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8/5/11 – The “Oh, Babe!” Cat Fight Podcast!

Posted: August 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Pop, R&B | Tags: , , , | 7 Comments »

The Friday Night Cat Fight Podcast

“Oh, Babe!”

This week’s Friday Night Cat Fight Podcast features a song that was a flicker in time.  Back in late, 1950, no less than 6 artists charted with versions of the Louis Prima penned song, “Oh, Babe!.”  Many of them charted on the rhythm and blues side of things, but Kay Starr and Prima himself had hits with the tune on the pop lists.  Since 1950 and 1951, this song has faded from the public’s musical consciousness, but now it returns thanks to the Friday Night Cat Fight Podcast with Matt The Cat.

Listen to all six versions of “Oh, Babe!”, VOTE and DIG!

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7 Comments on “8/5/11 – The “Oh, Babe!” Cat Fight Podcast!”

  1. 1 CCK said at 11:37 am on August 5th, 2011:

    Loved Wynonie’s version the best. I think it’s the great sound of the horn section at the end that makes it for me. Great Cat Fight, Matt the Cat!

  2. 2 Ken said at 5:13 pm on August 5th, 2011:

    Tossed Wynonie’s version around with Louis Prima’s but finally went with Prima and Smith.

    Welcome back Cat

  3. 3 Virginia said at 7:41 pm on August 5th, 2011:

    Louis Prima and Milton Kabak wrote such a wonderful tune, and Louis and Keely did such a good job performing it everybody who was anybody copied them. They certainly get my vote. Thank you once again Matt, WOW, you work a full time job now and still have time for your fans.

  4. 4 Yum Yum said at 10:12 am on August 7th, 2011:

    Louie Louie Prima & Cross Country Keely !!

  5. 5 David said at 10:23 am on August 17th, 2011:

    Like Virginia, I was struck by how all five of these artists covering this song stuck with the basic original groove/arrangement, which tells me how good that one was. And for me, none of them definitively topped the original one in quality of performance, though Jimmy Preston & Burnetta Evans came closest. So I voted for lucky Louis, krazy Keely, and smokin’ hot Sam Butera on the wailin’ alto sax!

  6. 6 Vic said at 9:32 am on August 21st, 2011:

    Cat fight, Wind / Jesters or Flamingos

  7. 7 Johnny B said at 10:26 am on July 2nd, 2012:

    Frank like everything about your show.Just love the early R&B sounds

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