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Only "discovered" him about a decade ago,  which means four decades of my life bring poorer than they could have been.   Effortless and stunning guitar playing,  amazing baritone with Scottish pipes droning deep within.  A friend recently quoted from Down Where the Drunkards Roll,  which made me think of him and the necessity to revisit his work and recharge my soul.   

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A group this time from Canada who called themselves "The Diamonds and had two big hits in Australia with She say and Walkin Along......

They did have another that I near forgot...little darlin...........................

 

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Tonight we'll have a cover version of another great song, made famous by the Platters, and sung by Gene Pitney in this one...................

 

This may get some glockenspiel's  up and working...Anna Netbreko and a couple of other turkeys.....

 

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RIP Stephen Sondheim.   Listening to Sweeney Todd later.  Maybe some clips from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.   A towering eminence of musical theater.  I recall an interview where he said his only past work that embarrassed him was the lyrics of "I Feel Pretty," because he has this young Puerto Rican immigrant using vocabulary more suited to Noel Coward.   Hey, you were 27, give yourself a break.

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13 minutes ago, TheVat said:

RIP Stephen Sondheim.   Listening to Sweeney Todd later.  Maybe some clips from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.   A towering eminence of musical theater.  I recall an interview where he said his only past work that embarrassed him was the lyrics of "I Feel Pretty," because he has this young Puerto Rican immigrant using vocabulary more suited to Noel Coward.   Hey, you were 27, give yourself a break.

Extraordinary talent requires extraordinary self-criticism?

 

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12 minutes ago, geordief said:

 

https://lyricsjonk.com/john-martyn-big-muff.html

 

Anyone care to explain what he is talking about?

("muff" is slang for the vagina)

 

John Martyn sadly missed.

 

"Co-written with Lee Perry, "Big Muff" originated when Martyn and Lee were having breakfast with Blackwell and his girlfriend Marianne with tea cups shaped like animals.[15][27] Martyn recalled: "Scratch is going, ‘Boy, look at the muff on that!’, looking at this horse. ‘Now put this with the pig, see? Now boy, this is one big muff!’ And he was going on about his big muff, and how it was going to get away with the powder puff and everything. That guy’s sense of humour is in the song. It’s silly, Jamaican silly."[27] The pair wrote the lyrics together at the breakfast table while Martyn later added the song's simplistic chords.[15] Described by critic Vivien Goldman as resembling "a new musical form, jazz-dub" -Wiki

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1 hour ago, StringJunky said:

"Co-written with Lee Perry, "Big Muff" originated when Martyn and Lee were having breakfast with Blackwell and his girlfriend Marianne with tea cups shaped like animals.[15][27] Martyn recalled: "Scratch is going, ‘Boy, look at the muff on that!’, looking at this horse. ‘Now put this with the pig, see? Now boy, this is one big muff!’ And he was going on about his big muff, and how it was going to get away with the powder puff and everything. That guy’s sense of humour is in the song. It’s silly, Jamaican silly."[27] The pair wrote the lyrics together at the breakfast table while Martyn later added the song's simplistic chords.[15] Described by critic Vivien Goldman as resembling "a new musical form, jazz-dub" -Wiki

Yes ,I had also found that but who is the man on the spiral staircase?A voyeur? ;)

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