DD Mamma Meme?!?!?
Ah, now that I have all that gibberish out of my system, here's the meme-du-jour:
Guidelines: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what they are. They must be songs you are presently enjoying. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.Spoil-sport that I am, I will not inflict this challenge on anyone else, because this is where memes go to die. Now, I realise that I will be forever erasing any slender chance I may have had of earning the coveted "Wizard's Hat" award by responding to this, but here are the current tunes.
Check Mr. Popeye by Eddie Bo. Along with the twist, the fly, the swim, the stroll and any other number of early 'sixties dances there was one called "The Popeye!" As far as I can tell it was a mutated version of the sailor's hornpipe jig. Well, here's a song that is mostly about Popeye, Bluto and Olive Oyl but manages to cram a musical quote of the "actual" Popeye dance tune into its final seconds.
Now Let's Popeye by Leroy Jones & His Band. Is this the best of all possible worlds or what? Here's a budget-label version (Giant Records a subsidiary of my beloved Hit Records) of the aforementioned Popeye dance.
Check Mr. Popeye by Leroy Jones & His Band. Schweet! A budget label cover version of our first tune! (Kiss that "Wizard's Hat" good-bye for ever and ever, world without end!!!!)
I'm Popeye The Sailor Man by Billy Costello. Billy Costello was the first "voice" of Popeye when the character made the transition from the funny pages to the movie screen back in 1933! Billy was actually imitating a trick voice used by a member of the Paul Whiteman orchestra, as far as I've been able to determine. Jack Mercer took over the voice in 1936 and was (for the most part) "the" official voice for the character for the rest of his life! (Jack died in 1984.)
I'm Popeye The Sailor Man by Jack Mercer. And here is the aforementioned Jack Mercer in a soundtrack lifted from the film "Popeye The Sailor Meets Sindbad The Sailor."
The Popeye Waddle by Don Covay. I was familiar with Mr. Covay's recording of "The Waddle" from an LP I've had for years called, "The History of Syracuse Music Volume One." Here Don sprinkled some Popeye-Dust on his Waddle and this was the result.
Pop-Pop-Pop Pie by The Sherrys. For those of us who "dig" the "happening sound" of early-sixties girl groups.
WHEW! You see, timing is everything. Dorky Dad tagged me just after I had listened to a CD-R I burned of all these POPEYE-related tracks from Phil X. Milstein's web site.
I mean, it's not like I sit around listening to cartoon music all the time or anything.
Well, some of the time, just not all of the time.