Monday, July 2, 2012

137 – Gary U.S. Bonds – New Orleans (1960)

New Orleans foi o primeiro hit da carreira de Gary U.S. Bonds. Inclusive foi nos discos promocionais dessa musica que vinham escritos os dizeres “Buy U.S. bonds”, tendo Gary Anderson, então com 19 anos, recebido o apelido de Gary U.S. Bonds.

New Orleans chegou ao numero 6 dos charts americanos em 17 de outubro de 1960. Foi escrita por Frank Guida e J, Royster, foi produzida por Frank Guida e gravada em Norfolk, Virginia.

A letra:

I said, a-hey-hey-hey-yeah
(I said a-hey-hey-hey-yeah)
I said, a-hey, a-hey-hey-yeah
(Said, a-hey, a-hey-hey-yeah)

Well, come on ev'rybody
Take a trip with me
Well, down the Mississippi
Down to New Orleans

They got the honeysuckle bloomin'
On the honeysuckle vine
And a-love is a-bloomin' there
All-a the time

You know ev'ry Southern Belle
Is a Mississippi Queen
Down the Mississippi
Down in New Orleans

I said, a-hey-hey-hey-yeah
(I said, hey-hey-hey-yeah)
I said, a-hey-a-hey-a-hey-yeah
(Said, a-hey-hey-hey-yeah)
Well, come on take a stroll
Down to Basin Street
Yeah, listen to the music
With the dixieland beat

A-where the magnolia blossoms
Fill the air
Yeah, an if you ain't been to heaven
Then you ain't been there

They got the French moss
Hangin' from a big oak tree
Down the Mississippi
Down in New Orleans

I said, a-hey-hey-hey-yeah
(Said, hey-hey-hey-yeah)
I said a-look out, child!
Yeah, yeah, yeah
(Said, look out child, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Well, come on ev'rybody
Take a trip with me
Well, down the Mississippi
Down to New Orleans

Well, the honeysuckle's bloomin'
On the honeysuckle vine
Yeah, and the love is a-bloomin' there
All the time

You know that ev'ry Southern Belle
Is a Mississippi Queen
Down the Mississippi
Down in New Orleans

Hey, hey!

Well, I says, a-hey-hey-a-hey-yeah
(Said, yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah)

I said, a-look out child!
Yeah, yeah, yeah

A gravação original de 1960 (somente áudio):



Gary U.S. Bonds com New Orleans em 1989:



Gary ao vivo em New York City:

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