Sunday, May 29, 2011

The song Warpaint by The Brook Brothers

We were wandering around a local town centre and noticed a lady with way too much make up on, and then I started singing this song. "You're not going to fight a war, you're only going out with the boy next door", what a fab line.
Written by Howard Greenfield and Barry Mann, songwriters from the infamous Brill Building. Despite both Mann and Greenfield writing numerous hit songs with other people, I can't find many others they wrote together. The song in this version was a hit in the UK in 1961. It was also recorded by Barry Mann and Bill Haley amongst others.
The Brook Brothers are real brothers and were for a time the British answer to The Everly Brothers, one has to wonder what the question was.

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