Posts Tagged ‘Mari Wilson’

Tune du Jour: “This Town” – Nancy Sinatra
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Firewater vs. Gnome vs. The Tubes vs. Mari Wilson
I've been a Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet, a Broccoli Man ...

I’ve been a Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet,    a Broccoli Man …


Written by Lee Hazlewood, This Town was first recorded by Nancy Sinatra in 1967. Old Blue Eyes was apparently intrigued by the tune and whatever Big Pops wants, Big Pops gets, releasing his own version in September 1967 on the album “Frank Sinatra and The World We Knew”. Although I’ve found no evidence that This Town was a “hit” by any conventional standards, apparently when Big Pops proclaims a song to be a hit, it’s a hit, as evidenced by its inclusion a year later on “Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits”.


The Original


Nancy Sinatra:


The Most Popular


Frank Sinatra:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Firewater vs. Gnome vs. The Tubes vs. Mari Wilson




The Tubes:

Mari Wilson:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 



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