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Origins: La Sauce (from Marty Feldman)

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Subject: La Sauce by Marty Feldman
From: Rainman
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 02:43 PM

Does anyone have a copy of Marty Feldman's LP "I Feel a Song in My Head", later reissued as "Crazy World of Marty Feldman"? I'm trying to track down who is credited as the writer of La Sauce, where Marty recites the French wording found on HP Sauce bottles.

Many thanks.

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Subject: RE: La Sauce by Marty Feldman
From: weerover
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 04:44 PM

Feldman may not have been the original. A recent BBC series on the folk revival had footage of a guy getting up to do a floor spot at a London folk club and singing it, apparently as his own composition.


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Subject: RE: La Sauce by Marty Feldman
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Apr 06 - 05:18 PM

The record label on "The Crazy World of Marty Feldman" (Decca SPA134) gives "LA SAUCE (King,Junkin)"; and as other songs on the same label are attributed differently, e.g. (Solly), (Junkin), (King, Junkin, Solly), (King, Solly) then it seems reasonable to assume they have made the attempt to correctly identify the originators of each individual track.


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Subject: RE: Origins: La Sauce (from Marty Feldman)
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 04 Jun 16 - 07:25 AM

There was more about this from Miles Kington and a quote from "The True Story of HP Sauce"(Dinsdale Landen and his wife, Jennifer Daniel) :
"The sauce received further inadvertent publicity at about the same period from the late, lamented Marty Feldman. The pop-eyed comedian was making a long-playing record and wished to include a song in the French style with lyrics in that language. Denis King, the composer, imparted this news to the lyric-writer the actor John Junkin, who - remembering his lack of prowess at French from his schooldays - paled at the thought. However, inspiration alighted on his shoulders and, returning from his local grocer's with a bottle of HP Sauce, he presented it to Marty with the suggestion that the French label could provide the lyric. The idea met with great approval, and Marty Feldman sang the famous words in his best Charles Aznavour style, under the title of 'La Sauce HP'."

Discogs has the year for this as 1969 

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