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Postby Dave » Wed 7 May 2008 19:03 GMT

Prompted by a discussion within this topic on the Malta Forum, Kay and I have just forked out 79p to get the Cryin' Shames' version of The Drifters' "Please Stay" off iTunes. I couldn't remember the song, and Kay couldn't remember who sang it. But the Cryin' Shames got to No.26 in 1966, and the Drifters' version got nowhere in the UK charts.

Well, we've just listened to it, and it was well worth 79p... for all the wrong reasons. Now I know where Vic Reeves got the inspiration for the "club singing" round on Shooting Stars. Kay's face is aching from laughing so much.

They certainly don't make them like that any more! :crackup:

PS: the artwork of the album it featured on - Mersey Beat - featured a VW Kombiwagen on the front. Oddly, it still had all four wheels on. :twisted:
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Postby Kay » Wed 7 May 2008 19:17 GMT

It was really awful.

I envy Dave. He had no recollection of it. :roll: :lol:
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Postby dave dee » Wed 7 May 2008 21:11 GMT

Wow, Cheers Dave, Sorry I never ventured this far before, Music is one of my prime hobbies and sorry to say I happen to have both versions( 1961-1966) in my collection, Will look them up and play tomorrow.Sure I will spend a lot of time here in the future, thanks. :lol:
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Postby Kay » Wed 7 May 2008 22:19 GMT

Which version, in your view, is the least worst? :lol:

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Postby Mr Kriss » Thu 8 May 2008 10:04 GMT

Dave (DV),
Sure I will spend a lot of time here in the future, thanks.

If you do there will be a mandatory change of location. Beautiful South and Music may cause intermittent Oxymoron alerts.

Now where's the Black Lace topic?
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Postby dave dee » Thu 8 May 2008 17:24 GMT

Kay, I have to say the Drifters version was for me a bit too deep in parts vocally, I had not heard this version before but it is on their greatest hits album, The crying shames version was by far the worst, reminded me of fools and horses version of cwying save this guy had a slight problem with his ssss, good to go back in time again though. :lol: Kriss, thanks for that i didnt realise that, I will change that. :lol:
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Postby Kay » Thu 8 May 2008 22:29 GMT

Cryin' Shames lead singer:

I think he did theem to lithp a lot.

And there was too much vibrato (is that the right word?) Oh yeah,eh,eh,eh.

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Postby Dave » Fri 9 May 2008 08:50 GMT

And now I've got a bloody earworm... :evil:
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Postby dave dee » Fri 9 May 2008 11:25 GMT

Well done Kay, "bloody earworm" Sorry Dave I dont think I heard that one before, you hum it and i,ll play it. :lol:
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Postby Dave » Fri 9 May 2008 11:33 GMT

You can find out all about earworms on this topic ;-)

The word's a literal translation of the German "Ohrwurm", which is also their word for earwigs.
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Postby dave dee » Fri 9 May 2008 17:00 GMT

Gotcha now, it,s a sort of musical tinnitus. :lol:
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Postby john07900 » Fri 9 May 2008 18:46 GMT

Isn't 'Please Stay' GM's signature tune?

PS Dave, YT is 79p cheaper
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Postby dave dee » Fri 9 May 2008 19:52 GMT

Well done John, complete with pictures, even worse. :lol:
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Postby Dave » Fri 9 May 2008 20:36 GMT

That's what I call value for money... :crackup:
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Postby Kay » Sat 10 May 2008 09:36 GMT

And now I've got a bloody earworm. I can't get that song out of my head now. :roll: :shock:
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