Weekly Song Challenge, Week 5

Time for the Weekly Song Challenge, brought to you by Mary B and this station. Mary gives us three prompts, and we find songs that go along with them.

A Feeling: Tiny Hill & His Orchestra, "Angry." A song my aunts sing all the time.

A Fruit: Perez Prado, "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White."

A Vegetable: Doris Day with Les Brown & His Band Of Renown, "Celery Stalks At Midnight."

And there you have it. See you next week!

6 thoughts on “Weekly Song Challenge, Week 5

  1. Hi, John!

    I thoroughly enjoyed these three ancient oldies, good buddy! The only one I knew going in was a song I heard a gazillion times during childhood – Perez Prado’s hit instrumental “Cherry Pink,” a tune that spent 10 weeks at #1 on the pop chart in 1955. For me “Celery Stalks At Midnight” is the big find in this post. I loved Doris Day as an actress and singer. I read that she recorded “Celery Stalks” on February 6. 1941 – 80 years ago this week! The vocal doesn’t even sound like Doris to me. She sounds like a black pop/jazz songstress. I love it!

    Thanks for the introductions, good buddy John, and thanks for dropping by Shady’s Place today!


  2. I love the songs you chose and never heard the veggie song with Doris Day. I really love the fruit song choice you picked. I am choosing “Come on, Get Happy” sung by Judy Garland. She had a breakdown filming Summerstock with Gene Kelly. When she came out, they needed one more singing scene and so you have the famous Get Happy # where she is suddenly 30 lbs lighter only to gain it back right after the #. The second I choose the Girl in the Tutti Fruiti Hat sung by Carmen Miranda. That scene from “The Gangs All Here” is full of sexual symbolism a way the director got free from the censors. The last one stumped me and then I remembered the Mashed Potato song so that is my third choice.


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