Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Night Chicago Died - Puu-leease


And continuing a week of cheesy AM radio classics from the 70's: The Night Chicago Died* by Paper Lace. Click here to hear the melodramatic 1970's tune that was all the rage.


*It's a little diddy about Al Capone. See. I snuck a little history in there on you.

15 comments:

Fancy Schmancy said...

I LOVED that song. I made me remember something my mother used to sing about Mrs. O'Leary's cow. I had to look it up, but the chorus went like this:

When you hear dem a bells go ding, ling ling,
All join 'round
And sweetly you must sing, and when the verse am through,
In the chorus all join in,
There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight

Here's a 1927 recording, in case you care (which I doubt you do, but I think it's pretty cool. I love this kind of stuff).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfkV1E0sBZ0

Fancy Schmancy said...

I found this old cartoon, also. It is amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ecPLA_bD8E

Jennybean said...

Hmmm Al Capone huh... he used to buy Minnesota 13 from my neighborhhod..

greeneyesmcl said...

Hubby has to stop and interupt my computer time every time he hears one of these 70's songs playing. Standing over my shoulder at the computer has become his own personal stage. Enter a new era, pleeze. Got any Double Dutch Bus?

Gwen said...

Bubble up!

Red said...

I totally thought this post was gonna be about the Cubs sucking.

Dr Zibbs said...

Fancy - thanks. Love those old cartoons. Just saw them on your blog.
Greeneyesmcl - Double Dutch B. Haven't heard that in years. Maybe I'll start a new series.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Holy Schmitt, I'm getting old....stop this nonsense right now!!!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

- Jennifer

J. Hi said...

9 seconds in I had to climb under my table. I thought it was an air raid.

Dr Zibbs said...

Bwa hahahaha J.Hi. Dats a good Von

Vodka Mom said...

omg. I remember that song, and never really THOUGHT about they lyrics until now. I must have been young and drunk every time I heard it!! cool cool post.

words words words said...

This week-long assault on my senses by you and Gwen has convinced me that the best thing my mother ever did for me is feed me a steady diet of Motown.

enc said...

More memories for me, about my home town.

Distributorcap said...

i used to mix that one up with Brownsville Station "smoking in the boys room"

i listened to way too much radio in the 70s

Grant Miller said...

I think Jim Croce sang better songs about Chicago.