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Remember to pulsate at that pricy party

Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:23 am


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Re: Remember to pulsate at that pricy party

Post  pinhedz on Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:18 pm

I believe Ray Stevens wins this one:




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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:33 pm

according to Guber's Schnickelpaedia, the song was inspired in part by the 1945 film Along Came Jones, a Western comedy in which "long, lean, lanky" Gary Cooper mercilessly lampoons his "slow-walkin', slow-talkin'" screen persona; songwriter Mike Stoller studied composition with Arthur Lange, who composed the score for the film. "What was original in the humor of 'Along Came Jones' was not its parody of shoot-'em-ups … What was new were black voices mocking an iconic Caucasian genre fifteen years before Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles. Leiber's original lyrics sharpened the racial angle by calling attention to the hero's white hat, white boots, and faithful white horse. Those lines did not pass muster with Jerry Wexler, the executive producer at Atlantic to whom Leiber and Stoller generally reported."

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:10 am

Yakima Canutt wrote:Leiber's original lyrics sharpened the racial angle by calling attention to the hero's white hat, white boots, and faithful white horse. Those lines did not pass muster with Jerry Wexler, the executive producer at Atlantic to whom Leiber and Stoller generally reported."
Trying to take the edge off is never good marketing strategy. Rolling Eyes

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