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A Georgy Girl Song

A Georgy Girl Song

Georgy Girl Song

Georgy Girl Song From the Album the Seekers Is Released on Mar 2003. the Duration of Song Is 02:19. This Song Is Sung by the Seekers.

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The tune was, naturally, by Tom Springfield, and so strong that it attracted an unusual number of instrumental recordings. Even on the Seekers recording, the whistling intro (possibly not human-generated) sells you on the song before a word is sung. For some reason the lyric fell to Jim Dale. To 21st century children around the English-speaking world, Jim Dale is the guy who made long car journeys bearable, as reader of the Harry Potter audio books. To Gitmo detainees, he's the infidel devil that the Great Satan uses to torture them, pumping the same Harry Potter stories into their cells as aural disorientation. To 1980s Broadway audiences, he's the unforgettable star of Barnum and Joe Egg. But back in Britain in 1966 he was the boyish charmer of the unending series of low-budget trouser-droppers, the Carry On films. I met him in New York after the run of Barnum, and he told me he still got a laugh every time he passed a store called Ballocks, because in a Carry On it would be the name of Sid James' character or the restive Afghan tribe threatening the colonial governor or the name of the new medical device Hattie Jacques wants to insert into Kenneth Williams.

The tune is Swingin' London at its most buoyant and sunny. The street it's swingin' down so fancy free is Carnaby Street - a leggy girl in mini-skirt swingin' past the groovy boutiques in the lunch hour of an endless sunny afternoon. It's also one of the all-time great whistling records - not whistling as in the sense of Bing and Jolson, as a kind of instrumental break halfway through the record: "Georgy"'s whistling, whether humanly or machine generated, seems to be embedded as an indispensable part of the arrangement, if not of the composition itself. And who needs big studio music-department orchestras? "Georgy Girl" has acoustic guitar, hand-claps for percussion, and never sounds as if it wants for anything else. And the beautifully blended voices of the Seekers are about the fullest sound you'll ever need - which is why solo singers approach this song at their peril. The tune's breezy optimism is a wee bit at odds with the film, which is a somewhat bleak kitchen-sink drama, and in black-and-white to boot. But Jim Dale's lyric bridges the music and the movie: (Source: www.steynonline.com)

 

 

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