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Random Mini-Quiz - No.1 - Solved

Postby Colin B » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:15 pm

Random Mini-Quiz - No.1

What is it that connects these songs ?

"You Don't Owe Me a Thing" ♫

♫ "You Gave Me a Mountain" ♪

♪ "Singing the Blues" ♫

♪ "Knee Deep in the Blues"
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Re: Random Mini-Quiz - No.1

Postby Mister Moon » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:33 pm

They all were sung by Marty Robbins.

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Re: Random Mini-Quiz - No.1

Postby Colin B » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:27 pm

Mister Moon wrote:They all were sung by Marty Robbins.


Yes, they were, but there's something else...
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Re: Random Mini-Quiz - No.1

Postby Mister Moon » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:03 pm

Colin B wrote:
Mister Moon wrote:They all were sung by Marty Robbins.


Yes, they were, but there's something else...


I'm afraid I haven't got a clue, then.

It's not the composer. The first two were written by Robbins, the other two by Melvin Endsley.

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Re: Random Mini-Quiz - No.1

Postby Colin B » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:22 pm

Well done, Mister Moon, for getting the Marty Robbins connection !

The other thing I had in mind was that they were all originals by Marty
but the hit versions were 'pinched' by other big stars of the day:


♫ "You Don't Owe Me a Thing" ♫ - Johnnie Ray

♫ "You Gave Me a Mountain" ♪ - Frankie Laine

♪ "Singing the Blues" ♫ - Guy Mitchell [& Tommy Steele in the UK]

♪ "Knee Deep in the Blues" ♫ - Guy Mitchell [& Tommy Steele in the UK]

A sad state of affairs which was commonplace in the 50s...
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Re: Random Mini-Quiz - No.1

Postby Colin B » Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:48 pm

Colin B wrote:Well done, Mister Moon, for getting the Marty Robbins connection !

The other thing I had in mind was that they were all originals by Marty
but the hit versions were 'pinched' by other big stars of the day:


♫ "You Don't Owe Me a Thing" ♫ - Johnnie Ray

♫ "You Gave Me a Mountain" ♪ - Frankie Laine

♪ "Singing the Blues" ♫ - Guy Mitchell [& Tommy Steele in the UK]

♪ "Knee Deep in the Blues" ♫ - Guy Mitchell [& Tommy Steele in the UK]

A sad state of affairs which was commonplace in the 50s...


I remember that Tommy Steele was criticised for 'stealing' two hit songs in a row from Guy Mitchell !

He was indignant at this suggestion & replied:

"We didn't copy the songs from Guy Mitchell, but from Marty Robbins !"

That made it all right, then...
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