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"The Man from Laramie"

"The Man from Laramie"

Jimmy Young had hits with The Man from Laramie, Too Young and Unchained Melody

Jimmy Young
b. Leslie Ronald Young, 21 September 1923, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England. A popular ballad singer in the UK during the '50s, Young carved out a new career for himself in broadcasting when rock ‘n’ roll took over in the latter part of the decade. The son of a miner, he was an excellent boxer and rugby player, but turned down an offer of a professional career with top rugby league club, Wigan. Always keen on music, he was taught to play the piano by his mother, and received professional voice training. He worked as a baker and an electrician before joining the Royal Air Force in 1939. After demobilization he intended training as a teacher, but was spotted, singing at a sports club, by BBC producer George Innes, and made his first broadcast two weeks later, subsequently touring the UK variety circuit.

From 1951 he had several successful records on the small Polygon label including My Love And Devotion, Because Of You and Too Young. In January 1953, two months after the first UK singles chart appeared in the music newspaper, the New Musical Express, Young had a hit with Faith Can Move Mountains for his new label, Decca, and followed that with Eternally (Terry's Theme), from the Charles Chaplin film, LIMELIGHT. 
In 1955 Young became the first UK artist to top the NME chart with successive releases. The first, Unchained Melody, made the top spot in spite of intense competition from Al Hibbler, Les Baxter, and Liberace. The second, the title song from the movie, THE MAN FROM LARAMIE, and another 1955 hit, Someone On My Mind, clinched Young's position as the UK's second biggest selling artist of the year—after Ruby Murray. Following further '50s hits, including Chain Gang, The Wayward Wind, Rich Man Poor Man, More and Round And Round, Young switched to EMI's Columbia label in the early '60s, and had some success with a recording of Charles and Henry Tobias's 1929 song, Miss You, and a re-recording of his 1955 hit, Unchained Melody. In 1960 he introduced BBC radio's popular record request programme, HOUSEWIVES’ CHOICE, for two weeks. It was the start of a new career which has lasted more than 30 years, initially as a conventional disc jockey and compere, and then, from 1967, as host of his own daily BBC morning radio show, mixing records with consumer information, discussions on current affairs, and interviews with figures in the public eye, including Prime Ministers. For his work on that programme, he was awarded the OBE, and later, the CBE. In 1992, for THE JIMMY YOUNG STORY, a radio celebration of the silver anniversary of his talk show, Young was interviewed by another distinguished broadcaster, David Frost.
"Daddy's taking me to the zoo tomorrow" - "Going to the Zoo"
Daddy's takin' us to the zoo tomorrow,
zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow
Daddy's takin' us to the zoo tomorrow
and we can stay all day!

Chorus:
We're goin' to the zoo, zoo, zoo
How about you, you, you?
You can come too, too, too
We're goin' to the zoo, zoo, zoo.

See the elephant with the long trunk swingin'
Great big ears and a long trunk swingin'
Snuffin' up peanuts with a long trunk swingin'
And we can stay all day!

 (Chorus)

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Some Julie Felix songs for download

Once heard, this record is never forgotten.

See all the monkeys they're scritch-scritch scratchin'
jumpin' around and scritch-scritch scratchin'
Hangin' by the long-tail (huff huff huff)
And we can stay all day!

 (Chorus)

There's a big black bear he's a huff-puff-a-puffin'
His coat's too heavy he's a huff-puff-a-puffin'
Don't get too near the huff-puff-a-puffin'
Or you won't stay all day!

 (Chorus)

Well the seals in the pool all honk-honk-honkin'
Catchin' the fish and honk-honk-honkin'
Little tiny seals all honk-honk-honkin'
And we can stay all day!

 (Chorus)

Well we stayed all day and I'm gettin' sleepy
Sittin' in the car gettin' sleep sleep sleepy
Home already gettin' sleep sleep sleepy
'Cause we have stayed all day.

We been to the zoo zoo zoo
So have you you you
You came too too too
We been to the zoo zoo zoo

MOMMY'S TAKIN' US TO THE ZOO TOMORROW!
Zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow!
Mommy's takin' us to the zoo tomorrow
And we can stay all day!

 (Chorus)

Going to the Zoo Fontana Special 5FL13117 1969
"Horsey, horsey don't you stop"
Big Bill Campbell

Horsey, Horsey By Box, Cox, Butler & Roberts

Farmer Grey's got a one horse shay
He takes to town on market day
Coming home when the lights are low
He sings this song as away they go.

Chorus:
Horsey, Horsey don't you stop
Just let your feet go clipity clop
Your tail goes swish and the wheels go round
Giddy up we're homeward bound.

Horsey horsey on your way
We've done the journey many a day
Your tail goes swish and the wheels go round
Giddy up we're homeward bound.

We ain't in a hustle, we ain't in a bustle
Don't go tearing up the road
We ain't in a hurry, we ain't in a flurry
And we ain't got a very heavy load

Chorus

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Big Bill Campbell and His Rocky Mountain Rhythm. Available on this CD:

Does anyone have any information please about Big Bill Campbell and his group? Any pictures?

I have also found the following: Lonesome Trail Ain't Lonesome Anymore - Big Bill Campbell on "They Played the Hackney Empire".

In 1992 - Campbell, Big Bill & His Rocky Mountain Rhythm. They sing about what life will be like in 1992.

Dreaming of My Rocky Mountain Home (Big Bill Campbell).

"Animal Crackers in my soup"  
 
The Unicorn Song Snowy White Horses
A long time ago, when the Earth was green
There was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen
They'd run around free while the Earth was being born
And the loveliest of all was the unicorn

There was green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
The loveliest of all was the unicorn

The Lord seen some sinning and it gave Him pain
And He says, "Stand back, I'm going to make it rain"
He says, "Hey Noah, I'll tell you what to do
Build me a floating zoo,
and take some of those

Green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
Don't you forget My unicorns

Old Noah was there to answer the call
He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall
He marched the animals two by two
And he called out as they came through
Hey Lord,
I've got green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but Lord, I'm so forlorn
I just can't find no unicorns"

And Noah looked out through the driving rain
Them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games
Kicking and splashing while the rain was falling
Oh, them silly unicorns

There was green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Noah cried, "Close the door because the rain is falling
And we just can't wait for no unicorns"

The ark started moving, it drifted with the tide
The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried
And the waters came down and sort of floated them away
That's why you never see unicorns to this very day

You'll see green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
You're never gonna see no unicorns.

A Poem by Shel Silverstein - this site provides a midi file of the tune.

See also: The Unicorn Song.

White Horses

On white horses let me ride away
To my world of dreams so far away
Let me run
To the sun

To a world my heart can understand
It's a warm and gentle wonder land
Far away
Stars away

Where the clouds are made of candyfloss
As the day's born
When the stars are gone
We'll race to meet the dawn

So when I can only see the grey
Of a sad and very lonely day
That's when I
Softly sigh
On white horses
Snowy white horses
Let me ride away

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