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Thread #131220 Message #2958180
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Aug-10 - 02:39 PM
Thread Name: What isn't folk
Subject: RE: What isn't folk
Well, I've always wanted to work up a rendition of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side." Trouble is, I'm not sure I could do a credible job of it. I come from the Wisconsin Camp Song Tradition and I'm really good at singing "The Hole in the Bottom of the Sea." But somehow I don't feel that has adequately prepared me for "Walk on the Wild Side."
In my search for the song on Spotify, I came across a song called "Walk on the Wild Side" that was recorded by Nancy Sinatra; and I feared it was an easy-listening bastardization of the Lou Reed classic. Not so. It's a totally different song that begins:
Sinner, don't you hear what I'm sayin'
Sinner, you've been playin', not prayin'
And it's a pretty good song, although I found other recordings that were far better than the Nancy Sinatra version.
But Fyldeplayer, that brings up another suggestion: how about a camped-up rendition of "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'"?