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Coloring Club Plus — 11/12/19

Nov 12

Per wikipedia:
Heart Shaped World is the third album by Chris Isaak. Released in 1989, it became his breakthrough album and featured the Top 10 hit “Wicked Game”.

When Heart Shaped World was released in the summer of 1989, it was on Billboard’s pop 200 album chart for ten weeks, peaking at number 149; but in October 1990, after Lee Chesnut, music director of WAPW in Atlanta, played the song “Wicked Game” repeatedly over two weeks after hearing an instrumental version on the soundtrack from the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart. “Wicked Game” was released as a single, and the album reached the U.S. Top 10 peaking at number 7 on the Billboard chart by April 1991, garnering sales of more than 500,000 copies. The video for the single, filmed in black and white, featured a topless Helena Christensen and a shirtless Isaak in the surf and on the beach. It was shown in heavy rotation on MTV.

In March 1991, Entertainment Weekly described the scene at the sold-out start of his post-“Wicked Game” release tour:

Reprise staged a gaudy, sold-out gig at L.A.’s Wiltern Theater. Sean Penn was there. So were Eric Roberts, k.d. lang, Dwight Yoakam, and, standing discreetly in a side aisle, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa. There were lots of young girls, whose screaming Isaak may have to get used to. Afterward came The Hollywood Party, where, amid more dazzling stars, Isaak (decked out in his shiny brocade stage suit) got his first gold record while the waiters passed around goat cheese quesadillas and a Hawaiian band played in the background. It was a lot to handle, but then, as Isaak had said the night before…, “I used to tar-paper roofs for a living. So, as far as I’m concerned, this is a pretty fun job.”

At the first of a May 1991 two-night stand at the Beacon Theatre in New York City—the first in that city after “Wicked Game” became a top 10 hit— Isaak’s performance was characterized as “consummate showmanship”: performances “right on the edge of caricature” yet with the ability to “infuse the ballads “Wicked Game” and “Blue Spanish Sky” … with a spine-tingling intensity.”

All songs on this album are written by Chris Isaak, except for the one song I chose! It will be a double feature today, where the first song, Heart Shaped World, is written by Chris, and the second Diddley Daddy, is written by Bo Diddley and Harvey Fuqua.

Update: OK now I’m convinced I need to include Bo Diddley’s version, which makes this an unusual triple play today. Enjoy!

 

 

Trouble, going round. Trouble, going down.
What happened to you little baby? What happened to you little girl?
She said she’d always love you. In your heart shaped world.

Trouble, going round. Trouble, in this town.
What happened to you little baby? What happened to you little girl?
She left you out there crying, in your heart shaped world.

I know what love means to you, I love you to.
It hurts too watch her laugh at you, with someone new.
Trouble, trouble

Trouble, going round, round, round, round, round.
Big cold sunless skies, tumbling down, down, down, down.
What happened to you little baby? What happened to you little girl?
You said she’d always love you. In your heart shaped world.
In your heart Shaped world, In your heart shaped World, In your heart Shaped World
Heart Shaped World, In Your Heart Shaped World.
Songwriters: Chris Isaak

 

 

Diddley, diddley, diddley, diddley, daddy

Well I got a baby whose oh so pretty
Found her right here in this knock dead city
Saw somebody kissing my baby last night
My baby said Jimmy that’s all right

Baby now baby understand
Jimmy looks good but he’s a happy man
Roly looks good but he’s oh so cold
That big ol’ drummer gonna wreck your soul

Two orphan babies were a laying in the bed
The big one turned to Jimmy and said
“I love you Jimmy with all of my heart”
Jimmy woke up and tore the place apart

Well baby now baby hear my scene
I want to know if you do love me
I love you baby with all my heart
Oh please don’t ever say we will part

A-be-by-bick-ya-bye-go-go-go-yeah!
Songwriters: Ellas Mcdaniel (Bo Diddley) / Harvey Fuqua

“Diddley Daddy” is a song by Bo Diddley. The song was issued as a single on Checker Records in June 1955. His second single, it followed on the heels of the success of the eponymous “Bo Diddley.” The song spent four weeks on the Billboard R&B chart in the summer of 1955, peaking at No. 11.

The song was recorded on May 15, 1955 in Chicago. Originally called “Diddy Diddy Dum Dum,” it started out as a Billy Boy Arnold composition, which Leonard Chess, owner of Chess Records (Checkers was a subsidiary label of Chess), had heard Arnold play and wanted Diddley to record. However, Arnold had just signed a contract with Vee-Jay Records, and had recorded the song the day before at Universal Studios. When Chess wanted Arnold to sing the song, the latter realized he had a contract, responding, “I can’t do it…I just recorded it for Vee-Jay.” Chess responded, “Goddam! Ain’t this a bitch!” A solution, however, was found on the spot: Diddley and Harvey Fuqua, who happened to be around, rewrote the lyrics.

As it happened, the harmonica player Little Walter was in the studio, and he asked Billy Boy Arnold for his harp; Walter plays the long solo after the first verse (Arnold plays harmonica on the B-side, “She’s Fine, She’s Mine”). Also decided at “the spur of the moment” was to have Chicago doo-wop group The Moonglows sing background vocals.

Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy
Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy
Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy
Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy

I got a baby that’s oh-so pretty
Diddley-diddley-dum, dum, dum-diddley
I found her right here in the windy city
Diddley-diddley-dum, dum, dum-diddley
Somebody kissed my baby last night
Diddley-diddley-dum, dum, dum-diddley
My pretty baby cried, you know it wasn’t right
Diddley-diddley-dum, dum, dum-diddley

Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy
Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy
Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy
Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy

My baby started to cry in vain
Diddley-diddley-dum, dum, dum-diddley
Say Bo Diddley, you know you’re a natural born man
Diddley-diddley-dum, dum, dum-diddley
I say I love you baby with all my heart
Diddley-diddley-dum, dum, dum-diddley
Please don’t never say we’ll part
Diddley-diddley-dum, dum, dum-diddley

Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy
Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy
Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy
Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy

Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley here’s our scene
Diddley-diddley-dum, dum, dum-diddley
I want to know if you do love me
Diddley-diddley-dum, dum, dum-diddley

Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy
Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy
Diddley-diddley-diddley-diddley, daddy…

Songwriters: Ellas Mcdaniel (Bo Diddley)/ Harvey Fuqua

 

 

14 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 11/12/19

            1. I think they have two separate votings, one by the public and one by the judges. They stress that nowhere on the document do you put your name so the judges aren’t biased. I think the top 10 stories in each category go out to the public to vote on to the site. We’ll see. Thank you, Max 🙂

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