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4/9/10 – “I’m A Fool To Care” Cat Fight & Much More!

Posted: April 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Doo Wop, R&B, Rock n' Roll | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

“I’m A Fool To Care”

This week’s Cat Fight is a 3-way over the Ted Daffan tune, “I’m A Fool To Care.”  Facing off this week are 2 versions from 1954 by Anna Marie & The Stardusters (better known as Abbey Lincoln) and Philly’s own Castelles.  They are up against the biggest hit of the tune in the rock era by Joe Barry from 1961.  And for good measure, I’m also throwing in Les Paul and Mary Ford’s top 10 hit version also from ’54.

The show also focuses on mostly doo wop songs that vocalize the sound of bells ringing.  Sound crazy?  It is, but you’ve got to hear it to believe it!  So listen to the hour long show, vote and dig, baby!  This is the “world famous” Friday Night Cat Fight Show!

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8 Comments on “4/9/10 – “I’m A Fool To Care” Cat Fight & Much More!”

  1. 1 Prowlin' With Matt The Cat » Blog Archive » Cat Fight Podcast Over “I’m A Fool To Care” and much more! said at 10:17 am on April 9th, 2010:

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  2. 2 Virginia said at 6:24 pm on April 9th, 2010:

    I voted for the Joe Barry version if I have ever heard that version before I am fairly certain that I assumed that it was Fat’s. Knowing that it wasn’t I could tell the difference but the voices are very similar. The tunes about the sound of bells rings was very entertaining. Good job Matt another really good show. Thank you for sharing with us.

  3. 3 Yum Yum said at 6:39 pm on April 9th, 2010:

    Hey Matt Im Not A Fool To Care about the comment page so my comment is Happy Birthday to a Prowler who cares Virginia and i voted for Not Len Barry Not Barry Manilow Not Barry Mann its Joe Barry and hes not from Barry and the Tamberlains !! But has a sister Roberta and i cant help wondering what shes doing tonight !! Yum Yum

  4. 4 Crystal said at 1:09 am on April 10th, 2010:

    Anna marie’s sound was more to my liking.
    Great show as usual Matt. Glad to hear you are spreading the show around.

  5. 5 timevac3 said at 2:12 am on April 10th, 2010:

    My vote went to Joe Barry tonight. It’s just IMHO a more listenable version. However, has Les and Mary been in the running, They would have had my vote. My goodness, Mary is sounding kinda sexy on that cut.

  6. 6 Pinball Wizard said at 12:05 pm on April 10th, 2010:

    I voted for the Castelles but it was tough as IMO all 3 were great. As timevac3 says above, I would have gone with Les & Mary if they had been in the running.

    Also, it was great to hear the Quintones, the pride of York, Pennsylvania. Here is an alternate source for their songs which also includes some interesting demos.

  7. 7 Nor Cal Dan said at 7:07 pm on April 10th, 2010:

    Joe Berry did it for me. Great show Furry Leader.

  8. 8 Bruce said at 12:51 am on April 13th, 2010:

    Anna Marie all the way!! That baby was ment to be a torch song. And the sublime guitar work that runs through the whole song, wow! Who did the guitar work Matt? Too me Barry’s version was just too plodding. Don’t get me wrong I’m a fan Barry and the swamp pop/Domino sound that he utilizes for his version, but it just doesn’t seem like it does much for the song. Thought the Castelles were the next best choice but it was missing that sweet guitar sound.

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