Monday, 7 October 2013

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Forty Second Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 142 of #lexieschain. Last week the winner was Harvs wiv Zippety Doo Dah! Haha Excellent! So what dus we dus av this week? 

And a great pick from Harvs last week. " Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah " . In their 1964 UK debut release The Dave Clark Five covered this song and also " Rumble " by Link Wray & His Men. Pete Townshend has said " If it hadn't been for Link Wray and " Rumble" I never would have picked up a guitar". From 1965 " Anyway Anyhow Anywhere " . The Who.

Last weeks winner was Zip a Dee Doo Dah from Song of the South, sung by James Baskett My choice is Wonderful World sung by Sam Cooke, why? they both had wonderful velvety voices who died prematurely.

We knew nuffin bout "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" except it is enduringly popular n lighthearted. We discovered it masks da racial prejudice dat America at dat time twied hard to gloss over. James Baskett who sang it in his role as Uncle Remus in Disney's "Song of the South" was given an honorary Oscar but wuz unable to attend da film's premiere in Atlanta because of Georgia's segregation laws. Da song has stood da test of time, da film though has always been controversial for its portrayal of black people. Consequently our linky is "We The People Who Are Darker than Blue", no more explanation needed dere's nuffin ambiguous about dese lyrics. Musically its a typically brilliant Curtis Mayfield orchestration, who else cud make a harp solo work in a song fusing Soul n Funk.

Zip a dee doo dah is a song from the animated move Song of the South from Disney. Da filum portrays a dark time in the history of America an slavery. A blues singer growing up in this era was Big Bill Broonzy. One of his songs that hits home on the subject does be If You're Brown, Stick Around.

Hello all fellow chainees. Well at first I thought it was going to be difficult to find a link but my first bit of research revealed that last weeks winner was produced by Phil Spector which opened up so much to choose from. Was tempted by The Ramones but then decided to go for Classic Spector so chose Baby I love You by The Ronettes. Its a perfect pop song musically and lyrically and under 3 minutes which is always a good thing in my book. Enjoy.

Well done Harvey & Lord PPP for giving us Zip Pah Dee Do Dah for our linky this week. Song of the South was a favourite film of my humum. Thinking back to her childhood she remembered another programme that she used to watch religiously, Rainbow. Rainbow had the most famous Zippy of all. But you believe it that after Rainbow was taken off our screens George & Zippy retrained & became international DJays, rivals of FatBoySlim et al. Here's one of their hip & happening choons: Rainbow - The Rainbow Theme (Zippy's Big Twanger Mix). How can you not enjoy? *starts rave-dancing*

An da winner ............... as chosen by @bunnersandharvs  ... dus be ..... @wonderwinger. Yay well done again ma pal Briar!! Well dun! Oh an dat means you will be selectin the winner next week.

Ere wot Harvs said: sO mAnY gOoD sONGs tO chOosE fRom diS wEeK bUt wE gOINg wiD a ziPPy & kOoKy LInKy wOt aLsO mAdE Us BOL oVa dA tHort oF a pAw gOiNg tO a rAve. dAT meAns wE wEnT wid LinKy nO 6. *grabs pal's paw and dus da rave danses* wOoT! 

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 13th Octobins 2013 (gets it to me by 2pm UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title!

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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