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

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(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.

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

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

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(c) Bill Maynard (1957)

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

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(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

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(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

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(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"



donderdag 16 juli 2015

Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) ? (1899 / 1920)


"Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) ?" is an American spiritual likely composed by African-American slaves in the 19th century.
It was first published in William Eleazar Barton's 1899 Old Plantation Hymns.


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SEE HERE: https://archive.org/stream/oldplantationhy00bartgoog#page/n44/mode/2up


The first recording I could find:

(o) Fisk University Jubilee Singers (1920)
[vg: Carl Barbour, tenor; Alfred T. Clarke, baritone; Theodore H. Moore, bass; James A. Myers, tenor; Mrs. James A. Myers, alto; unacc]
Recorded December 28, 1920 in NYC
Released on Columbia A3919

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http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/2000027381/79606-Were_you_there

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(c) Paul Robeson (1925)  (as "Were you there? (When They Crucified My Lord)"
Piano accomp. Lawrence Brown.
Recorded July 27, 1925 in Camden NJ
Released on Victor 19742

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http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/800007354/BVE-33086-Were_you_there_When_they_crucified_my_Lord

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(c) Pace Jubilee Singers  (1927)
Vocal sextet; Katherine Simpson, solo vocal; acc. unknown.
Recorded March 5, 1927
Released on Black Patti 8012 and Gennett 6092

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(c) Dame Clara Butt (1927)
Recorded April 8, 1927
Released on Columbia X340

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(c) Rev D.C. Rice and Congregation (1930) ("Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?")
Recorded January 1930 in Chicago
Released on Vocalion 1520

http://www.discogs.com/Rev-DC-Rice-Complete-Recorded-Works-In-Chronological-Order-1928-1930/release/6208618

Listen here:

http://oldweirdamerica.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/19-were-you-there-when-they-crucified-my-lord.mp3




(c) Famous Garland Jubilee Singers (1931) (as "Were You There")

Recorded March 19, 1931 in New York City.
Released on Banner 32174, Oriole 8061, Perfect 176 and Romeo 5061

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(c) Uncle Dave Macon & Sam McGee (1931) (as "Was You There When They Took My Lord Away")
Recorded December 17, 1930 in Jackson, MS
Released on Okeh 45522

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(c) Roland Hayes (1940)
Recorded around October 1939
Released in February 1940

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(c) Wade Mainer (1939) (as "Were You There")
Recorded August 21, 1939 in Atlanta, GA
Released on Bluebird B-8273

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(c) Belmont Silvertone Jubilee Singers 1939
Recorded November 9, 1939
Released on the B-side of Decca 7718

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(c) Wings Over Jordan (1946) (as "Were You There")
Released in 1946 on the King /Queen label

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http://www.recordconnexion.nl/rare7.htm

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/4141

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(c) Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys (1949)
(as "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord")
Recorded January, 15 1949 Castle Studio, The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Ave. North, Nashville, TN - Roy Acuff and His Smokey Mountain Boys (Roy Acuff [vcl], Brother Oswald Kirby [banjo/dobro/vcl], prob. Joseph Zinkan [bass], Tommy Magness [fiddle], Jimmy Riddle [harmonica]. Producer: Art Satherley)
Released on Columbia 20550

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Listen to a sample here:

http://www.allmusic.com/album/greatest-hits-columbia-mw0000311865



(c) Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Rosette Gospel Singers (and the James Roots Quartet) (1950)
Recorded December 12, 1949 in New York
Released on Decca 48136

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(c) Soul Stirrers (1957)  (as "Were You There")
Recorded April 1957 in Chicago. This was the final session of Sam Cooke, as lead singer of the Soul Stirrers. It could very well be his most stirring performance of a gospel song.
About 2 weeks after this session, Cooke send a six-song demo tape of pop songs to producer Bumps Blackwell, severing his ties to gospel.

http://www.discogs.com/Soul-Stirrers-Were-You-There-Sinner-Run-To-Jesus/release/2839557







(c) Harry Belafonte (1960)

http://www.45cat.com/record/epa4584

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(c) Johnny Cash (& The Carter Family) (1962)

http://www.45cat.com/record/442615

Listen here:





(c) Diamanda Galás (1992)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Singer_(Diamanda_Gal%C3%A1s_album)

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(c) Aaron Neville (2000)
Released on the album Devotion.




(c) Willie Nelson (2003)
Performed at a 2003 tribute for Johnny Cash.





(c) Diamond Version (with Neil Tennant) (2014)

http://mute.com/diamond-version/release-new-album-ci-on-23-june-listen-to-first-track-were-you-there-feat-neil-tennant

Listen here:

https://soundcloud.com/muterecords/diamond-version-were-you-there




The song was also one of Mahatma Gandhi's favorites.

http://secondhandsongs.com/work/142439/versions#nav-entity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Were_You_There

http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/FSWB367A.html

http://www.hymnary.org/text/were_you_there_when_they_crucified_my_lo