Season 501 - Forever In Blue Jeans

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PAUL!!! How lovely to see you! And, hello again, Bob! As a result of my extensive research for your wonderfully denim-themed week, I came across this rather bonkers French-Canadian group, called "Bleu Jeans Bleu." They are worth checking out if you like that sort of thing ... I think they're great fun. I didn't bother to add subtitles to this song - basically, it's just about someone who eats far too many chips/french fries.

 

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Hi Bob! I've been out of pocket for a while, but I'm so happy to be back in the mix. I feel like I'm flying by the seat of my well-worn jeans on this one from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, but I hope you will forgive me. One of Joseph's treacherous brothers went on to share his name with a future Dungaree King.

Jacob And Sons
Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber
1968
 

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You probably didn't expect to hear two of this one, but here goes. I learned about this song from a podcast called Rare & Scratchy Rock & Roll. Originally a commercial jingle for Brutus Jeans, it was turned into a pop hit by David Dundas. It went to #3 in the U.K. and #17 in the U.S. in 1976.
This was the only song that I could think of and I started on a pattern that mimics the piano notes. But then I was smart enough to see if this was already there. Thanks for getting me off the hook there. Will wait for another season.
 

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Little Eddie Cochran for y’all- mentions jeans and was used in Levi’s commercials in 1988 ;)
 

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here is an original, with the lyrics in the video description. I also made some paintings for this.
Big Thank You to Jon for adding melody and soft picking to this.
 

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“Having Christmas in my overalls” was a phrase used by rural folks (primarily African-Americans) to say they were too poor to afford decent clothes for church services. It’s in a lot of blues songs and is in this version of what might be the most-recorded song by the Mississippi Sheiks.

 

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I admittedly struggled to find a song to play. I considered "Mom Jeans," which is great name for a band, but... I was so disappointed that they didn't have a song called "Mom Dancing" that I decided to looked further. Then I considered Bowie's "Jean Genie," but... I never was much for glitter rock and roll. And so it went for much of the week. Finally I thought of this Kris Kristofferson song, which Janis Joplin made a bit more famous, and decided I'd play it if no one beat me to it by Saturday....

 

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I've been pretty heavily into Tin Pan Alley era music for a while now, and I figured since blue jeans were invented some time around 1870, somebody had to have written a song about them by the early 1900s. So here's one I found about a girl who singer nicknamed Blue Jeans from 1920.

 

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I couldn't think of what song to do. Then I was listening to a playlist of my favorite songs so far in 2021, and the first line of this song mentioned jeans. This is a song by Jade Bird, whose two albums have provided lots of very catchy songs in the past few years. She has a great voice, sung with such a convincing touch of country twang that I was very surprised to find out a few months ago that she's British. If you haven't heard her songs "Lottery" and "I Get No Joy", I recommend giving them a listen.

 

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I don't mention exactly what the blue jeans connection is this Rush tune I butcher, so I leave it to you to puzzle out.