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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2005-10-11 1:13 pm   Permalink

That the King had his cellphone on, AND that he stuck the mic down his pants to amplify the ringtone!

 
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kungfugimp
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Joined: May 11, 2005
Posts: 28
From: Hollywood, FL
Posted: 2005-10-11 1:23 pm   Permalink

"The song, by the way, was "Istanbul (not Constantinople)".

By -they might be Giants....I felt like Ken and I were the only ones singing that song!


 
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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2005-10-11 1:31 pm   Permalink

Ah, MUCH much older than those boys - before they were born, I believe. But they had great taste to cover it!

Edit after a quick google: first done by The Four Lads, 1953. Made it to #10 on the charts.
(No, the Four Lads is not a euphemism for the Four Moptops )

[ This Message was edited by: Formikahini 2005-10-11 13:43 ]


 
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2005-10-11 5:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-10-11 13:31, Formikahini wrote:
Ah, MUCH much older than those boys - before they were born, I believe. But they had great taste to cover it!

Edit after a quick google: first done by The Four Lads, 1953. Made it to #10 on the charts.



Wow, I thought Istanbul was an even older song than that - going back to the 1930s or 1940s. Did The Four Lads definitely write it, or were they just the first to chart with it?


 
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I, Zombie
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Joined: Jul 14, 2003
Posts: 539
From: the Les Baxter Grotto (Minneapolis)
Posted: 2005-10-11 6:21 pm   Permalink

Jeez, and me and Quince-at-Dannys were that close to putting Istanbul (Not Constantinople) on the compilation we did for Hukilau... I've got a great cover version done by Leo Addeo! I'll remember for next year...

I,Zombie


 
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Formikahini
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2005-10-11 8:57 pm   Permalink

Yeah, Tikibars, I thought it was way old Tin Pan Alley, but one source I read said it was actually a re-write of a Tin Pan Alley song called Abu Babu something.

I first heard it in 1979 performed by the Virginia Military Institute Glee Club...or maybe The Whiffenpoofs. Fell in love with the song immediately. And I knew They Might Be Giants were cool as soon as I heard their version!


 
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