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D.A.N

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I was joking about the BBs quota of course.  Arguably could be higher here.
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Here's one in honour of the host this week.




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My votes :

1. Beach Boys
2. The Diamonds
3. Doobie Brothers
4. Al Trace

A bit of Bo



Don't remember this one !


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Well, Egg, you finally cracked the code to an all Darling week. (Believe it or not, it was an alternate plan for one of my weeks a few seasons back. Had it complete with the weekly title "Don't Call Me Clementine" with the Beach Boys, Beatles, Supertramp and The Diamonds competing).  Now then...

GOLD -- Beach Boys, Darlin' -- One of those stone cold faves... for me, anyway. Posulutely nothing in its way for the Gold.

SILVER --The Diamonds, Little Darlin' -- Retro classic...and c'mon.. I can't be the only one that sings along to that "ah-hoo, ah-hoo, ah-hoo, ah-hoo" bit. [biggrin]  

BRONZE -- Doobie Bros., Little Darling -- Motown-y enough for me plus Michael McD's hipster voice! 

TIN pan alley -- Al Trace & His (then) New Orchestra -- Charming bit of whimsy. 

I see Lee has long since added Johnny Reid's Darlin' ditty. He's been in a few Toyota ads recently, including one that ends with conveniently altered lyrics and begins with him speaking with his truly Canadian accent:

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Finally...it goes full circle...someone 'CURRENT' who can actually SING...singin' 'bout cars.
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bonnie bella

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Larry, before this week ends; what is the other Beach Boys song?  I even looked up the Smart Girls lyrics just in case.  

(Now recovering, I'm sure by the end of the day I'll have blocked whole stanzas from my mind again.)

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an admirable theme, my dear eggy,
eggy, m'dear, sweetie, sugarpie honeybunch...

gold: 'darlin'

- trying to listen without prejudice.
it's a rush'n'tumble of desire, rather than slinky passion.
i love the way it just springs into being.
no flouncy intro, no messing about.
love the brass up front, the insistent depth of spectorised murky layers.
love the backing vocals.
the lead vocal is a little harsh, but that adds to the urgency as it gushes out.
as a tune, it doesn't go very far.
as a production it's still harsh and boxed in.
and it just sort of abrupt-fade-ends.
but it's splendid.

silver: 'you call everybody darlin''
- new to me.
and it grew in stature through the week.
it's got every element you'd expect
and a few more)
trip-along rhythm
the spoken interjections,
the piano tinkling, the horn break
and the muted trumpet call before the full stop.
it's nearly reached gold.
nearly.
very nearly...

bronze: 'little darlin''
- i can never listen to this without invoking both
frank zappa and the beloved bonzo dog doo dah band.
with such loving pastiches available, one wonders why y'need to listen to the original
but y'do.
because it's fabulous,
from the fascinating castenety intro
to the clichay'd 3 bump ending.
it could've won gold.
nearly did.
only nearly...

tin: 'little darling'
- the doobies sounding very blue-eyed soul.
with more of a steely dan vibe than philly.
mmm, think i, ilike...
never really a fan of thingummy chappy's voice.
and then the guitar comes in (though mercifuly short).
its attraction faded over the week
and, by today it's ended up giving me
the same sort of earache philphuckincollins induces.
not in the ame league as the above three.

enjoyed this week immensely
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paul - phil who?  You, sir, can always crack me up!!!!  I have to agree with though [smile] 
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Last minute Kinks Korner:
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paul - phil who?  You, sir, can always crack me up!!!!  I have to agree with though [smile]   


Why Al, you've never heard of Phil P. Huckin Collins?  [rolleyes]  
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How 'bout this one? Had to google the lyric phrase as I couldn't remember the name of the song

[edit: removed link as a repost]


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Oh, Darling, what a varied range of choices this week, but easy enough for me to sort out:

