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Lisa G/TS

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Thanks again to paul adsett for his harmonious battle. (If this post is only a few hours old, you can still quickly cast a ballot there if you haven't already done so). 

There were a couple of routes I was considering taking with this week's BW-related tune. Wouldn't you know the sillier way won? What else can I say? Here we go!


Glen Campbell - Guess I'm Dumb:



Otis Redding - The Happy Song (Dum Dum):




Louis Armstrong - The Dummy Song:




ABBA - Dum Dum Diddle:




So get wise and enjoy the week! 
 
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Darren J. Ray

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Late night for you, young lady. 

Great battle. 

You'll never guess how I'll vote. 
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Lee Marshall

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Gold...Glen Campbell.  A long-time favourite.  He was destined for something even more rewarding...and he got there.  No dummy.
Silver...Otis...Haven't heard this one in 40...maybe 45 years...easy.  GOOD song!!!  And A+ body of work.  Lost WAY too soon.
Bronze...Satchmo.  Louis was one of a kind.  I never turned off the TV or the radio when Louis hit.  Still don't.  Horn and voice.  Unique.

and...

Last...Abba.  I seldom 'dug' these sounds.  Been a long time since I last heard this one too.  I can wait at least that long 'til I hear it again.
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Lisa, you bring out the ... something in me.  All I could think of when I read your title was this cautionary message;



And I hope you all learnt something. 

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t bedford

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Here’s a couple dumb songs that immediately come to mind:

The Shangri-Las - The Dum Dum Ditty


Ginny Arnell - Dumb Head


I'll be back to vote later.

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paul g adsett

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ah, lisa, whilst
i'm totaliserating last week''s number-crunchin' figures,
can we have:


though, this is usually what i see...

cheers
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paul g adsett

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here's a swingin' 60's
(in the style of that 'ingerland swings like a pendulum do...'
roger miller hit).
written and sung by jim dale
(though, gulp, des o'connor had the hit here in uk).
as well as a 'carry on...' film actor,
west end / broadway musical actor (eg 'barnum'),
worked with george martin who produced his hits in the 50's
(before the beatles)
and presented that great tv music show 'six-five special' ,
which featured a lot of skiffle and smarmy pop.
he also wrote the lyrics for (djr take note) 'georgy girl'.
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Lisa G/TS

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Late night for you, young lady.


Yes and no. Full disclosure - I'm a young lady who's at that stage of sleeping a couple of hours then nature calls. So while I was up and semi-awake, figured I'd copy and paste the Battle. Sometimes, my efficiency knows no bounds. 

Lee -- Well, aren't you the earlybird. Actually roosters could be jealous. Glad you're pretty satisfied with 3/4 of the tuneage, including a blast from your past with Otis. 

bonnie -- I recommend EVERYONE check out your "Dumb Ways To Die" video. Hilarious...though not recommended for say, a suicide hotline.  [wink]

t Bedford -- Looking forward to your ballot. Thanks for a couple more ran-dumb tunes. 

paul -- Thanks for the Dumbo clips. "Pink Elephants" is one of my faves. The NAACP likely wouldn't rank the crows as a fave, but it was what it was back then.  "Dick a Dum Dum" was one of a couple on my short list. Thanks for taking a peek at my week thus far. 




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paul g adsett

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well,
because it fits so neatly alongside the clip i kept 'til the end of my week,
here's des o'connor's version of 'dick a dum-dum'

along with morecambe and wise taking the piss on telly,
as they did relentlessly.
a good sport - despite (or, perhaps, because of) being the butt of their jokes for decades,
des is a fine entertainer.
honest.
no, honest...
good at corpsing, too
(and none of the guests in the last clip of his tv chat show were at all dumb, 
regardless of how they presented their comedy).





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paul g adsett

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no wish to monopolise the week,
nor exactly a 'favourite fantasy',
dumb?
yes, but inexorably catchy
(i could often enjoy a12" remix when the original just didn't do anything for me
- and this one was one such).
so, here's a 12" remix of an old electro-pop hi-nrg disc
(soft cell nor depeche mode need be frightened by 'em).
some outfit called rainbow
(nope, not richie blackmore's group!):

that's all, folks
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Does this one count?
The Del Vikings - Come Go With Me


dum-dum-lollipops.jpg 





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Gold -- Glen Campbell -- I love it.

Silver -- Louis Armstrong -- I like it.

Bronze -- Otis Redding -- I don't like it very much.

Tin -- Abba -- I don't like it.

There are too many dumb songs, but not many "dumb" ones.

Grandaddy, "He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot"


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Larry Franz

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PS: That famous dum-duh-dum-dum theme.



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Lisa G/TS

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Certainly, The Del Vikings suit this week to a tee, t.  [thumb]

Larry - Thanks for voting...and yep, the "lyrics" for "Dragnet" (for lack of any official lyrics) fit right in also.

Paul -- I'll be catching up with the Morecombe and Wise classics -- watched some then got a bit distracted with the BW Anthology disc arriving in the mail. 


Weird Al might be the next Kinks...as far as uncannily having a song to fit Battle topics:



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Darren J. Ray

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Crikey, Des O'Connor in the Battle! 

Still going strong at 85, with a wife 37 years younger. God love him! 


Here are the Crash Test Dummies with their #1 hit from '93, 'Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm'...



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