Friday, July 22, 2011

The Lopsided Pop Quiz: Name That Tune (in 4 seconds)


I say lopsided as I can't give you the answer - but hope you can burst my bubble of baffllement. Lee Perry's Cow Thief Skank tune I'm fine for - it's those four snatched seconds of soul stomping, nipping in at the intro, that's got my noggin boggled.

My guess is, given Lee Perry's relaxed attitude to studio techniques and technicalities - that this track was on the tape before pressing the record button.

I've Googled it, Shazzed it - not a sniff. Any hints, tips knowing nods would be massively appreciated..so it's over to you pop-boffins

Charlie Ace & Lee Perry - Cow Thief Skank



14 comments:

davyh said...

Don't know the song but sounds an awful lot like Mavis Staples and/or The Staples Singers ?

davyh said...

It makes me think of this, is why.

Cocktails said...

No idea what it is, but hopefully someone else will - its great!

Mondo said...

I'm on the Fenchurch Flyer at the month Davy, so no sound at the mo' I'll check out when I check in...

I've even Googled the lyrics Cocktails - 'you in/and this town ain't got no faces/places'. Nothing! at the mo' I'll check out when I check in...

I've even Googled the lyrics Cocktails - 'you in/and this town ain't got no faces/places'. Nothing!

Simon said...

Something I've just read has confirmed that Davyh is in fact a musical genius and should be employed by a lacklustre pop quiz team to create a master team.

Staple Singers apparently. I've a bundle of stuff at home, I'll go through and see if it turns up.

Simon said...

Oh my google skills are legendary.

Go here for a nice piece on Scratch, which mentions the title of the song...

http://www.upsetter.net/scratch/words/article_mccann.htm

It's called This Old Town (People In This Town)

davyh said...

Mavis's voice is very distinctive. Do I get a prize?

Mondo said...

Kapow!! Davy you ARE a solid gold soul genius..it is the Staples Singers

This Old Town(People In This Town).

What I thought was 'you in/and' is 'people in'

I may have to hand over my PopMaster gadge

But, how did The Staples Singers end up on a Lee Perry tune?

Disclaimer: you will have to sit through a display of 'improvisational, spontaneous, informal, interpretive, freestyle dancing' while watching the vid..

Mondo said...

Just seen your comm Simon. Top marks for the Google-doodle-doings. Great Piece on the tune too - have you ever heard his rework of Doctor in The House

Cocktails said...

oh excellent! It is so obviously the Staple Singers when you hear the whole thing. And that video is hilarious.

Mondo said...

Sheesh! Just found Take 3 of the vid. Probably the most mind frying of the lot - worra an outfit *gulps*

Cocktails said...

Oh, that is good.

I think you should show your appreciation for the song by making your own vid. A nice purple wig might suit you a treat too.

Mondo said...

Don't tempt me! It wouldn't take a lot you know

swiss adam said...

Good work everyone. Come in late and you've missed it all. Top tune.