Song of the day: Gary Shearston – "I Get A Kick Out Of You"

July 31, 2013

As with yesterday’s song from the ’70s, today’s is another retro-retro effort – but the original of this one goes waaay back.

Gary Shearston – “I Get A Kick Out Of You (1974)

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And here’s the original:

Ethel Merman – “I Get A Kick Out Of You (1934)

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Song of the day: Gary Shearston – "I Get A Kick Out Of You"

June 12, 2009

Here’s Australian folkie Gary Shearston with the distinctly un-folkie, but distinctly marvellous, 1974 cover version of Cole Porter‘s “I Get A Kick Out Of You“:

It was the only time Gary ever ventured into non-folk territory, and it was also the only time he ever appeared in the charts, either. Incidentally, the mood of Gary’s effort reminds me of another one-hit wonder, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel‘s magnificent “Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)“: (I think it’s the tambourine.) So, today we have two songs for the price of one, plus a musical coincidence. Enjoy!