Song of the day: Town Criers – "Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut"

June 27, 2011

I’m not keen on the sentiment (it is rather impolite), but I love that blues riff:

Town Criers – “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1965)

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If you’re familiar with the song, you may bemoan the version I chose (as in: “Oh, Peter, how could you? It’s a great song! And that’s such a wimpy version!”). That particular version is here because it’s performed by an Australian band. (It’s the only Australian one I could find. There may be more, but I ain’t found ’em.)

Never fear, though. Here are some groovier versions:

The Pretty Things – “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1965)

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[From a non-male perspective]
The Delmonas – “Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1986 – yes, 1986)

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And here’s quite possibly the grooviest version of all:

Bo Diddley – “Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut” (1964)

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Song of the day: Town Criers – "Hey Girl"

February 2, 2010

Here are the Town Criers with a great little rave-up, “Hey Girl” (1969):

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“Hey Girl” was the B-side of “Love Me Again” which, I’ve only just noticed, was Song of the day less than a month ago. Oops*.

Anyway, here’s the original:

Small Faces – “Hey Girl (1966)

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(*I really must space out songs by the same artists a bit more than I’m doing at the moment. I’m sure that whenever you read a blog you want variety from it – and two Town Criers songs in a month doesn’t help at all. Sorry about that. But at least I can safely say that tomorrow’s song won’t be by the Town Criers**.)

(**If you’re a Town Criers fan, sorry about that.)


Song of the day: Town Criers – "Love Me Again"

January 3, 2010

It’s been a little while since I’ve played you something big and cheesy from the 60’s. So…

Here are the Town Criers with “Love Me Again,” a song I’d quite easily place in the “You’ll be singing along with it in no time” category:

Town Criers – “Love Me Again” (1969)

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