't do that!!
Bob Roman
2019-06-03 13:41:27 UTC
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1. Muddy Waters
2. Buster Brown
3. Lester Young
4. Eloise Trio

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Jim Colegrove
2019-06-03 13:56:51 UTC
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1. Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters

2. Doctor Brown - Buster Brown

3. Wobble Time - Lester Young

4. Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio
Mark Dintenfass
2019-06-03 14:26:49 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters
Wobble Time - Lester Young
Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio

Not really in love with any of these, and you have to wonder what
Billie Holiday would have thought had she heard what her greatest
collaborator had been reduced to just to earn a buck. Oh Lester, how
could you?!
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Roger Ford
2019-06-03 18:57:46 UTC
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On Mon, 03 Jun 2019 09:26:49 -0500, Mark Dintenfass
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters
Wobble Time - Lester Young
Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio
Not really in love with any of these, and you have to wonder what
Billie Holiday would have thought had she heard what her greatest
collaborator had been reduced to just to earn a buck. Oh Lester, how
could you?!
You *are* joking with this last bit aren't you??

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2019-06-03 18:58:35 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters
Wobble Time - Lester Young
Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio
Not really in love with any of these, and you have to wonder what
Billie Holiday would have thought had she heard what her greatest
collaborator had been reduced to just to earn a buck. Oh Lester, how
could you?!
You *are* joking with this last bit aren't you??
Half.
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Roger Ford
2019-06-03 19:18:48 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters
Wobble Time - Lester Young
Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio
Not really in love with any of these, and you have to wonder what
Billie Holiday would have thought had she heard what her greatest
collaborator had been reduced to just to earn a buck. Oh Lester, how
could you?!
You *are* joking with this last bit aren't you??
Half.
I did already post that THE Lester was already dead by the time this
one was recorded :)

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2019-06-03 19:50:33 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters
Wobble Time - Lester Young
Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio
Not really in love with any of these, and you have to wonder what
Billie Holiday would have thought had she heard what her greatest
collaborator had been reduced to just to earn a buck. Oh Lester, how
could you?!
You *are* joking with this last bit aren't you??
Half.
I did already post that THE Lester was already dead by the time this
one was recorded :)
Sorry, missed that. But I'm glad to know my absurd assumption was dead
wrong. Billie and the real Lester can rest easy.

From some unknown "Wobble Time" is sort of okay.
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SavoyBG
2019-06-03 23:49:39 UTC
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From some unknown "Wobble Time" is sort of okay.
ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THE SPEAKERS!
DianeE
2019-06-04 00:43:58 UTC
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Group 3 is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
Doctor Brown - Buster Brown
Look What You've Done - Muddy Waters
Wobble Time - Lester Young
Chi Chi Merengue - Eloise Trio
Not really in love with any of these, and you have to wonder what
Billie Holiday would have thought had she heard what her greatest
collaborator had been reduced to just to earn a buck. Oh Lester, how
could you?!
You *are* joking with this last bit aren't you??
Half.
I did already post that THE Lester was already dead by the time this
one was recorded :)
Sorry, missed that. But I'm glad to know my absurd assumption was dead
wrong. Billie and the real Lester can rest easy.
From some unknown "Wobble Time" is sort of okay.
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I don't know who he was, but this wasn't his only record. The correct
billing is "Lester Young & His California Playboys."

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