Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Shame On the Man Who Tattooed Her!

TATTOOED LADY by Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees

I just got this record, which I REALLY wanted for quite a while now. I found part of it on a tape of a radio show several months ago, and it's been rattling around in my head ever since. I'm getting to like Rudy Vallee more and more, just about every time I hear another one of his early records.

There is much to love here, from the weird inflections he chooses at various points of the lyric, to the lyric itself, to the almost out of control little tag by the band after all but the first singing of the chorus. I love that 6th chord at the end, with the fifth-note wavering on top.

I'm usually more verbose about what I post, but I think in this case I'll just let you hear for yourself. Tell me what you think!

Incidentally, you may have heard the "laughing" version of "Tavern in the Town", but in case you haven't, maybe I'll put that up here, too some time. That's a record I've wanted to own for at least 35 years, and it's on the flip side of this one, complete with a joke label replacing the regular RCA label!


Stuart Shea said...

I love that version of "Tavern in the Town." In fact, I've never heard a bad version of that song.

Noah said...

loving this, thanks just found your stuff