Gold -- "Little Darling", Doobie Brothers. I realize I'm bucking the trend here this week, but I've always been a fan of the Doobies, during both the initial Tom Johnson and subsequent Michael McDonald eras. And I've always been a fan of Michael McDonald's blue-eyed soul vocals, whether as backing vocalist for Steely Dan for some of their best albums (Katy Lied, The Royal Scam, Aja, Gaucho), as the lead singer for the Doobies, on his own, or in collaborations with other artists. As part of the Doobies, he sang lead vocals on such classics as "Takin' It to The Streets", "What A Fool Believes", "Minute by Minute", "It Keeps You Running", "Real Love", this song, and others.

I do have to admit, however, that I may be a bit biased in Michael's favor, because he is a homegrown St. Louis native and has appeared here numerous times over the decades, including this past month. I had the good fortune of seeing him perform in St. Louis as part of a double bill with Steely Dan on their 2006 tour. Besides playing his own set, he also joined Steely Dan on a handful of their songs. -- quite a treat!

Silver -- "Darlin'", Beach Boys. What's not to like about this song! It's one of the best songs from the excellent R&B-influenced Wild Honey album, and I loved Carl's up-tempo vocals. The song also has a great rhythm track and nice horn accents. It's also always fun to see Brian's band or the Beach Boys perform in concert, regardless of who the lead singer is, but Carl's original vocals are still my favorite. For this week's battle video, I also liked the animated album cover video accompanying the song.

Bronze -- "Little Darlin'", The Diamonds. An early rock and roll classic from 1957 when I was but a young kid, and brought back to life in 1973 on the American Graffiti soundtrack. And over the decades, it's always been a staple on rock and roll oldies stations. Back in the 1960s, I would have considered it one of my favorite oldies, but so much good/better music and artists have come along since then that it now falls back into sort of a nostalgic early oldies spot on my overall music playlist of music from the rock and roll era.  

Tin -- "You Call Everybody Darlin'", Al Trace. This old late 1940s song is more one that my parents' generation listened to, and in that regard it didn't really grab me, though it's certainly "of its era". I like some of that 40s-era pop music, but this one didn't seem like anything special compared to this week's other songs, all of which I could readily relate to.  


Some more "darlings" that I don't think anybody has listed this week:

This early R&B/pop crossover classic from young Etta James, "My Dearest Darling":


And this old prohibition era American folk song as performed by Pete Seeger, "Darling Corey":


I'm sure many of us will remember this mid-60s pop hit from Nancy Sinatra, "How Does That Grab You, Darlin'":


Finally, this very recent Chuck Berry tribute to his daughter, Ingrid, reflecting back on his relationship with her from late in life, from his final, posthumous 2017 album, Chuck, and featuring Ingrid on backing vocals. For many years, dating back to the 1970s, Ingrid performed as a member of Chuck's live band, and remained close to her father throughout his lifetime. The accompanying video of "Darlin'" includes a bunch of Chuck's family photos and concert videos from over the years, and the song contains such personal and poignant reflective lyrics. And, of course, Chuck is perhaps the most legendary native St. Louis musician, along with another big  music legend, jazz innovator Miles Davis. 



Nice battle, Egg, and a lot of good songs and artists contributed by others throughout the week. 





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Larry Franz

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DAN -- "I'll Bet He's Nice" is the one I posted before I referred to the one I didn't post. [smile]

bonnie & DAN -- The one I'm thinking of is "Oh Darlin'" from the album that has the group performing under a glass dome while being watched by a couple of lonely penguins and two polar bears (a commentary on how the Beach Boys were doing at that point in their careers? Like fighting the elements before a limited audience?).

Brian's unreleased lead vocal:


Carl's lead vocal on the album:


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D.A.N

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Oh...well I obviously don't wade through all the posts.

I've heard of the song you refer to but I think I'm about to listen to it for the first time.
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Larry Franz

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It's no "Can't Wait Too Long"!

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