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  1. Shang Tsong2

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    Dave's Song of the Day

    Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul

    Friday song of the day: Today’s song was inspired by a couple meeting clandestinely in a bar.

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    Paul Williams was an R&B/Soul singer from Philadelphia, but he used the stage name Billy Paul because there was already a famous Paul Williams. In 1972, he released his fourth album, 360 Degrees of Billy Paul. The first single from the album was a song about infidelity entitled Me and Mrs. Jones.

    The song was written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Cary Gilbert, with the concept based on a couple Gamble and Huff often saw at a bar near their offices in the record company. Gamble described it in a later interview, “This guy used to come into the bar every day – little guy that looked like a judge. We’re songwriters, so we’re always thinking about a song. The next day he came in again, and every day after he’d come in, this girl would come in 10-15 minutes after he’d get there, and they’d sit in the same booth, then go to the jukebox and play the same songs. We said, ‘That’s me and Mrs. Jones.’ Then, when they’d get ready to leave, he would go his way and she would go hers. It could have been his daughter, his niece, anybody, but we created a story that there was some kind of romantic connection between these people, so we went upstairs to our office and wrote the song.”

    After the single was released it became a huge hit, reaching #1 on both the Billboard R&B chart and the overall Billboard Hot 100. Billy Paul continued recording well into the 1980s, but never again had a Top 40 hit. He died in April 2016 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 81.



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    Fuck, Kenny Rogers died. I know he was old, but still a damned shame.
     
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    She takes a lot of shit for her behavior, but there is no denying Miley's talent.
    She has an amazing voice.

    Dolly Parton wrote that one. She's another woman with an incredible voice - and she was a great songwriter. Her talent occasionally takes a back seat to her silliness, Dollywood and her giant breasts but she wrote/performed some great tunes.

    Rumor has it she wrote I Will Always Love You - which was made famous by Whitney Houston in 1992 - and Jolene on the same day.


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    Isn't really my style of music but I actually quite like Mylie. She has a natural grit in her voice that I love.

    For some reason people take the piss out of Wrecking Ball like it's some sort of parody. I thought it was brilliant. I watched a season of her being a mentor on The Voice and her knowledge of music is so vast and the way she mentored people I was surprised. Turned me into a bit of a fan.

    She and Dolly singing Jolene together being she's her God mother was awesome.
     
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    RIP Kenny Rogers. The man made a pretty strong bird.

     
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    Dave's Song of the Day

    Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) – John Fred & His Playboy Band

    Saturday song of the day: Today’s song is a parody of a Beatles hit.

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    John Fred and The Playboys (later renamed John Fred & His Playboy Band to avoid confusion with Gary Lewis & The Playboys) had been around since 1956 when the members were in high school. They had a very minor hit in 1959 with Shirley, but otherwise did not have much impact until 1967. At that time, they had a big hit inspired by a Beatles song.

    John Fred Gourrier and Andrew Bernard wrote their song after hearing the Beatles’ Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. John Fred initially misheard the lyrics as “Lucy in disguise”, so he based his parody on the misunderstood lyrics. While the resulting Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) also uses psychedelic images (although it veered more toward nonsense than the Beatles record), musically it was quite different from the song that inspired it.

    Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #1 in January 1968. The song it knocked out of the #1 spot just happened to be another Beatles song, Hello, Goodbye. As it turns out, John Lennon himself liked the parody. John Fred later related, “When I met John Lennon, that’s the first thing he asked me. He thought it was great. He said the first thing he was going to do when he got home was write a song called ‘Froggy in a Pond with Spectacles.’”



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    I was really excited to go and see their anniversary tour, shame things are all up in the air at the moment.

    Every time I've seen them they've been brilliant.
     
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    I've never been a fan but this song is appropriate for the occasion at least lol
    Indestructible is a pretty cool jam tho
     
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    Ha yeah, didn't think of it like that. Always been a fan.
    Do I recognise your avatar from another MMA site?
     
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    Was Gnaww on Sherdog but self banned now. Platinum Hands, and Platinum Warlord here, lost my login info on Hands
     
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    Can't wait for the new album!
     
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