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4/30/10 – “Gonna Get Along Without You Now” 4-Way Cat Fight Radio Show

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Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show

“Gonna Get Along Without You Now”

A 1950s classic tune has been reborn and the Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show is here to present 4 different versions of “Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now.”  You are probably most familiar with young Patience (14) and Prudence (11) and their rendition of the tune.  But up for your consideration is the original hit by Teresa Brewer (1952) and Skeeter Davis’ retelling of it in 1964 as well as a brand NEW version of the song done by She & Him (Zooey Dechanel & M. Ward).  So which one is it gonna be?  Listen to all four in their entirety and then decide for yourself and VOTE! 

This week’s show also includes a mess of killer instrumentals that have been forgotten to time, Johnny Horton live on the “Louisiana Hayride” radio program from 1956 and Louis Jordan’s musical plea for racial harmony and equality.

So listen, VOTE and DIG!

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11 Comments on “4/30/10 – “Gonna Get Along Without You Now” 4-Way Cat Fight Radio Show”

  1. 1 Prowlin' With Matt The Cat » Blog Archive » 4-Way Cat Fight Over “Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now” – 4/30/10 said at 11:11 am on April 30th, 2010:

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  2. 2 Yum Yum said at 11:43 am on April 30th, 2010:

    She&Him is my favorite !! It was Patience & Prudence for the past 50 years but i love Zooeys version now !! Its not the End of the World for Skeeter that i like She & Him better or Teresa Brewer because i still love to hear her Music Music Music as well as the other artists songs it just makes me feel that Tonight You Belong To Me Matt and all the other Matt The Cat Devotees that cant wait for the Friday Night Cat Fight and youre Newsletter and now The Juke In The Back !! Keep The Ball Rollin Matt and Tell Kelly she was exceptional on her into to the Juke In The Back show !! A long comment from the old and getting older by the day Yum Yum

  3. 3 CCK said at 1:03 pm on April 30th, 2010:

    Voted for She & Him. Zooey’s voice just sounded the most sincere, although I do appreciate Patience & Prudence’s “kiddie” sound too. Tough call, really. Great Cat Fight, Furry Leader!

  4. 4 Mick from Portland said at 4:43 pm on April 30th, 2010:

    Still like the ’56 version – maybe I can’t get out of the past……..

  5. 5 Virginia said at 7:28 pm on April 30th, 2010:

    Patience & Prudence and She & Him were both great I had to go with the earlier version by Patience & Prudence but it sure was a hard decision. The whole show is just so entertaining, I don’t know how you keep it up Matt but we certainly appreciate your efforts. The Juke in the Back is also destined to be a hit show.

  6. 6 Steve in Arizona said at 10:20 pm on April 30th, 2010:

    As soon as it began I knew it was She & Him, very smooth. Gettin’ older too, Yum Yum.

  7. 7 Pinball Wizard said at 9:26 pm on May 2nd, 2010:

    Help! Someone please throw me a life preserver. I’m drowning in reverb from the Skeeter Davis version!

    …..voted for T. Brewer.

  8. 8 Bruce said at 12:40 am on May 3rd, 2010:

    Went into this hoping I would be able to vote for Patience and Prudence – what a photo, what names! (you’ve gotta wonder what they’re up to these days). Unfortunately their version made me feel like I was stuck in an elevator at Macy’s heading to god knows what floor. I agree with Pinball Wizard the reverb on the Skeeter Davis version was tooooo much. In the end it was pretty much a toss up between She and Him and Terisa Brewer. They were both great, but differing versions. The use of the Jew’s harp ended up tipping it towards Terisa Brewer for me. I’ve always thought what the world needs are more songs with Jew’s harps in them (singing saws too).

  9. 9 David said at 4:48 pm on May 4th, 2010:

    Fascinating variety in production/arrangement choices in these four versions. All have some merit to me and make it hard to choose. I also noticed and chuckled at the Jew’s harp. I mean, seriously, who sat there listening to Teresa’s rehearsal and said, you know what this hot swing arrangement needs? A Jew’s harp in for a few seconds and then out for awhile! But I’m voting for minimalist She & Him. I like how Zooey ever so subtly injects a sad irony reminiscent of Judy Garland or Ella Fitzgerald on “But Not For Me.” She sounds like she’s trying to convince herself she’s really done. The lyricist in the early 50s probably wanted the purer independence Teresa and P&P asserted, but I like the extra depth and dimension of Zooey’s interpretation. I also really dug the new-to-me Johnny Horton live on “Honky Tonk Man.” Thanks, Matt, for another great show!

  10. 10 Steve in Arizona said at 11:09 pm on May 5th, 2010:

    Matt I’m beginning to hate this song, it’s been stuck in my head since Friday! 😉

  11. 11 Kenn said at 5:43 pm on May 6th, 2010:

    I never cared for this song, maybe it’s a pre-teen singing about something they couldn’t relate to. Teresa – ugh, Skeeter – ugh squared. That leaves my vote, She & Him.

    Thanks for Honkey Tonk Man. I had a 45 of this that got played so much that the song wore off.

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