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Sunday, July 29, 2007

A story of romance

Still in Spitalfields, still the same old excuse, this scene reminded me of a folk singer I heard back in the '70s. All I can remember of him was that he was part of Max Boyce's backing band, but was a hilarious performaer in his own right. He specialised in spoof songs, like the poor baker growing up in New York - "In the Gateaux", or that song of romance as a roadie - "that's when I fell for... the packer of the leads".

These girls were packing away after a public Salsa dance class/performance.

(for those that hadn't worked it out... it was to the tune of the Shangri La's "Leader of the Pack"

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 4

Comments on "A story of romance"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (21:14) : 

Shame never heard either of those tracks.....I particularly like the sound of "In the Gateaux"


Blogger Unknown said ... (23:48) : 

I worked it out, Ham...oh the memories. Salsa? I LOVE it; wish i'd been there to see that. Did you dance?


Blogger breadchick said ... (21:30) : 

Having spent two years as a rock n roll roadie, this picture brought back fond memories of loading out at 1am and waking up hundreds of miles away from the gig...oh and the memory of the aching back.


Blogger pbarnett said ... (03:13) : 

I was looking for "Packer of the Leads"... haven't found a copy, but at least I'm not the only one that remembers it...


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