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Gold - Guess I’m Dumb - Glen Campbell

Silver - The Dummy Song – Louis Armstrong

Bronze - The Happy Song (Dum Dum) – Otis Redding

Tin - Dum Dum Diddle - ABBA


David W

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Reply with quote  #47 
My votes :

Gold - Otis
Silver - Glenn
Bronze - Abba
Tin - Louie

A bit of Northern Soul ....Jimmy James and the Vagabonds Hi Diddly Dee Dum Dum

and the original by The Dells

David W

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Reply with quote  #48 
Two more:

Stupidity by Solomon Burke has a rawness to it

Don't be Stupid ......Shania Twain

Larry Franz

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Reply with quote  #49 
Not a nice word, unless you work with real dummies (i.e. fake people)

The High Llamas, "Cut the Dummy Loose"

NRBQ, "Dummy"

Jesu, "Dummy"

paul g adsett

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Reply with quote  #50 
'i was dumbfounded by truth,
you cut through lies...'

gold: 'guess i'm dumb'
- probably the hit song that bw gave away.

silver: 'dum dum diddle'
is it cheating to misuse the word in this here contest context?
tweedledee says yes, but his brother says d'oh...
i have a soft spot (soft? nay, decidedly squidgy) for this.
not a most fave abba song, but it's partof a faaab album.
bronze: 'the dummy song'
 - prob'ly could've got silver, but it couldn't budge abba.
satchmo could make rubbish sound good.
this isn't rubbish,
but it's sort of run of the mill,
little to distinguish it.

tin: 'the happy song (dum dum)'
tweedledum says...
oh-oh, they're at it again.
oh, deary, they're fighting over a recording
by one of the very finest soul singers ever.
shame he recorded a few clunkers.
far prefer him in miserable mode.

now, tweedledee, put that axe down before you...
oh,dear, you did...
still, here's the greatest record ever to include the word 'dumbfounded'
and still one of all-time favouritest singles ever.
thanks for highly entertaining contributions.

'i sighed, but you swooned.
i saw the crescent,
you saw the whole of the moon!'

Lisa G/TS

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Reply with quote  #51 
Thanks to Gracie, David W. Paul and Larry for your votes, alternates and/or comments. [thumb]

I'll throw in my ballot, which echoes Paul's order and some of his accompanying comments:

GOLD -- Glen Campbell, Guess I'm Dumb -- I'm with those who are baffled this wasn't a huge hit. Dunno how much was based on the d-word as Al F. said. I've heard or read some think the instrumentation almost overwhelm the vocals on it, thought I personally wouldn't agree with that either. Impressive vocals from someone who could be an equally impressive musician. Beats the heck out of "Rhinestone Cowboy" any day of the week, don't it?  [wink]

SILVER -- ABBA, Dum Dum Diddle -- I'd agree as Paul said, not quite the best track from "Arrival" ("My Love, My Life", "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and even the old skoolish "Why Did It Have To Be Me" probably my top ones from that. Done with "Dancing Queen"). Still, it's kinda fun once in a blue moon. Interesting that one comment under that link reports "..Bjorn said this was his worst work and Frida said this was silly",  Here's a good misheard lyric from another comment there:

"LOL, I remember singing "Bum bum piddle" to this when I was a kid!"

BRONZE -- The Great Satchmo, aka Louis Armstrong, The Dummy Song -- Very difficult to keep the toes from tappin' along to this! Lyrically, rather inventive with the body parts. A little Mardi Gras type jazz for the fall/spring, depending on your hemisphere. 

TIN -- Otis Redding, The Happy Song (Dum Dum) -- An interesting find I wasn't familiar with before I was scouting around for contestants. Not terrible, but someone had to come last. 

I'll be posting the final approximately 9-10 hours after this post, so there's still some time for those who haven't weighed in yet. Right now, there's only a 1-point difference between Silver and Bronze, but Tin is only trailing them by 4-5 points. Stay tuned...

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Except for ABBA, I really liked the rest of the tunes.  I’m just not the biggest ABBA fan.  On the other hand I like a lot of both Louie Armstrong and Otis Redding, so that balanced things out.  “Guess I’m Dumb” still takes the top for all around best, though.

