Hogsnort Rupert Medley

03/05/2010

Day three of New Zealand Music Month:

A Hogsnort Rupert medley which starts with Auntie Alice Bought Us This.


John Grenell – I’ve Been Everywhere

11/05/2009

Day 11 in the NZ Music Month tune a day challenge.

He was John Hore when I listened to him on Listeners’ Requests on the radio in the 1960s.

If we all spoke as the Scots do, making a clear distinction between h and wh, he might have kept his surname, but we don’t so to avoid unfortunate confusions he adopted the name Grenell (which I think was his mother’s family name).

One of the songs for which he became famous is I’ve Been Everywhere .

The original version used Australian place names.

If you want to try singing the New Zealand version the lyrics are here.

Oh, and he did get his guitar back.

UPDATE:

Inquiring Mind has the Hogsnort Rupert Auntie Alice Medley

Keeping Stock has Splin Enz ENZO with Message to My Girl


Aunty Alice Brought Us This

05/05/2009

Rob beat me to Pretty Girl, which he posted on Sunday,  so here’s another Hogsnort Rupert song as my contribution to day five of the New Zealand Music Month tune a day challenge.

It’s Aunty Alice Brought Us This (and because it’s a medley you get four other songs as a bonus, I didn’t recognise the second and third, the fourth is When Grand Dad Played his Piano and it finishes with Pretty Girl) :

UPDATE: Inquiring Mind takes us to Taurmaranui on the Main Trunk Line with When The Cats Been Spayed adn gives us a bonus with Po Atarau (Now is the Hour) by The Willow Singers

Keeping Stock brings us Love Hate Revenge  from The Avengers.

Rob gives us twofer Tuesday – Distant Sun  from Crowded House which comes with a long story short and Greg Johnson singing Save Yourself.


Brooke Fraser – Without You – Updated

04/05/2009

Day four of the tune a day for New Zealand Music Month challenge and if the description on Brooke Fraser‘s website is to be believed, her songs are aural sweet treats:

She makes the kind of music that sounds like a pop marshmallow has dropped into a folk hot chocolate and become a warm, spicy chocolatey broth.

Here she is singing Without You:

UPDATE:

Keeping Stock has Wayne Mason and Don McGlashan with Nature

Inquiring Mind brings us The Camel by Fat Freddys Drop

And Rob caught up yesterday with Pretty Girl by Hogsnort Rupert (my father’s favourite – my brothers and I bought him one of those wee round black things – were they called 45s? – of it for a birthday).

And Rob’s offering for today is from the same era – If I Only Had Time  by John Rowles.


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