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Roseman
post Jun 24 2007, 09:11 PM
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Ever notice how some songs seem to never go out of style? They just continue to pass from era to era. Kinda like that proverbial bunny, they just keep going and going and going...

A recent post by Matt on YouTube of a Ted Lewis clip got me to searching for some other Ted music and his rendition of 'Me and My Shadow' led me to this.

Here's three versions of this song presented over almost 80 years; 1927 - 2006.

The Astorites (Fred Rich) Charles Hart, vocal 1927

Ted Lewis: When My Baby Smiles at Me & Me & My Shadow 1950's?

Me and My Shadow (Rob and Jonny) 2006


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post Jun 24 2007, 09:35 PM
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This song certainly travels through time.


Me & My Shadow - Time Bandits
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post Jun 25 2007, 02:48 AM
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I learned recently about another song - first recorded in 1930 - which has become extremely popular among the younger generation right now.

You see, recently I was driving with some kids in the car and my mp3 player supplying the music when Livin' In The Sunlight, Lovin' In The Moonlight by the Bratislava Hot Serenaders came on. Suddenly the kids got quiet, then after a pause started buzzing with excitement. They knew that one - it was "that song from Spongebob"!

I quickly learned from the "younger generation" that just a few years ago the first episode of Spongebob Squarepants featured a musical segment with that song being performed by Tiny Tim. And this has spurred a surge in enthusiasm for the tune - we checked and there are literally dozens of unique kid-produced videos on YouTube set to that music right now! They feature everything from clips of dancing or lip-synching kids (and adults) to ones where people have taken video clips from their favorite TV shows, video games or whatever and used it to accompany the song. Some others are too bizarre to describe... In a nutshell, this song is extremely well-known right now!

See it for yourself: Here is the Spongebob clip from that first episode featuring the song.

If you are curious to see what I mean about what this has inspired on Youtube, here are a few "typical" ones...

An original animation
Dancing kids
More dancing kids
More clowning around
Using video clips from "The Simpsons"

And for those who are gluttons for punishment... here is Tiny Tim doing it live on the tonight show... and
then crediting Maurice Chevalier with first doing it way back when...

And for completeness, here's how it was originally done by Maurice Chevalier (courtesy of perfectjazz78)



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post Jun 25 2007, 04:05 AM
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Here's another one that seems to keep hanging around.

For Me and My Gal (1917)

(1980's?)

(2006)


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post Jun 25 2007, 12:36 PM
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This song never dies away


Blue Skies - 1927

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post Jun 26 2007, 05:10 PM
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Here's a bit of a different spin on this idea - I have two songs which have been reappearing often thru the years. They started out as two songs but since 1956 they have become permanently joined together.

I'm talking about Just a Gigolo and I Ain't Got Nobody. In 1956 Louis Prima combined these during a performance and ever since you tend to hear them together like this - heck, many people think they are just one song. BTW, both of these songs were made into Screen Songs by the Fleischer Studio in 1932.



Here are a few of the many versions from 1920 thru 2006... I found videos for all but the first ones...

Marion Harris (1920) - I Ain't Got Nobody ---- Ted Lewis (1931) - Just A Gigolo

Irene Bordoni (in a Betty Boop screen song) (1932) - Just A Gigolo
The Mills Bros. (In a Screen Song) - I Ain't Got Nobody (1932)

Louis Prima (1956) - Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody
...and for Star Trek fans, here's a version used as a humorous tribute to Captain Kirk
David Lee Roth (1985) - Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody
Leningrad Cowboys (1993) - Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody
Lou Bega (2001) - Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody
Tyler Lewis (2006) "Canadian Idol" - Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody


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post Jun 27 2007, 12:29 AM
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QUOTE(laughland @ Jun 26 2007, 11:10 AM) *
I'm talking about Just a Gigolo and I Ain't Got Nobody. In 1956 Louis Prima combined these during a performance and ever since you tend to hear them together like this - heck, many people think they are just one song. BTW, both of these songs were made into Screen Songs by the Fleischer Studio in 1932.


Louis Prima was a master at linking songs together that complemented each other. This was probably done for the Vegas shows with Keeley Smith and it was a great success for them. He had standard ones that he put together, but sometimes he would switch out one and add another.

Here's a list of a few and some more youtube selections. Pay attention to the 'Swing It' video at the 2.15 mark and you'll see a fantastic interchange between trumpet and clarinet. This may be where he got the idea of combining two songs.
And someone did a great job editing the Betty Boop video.

I'm Just a Gigolo : Betty Boop -vs- Louis Prima

Swing It


Them There Eyes/Honeysuckle Rose
Should I/I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
Embraceable You/I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
Basin Street Blues - When It's Sleepy Time Down South
When You're Smiling - The Sheik Of Araby
When You're Smiling - Oh Marie
Angelina/Zooma-Zooma


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