Here’s a familiar tune from Louie:

And here’s my votes:

   Gold - Glen Campbell - Guess I'm Dumb

   Silver – Louis Armstrong - The Dummy Song

   Bronze - Otis Redding - The Happy Song (Dum Dum)

   Tin – ABBA - Dum Dum Diddle

There’s a few “dum”s in this song from wayback: 

I enjoyed the week, Lisa!

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.”


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BRONZE ABBA - smilin'.. violin ??  
TIN Louis

Then there's the band formerly known as Pacifier (which we call a "dummy") formerly known as Shihad... well, yeah, that's also their "new" name.  I might've heard one of their songs before.
Lisa G/TS

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Reply with quote  #54 
Thanks to Deb #1 and DAN (yep, smilin' violin is a bit of a stretch) for voting. 
Altogether, there were 16 ballots with an aggregate of 160.

Without further ado, here's the final numbers:

GOLD -- Glen Campbell, Guess I'm Dumb -- 61 points (13 G, 3 S, 0 B, 0 T)

SILVER -- Louis Armstrong, The Dummy Song -- 35 points (0 G, 6 S, 7 B, 3 T)

BRONZE -- Otis Redding, The Happy Song (Dum Dum) -- 34 points (1 G, 4 S, 7 B, 4 T)

TIN -- ABBA, Dum Dum Diddle -- 30 points (2 G, 3 S, 2 B, 9 T)

Thanks again everyone for your contributions. 
We now shift from "dum" to "vroom vroom" and birthday wishes for Melinda Wilson. 
Please support Deb #1's week, now in progress. 
Darren J. Ray

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Well done, Lisa.

Those scores are now in the post marked ‘Season VIII’ that appears on page 2 of this forum.

‘Guess I’m Dumb’ is the sixth entry for Glen Campbell.

His record:

Wichita Lineman (a Bronze in Week 42 of Season I - Darren J. Ray),
Wichita Lineman (a Gold in Week 21 of Season V, 6th in Preliminary Final - Jo McGuire),
I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Star) (a Silver in Week 45 of Season V - Darren J. Ray),
Try a Little Kindness (a Bronze in Week 11 of Season VI - Graciegirl),
Grow Old With Me (a Bronze in Week 18 of Season VIII - Deb#1),
Guess I’m Dumb (a Gold in Week 32 of Season VIII - Lisa G/TS)

‘The Dummy Song’ was the first entry for Louis Armstrong and one of the lowest scores ever for a Silver (35 points and 21.87%).

The lowest points ever for a Silver are:

'Ouses 'Ouses 'Ouses (The Imagined Village / John Copper and Sheila Chandra - 2007) (31, 25.83) (Week 27, Season II - Karate Worm) (12 voters)

Be Be Your Love (Rachel Yamagata - 2004) (33, 23.57) (Week 11, Season III - Al Forsyth) (14 voters)

Bluebirds Over the Mountain (The Beach Boys - 1968) (35, 25.18) (Week 5, Season I - t Bedford) (14 voters)

The Dummy Song (Louis Armstrong - 1953) (35, 21.87) (Week 32, Season VIII - Lisa G/TS) (16 voters)

The lowest percentages ever for a Silver are:

Someone’s Coming (The Who - 1967) (48, 20.87) (Week 6, Season V - Deb#1) (23 voters)

The Dummy Song (Louis Armstrong - 1953) (35, 21.87) (Week 32, Season VIII - Lisa G/TS) (16 voters)

It was the fourth entry for Otis Redding.

His record:

(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay (a Silver in Week 2 of Season IV - Cindy Hood),
Try a Little Tenderness (a Silver in Week 44 of Season IV, 5th in Silver Play-Off - Al Forsyth),
(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay (a Gold in Week 38 of Season VII - Deb#1),
The Happy Song (Dum-Dum) (a Bronze in Week 32 of Season VIII - Lisa G/TS)

It was the third entry for ABBA.

Their record:

I Have a Dream (a Bronze in Week 45 of Season IV, 7th in Bronze Play-Off - Roy Rogers),
I'm a Marionette (a Tin in Week 21 of Season VII - Cantina Margarita),
Dum Dum Diddle (a Tin in Week 32 of Season VIII - Lisa G/TS)

With the 13th highest points but 3rd highest percentage, and 13 weeks to go, similarly to ‘Break Away’ from last week, ‘Guess I’m Dumb’ is a chance of making the play-offs. 

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