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Post  pinhedz on Wed May 25, 2011 11:12 am


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Post  Doc Watson on Wed May 25, 2011 3:53 pm

Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis

Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes Paul Simon

Old Brown Shoe Beatles

These Shoes Eagles

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Wed May 25, 2011 6:21 pm



The definitive version, imo. This is what cemented my love for Sabbath.

And of course, Boots of Spanish Leather.

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Thu May 26, 2011 8:04 am

Strawberry Jam wrote:
Paladin wrote:The definitive version, imo.


Let's hear a better one...cause you ain't gonna find a better guitarist than Tony Iommi playing Blue Suede Shoes or a better singer than Ozzy singing it... (yes, Ozzy is way better than Elvis, stfu old people)

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Post  Doc Watson on Thu May 26, 2011 5:49 pm

Gumboots Paul Simon

Walk A Mile In My Shoes Joe South

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Post  sil on Thu May 26, 2011 8:47 pm

Doc Watson wrote:Gumboots Paul Simon

You said that and I thought of this:



which is better, I think

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Post  Doc Watson on Fri May 27, 2011 12:27 am

guacamayo wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:Gumboots Paul Simon

You said that and I thought of this:



which is better, I think
It is , but I had mentioned that song in an earlier post.

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Post  eddie on Fri May 27, 2011 2:07 am

Tom Waits laments the deplorable state of his Stacy Adams shoes (usually a very reliable brand of footwear) in this recording of Tom Traubert's Blues for The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZmqbcBsTAw


The Cholos design. Yours for $140.


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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Fri May 27, 2011 2:08 am

Strawberry Jam wrote:How about the original?



It swings, it's got rhythm, and the guitar rings out. That Iommi chap might play faster, but his noodling is completely pointless. And as for the old people dig, the Sabbath blokes are really old farts now, aren't they? I'm much younger than them, and that heavy rock shit is so last century.

"Old" is a mindset.

And it's not about playing fast, Tony Iommi isn't even a "fast" guitar player. It's about his completely original tone and feel. Tony Iommi is one of the most important rock guitarists ever and single-handedly invented an entirely new genre that is now one of the most prominent in the world.

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Post  ISN on Fri May 27, 2011 2:27 am

guacamayo wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:Gumboots Paul Simon

You said that and I thought of this:



which is better, I think

I think you'll find that he already mentioned that song in an earlier post.....

I do like that album

thanks for posting a link Smile

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Post  sil on Fri May 27, 2011 3:38 am

Oops, I didn't see it
I swear I read the posts in a thread before posting Suspect

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Post  felix on Fri May 27, 2011 8:12 am

Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes. Would that qualify?

The Drifters' soaring Johnny Moore tenor hardly complaining of sand in his footwear:



And old Hank's shoes is so shabby, and full of holes and nails, well, brother if he stepped on a worn out dime, he bets ya a nickel he could tell ya if it's heads or tails!


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Post  Doc Watson on Fri May 27, 2011 11:11 am

Strawberry Jam wrote:You know, Emu had already mentioned that song in an earlier post....
Where ?
I searched and searched but could not find it anywhere.

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Post  felix on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:58 pm

Sailin' shoes:



Dancin' shoes:



Who's gonna shoe your pretty little feet?


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Post  felix on Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:33 am

The Big Yin has a word or two on the subject:



and professional Geordie nut Jimmy Nail had a big hit with his ode to footwear:



But here's my fave shoe-related opus - monologuist (and Broadway and Hollywood star) Stanley Holloway's 'Brahn Boots':


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Post  felix on Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:08 am

Meet me in the bottom - bring me my running shoes
When I come out the window I won't have time to lose.



Put your shoes on, Lucy, don't you know you're in the city!


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Re: Songs about footwear

Post  felix on Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:22 am

More? Did I hear you say you want ... MORE? Shocked

OK, but really, I don't want to spoil you!. No

Elvis in lullaby mode (from GI Blues):



The lovely Dodie Stevens with her 1959 hit (the shoelaces tie up some tan shoes ...



And finally, The King of The Stroll with his sadly prophetically titled hit (he shuffled off this mortal coil not long after this record's release):



(Even more spooky - this was the B-side of 'What Am I Living For'**, which turned out to be the biggest R&B hit of 1958. affraid

** Itself such a bloody great record, I make no excuse for posting it ... right ... here:



Nice old London-American 78 there. cat

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Re: Songs about footwear

Post  pinhedz on Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:46 am

In Siberia, only valenki can save your feet.


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Post  pinhedz on Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:50 am

^
That song was made famous by the legendary Lidiya Ruslanova back during WW-II, when she was a one-woman USO show for the Russian troops.

The Russians kept their toes warm and toasty while the Germans froze.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:50 am

Andrey does a blistering solo version of that with Svetlana's merry band.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:00 am

Nancy does this with much more dignity and restraint than Jessica Simpson:  


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