Sunday, 1 January 2012

Lexie's Chain: The Fifty-Second Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to Week 52 of #lexieschain. Dis week was down to @bunnersandharvs to choose da winner, a hard task this week wiv so many great entries! And it is a year today since we started!! So fanx for playin and makin the chain such fun. Awards and prizes later, meanwhile, on wiv dis week!

So, last week da winning linky was Ella Fitzgerald and Sleigh Ride. Now dat is a hard linky too!

@rettetkaninchen (Miriam)
Ella, elle l'a by France Gall - Why? Ella, elle l'a (French for "Ella, she has it") is an amazing hommage to Ella Fitzgerald and a great 80ies song which is still played in radio.

i choose carole king 'new year's day' the link being ella fitzgerald covered her song 'you've got a friend', also the last link was a christmas song (chosen on christmas day) - a different type of christmas song is a 'carol' (she was born without the e) & this week's link is being chosen on new year's day!!

The composition Sleigh Ride by Anderson & Parish has been recorded by many artists over the years. In 1978 it appeared on The Carpenters' album: A Christmas Portrait; also on this album was their Christmas hit Merry Christmas Darling. This song was originally released in 1970 as a Christmas follow up to We've Only Just Begun. For the first day of 2012 & to wish everyone a Happy New Year, I give you The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun, take it away Karen...

My chaim this week is Louis Armstrong singin When You're Smiling. we chose dat one cos when dad was growin up his dad did ave record of Louis an ella Fitzgerald signin togevver. So is just sentimental …and also we do like the nice werds in da song *smiles*

Ella Fitzgerald has sung many songs by famous composers such as Gershwin and Cole Porter. Ella Fitzgerald sang Summertime as Bess in Porgie and Bess, a story of a woman's struggle wiv drugs and violence caused by a bad man. Annuva song she sings is Miss Otis Regrets, a song about a woman who comes to a bad end because of a man. So my linky is Miss Otis Regrets but sung by Kirsty MacColl.

The composer of sleigh ride had the idea for the song during a heat wave. So the linky is Heat Wave by Martha and the Vandellas! Happy 2012.

“Sleigh Ride” is a winter song & was composed by Leroy Anderson who had the idea during a July heat wave in the summer. So I goes back to the song’s origins to find a linky. I chooses the song “Summertime” which was composed by George Gershwin. Lotsa people hav recorded it – notably in 1957 by Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald so this song also links back to singer of last week’s winning linky. But the vershun I choose for my linky is the one sung by Leona Lewis on 2006 X Factor.

Ok, got to find a link to Ella Fitzgerald's cover ov Sleigh Ride. Well, like Sleigh Ride, which may not hav originally been intended as a Christmas Song, Ella also covered Baby, It's Cold Outside which also may not have been intended to be a Crimbo song but is now regarded as one. "Baby It's Cold Outside" is an anagram of "A Bed Boosts Lucidity" which is certainly true coz if u hav a good silent night's sleep u will be more lucid. So silence leads to lucidity which leads to my link which is the excellent Silent Lucidity by Queensryche.

My entry for the chain is "Cool Yule" by Louis Armstrong. Why? Ella Fitzgerald sang with Louis Armstrong and the Yule tide theme is in keeping with Sleigh Ride and the season. Is the this my earliest entry? I usually do a last minute rush.

Erasure - Chains of love. A tedious link but Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25th so was Andy Bell of Erasure and the song be called *chains* of love ...just for lovely lexies chain.

@bvfeyj (Tucker)
we gots da Troika & da Sleigh Ride & well, da sleighs is drawn by horses! So we got dis song about a horse for our linky dis week. "Tennessee Stud" performed here by Doc Watson. 

My entry for da chain is "Da Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra. Dis is because Ella Fitzgerald was first African-American to perform at da Mocambo, a club in West Hollywood. In 1943, when he became a solo act, he made his Los Angeles debut at the Mocambo. And dat be all I can fink of because I dussn't know anyfing else to say about Ella Fitzgerald! BOL

Since it is the anniversary of the chain this week I’m going to opt for an anniversary link. In 1968 there was a Hammer horror movie called The Anniversary which starred Bette Davis. The title song for the movie was a cover by The New Vaudeville Band of “Waves of the Danube”. Although Romanian in origin it became known as “The Anniversary Song” in the USA .

We have bin reminded this Christmas that Andy Williams also sang Sleigh Ride, and he did used to have a tv show where he sang wiv his bruvvers every Christmas. Another group of bruvvers got their break on his show, and they were the Osmonds. So, we choose 'Let Me In' by the Osmonds.

The winner of the 52nd anniversary #lexieschain as chosen by @bunnersandharvs .... dus be ........... @marleyterrier! Yay!

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 @marleyterrier.

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 8 January 2012. 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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