ABOUT GUELYLAND

"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

LOUIS PRIMA: THE BEST! (And Guelyland song #7))


From one of my favorite movies "Mad Dog and Glory", directed by John McNaughton in 1993 and starred by the holy trinity of DeNiro, Bill Murray and Uma comes this clip with the song I wanted to share with you. And I am sucker for these "karaoke scenes" (you know, when people in the movies start singing like for real, while listening to a record or a radio).


And this is because today, I found the Complete Capitol Recording works of Louis Prima, his wife Kelly Smith and pal Sam Butera with their band The Witnesses. I already own a few old precious vinyls, CDs and even a DVD of them. But this 8 CDs collection were at a price i couldn't resist (got it for a tenner and sales for 160 bucks in Amazon). Even includes a big (LP size) glossy forty pages book with lots of beautiful pictures and great reading (by Bear Family Records, 1994).



Unless we count his voice as King Louis the orangutan in Disney's Jungle Book, this is his most popular song. It was actually taken from the forementioned DVD , the 1999 documentary "Louis Prima: The Wildest" (Don McGlynn). And there was not a better version in our dear YouTube. This is the one everybody has heard, even if only in the David Lee Roth version from 1985.




The irony of this theme is that even if it's one of the most happy smiley songs, the words are quite sad and pathetic. Check out the lyrics!:


I'm just a gigolo and everywhere I go,
People know the part I'm playin'.
Pay for every dance, sellin' each romance,
Ooohh what they're sayin'?
There will come a day, when youth will pass away,
What will they say about me?
When the end comes I know, there was just a gigolo's
Life goes on without me.


'Coz I... Ain't got nobody and there's
Nobody cares for me, there's
Nobody cares for me
I'm so sad and lonely, sad and lonely, sad and lonely
Won't some sweet mama come and take a chance with me?
Cause I ain't so bad.

I... Ain't got nobody and there's
Nobody cares for me there's
Nobody cares for me, nobody cares for me, nobody cares for me

(and I'm sing the love song a long time, she was lonely beat)

[Instrumental]

I... Ain't got nobody and there's
Nobody cares for me there's
Nobody cares for me
I'm so sad and lonely,oh lonely, oh lonely, lonely, lonely
Won't some sweet mama come and rescue me?
Cause I ain't no bad.

(and I'm sing the love song a long time, she was lonely beat)

Baby, mama, sugar, darling
I ain't got nobody baby
And there is nobody
(There is nobody)
There is nobody
(There is nobody)
There is nobody
(There is nobody)
There is no one
(There's no one)
There is no one
(There's no one)
Nobody (repeat several times)
Nobody cares for me


He would be hundred next december. So, we can take this as a warming up celebration. Now let's sing (you know you want) IIIIIIIIIIIII'm got nobooooodY!!

4 comments:

#167 Dad said...

Louis Prima is cool. I used to get his voice mixed up with Louis Armstrong.

Guely of Sweden said...

To be frank, until some 15 years ago King Louis from Jungle Book "was" Louis Armstrong for me. Good to know i was not the only one!

Alberto said...

Good music, books, girls, drinks and food...Our fantastic life!
Bohemio, peregrino y sonhador...hahaha...

Guely of Sweden said...

Sometimes, there is simply just not reason to complain. ;)

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