zaterdag 25 juli 2015

Married Man Going To Keep Your Secret (1935) / Hey Lolly Lolly (1944) / Hey Li Lee (1954) / Hey Liley Liley Lo (1957) / Lollie (1958) / Loddy Lo (1963)



Traditional square dance song found in Britain, the Bahamas, and the American West. Common as "Hey, Lolly, Lolly". Became famous when recorded by Chubby Checker in 1963 (as "Loddy Lo")

The song is already mentioned in John and Alan Lomax's book Our Singing Country (1941)

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Mentioned in the Lomaxes book is a recording by Elizabeth Austin and a group of women with clapping accompaniment, recorded by Alan Lomax in July 1935 in New Bight, Cat Island, Bahamas.

Most Bahaman dance songs are faintly, if not markedly, scandalous. Like Haitian Mardi Gras songs, they serve, without naming names, to retail gossip about or to poke fun at an enemy or some person who has acted shamefully or ridiculously. The satire, however, is softened by the kittenish giggles of the young girls who do the singing

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/our-singing-country/our-singing-country%20-%200184.htm


Besides the version by Elizabeth Austin, in 1935 there were a few more versions recorded by Alan Lomax on the Bahamas.


In fact there was an even earlier recording on the same Cat Island.

MARRIED MAN WILL KEEP YOUR SECRET .
Sung by Gertrude Thurston and group. New Bight, Cat island, Bahamas,
Recorded by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle in July 1935.
Matrix 392 B

http://www.loc.gov/item/afc9999005.1219/



MARRIED MAN GOING TO KEEP YOUR SECRET.
Sung by Elizabeth Austin and group of women. Old Bight, Cat island, Bahamas.
Recorded by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle in July 1935.
Matrix 420 B3 

http://www.loc.gov/item/afc9999005.1335/



MARRIED MAN GOING TO KEEP YOUR SECRET.
Sung by mixed group in Nassau, Bahamas.
Recorded by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle in July 1935
Matrix 486 A2

http://www.loc.gov/item/afc9999005.1499/



MARRIED MAN GOING TO KEEP YOUR SECRET.
Sung by Rowena Bell, Pappie and. Sweety Pie with drum in Nassau, Bahamas.
Recorded by Alan Lomax and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle in August 1935.
Matrix 529 Bl 

http://www.loc.gov/item/afc9999005.1605/


Till now the above mentioned Lomax recordings haven't been released.



The first recording I could find:

(c) Woody Guthrie (1944) (as "Hey Lolly, Lolly")
Recorded April 25, 1944 by Moses Asch
Matrix MA 105
Woody Guthrie : vocal / mandolin
Cisco Houston  : vocal / guitar
Sonny Terry : harmonica

Released in 1952 on the album Woody Guthrie Volume 1 (Stinson label # SLP44)

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http://www.discogs.com/Woody-Guthrie-Woody-Guthrie-Vol-1/master/707783

http://www.ciscohouston.com/images/discs/woody_cisco_close.shtml

Listen here:




Woody's version was also heard in the 1991 movie Dogfight.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101748/soundtrack




(c) Bing Crosby, Burl Ives (voc), John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra (orc), Les Paul (gtr)
(as "Hey Liley, Liley Lo")
From Bing Crosby's Philco Radioshow.
Date: 23 April 1947
Location: Hollywood, Calif.
Label: PHILCO
Philco Radio Time #28    

http://www.bingmagazine.co.uk/bingmagazine/philco.htm

Listen here:





(c) Pete Seeger in 1954 (as "Hey Li-Lee")

http://www.folkways.si.edu/pete-seeger/hoe-down-whoa-mule/im-on-my-way-to-cannans-land/hey-li-lee-li-lee-lo-medley/american-folk-struggle-protest/music/track/smithsonian

Listen here (after 4 min and 30 sec in the next clip)






(c) Alan Lomax (1955)

Alan Lomax himself also recorded the song at his home in London circa 1955

http://research.culturalequity.org/get-audio-detailed-recording.do?recordingId=24035




(c) Weavers (1957) (as part of the "Around The World" medley)
Released on the album Weavers at Carnegie Hall, (Vanguard VRS 9010)
Recorded December 24, 1955.

Listen here:





(c) The Vipers Skiffle Group (1957)  (as "Hey Liley, Liley Lo")

http://www.45cat.com/record/r4286

Liesten here:






(c) Bill Maynard (1957)

http://www.45cat.com/record/f10902

Listen here:






(c) Billy Lehman and The Rock-Itts 1958  (as "Lollie")

http://www.45cat.com/record/no13us

http://www.rocky-52.net/chanteursl/lehman_bill.htm

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(c) Limeliters 1961 (as "Hey Li Lee Li Lee")

http://www.45cat.com/record/lpc132

http://www.discogs.com/Limeliters-Tonight-In-Person/master/324769

Listen here:







(c) Brothers Four (1960) (as "Hey Liley, Liley Lo")
Released on the album Rally 'Round! (Columbia CL 1479)

http://www.discogs.com/Brothers-Four-Rally-Round/release/1618951

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(c) Chubby Checker (1963)  (as "Loddy Lo")

Chubby Checker had met Dutch model and beauty queen Catharina Lodders in 1963. Just a few months before their marriage in 1964 "Loddy Lo" was written as a declaration of love for her.

http://www.discogs.com/Chubby-Checker-Loddy-Lo-Hooka-Tooka/release/1316267

Listen here:






(c) Hootenanny Singers (1964) (as "Hey Liley Liley Lo")

http://www.discogs.com/Hootenanny-Singers-Hootenanny-Singers/release/2018450

Listen here:






Also covered in 1964 by Dutch singer Johnny Lion with the Jumping Jewels.

http://www.45cat.com/record/327621jf

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The Beatles also sang 11 seconds of "Hey Liley, Liley Lo" in between the 2 songs "Diggin' My Potatoes" and "Rock Island Line" on January 24, 1969 during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions.

(the song was attributed to The Vipers Skiffle Group, who had recorded the song in 1957)

 http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/01/24/get-back-let-it-be-sessions-day-13/

Listen here at 50 seconds in the next YT






Paul McCartney also sang 11 seconds of "Hey Liley, Liley Lo" in between the 2 songs "Cumberland Gap" and "Freight Train" on January 25, 1991 during the rehearsals of  MTV Unplugged.

http://www.discogs.com/Paul-McCartney-Acoustic-Masterpieces/release/6652507

Listen here:






(c) Dolly Dots (1980)  (as "Hela-Di-Ladi-Lo")

http://www.discogs.com/Dolly-Dots-Hela-Di-Ladi-Lo/release/707855

Listen here:






More versions here:

http://secondhandsongs.com/work/132323/versions#nav-entity


http://www.45cat.com/45_search.php?sq=liley&sm=tr


http://www.45cat.com/45_search.php?sq=hey+li+lee&sm=tr


http://www.45cat.com/45_search.php?sq=loddy&sm=tr



"Hey Liley Liley Lo" is melodically similar to "Pay Me My Money Down" and "Cindy, Oh Cindy"