May 29th – Marvin Gaye – “Ain’t no mountain high enough”

In 1953, #EdmundHilary and #TenzingNorgay reached the top of #Everest.  “Ain’t no mountain high enough seems an appropriate song for today! #singing #feelgood

Ain’t no mountain high enough

29-5 Edmund Hilary-Sherpa Tenzing

Listen, baby
Ain’t no mountain high
Ain’t no vally low
Ain’t no river wide enough, baby
If you need me, call me
No matter where you are
No matter how far
Just call my name
I’ll be there in a hurry
You don’t have to worry
‘Cause baby,
There ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you
Remember the day
I set you free
I told you
You could always count on me
From that day on I made a vow
I’ll be there when you want me
Some way,some how
‘Cause baby,
There ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you
No wind, no rain
My love is alive
Way down in my heart
Although we are miles apart
If you ever need a helping hand
I’ll be there on the double
As fast as I can
Don’t you know that
There ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you
Don’t you know that
There ain’t no mountain high enough
Ain’t no valley low enough
Ain’t no river wide enough

29-5 Marvin Gaye Aint no mountain

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May 28th – Percy Sledge – “When a man loves a woman”

In 1966, #PercySledge started a two week run at No. 1 in the US singles chart with “When a man loves a woman”.  Before the recording session the song had no title or lyrics.  So hum along and don’t worry about the words!  #singing;#feelgood

When a man loves a woman

28-5 Percy Sledge

When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge
When a man loves a woman
Can’t keep his mind on nothing else
He’ll trade the world
For the good thing he’s found
If she’s bad he can’t see it
She can do no wrong
Turn his back on his best friend
If he put her down When a man loves a woman
Spend his very last dime
Tryin’ to hold on to what he needs
He’d give up all his comfort
Sleep out in the rain
If she said that’s the way it ought to beWell, this man loves a woman
I gave you everything I had
Tryin’ to hold on to your precious love
Baby, please don’t treat me badWhen a man loves a woman
Down deep in his soul
She can bring him such misery
If she plays him for a fool
He’s the last one to know
Lovin’ eyes can’t ever see

When a man loves a woman
He can do no wrong
He can never own some other girl
Yes when a man loves a woman
I know exactly how he feels
‘Cause baby, baby, baby, you’re my world

When a man loves a woman…..

28-5 Percy Sledge When a man loves  a woman

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28-5 Percy Sledge When a man loves  a woman

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May 27th – Buddy Holly – “That’ll be the Day”

In 1958, #BuddyHolly and the Crickets released their first record “That’ll be the Day”.  It was a UK No. 1 and a US No.3. #singing#feelgood

That’ll be the Day

27-5 Buddy Holly

Well, that’ll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I dieWell, you give me all your lovin’ and your turtle dovin’
All your hugs and kisses and your money too
Well, you know you love me baby
Until you tell me, maybe
That some day, well I’ll be throughWell, that’ll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die[Instrumental Interlude]Well, that’ll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die

Well, when Cupid shot his dart
He shot it at your heart
So if we ever part and I leave you
You sit and hold me and you tell me boldly
That some day, well I’ll be blue

Well, that’ll be the day, when you say goodbye
Yes, that’ll be the day, when you make me cry
You say you’re gonna leave, you know it’s a lie
‘Cause that’ll be the day when I die

Well, that’ll be the day, hoo-hoo
That’ll be the day, hoo-hoo
That’ll be the day, hoo-hoo
That’ll be the day

27-5 Buddy Holly That'll be the day

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May 26th – Bobbie (Boris) Pickett and the Cryptkickers – “Monster Mash”

In 1897 Bram Stoker’s #Dracula went on sale.  More than 60 years later the “classic” #MonsterMash was written.  Enjoy! #singing;#feelgood

Monster Mash

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I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab began to rise
And suddenly to my surpriseHe did the mash
He did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
He did the mash
It caught on in a flash
He did the mash
He did the monster mashFrom my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodesThey did the mash
They did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They did the mash
It caught on in a flash
They did the mash
They did the monster mash

The zombies were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man
Dracula and his son

The scene was rockin’, all were digging the sounds
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, “The Crypt-Kicker Five”

They played the mash
They played the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They played the mash
It caught on in a flash
They played the mash
They played the monster mash

Out from his coffin, Drac’s voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
He opened the lid and shook his fist
And said, “Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist?”

It’s now the mash
It’s now the monster mash
The monster mash
And it’s a graveyard smash
It’s now the mash
It’s caught on in a flash
It’s now the mash
It’s now the monster mash

Now everything’s cool, Drac’s a part of the band
And my monster mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living, this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Model A sent you

Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash
The monster mash
And do my graveyard smash
Then you can mash
You’ll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash

26-6 Bobby Pickett Monster Mash

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May 25th – Star Wars opens – “Star Wars Theme”

In 1977, # StarWars opened.  A unexpected mega global hit.  Get “spaced out” humming along with the theme tune from #JohnWilliams. #singing;#feelgood

Star Wars Theme

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25-5 John Williams Star Wars Theme

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May 24th – Duke Ellington dies – “Satin Doll”

In 1974, #DukeEllington, the great band leader,  died.  Here is one of his greats – #SatinDoll.  Although the song was sun by #EllaFitzgerald, here is the Duke with just his band as a tribute to the “original”.  #singing #feelgood

Satin Doll

24-5 Satin Doll

Cigarette holder which wigs me
Over her shoulder, she digs me.
Out cattin’ that satin doll.Baby, shall we go out skippin ?
Careful, amigo, you’re flippin’,
Speaks Latin that satin doll.She’s nobody’s fool so I’m playing it cool as can be.
I’ll give it a whirl but I ain’t for no girl catching me,
Swich-e-rooney.Telephone numbers well you know,
Doing my rhumbas with uno
And that’n my satin doll.

24-5 Duke Ellington Satin Doll

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24-5 Duke Ellington+Ella Fitzgerald Satin Doll

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May 23rd – Bonnie & Clyde shot by police – “Bonnie and Clyde”

In 1934, #BonnieAndClyde were shot dead by police in a stolen car.  Here is the classic song about their exploits by #GeorgieFame. #singing #feelgood

The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde

23-5 Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde were pretty looking people
But I can tell you people
They were the devil’s children
Bonnie and Clyde began their evil doing
One lazy afternoon down Savannah way
They robbed a store and
Hightailed outa that town
Got clean away in a stolen car
And waited till the heat died down
Bonnie and Clyde advanced their reputation
And made the graduation
Into the banking business
“Reach for the sky” sweet-talking Clyde would holler
As Bonnie loaded dollars in the dewlap bag
Now one brave man-he tried to take ’em alone
They left him lying in a pool of blood
And laughed about it all the way home.
Bonnie and Clyde got to be public enemy number one
Running and hiding
From every American lawman’s gun
They used to laugh about dying
But deep inside ’em they knew
That pretty soon they’d be lying
Beneath the ground together
Pushing up daisies to welcome the sun
And the morning dew
Acting upon reliable information
A federal deputation laid a deadly ambush
When Bonnie and Clyde came walking in the sunshine
A half a dozen carbines opened up on them
Bonnie and Clyde
They lived a lot together
And finally together,
They died.

23-5 Georgie Fame  Bonnie and Clyde

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