Thursday, 6 October 2011

You make my heart go giddy-up



Happy 65th birthday today to the chirpiest of early reggae/ska singers, Miss Millie Small!

One wonders if the seventeen-year-old Millie realised quite how suggestive this song was when she recorded it...



Millie on Wikipedia

6 comments:

  1. It's simply amazing how so many of our cherished stars are becoming pensioners of late. J-Jx

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  2. Loved the edgier ska in the black and white version, compared to the more slicker studio backing

    xx

    t

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  3. I never thought I'd hear "My Boy Lollipop" described as "edgy" :-)

    Jx

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  4. Hehehe - well, in a way it was. I remember hearing it when I was just a kid, thinking "my god, what a dirty song!".

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  5. I like this song but can't hear it now without thinking of Miss Ross who does a version of it (after a fashion).

    Topping & Butch used to do a great old song, from the 20's I think - about having the right key but working on the wrong keyhole - about the joys of anal sex - they got away with so much then with a little imagination.

    xx

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  6. Ma Rainey (I believe) originated that song (see my first blog about The Vinyl Closet - they covered that era in great detail). Needless to say, George Melly was a fan.

    Michael Topping (as we discovered when we went to see him in a one-to-one interview on stage for Gay History Month a couple of years ago) is a great admirer of both... Jx

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