Annie Cordy: Les Indispensables De
Billy Eckstine: Billy's Best
Billy Lee Riley: Red Hot: The Best of Billy Lee Riley
Bobby Rydell : The Complete Bobby Rydell on Capitol
Brigitte Bardot: Best Of BB
Brook Benton: Best of Brook Benton-Millenniu
Buddy Greco: Buddy and Soul/My Last Night in Rome
Charlots: Les Bons Morceaux
Claude Nougaro: Le Jazz Et La Java
Dalida: Best Of
Delta Rhythm Boys: Masters of Hip Harmony
Dick & Dee Dee: Best Of Dick & Dee Dee
Dick Rivers: Dick Rivers Story
Dion: Runaround Sue
Francoise Hardy: The Vogue Years
Gilbert Becaud: 20 Chansons Indispensables
Guy Marchand: Master Serie
Henri Salvador: Jazze
Jacques Brel: Infiniment: Best of
Jacques Dutronc: Completement Dutronc 1966-1976
Jacques Dutronc: 36 Grands Succes
James Darren: James Darren Album No. 1 / Love Among the Young
Joe Dassin: Les Indispensables
Leny Escudero: Une Vie
Line Renaud: Les Meilleurs
Marcel Amont: Le Meilleur
Michel Polnareff: Polnareff's Best
Nancy Sinatra: Boots
Petula Clark: Ultimate Petula Clark
Ray Anthony: Capitol Collectors Series
Richard Anthony: Best Of
Sacha Distel: When I Fall in Love
Sylvie Vartan: Est-Ce Que Tu Le Sais: Best of
The Back Porch Majority: Best Of
Timi Yuro: Best Of
Timi Yuro: The Voice That Got Away: Timi Yuro, Vol. 2
Tornados: Play Telstar & Other Great Hits
Vic Damone: That Towering Feeling!/On the Swingin' Side
Vikki Carr: Greatest Hits
« Della Reese "If I Never Get to Heaven" |
| Les Barclays "1, 2, 3, Je T'aime" »
Some think his name is "Mr. Eraserhead", but I prefer to call him "Unknown Artist". Doesn't ANYBODY know who this guy is?"High Boots".mov"High Boots".m4v
Posted on July 09, 2006 at 07:35 PM in Watch Scopitones | Permalink
I've been trying to figure that out since I saw this video earlier today. He's a goofy looking guy but that is one hot track! Even if it is some one-off piece of garbage wrote for a music video. I need a copy of the song.
Christopher Lee |
July 16, 2006 at 06:47 AM
This is a hot tune, and the guy shreds himself in the effort.
Is it just me, or does he look like John Lithgow as Dr. Emilio Lizardo?
John, it's O.K. now! We know your secret. Come claim your rightful place in the annals of Scopitone.
francis bernacki |
August 31, 2006 at 12:22 PM
It does at times look and sound like Jim Stafford, later of "Spiders and Snakes" fame....
Christopher Todd Durnil |
October 18, 2006 at 01:48 AM
Sounded like Del Shannon.
November 28, 2006 at 11:51 PM
I'm trying to date this song--There are three dances mentioned in the song. This site (http://www.eijkhout.net/rad/dance_specific/novelty9.html) lists 60's dances by the group that introduced them. The three songs mentioned are the Dog (1963, Rufus Thomas, "Walking the Dog"), the Swim (1964, Bobby Freeman, "C'mon and Swim"), and the Jerk (1965, The Larks, "The Jerk"). So we have an earliest-possible of 1965. I'd put it an no later than 1967 because the lead instrument is a saxophone. Discussing this with my gf, she pointed out while a "real" group might not use a sax as a lead instrument (The Beatles killed the sax as a lead instrument in rock 'n' roll), some record-company exec might still be living in the past and say, "Hey, the kids will *love* this!" even though it was 1969.
So, all I've done is narrow this down from 1965 to 1970 for a fact, and probably from 1965 to 1967 (IMO).
Victor Ramirez |
November 29, 2006 at 08:30 PM
I played this for my father-in-law (believe me, he is a *font* of musical knowledge where rare stuff is concerned), and he immediately said the tune was similar to a 1960 tune by Jimmy Jones: "Good Timin'"
Yeah, it's pretty darn similar. He also thinks the singer looks like a young Wayne Newton...but good gravy! If it were Newton I think someone would have ID'd him by now.
December 31, 2006 at 09:07 PM
I'd peg this clip at '63 or thereabouts, definitely pre-Beatles.
The descending falsetto part is a note-for note lift from Del Shannon's "Runaway." There are also bits that sound like an obscure early 60s (minor) hit entitled "Cinamon Cinder."
This is one bizarro clip, perhaps "Eraserhead" as directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
January 17, 2007 at 01:51 AM
Might be Vinnie Monte, who did a song called "One Of The Guys" with similar Del Shannon type vocal.
September 14, 2008 at 07:41 PM
September 14, 2008 at 07:42 PM
It was recorded in San Francisco 1n 1966. The dancer in a tuxedo is one Danny Whitten later to find fame in Crazy Horse, Neil Young's backing band. Also the writer of "I Don't Want to Talk About It" later to be a hit by Rod Stewart, among others. Danny can be seen in the Scopitone clip "Land Of A 1,000 Dances" by the Psyrcle singing the lead vocals.
June 25, 2010 at 10:39 PM
This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.
The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.
As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.
Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.
Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.
(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)
Name is required to post a comment
Please enter a valid email address
Barbara Mcnair: Ultimate Motown Collection
Bobby Vee: Very Best Of
Damita Jo: Very Best of Damita Jo
Debbie Reynolds: Debbie/Am I That Easy to Forget
Della Reese: And That Reminds Me/A Date With Della Reese
Exciters: Tell Him
France Gall: Best Of-Poupee De Son
Gale Garnett: We'll Sing in the Sunshine
Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass: Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Jody Miller: Anthology
Johnny Hallyday: Anthologie: 1964-66
Johnny Hallyday: Anthologie: 1966-69
Julie London: Cry Me a River [BOX SET]
Kay Starr: Capitol Collectors Series
Lesley Gore: The Essential Collection
Lou Rawls: Anthology
Neil Sedaka: Neil Sedaka Sings His Greatest Hits
Nino & April: All Strung Out
Paul Anka: 30th Anniversary Collection
The Hassles: The Best of the Hassles