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Hell of a Party?

Rog Peek 17 Aug 15 - 05:23 AM
cnd 17 Aug 15 - 01:13 PM
Joe_F 17 Aug 15 - 06:12 PM
GUEST,Gerry 17 Aug 15 - 09:19 PM
Rog Peek 19 Aug 15 - 04:27 AM
cnd 19 Aug 15 - 12:22 PM
Rog Peek 19 Aug 15 - 01:19 PM
Rog Peek 20 Aug 15 - 05:16 PM
cnd 20 Aug 15 - 08:39 PM
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Subject: It's a Hell of a Party..........?
From: Rog Peek
Date: 17 Aug 15 - 05:23 AM

This song was on 'Sonny's Play Date' on WIOX (Sonny Ochs).

Can anyone please help with the title, author, artist, any other information.

I died in my sleep, I went up to the pearly gates
St. Peter met me there he said "Sorry son you're gonna have to wait
He conferred with Jerry Falwell and some preacher types that I did not know
He said "Sorry son to tell you this, you're going down below.
Devil met me there and he handed me a drink
He said "You're gonna love it here regardless what the upstairs neighbours think
There's losts of happy souls inside wating for you to arrive
To share our little blast the likes of which you never saw when you were alive

It's a hell of a party, it's still going on
Mama don't you weep for me now that I am dead and gone
It's a hell of a party, to celebrate my fall
And the best part of the party is we're never gonna hear the words "Last call"

Jerry Garcia played guitar, Paganini bowed the violin
George Carman read my eulogy and Molly Ivins waved me in
Caruso sang from Figaro and Lady sang the blues
Ella sang some scat, Phil Ochs sang the news
The great W. C. Fields was right at home behind the bar
Orson Wells filmed it all right behind a big Cuban cigar
Ginger said to Fred "Now you know just how it feels"
Doing everything you had to do backwards and in high heels

It's a hell of a party, it's still going on
Mama don't you weep for me now that I am dead and gone
It's a hell of a party, to celebrate my fall
And the best part of the party is we're never gonna hear the words "Last call"

I walked down in the garden, never was I ever ever so glad
Waiting for me there was every single dog I ever had
They ran around for hours each was as frisky as a pup
And miracle of miracles there was nothing to clean up
Jesus came post Christmas he was exhausted from the praise
He joined Moses on the golf course he'd been there since the (high holder?) days
Jesus could not sink a single put to save his soul
So he ditched his cubs and walked across the water right to the nineteenth hole
Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut were busy making each other laugh
Joe Hill and Mother Jones were busy organising the staff
There's billion tales to tell, right now I've gotta go
It's getting late and I've got a date with Marilyn Monroe

It's a hell of a party, it's still going on
Mama don't you weep for me now that I am dead and gone
It's a hell of a party, to celebrate my fall
And the best part of the party is we're never gonna ever, ever ,ever, ever, ever, ever, ever ever, ever, hear the words "Last call"


Many thanks

Rog


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Subject: RE: Hell of a Party?
From: cnd
Date: 17 Aug 15 - 01:13 PM

Well, what date did you hear it on? Do you have a recording? Based on the info you gave, WIOS has Sonny Ochs, who posts her playlists to a website here: http://www.sonnyochs.com/playlist%20folder/playlists.html

If you know the date, you can search it that way. Otherwise, I'm out of answers. On a side note, Googling the first couple lines led me to spend a bit of time reading some funny "When you get to Heaven" jokes...


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Subject: RE: Hell of a Party?
From: Joe_F
Date: 17 Aug 15 - 06:12 PM

"(high holder?) days" must be "High Holidays".


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Subject: RE: Hell of a Party?
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 17 Aug 15 - 09:19 PM

Or High Holydays.


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Subject: RE: Hell of a Party?
From: Rog Peek
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 04:27 AM

Just had a listen, You're right Gerry, it is High holy days.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Hell of a Party?
From: cnd
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 12:22 PM

Can you tell us where you heard it? Live radio, or online? That way we can try and help with artist info. If you heard it on the radio you could always call the station for information.


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Subject: RE: Hell of a Party?
From: Rog Peek
Date: 19 Aug 15 - 01:19 PM

WIOX 28 July.
Thanks, have sent an email request.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Hell of a Party?
From: Rog Peek
Date: 20 Aug 15 - 05:16 PM

Just got a reply from email sent to Sonny Ochs.

Song is "It's a Helluva Party" by Gary Kanter on a CD "Forever Vigilant".

thanks all.

Rog


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Subject: RE: Hell of a Party?
From: cnd
Date: 20 Aug 15 - 08:39 PM

You can here it on Youtube. For anyone interested, the link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vB3l8rG07A


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