Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Singalong a Smokey

Singalong a Smokey: "Singalong" was used before anyone had heard of 'karaoke'. Ian Dury probably refers to Smokey Robinson in this bit of Reasons To Be Cheerful. My picture is an album cover from a Bert & Ernie singalong album, but here's the best bit, one of the songs on the album is "On Top Of Old Smokey" (no it's not rude!). That song is an old folk song, more well known in the US. On this album the version is by Grover. So a double whammy of cheerfulness, singalong and Bert & Ernie, who were largely based on Laurel & Hardy you know? but that's probably for another day.

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