Monday, 14 November 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Forty-Fifth Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 45 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to Tucker (@bvfeyj) to choose da winner. So, last week da winning link was Sammy Davis Jr wiv Mr Bojangles. Let's see wot ideas come in dis week:

I ice-skated to (neil diamond's version of) mr.'s on u-toobe - i'm also a brilliant dancer *cough* & danced... with lippe to abba's 'chiquitita' (also on u-toobe) we had to send the human out of the room in the end because she kept... whistling along to it while we tried to dance! so unprofessional *sigh* (at least she wasn't singing!! phew!!) er, is it obvious i choose abba and chiquitita.

Mr. Bojangles was covered by Sammy Davis, Jr., and also by Harry Belafonte. Mom sways in time to the music and makes us try to tap our paws! the indignity! Belafonte covered a song that also makes Mom want to dance, luckily without us (she thinks she's on Dancing with the Stars). It is from a Portugese movie, Black Orpheus, and is titled "MaƱa De Carnaval". It also know in the US as "Carnival" or "A Day in the Life of a Fool". I have 2 links for this song, one by Belafonte and one from our favorite female vocalist, Cassandra Wilson.

Well Mr. Beau Jangles was about a man and his dog so how about Cat Stevens - I love my dog. We love it!

Me was working on linky for Mr. Bojangles by Sammy Davis Jr. Dat was written by Jerry Jeff Walker an' he was friend ob Willie Nelson who did mention him in da song Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love). Dere was some more stuff about dem & some uffer people and me was finkin' hard about which way to go wif dis when me accidentally stumbled upon dis song bideo. It kinda a linky (if you watch at da end it mention Mr. Bojangles on da screen but not in da audio), but mostly me picks it cuz me fort it be so funny and finked me pals might enjoy it but probly wouldn't see it cause it not so famous or popular, so me gib you da linky soes u can watch it & hopes you enjoys it like me did! So dis week me submit "Damn Them Old Songwriters" by Jim Cave. Me hope you enjoys it!

Right, this week gotta find a link to Sammy Davis Jnr & Mr Bojangles. Well, MrBojangles is a song about a man who used to travel round country fairs with his dog and dance. It is very sad though coz his dog died and he became a lonely hobo-type dancing in bars for tips and drinks. This made me think of dogs and hobos which immediately brought to mind the TV show "The Littlest Hobo" about a travelling dog and his adventures. So my link is the theme tune from that show wot be Maybe Tomorrow by Terry Bush.

Loada peeps has recorded it, one famously was Bob Dylan. So mum did choose a Dylan song from back in da day - when Dylan was on tour and her then boyfriend went to the concert at Blackbushe wivout taking her pfffft - not that she bears a grudge or nuffink! The album out at the time was Street Legal, and she chooses 'Baby Stop Crying' from dat album.

whewie dat Tucker is rilly challenging to da brainy cells... hee Anyway, we dus says that Frank Sinatra's The Lady is a Tramp. We dus went wif dis because Frankie did singy Mr Bogangles as did da Sammy Davis Jr and den da Andrews Sistas wot wus on Frankie's show once too so we dus think ok den Mr Bogangles wus in jail so he wus a norty person so dat must mean he wuld like ta hang out wid da tramp in dis singy song too! hee hee!

My entry this week is Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World
Why? Mr Bojangles was from New Orleans, and so was Louis Armstrong the song is lovely. I did consider the other members of the Rat Pack only to lean towards Louis.

Linky needed for the track Mr Bojangles sung by Sammy Davis Jnr. Now a lot of youmight not know this but Mr Bojangles was the name of a fictional dog (well bitch actually – don’t ask – too complicated) who appeared in a sketch in the TV show Saturday Night Live . The other dog in the sketch was called Mr Rocky Balboa. Rocky Balboa was the title of the 6th film in the Rocky series starring Sylvester Stallone. The film had several music tracks one of which was the song “High Hopes” sung by Frank Sinatra. “The Rat Pack” was a term used by journalists for a famous group of friends in New York which included (in the 60’s version ) Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jnr so we can linkify the two singers though this. So my choice for linky is “High Hopes” by Ol’ Blue Eyes.

Evening all! Loved da song about Mr Bojangles so much - seems 'e was a dancing type but a bit down on 'is luck. Dis made me fink of Mr Astaire who was a great, great dancer (though always v. spiffingly turned out). Mum luvs his movies 11/10 and can't stop smiling when they're on. So may we suggest 'No Strings' from the wonderful film Top Hat - enjoy the song and dance, and the percussion added by things in the room that he bashes as 'e flies past. See Ginger Rogers tie on da most glamorous dressing gown ever. And if you don't go rushing to yer DVD cupboard to get film outwhen Fred says 'Hello!' I'll eat my (Top) hat! xxxx good luck Chainsters xxxx 

Nina Simone with "My baby just cares for me". Why? Nina covered Mr Bojangles like Sammy Davis Jr did. And both supported the civil rights movement in the USA.

I chooses Pure Imagination by Anthony Newley. Why? Sammy Davis Jr sang a song wot called The Candy Man wot was in da movie Willy Wonka. The song was written by Anthony Newley who was an actor, singer and songwriter form England. He also wrote dis one wot was in da movie as well.

Da winner .. as chosen by ... Tucker ... dus be .... @tartan_terriers wiv Cat Stevens and I Love My Dog. Yay!! Well done ma pals I loves dat one.

So, is time again get your finkin caps on an send me (find out how on da guidelines page fing) the next link in the chain. Da winner dis week dus be pickin da winner next week and dat means you @tartan_terriers.

So, it's over to you! Email me: lexie at toxicpenguin dot com or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until noon (GMT) Sunday 20 November 2011. I also wants to tell you sometime they dussnt always seem to come frew, so double-check wiv me bout dat. Errr ... oh and sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea for dat is wot Tucker dus -- type DO NOT DELETE in the title! Ha-haaaaa - works though!

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!

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