Love this version soooo much more than the Beatles. The BBC4 programme it was from was dedicated to weird covers of their songs - right up our street!As you no doubt guessed, we are great fans of Petula. Jx
As a child, I was totally in love with her! I still get chills when I listen to "Kiss Me Goodbye"; that song taught me about DRAMA! (That and Vikki Carr's "It Must Be Him".) Well, drama and schmaltz, but still.I love the character she's playing in this video!
We just got our hands on a recording of an early 70s gay album by a fella by the name of Mickey Turner - his version of "It Must Be Him" has to be heard to be believed! Jx
Will definitely investigate!
I just love the Pet and here's she's much less earthbound than usual. Did you see her actually move her hips? Who knew she was just looking for a red hot jazz band to back her up to really cut loose?
If you're a fan then you might enjoy this. It's quite mod and strange.
The band, by the way, is the Temperance 7, which was part of a movement to resurrect traditional jazz in a very British context in the 1960s. The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band is probably the most similar band, though it pushed into more surreal territory.
Hi Tom, thanks for the info. Very interesting!
Two interesting facts that link the two bands - Terry Jones was a member of the Temperance Seven, and Neil Innes was with the Bonzos, and later they formed part of Monty Python's Flying Circus... Jx
I love Bonzo Dog Doo Dah and have their "Intro Outro" permanently on my shuffle
Jolly good fun!