Thursday, January 10, 2013

169 – Gary U.S. Bonds – Quarter to three (1961)


Trata-se de uma canção popular, adaptada e acrescida da musica A night with Daddy G – Part I, uma musica instrumental dos Church Street Five, que foi escrita por Gene Barge, Frank Guida e Joseph Royster. Foi gravada por Gary U.S. Bonds e lancada em maio de 1961.
 
Essa gravação chegou ao número 1 dos charts pop americanos em 26 de junho de 1961. Os arranjos vocais foram de Anderson, o nome de nascimento de Gary U.S. Bonds. A qualidade de gravação é péssima, mas o produtor Frank Guida continuou pra sempre dizendo que conseguiu justamente o som que queria e que a aparente baixa qualidade foi desejada por ele. 

Chegou também ao número 11 dos charts ingleses em 2 de setembro de 1961. Bruce Springsteen sempre tocava essa canção no bis de seus shows. Inclusive aparece no seu Hammersmith Odeon London 75. 

É uma das 500 canções que deram forma ao rock and roll, eleita pelo Rock and Roll Hall of fame. 

A letra:

Don't you know that I danced, I danced till a quarter to three
With the help, last night, of Daddy G.
He was swingin on the sax like a nobody could
And I was dancin' all over the room.
Oh, don't you know the people were dancin' like they were mad,
it was the swingin'est band they had, ever had.
It was the swingin'est song that could ever be,
It was a night with Daddy G.
Let me tell you now,
I never had it so good
Yeah and I know you never could
Until you get hip with that jive
And take a band like the Church Street Five.
Oh don't you know that I danced,
I danced till a quarter to three
With the help last night of Daddy G.
Everybody was as happy as they could be
And they were swingin with Daddy G.
Blow Daddy!
Let me tell you now,
I never had it so good
Yeah and I know you never could
Until you get hip with that jive
And take a band like the Church Street Five.
Oh don't you know that I danced,
I danced till a quarter to three
With the help last night of Daddy G.
He was swingin on the sax like a nobody could,
and I was dancin all over the room
Oh don't you know the
Dance, do bee wa dah
Dance, do bee wah dah
You can dance, do bee wah dah,
You can dance, dance, dance

Gary U.S. Bonds na gravação original, de 1961, somente áudio:



Gary U.S. Bonds em 1989, com Quarter to three:



Bruce Springsteen, em 1975, em Londres:



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