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Mosca
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December 29th, 2011 at 8:46:17 PM permalink
Mrs and I saw Ray Charles, early '90s at Tropicana in AC. He had the big band then. I don't think he played this one, though he should have. It was mostly a greatest hits show, which was fine by us. Nipsy Russell opened.


Quote: EvenBob

This is a fantastic blues song by Ray Charles. Would make
a great ringtone.

Blackjack

Ah let me tell you people
About this blackjack game
It's caused me nothing but trouble
And I've only myself to blame

Hey hey hey yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Lord, blackjack takes it away from me

My friends don't come around me
Because I've been so blind
I can't even borrow a nickle
Now I've almost lost my mind

Hey hey hey yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Lord, blackjack takes it away from me

I sat there with two tens
I thought I'd have some fun
The dealer hit sixteen with a five
Just enough to make twenty one

Hey hey hey yeah yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Yeah, blackjack takes it away from me

NO KILL I
MrV
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December 29th, 2011 at 9:37:25 PM permalink
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, "Gamblin' Man."

Gamblin'Man
"What, me worry?"
MarkAbe
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December 29th, 2011 at 10:46:12 PM permalink
I'll put in a few more from Guys and Dolls:
Luck Be a Lady (yes, it's from the same show)
Fugue for Tinhorns ("I've got the horse right here...)
The Oldest Established (Permanent floating Craps Game in New York...)
discflicker
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December 30th, 2011 at 1:32:32 AM permalink
The Big Money by Rush:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbbJENJF6Eo
The difference between zero and the smallest possible number? It doesn't matter; once you cross that edge, it might as well be the difference between zero and 1. The difference between infinity and reality? They are mutually exclusive.
s2dbaker
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December 30th, 2011 at 6:40:46 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Luck Be a Lady by Frank Sinatra (wonderful)

Luck be a Lady by Marlon Brando (painful)
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
EvenBob
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December 30th, 2011 at 10:04:12 AM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

Luck be a Lady by Marlon Brando (painful)



Sinatra couldn't stand Brando. He called him Mumbles
because he was always fumbling his lines. Brando was
incapable of memorizing, so they wrote his lines everywhere.
Any time you see Brando speak in a movie, he's reading the
line off a cue card, or the ceiling, or even the back of his hand.
And he couldn't sing.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
s2dbaker
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December 30th, 2011 at 10:07:27 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Sinatra couldn't stand Brando. He called him Mumbles
because he was always fumbling his lines. Brando was
incapable of memorizing, so they wrote his lines everywhere.
Any time you see Brando speak in a movie, he's reading the
line off a cue card, or the ceiling, or even the back of his hand.
And he couldn't sing.

He could have been a contender :)
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
Tiltpoul
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December 30th, 2011 at 10:22:43 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Sinatra couldn't stand Brando. He called him Mumbles
because he was always fumbling his lines. Brando was
incapable of memorizing, so they wrote his lines everywhere.
Any time you see Brando speak in a movie, he's reading the
line off a cue card, or the ceiling, or even the back of his hand.
And he couldn't sing.



If anybody is familiar with the show "Forbidden Broadway" (in any of its incarnations), the writer and his producer team did an ill-fated production called "Forbidden Hollywood." (I believe there was also a "Forbidden Las Vegas" at one time).

Basically they take songs from shows, or in this case, movies and parody them. One of the tracks was a parody of "You'll Know" from Guys and Dolls, which had "Marlon Brando," portrayed by Jason Graae, singing the ENTIRE SONG OFF KEY! For a good singer, this is THE toughest thing to do.

By the way, if anybody can find a copy of this, let me know. It's still one of my favorites, as the talent on that cast album was the best of all.
"One out of every four people are [morons]"- Kyle, South Park
EvenBob
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December 30th, 2011 at 10:39:02 AM permalink
If you watch Brando in movies like The Godfather,
he gets very creative in looking around. He's looking
at his next line. In the opening scene in his office,
he looks up a lot because lines are written on the
ceiling. Once they had to be written on a billboard,
in The Wild One, I think. Brando was a good actor,
but somewhat of a mental midget.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
waltomeal
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December 30th, 2011 at 11:31:29 AM permalink
Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues by Blind Willie McTell.
Old enough to repaint. Young enough to sell.

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