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Frankie and Johnny musical mystery

DigiTrad:
FRANKIE AND ALBERT
FRANKIE AND ALBERT
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY
FRANKIE SILVERS
LEAVING HOME
MAGGIE WAS A LADY (Frankie & Johnny variant)


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Sam L 04 May 20 - 12:14 PM
GUEST,Starship 04 May 20 - 12:50 PM
Sam L 04 May 20 - 01:17 PM
GUEST,Starship 04 May 20 - 01:48 PM
Sam L 04 May 20 - 02:13 PM
cnd 04 May 20 - 02:45 PM
Sam L 04 May 20 - 03:42 PM
cnd 04 May 20 - 11:14 PM
Sam L 05 May 20 - 01:08 PM
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Subject: Frankie and Johnny musical mystery
From: Sam L
Date: 04 May 20 - 12:14 PM

hi Mudcatters, if anyone could help me with a little mystery I’d appreciate it. I remember a fiery version of Frankie and Johnny—possibly under variant names—from a film clip, probably in a musical or film history documentary, and can’t find it again. It had the line “hold me back!” that appears in a Michelle Shocked version, but it’s not her style. I found her version anyway and it wasn’t what I’m recalling.

I’ve rematched a number of likely places I could’ve seen it. Scorsese’s film history doc, a history of rock and roll I remember seeing, and looked up versions from the wiki, pretty thoroughly I think, and searched the DigiTrad. But I’m not finding anything. Does this ring any bells? thanks


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Subject: RE: Frankie and Johnny musical mystery
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 04 May 20 - 12:50 PM

The mention of Michelle Shocked implies it was a female singer??


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Subject: RE: Frankie and Johnny musical mystery
From: Sam L
Date: 04 May 20 - 01:17 PM

yes, that's what I remember. But there is a pre-code drag version I haven't found, by Gene Malin in Arizona to Broadway, which is maybe possible, but I don't associate the kind of umph I'm remembering with musical style that far back. If I remember right it would have to be at least 40s or 50s. But I could be wrong.


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Subject: RE: Frankie and Johnny musical mystery
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 04 May 20 - 01:48 PM

Listen from 2:27 on the following link:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ozni


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Subject: RE: Frankie and Johnny musical mystery
From: Sam L
Date: 04 May 20 - 02:13 PM

oh that's great, thanks! but not the one


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Subject: RE: Frankie and Johnny musical mystery
From: cnd
Date: 04 May 20 - 02:45 PM

Was it more folk or dixieland? Most of the female sung versions I'm finding are more bluesy/dixieland


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Subject: RE: Frankie and Johnny musical mystery
From: Sam L
Date: 04 May 20 - 03:42 PM

I remember it as big and belted out, like a big number in a film sequence, and the the crescendo hit on the line "hold me back." But the only place I've found that lyric was the folkier Michelle Shocked version.


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Subject: RE: Frankie and Johnny musical mystery
From: cnd
Date: 04 May 20 - 11:14 PM

Sorry, I had no luck finding it


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Subject: RE: Frankie and Johnny musical mystery
From: Sam L
Date: 05 May 20 - 01:08 PM

thanks, I've looked around a bit and I'm starting to think my search parameters must be wrong somehow. I think it may have been a fictional modern concoction of an old production, in some sort of period piece, rather than an actual old movie musical. Maybe. At least that would explain why the line doesn't appear in old versions.


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